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  • Business card types

    Ok so i have a client who wants his business cards done but has no idea of what he would like. Iv asked him about paper and process. He has never seen most print styles, like raised ink or debossed on cotton. So is there a site online that has images of all the types together. I know there is 1000's of site scattered across the web with all this info but i would rather not have to collect images and then upload.

    So if anyone knows of 1 or 2 sites that will show a list of print process, i will forever be in their debt.

  • #2
    Don't you have a morgue file of samples to show the client? We have actual printed paper samples that we show clients so they can hold and feel the pieces.

    If you don't you should go to paper manufacturer web sites and request samples. There's no substitute for having them in-hand.
    This post is brought to you by the letter E and the number 9. Those are the buttons I push to get a Twix out of the candy machine.
    "I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process."

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    • #3
      I call up different paper suppliers and ask them for samples. Some may even have printed samples.

      It's very difficult to get hold of samples when you're just starting out and building up your own collection. Even visiting printing companies and playing the "fool" and enquiring about samples they have and what stocks they are etc.

      You can get some really cool pieces with the info you require.

      "May your hats fly as high as your dreams"Michael Scott

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      • #4
        Problem is, only contact i have is over the phone or by email. Im in dublin hes in the U.K.

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        • #5
          Maybe you should ask him his budget first before he starts falling in love with spot UV, gold foil, embossing and diecuts?
          It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" Winnie the Pooh

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          • #6
            I did, hes open to suggestions, so i collected a few examples and mailed them to him.

            It was his suggestion to do something different, he hates basic stock, so il just wait for a reply.

            Thank you for the suggestions anyway guys.

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            • #7
              I just used the word suggestion 3 times. lol.... 4 now

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              • #8
                I think the craziest ones that I saw in person where stamped aluminum.

                the person used those tags that you can get to identify machines and put his contact info on it. He was in that type of industry so it all made sense - his sales contacts when through the roof. People hold on to something different, if it is a quality something different.

                Jade

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                • #9
                  Absolutely! Can you divulge what his business is? You could brainstorm non paper solutions.
                  It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" Winnie the Pooh

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                  • #10
                    We decided on a clear plastic card. He is a psychologist and the concept behind the clear plastic is clarity. How he helps people see through their problems. Im looking forward to it because its a first for me..

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                    • #11
                      You should send him this - he'll love it

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YBxeDN4tbk

                      "May your hats fly as high as your dreams"Michael Scott

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by eugenetyson View Post
                        You should send him this - he'll love it

                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YBxeDN4tbk

                        Love that vid. The EGO on some people is just to funny.



                        You ever see this one?

                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZ1_TAP_gbw&NR=1

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                        • #13
                          Here's a link somebody posted here a while back: http://www.fubiz.net/2008/06/04/70-a...usiness-cards/

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Oldat29 View Post
                            Love that vid. The EGO on some people is just to funny.



                            You ever see this one?

                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZ1_TAP_gbw&NR=1

                            Classic - "It doesn't fit in an elephants ear because it doesn't belong in an elephant's ear!"

                            "May your hats fly as high as your dreams"Michael Scott

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