New Vertical Business Cards

I recently had some new vertical business cards designed.  I think the design came out nicely and it is clean, simple, and fun.  Check out the design!

Vertical Business Cards

I noticed a lot of business card nowadays are double-side so I thought it would be fine to get on with the trends.  Checkout the design I got for the back:

vertical business cards

The car silhouette design came out really nice and I like the WAPA (Washington Automotive Press Association) and IMPA logos.  The main reason I am part of these auto organizations is so I look legit.  Now when I give out my cards I assume they will check since I mostly give these out to people that work in the automotive industry.

Wondering where I got these business cards designed?  Fiverr!

If you haven't of the Fiverr, the tagline makes it easy to understand, “The world's largest marketplace for small services, starting at $5.”

That is essentially the best way to describe Fiverr, a huge marketplace for small jobs (ome jobs are quite intricate or large for what you get.)  The idea of Fiverr is really simple.  A seller can offer services and jobs that are $5 or factors of five depending on your seller status.  Fiverr will hold your money until the job is completed and your are satisfied with the work, when finished the Fiverr seller gets $4.  Fiverr takes a 20% commission ($1) on each sale.

I found a designer who offers specializes in Fiverr gigs specifically for graphic design work.  This seller does logos, ebook covers, and of course business card designs all for $5.  They had good reviews and ratings and the samples I saw I liked, so I felt comfortable using them.  Each vertical business card design cost me $5 so I paid $10 for the entire design, which is still a good deal for getting a business card in my opinion.  The Fiverr seller gave me several options and when I asked for changes they were made promptly and to the way I had specified I wanted them done.

If you need a business card designed I would recommend using Fiverr.  There are lots of similar microgig sites out there now such as Tenrr, which does not take commissions  and Fourerr, which only cost $4 per gig.  I like Tenrr since they have a nice “Request Job” feature.

Some of you might remember that list time I ordered business card I got them from Office Depot online, which is technically VistaPrint.  I would not recommend ordering from VistaPrint as the quality was not what I expected for what I paid and the paper was pretty thin.  This time I ordered from 123Print which is a Frederick, Maryland based company.  (There printing and processing facilities are located in Minnesota and Pennsylvania.)  I thought it would be nice to support a local company and get a small test run of the cards (I ordered 100) to see how I like the design in real-life.  I will let people know what my experience is with 123Print.

Let me know if you like or dislike my new vertical business cards.  Anything you want to suggest I do differently in the future for my vertical business cards?

My New Business Cards

Business Card

Adam's Auto Advice has some new official business cards!  I can give them out at car shows, events, as well as family, friends, etc.  Basically whoever is interested in my work.

I am happy with design and how the overall look of the cards came out.  I ordered through OfficeMax, but they use Vistaprint's system. Officemax was cheaper though because Vistaprint charges a lot for shipping!  Vistaprint was $15 for 7-day shipping, while Officemax had Free Shipping for these cards.  Officemax charged more for the cards, but it came out less expensive because of the shipping.  I assume Vistaprint makes a lot of money charging ridiculous shipping prices.

I paid a little over $40 for this batch of 500, which was not a good deal at all.  While I like the image and look of the card, the paper is thin.  Like cardstock you would have bought from the store and printed at home.  The cut on some of the cards did not come out well.  I don't really feel like I got my money's worth with Vistaprint.

I did some checking around and found other websites with much better deals and quality.  A lot offer free shipping on any order and proofing.  If you are looking around for business cards or thinking you might want to get some in the future, I would recommend signing-up for emails from a couple printing websites.  You will be notified of special promotions and sales, which makes a big difference in cost.  I will use these cards up and then ordered from another website.

I would like to hear comments and suggestions from people.  What do you think of my business cards?  Do you like or dislike the design?