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may be obvious, but business cards represent YOU. You can be basic
and just have your name, phone, fax and e-mail address. You may
wand content on the reverse side or insert a logo. You may want
to insert a custom or clip-art logo. You may want to produce a series
of cards targeted to classes of people you expect to contact.
should you use to produce your cards? A printer would charge in
the area of $30 for 500 one-sided single color cards with or without
a standard logo you could choose from a book.
Here are some options:
Do it yourself: maximum
flexibility, 10 at a time, Color, B&W whatever you want to
do - one sided only.
Use Avery Inkjet
"Clean Edge: card sheets #8871
10 cards per sheet
Stock is less stiff than a printer's card stock, but acceptable
option is Avery #8371
ad says "Business Cards are FREE at www.vistaprint.com"
can pay $9.99 to get 250 cards without the ad on the back
is a shipping and handling charge that varies depending on how
quickly you want your cards:
days -- $5.25
days -- $8.95
days -- $12.95
site has 30 pre-developed styles to choose from, or you can
upload your own design for an additional fee
are lots of upgrades listed on the site -- each with a separate
something that tells prospective employers that I wasn't willing
to pay for business cards sends a message, I don't want to
my business card look the same as other "in transition"
folks also sends a message I don't care for. I literally have a
dozen cards from different people that are the same design
from this company.
your yellow pages (obvious)
- Minute-Man Printing, West Concord 978-369-2808
order 500; One-sided one color with or without standard logo
about $33 (but call them to confirm). Your phone book has a
10% discount coupon. Courteous staff. Reasonable turnaround