I ran out of business cards the other day, and after hours of searching for my business card design file, I decided to just design a whole new card (after I found the old one, of course. ha!).
I went with a printing company I hadn’t used before, which had a lot of recommendations around the internet.
Here are my cards, from AmericasPrinter.com:
They turned out pretty damn spiffy, if I do say so myself. And I’ll definitely be sticking with AP from now on.
The reasons: quality, speed, pricing:
- I got my cards in 8 business days with standard shipping, which included a holiday weekend.
- 1000 cards with full color, glossy prints on both sides was $25 shipped.
I’ve used VistaPrint and OvernightPrints in the past when they had free biz card deals, but I haven’t seen either offer free premium business cards in a long time. Even with the 40% off coupons that can be found all over the internet, VistaPrint’s price for 1000 cards with full color glossy on only ONE side is $30 PLUS shipping.
I looked a few other places, but I couldn’t find any other printer that could even come close to AP’s prices.
I also ran out of tyvek mailers. Usually I order from Uline, but someone had told me a while back that they’d found a much cheaper alternative. Unfortunately, I couldn’t remember what it was! So I had another search on my hands.
What I ended up with was threerb on Ebay. I had been paying 27 cents a piece for my Tyvek mailers from Uline. I got 200 of the same size poly mailers from threerb for $16.22 shipped. That’s 8 cents an envelope!