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  1. Village Idiot

    Village Idiot No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I decided the mininalist didn't suit this time around.

    I was going to have Moo.com do them, but when I add the image to the read it's larger than the card even though the rear image is the exact same size as the front. I have to find a company to print them now.

    Meh...just noticed I have to fix the type on the rear and work with the letter colors. That's an easy fix though.

    Any whosizzle, front:
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    Are you looking for C&C? If so, I have to say I don't really like it. The text on the front is a little hard to read and all the photos on the back distract the eye away from the text.
     
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    It also doesn't say Village Idiot anywhere on it....
     
  4. Village Idiot

    Village Idiot No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I knew I forgot something.

    I'm going to drop the images on the back and just have text with contact info.
     
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    no images on the back also means room to write something
     
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    good call on dropping the images on the back....

    and a finicky detail from a daytime graphic designer...keep in mind that the cards will be cut from a larger sheet, and the text placement on the back is way too close to the trim edge. different vendors will offer different safe zones (some as close as 1/16"), but as a standard i try to keep all my text inside 1/4" from the edge.
     
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    i'd drop the images altogether and just have logo, name, contact details etc
     
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    when it comes to biz cards, sometimes simple has the most impact.
    In fact I just made myself some cards a few days ago.
     
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    The text is very difficult to read, especially at size.
     
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    It's good to tell people that you kronk, but how much do your charge to kronk?
     
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    They look more like promo flyers not business cards. A business card should just be simple. Name, site, contact info.
     
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    I respectfully disagree.

    I would put all that "normal info" on the front. On the back I'd put a coupon--something like "This card is good for 20% off your next portrait," etc. This gets customers through your doors at minimal cost... and once they're there, you can sell them the expensive stuff.
     

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