Business Cards

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Recently I stumbled upon when googleing business cards for my new business . Printed's website really caught my eye as their branding is ultra modern and the pink logo stood out to me straight away as pink is one of my fav colours and I am easily biased like that. 

I ordered the Free sample pack from straight away and I was so pleased with the samples when they arrived very soon after I ordered them. The samples include the different paper options and finishes as well as how different colours look on each paper. I think this is an awesome idea for samples as It really gave me more confidence in ordering with them as I could set my CMYK colour codes on my computer as the same as the sample cards and I could trust that the colours would look how I wanted once printed. This is always a worry of mine when getting anything printed as the colours you see on the computer can look totally different when printed.
Printed give you the option to use your own design or use one of their deign templates which is perfect for people who haven't been able to design their own logos or branding just yet. They have tons and tons of great designs and variations for different style businesses. I had made my own card design and logo so all I had to do was fit my design to one of their business card format templates which you can download free to ensure your card design fits and wont be cut off when they trim your cards. 

There's some formatting to figure out including the bleed areas etc but its pretty straight forward and once you've done it once its so easy.  I had a little trouble with my formatting but the team at printed where so helpful and supported me 100% to achieve the best format and spacing for trimming. They have a live chat help so if your stuck with anything you can quickly chat to the team and they will assist you so there's no stress involved in ordering your cards. 
I ordered 50 of the LUX 810gsm Double sided Business cards with square corners and with a fascia pink core colour. I also had them finished with a Velvet lamination which feels amazing! 

From the moment people have held this card in their hands you can tell they are impressed with the quality. I've even had gasps of 'ohhhhs' and 'awwwws' from a customer recently who asked where I had my cards made. Which is always a plus when people notice the quality of your business cards. The LUX cards I think give an incredible first impression of any business and I highly recommend them. They are a little more expensive than the others in the range but your getting exactly what you pay for with these. Real Luxury which is worth the extra cost if it brings in more orders. 
I also ordered 50 of the Double Sided Conqueror gold business cards which are 350gsm in weight and again with square corners as opposed to the rounded corners option. I went for the standard size of 85mm x 55mm business cards and used the same design as on my LUX cards. These have a beautiful gold sheen to them which catches light perfectly and looks super pretty. These are a lot thinner than the LUX cards but still feel great as they are a nice thickness comparable to most regular business cards, the LUX cards are just special. 

And lastly I also ordered 50 of the Folded Landscape Double sided 150mm x 55mm business cards on Silk 400gsm paper with velvet lamination again on both sides. The Folded business cards are new to Printed and are such a great idea for businesses who would like to showcase what they have on offer as well as use the card for contact details. You can also use a side for loyalty stamps which your customers can use for rewards and offers. 

I chose to use my previous design on the inside of the cards and for the outside I designed a mini portfolio style strip of images so that potential customers can see my previous work and what I have on offer on my website.

If I'm being totally honest (as i always am), I wouldn't have ordered the folded as I wouldn't have seen a need for them but as had asked me to review their folded cards especially, I'm glad they did as I love the folded cards much more than I expected too. offer such an immaculate service at such a low cost. The prices are cheap but their products do not feel cheap at all. Also the higher quantity of cards that you purchase reduces the overall unit cost per card, so your better off ordering a few hundred at once. For example 50 of the folded business cards with lamination on both sides would be £15.90 inc VAT so that works out at 32p per card which is awesome. BUT if you where to order 250 cards you'd be paying £55.87 / 22p per card. 

They even offer a Printed Promise, therefore if your not 100% happy with your order once it arrives, let them know and they will reprint for you or offer a full refund. There where a few sizing issues with my folded business cards but Printed where sure to send me another 100 of the cards as part of the printed promise. 

I cant express to you enough how pleased myself and my customers have been with the quality of my business cards. Personally the whole design, order and delivery service from was a really positive experience and I highly recommend them. From start up businesses needing help to order their cards to the business card expert, I honestly think are the company you need to print with. 

What do you think of my cards? Will you be ordering from

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