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drsogr
01-02-2006, 01:10 AM
Well, I went shopping for a new business card, didn't really find any designs online that I liked. So I decided to design my own. Man did it take a while to get it just the way I wanted it. Well let me know what you guys think. I have had a generic american flag, free vista print business card for a while. I am ready for something new!

RSK2
01-02-2006, 01:23 AM
Well, I went shopping for a new business card, didn't really find any designs online that I liked. So I decided to design my own. Man did it take a while to get it just the way I wanted it. Well let me know what you guys think. I have had a generic american flag, free vista print business card for a while. I am ready for something new!


All i see is a big red x:waving:

kc2006
01-02-2006, 01:45 AM
I'd at least put your number next to the red x. Attention grabber and it will leave people wondering. :D

drsogr
01-02-2006, 02:11 AM
That is weird...the image shows up in my opera browser, but not when I open up IE. I will try again.

drsogr
01-02-2006, 02:13 AM
this is pissing me off!

drsogr
01-02-2006, 02:14 AM
Hey look at that. I guess for IE to read it the colors have to be RGB instead of CMYK.

29 Palms Property Management
01-02-2006, 10:47 AM
Your card looks great. That's something that I'm looking to do. Jazz it up a bit. Take it to the next level. That does look great. What program did you use to create that. Good job!

Cigarcop
01-02-2006, 10:53 AM
Looks good Derek.

drsogr
01-02-2006, 11:11 AM
Your card looks great. That's something that I'm looking to do. Jazz it up a bit. Take it to the next level. That does look great. What program did you use to create that. Good job!

I used adobe photoshop to build it. It took me awhile to get it just right. I looked at some online designs and found the elements that I liked from different cards and built what I actually wanted.

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01-05-2006, 08:27 PM
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I really like your card. You are very talented :)

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drsogr
01-13-2006, 02:57 PM
I got my business cards in the mail today! They look really good. I ordered them through vistaprint.com

http://www.vistaprint.com/frf?frf=871248313791

I payed $50.46 for 1500 cards with a glossy finish, and an uploaded design. I also payed $7.25 for the shipping fee.

The only thing I am dissappointed in was the size was ever so slightly smaller than other business cards.

The coloring and the glossy finish were A+. With those prices I can deal with it being slightly smaller...just annoying though.

Thanks,
Derek

daveintoledo
01-13-2006, 04:06 PM
your screen is in rgb, so that is the color space to use to be seen .... you can use either rgb or cmyk for the printer, he will choose what is best for there process... we usually use cmyk unless there are people in it, then they show up as sunburnt of if they are people of color it looks even worse:)

MMLawn
01-13-2006, 04:40 PM
Heres what I think and it is NOT a slam towards anyone, and is not a cut on your card at all as I didn't really even pay any attention to it, but a "business statement" so to speak.

I think you guys (and I say guys as in general), esp the newbies and younger guys get WAY to hung up on "business cards" and "logos'. I have been in business almost 27 years, and guarantee you that I make within the Top 1% of the highest paid Fulltime LCO's on LS, and my company and personal business cards are simple white cards with black ink, with just the company name, phone number, mailing address, email/www address, and employee name nothing else, and I have no logo for my company at all. In all fairness we do use a very unusual and "stand outish" font for our signage and letter head, but no logo at all and it has never cost me business.

Fancy cards and logos don't get you business.....YOU and your work get you business.

drsogr
01-13-2006, 04:51 PM
Heres what I think and it is NOT a slam towards anyone, and is not a cut on your card at all as I didn't really even pay any attention to it, but a "business statement" so to speak.

I think you guys (and I say guys as in general), esp the newbies and younger guys get WAY to hung up on "business cards" and "logos'. I have been in business almost 27 years, and guarantee you that I make within the Top 1% of the highest paid Fulltime LCO's on LS, and my company and personal business cards are simple white cards with black ink, with just the company name, phone number, mailing address, email/www address, and employee name nothing else, and I have no logo for my company at all. In all fairness we do use a very unusual and "stand outish" font for our signage and letter head, but no logo at all and it has never cost me business.

Fancy cards and logos don't get you business.....YOU and your work get you business.

Your right....my work will get me business. So let me ask you something if you are "newbie" or someone who hasn't been in the business for 27 years, how do you stand out from your competitors? I am starting to build a portfolio and a reference list, but I don't have a reputation yet or 27 years of experience. I am just trying to give myself an edge over ever other newbie. I understand where you are coming from though.

Speaking for myself, as younger person, I do take company image into perspective when making my choices.

MMLawn
01-13-2006, 05:01 PM
Here's the answer. If you needed to ship a package Overnight that HAS to be there by the next day do you use USPS, UPS or FedEx? Why?

drsogr
01-13-2006, 05:13 PM
I am guessing fed-ex. They have all of those overnight commercials. They spend alot of money on company image. So what gives?

MMLawn
01-13-2006, 05:25 PM
I am guessing fed-ex. They have all of those overnight commercials. They spend alot of money on company image. So what gives?


NO, stop trying to connect "image" because you want your company image to be good.

So, it wouldn't be their logo, or their color scheme on their jets, or the fact that they have the worlds, 2nd largest plane fleet, right?

Right! The reason you would use them in this case is that FedEx has built their business reputation on Overnight delivery. They give the "best" service at what use to be the best price (it has since really gone up). Quality service and a reasonable price is what got them their market share........not their logo.
FedEx back in the late 80's developed a game plan using TQM Total Quality Management and I was lucky enough to have been afforded the chance as an outsdier to attend their management TQM training. It was all about Quality service, not once was a logo mentioned. Follow me?

Now, I'm NOT saying don't have a good image. What I am saying is spend as much time working on and developing a business plan and goals, long term and short term, and learning the business ins and outs as you spent on a logo and card design, for that is what builds businesses, not logos.

drsogr
01-13-2006, 06:35 PM
NO, stop trying to connect "image" because you want your company image to be good.

So, it wouldn't be their logo, or their color scheme on their jets, or the fact that they have the worlds, 2nd largest plane fleet, right?

Right! The reason you would use them in this case is that FedEx has built their business reputation on Overnight delivery. They give the "best" service at what use to be the best price (it has since really gone up). Quality service and a reasonable price is what got them their market share........not their logo.
FedEx back in the late 80's developed a game plan using TQM Total Quality Management and I was lucky enough to have been afforded the chance as an outsdier to attend their management TQM training. It was all about Quality service, not once was a logo mentioned. Follow me?

Now, I'm NOT saying don't have a good image. What I am saying is spend as much time working on and developing a business plan and goals, long term and short term, and learning the business ins and outs as you spent on a logo and card design, for that is what builds businesses, not logos.

I totally agree. I am not saying a logo makes or breaks a business. Its just part of the package for me. Sir, I am home all day during the winter with my son. I have lots of time to think about everything. I have spent the winter working on company image, learning how to do new things, learning how to sell, and working on business goals and how to achieve them.

The reason you might find that most "newbies" spend alot of time on logos and image things. Is that they have not been in the business long enough to realize what they need to be working on. If you have never spent a full season doing somthing, your quality is great, since you have nothing to compare it upon. Your plan is great, since its never been put into action. I have spent one full season doing landscaping, and I still know that next year I will have a lot of things to learn. I am just getting everything done now, that I know needs to be done.

Runner
01-13-2006, 08:56 PM
All very good information. Truly words of wisdom, and taken out of a chapter of proven success, so there is no debate about it.
Also, on a side note (by the way), the card looks great! Nice job.:)