Business Cards

  • David Sayers

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    Does anyone have any good suggestions where I can get hold of good quality and cheap business cards? I know there are loads of sites on the web but any personal recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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    Vista print was recommended to me on here two years ago. I've been using them ever since and have been very happy with all my business cards.

    www.vistaprint.co.uk

    Cheers

    TRACEY

    • 14th Aug 2008
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    Be carfeul with vistaprint, although I have used them and the cards are very good easy to design good quality and cheap - you cant beat the product. make sure you unsubscribe and cancel your membership as soon as they arrive on your door step (which will not be long) as in the small print they will take £10 a month membership fee so that you can have the special discounts. If you cancel your membership immediately then you wont get stung for this like I did. But to reiterate they are very good.

    xx

    • 14th Aug 2008
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  • Monty Burgess

    Actor

    That's a bit cheeky!!!

    • 14th Aug 2008
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  • Alan Brent

    Actor

    I use them all the time too! They are reasonably quick and cheap but I have never had any subscriptions to pay, though!

    Online ordering www.vistaprint.com (or is it co.uk?) It's one of those anyway!!

    • 14th Aug 2008
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    Maybe I just filled in the order form wrong or something, with us blondes it happens, just wanted you to be aware so you dont make the same mistake.

    However I cannot say enough that I was thrilled with the product and service appart from this. x

    • 14th Aug 2008
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    Just checked my emails and I was charged because I was a member of Vista print rewards, I think it was the special offer I bought the cards in or something, just look out for it.

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  • Nathan Head

    Actor

    yeh i used em for free business cards a while back then canceled my account. i re-registered and got some more free!

    the second time i got some promotional fridge magnets instead.. they are good too!

    • 14th Aug 2008
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    I used www.photobox.com, as that's where my headshots are stored. I do know that they've changed the site recently, so I don't know if it's as easy to use, but they were excellent value, and quick and easy to design, and arrived within 24 hours!!

    And I've found them very useful - I went for the 2 sided design with my headshot on the back and all my contact details on the front.

    • 14th Aug 2008
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    Yes I have used Vista a couple of weeks ago, for the 1st time; I used to desighn and print my own... But you cannot beat professional ones!

    I see to remember you could register for some sort of subscription, but I declined the invitation.

    I use the e-card version, at the bottom of my e-mails, it looks very professional and has a colour head shot on it...

    You can buy a nice list metal case to store your cards in keeping the flat and clean!

    :)

    • 14th Aug 2008
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  • Fiona Cuskelly

    Actor

    I've been thinking about getting business cards but how often do you actually use them?

    • 14th Aug 2008
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    To answer your question Fiona.

    I had 500 business cards printed about this time last year and I'm now halfway through the box.

    Business card are so much more useful than a CV if you go to networking events. No one wants to be handed a CV but business cards can be very useful, and so much more professional than scribbling your contact details on a bit of paper.

    Don't put your home address on your business cards incase your handbag gets stolen along with the keys to your house.

    Just your name, mobile number, e-mail address, agents contact details and the URL of spotlight along with your view pin. Or if you have your own website put the URL for that.Then finish it with a nice photo of you.

    I never leave my house without my business cards.

    Cheers

    TRACEY

    • 14th Aug 2008
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    Me too - LOVE business cards. I use Vistaprint and never had a subscription problem - although ENDLESS emails, which I suppose I could unsuscribe from. Anyway, I think they're a really useful tool to have.

    • 14th Aug 2008
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    Ooops - just checked photo box and they won't be doing business cards until late August/early sep - sozz!

    • 14th Aug 2008
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    I've used both Vistaprint and Photobox and have to say I much prefer Photobox quality and designs.Was very disappointed when mine ran out to find they aren't doing them at the moment although having said that, over here in the USA they consider you to be desperate if you hand out business cards - apparently it's just not professional!

    • 14th Aug 2008
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    it's never occurred to me before to get business cards printed - i will look into it!

    • 14th Aug 2008
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    Using a card with your details on are great for networking; especially with your photo on it!

    I am always pushing out cards to those I work with, in case they know of a job I am suitable for...

    If you do not ask; you do not get... is my philosophy!

    Don't let the grass grow under your feet, actively look for work and use the tools that can help do so. It's not luck; it's hard work; that's what counts...

    I never use a handbag so I always show my address, so people know where I am based...

    :)

    • 14th Aug 2008
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    what about a 'manbag' clive? i hear they are the must have accessory this season! ;)

    • 14th Aug 2008
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    OOh, I don't know if Clive is a 'manbag' kind of guy... mind you, it's always good to try something new...

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    LOL. :-)

    Cheers

    TRACEY

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