I had this business card made last year but never got around to showing it online. Suddenly I have had requests from Ryze friends for something tangible that they can use to refer me to others. I just Fed Exed 100 cards to a Ryze friend in Canada who has been talking about me to her business groups.
This is the first item that I had created for the "non-cyber" world. It has the former photo because my current headshot was taken early this year (I wish the current one was on the cards).
Do you like the wording and layout? The design and printing was done by www.smallbusinessprinting.com. You can see on their website that they do really beautiful work and at the time the cards were just $137 for 1000! It looks like their design packages are much less now. (I paid an extra couple of hundred for their custom design work, but the designer really spent some time on it). But if you already have your artwork and are print ready, their prices are excellent for this quality and they are wholesale to the public. I chose a high gloss finish.
I think the in-house designer did a pretty good job considering that he had little design input from me - except I chose to break the "rule" and have my photo facing outward instead of inward. It didn't look right to me the opposite way. I also had him reduce the yellow butterfly on the curtain to a very small size. I especially like the way he reversed the logo image on the back of the card - that's a nice touch.
We had one issue, though. My logo resolution was only designed for the web, not for print. So you can see that it came out a bit darker in the final printing than it really is. But he still got it to work. At least this was a start in the transition from cyber space to offline material.
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