Business Card Design

Discussion in 'Graphic Design' started by Resilient, Mar 26, 2006.

  1. Resilient

    Resilient Prophecy

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    It's been a while since my last submission on here. I've been so caught up with University and Clients that I've hardly had any time to myself. But now that I'm back, you can expect to see a lot from me posted in this section. I'll start off by showcasing a business card design I've made for myself today.

    Tools: Imagination, Inspiration, and Photoshop lol.
    Time: Around 40 minutes each side.

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    Back
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    I've already shown this to Bilal (~bk) and got some feedback from him (he was excited to get my number! :laugh: and yes, I have blurred it out :lick: ) but I'd appreciate any comments / critisicm given. Thanks in advance. :)
     
  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    It is going to be really expensive to print those up with all those different colors.
     
  3. Resilient

    Resilient Prophecy

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    Yeah, it will be hehe. But I've got good relations with a few graphics design firms here. I'm pretty certain they'd give me a bit of an advantage with the costs. :)
     
  4. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Pretty sweet design, I'd be impressed.

    Depends on the stock & finish though I imagine :s
     
  5. Resilient

    Resilient Prophecy

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    Thank you! :) I'm going for a batch of 300, double-sided to begin with. Finish will most likely be matte. Wouldn't like it to have any sort of shine.
     
  6. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    I love the back of the card.

    Not so sure about the front.

    Maybe change the color of the logo or the color of the url? The blue and brown don't seem to work together for me.
     
  7. Resilient

    Resilient Prophecy

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    I done a sample print myself and it actually goes quite well on card lol. I've been getting a few reactions to the blue. But not sure what I can do with it. Got anything in mind bro?
     
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  8. ~bk

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    Slick. :smoker:
     
  9. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Can something that vibrant/colorful/detailed really print well though?
     
  10. technokid88

    technokid88 Part of a System Folding Team

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    on your front of the card, might want to change up the font type of your web address kind of looks too kiddy
     
  11. Johnny

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    That looks good. I like that.
     
  12. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Nice. The blue seems to clash a little with the back colors but the design is clean and professional (which is ALWAYS key).

    Would it be off to change the logo background (leave the birds white) and text on the front to match the deeper colors on the back?

    Coz then it will all blend nicely together.
     
  13. joyojoy

    joyojoy Not all there...

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    Nice work. Actually, you can get 1,000 full color cards printed for about $50 including shipping at Overnightprint.com (they actually advertise prices starting at $9.95).
     
  14. madmatt

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    I guess I was wrong. Although, I would still prefer to have mine done by a local print shop.
     
  15. joyojoy

    joyojoy Not all there...

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    Nothing wrong with being wrong, as long as you don't make a habit of it... (I should know... been trying to break the habit for years now).

    I like to support my local businesses, too (especially since I've worked for several of those local-type print shops). I especially hate it when terrific little mom-&-pop business go down the tubes because somebody like WalMart comes in. On the other hand, when the purchase relates to your business, you gotta watch that bottom line. Such is life...
     
  16. kcnychief

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    I can vouch for overnightprints.com, great quality, fast printing and good pricing :)