View Full Version : Business cards

03-18-2002, 03:29 PM
How much is everyone here paying for their business cards, and what are you getting on them? I went to Foley's today to get some cards made up as I am running low on them. The price I got to duplicate the cards I have now plus do some minor upgrades was $200 - $250 for 500 cards. I am just having them make up 1000 cards without the logo for $108.80 They will be used for fillers until the summer when I go back to my regular cards with several upgrades. On that note, does anybody use double sided cards? My card that I use now is packed to where there is no more room for anything else. I have to add several pieces of information to them, but don't have any room unless I go on the back side.

03-18-2002, 07:13 PM
I have a small print shop that made me color with raised letters for $43 per 1000. Actually, because of a screw up I got 3000 for that price.:)

Been using those cards for a couple years now and still see no end in sight.

03-18-2002, 07:41 PM
500 count $44.00
1000 count $53.50
black only
black and color ink $58.50 500
$68.00 black and color
Most first orders are 33% off also

03-18-2002, 07:43 PM
I got a 1000 at office max for $70.00. Real nice card paper 2 colors and logo.

03-19-2002, 03:05 AM
Well the problem is that my cards that I use right now are not 2 colors, or even 3. Most of the lettering is black, some is red, and I have a logo that is several shades of green, and yellow and what not. The logo is the expensive part to them.

03-19-2002, 01:24 PM
I've been considering the cards that are magnetic, so people can see it every time they open the fridge. Has anyone gone this route, and how much do they cost?


03-20-2002, 02:08 AM
With four colors and with the logo below with a list of services I paid around $100 for 1000.

03-21-2002, 12:57 AM

Where did you get those from? Are they thermographic (raised letters/print)?

03-21-2002, 01:48 AM
Originally posted by Nebraska

Where did you get those from? Are they thermographic (raised letters/print)?

Got them from Office Depot. I do believe Office Depot sent them to another company to actually do the cards but can't remember who they were. They are raised letters. Hope this answers your question.

03-21-2002, 07:31 AM
I print my own out on my computer. Local printer wanted too much with the color photogragh on it. And this way, I can change it if I want to.

03-21-2002, 10:11 AM
Thanks - Will have to check our local office Depot..

03-29-2002, 08:04 PM
I used iprint.com. I got 1000 cards with 2 colors and premium paper for $56. Very quick delivery also.

AGG Lawn Maintenance
03-29-2002, 09:11 PM
Multi color cards will get you!!! Also set up fee will get you. But the set up charge is a one time fee unless you make changes.......Commander!!! LoL's. I'm pretty lucky my brother inlaw does my cards for cost. All my uniforms are made by my clothing company. We design and print all the logos. If you need any advice just send me a PM.

03-29-2002, 09:28 PM
The post office changed my street address 3 weeks after the phone company went to 10 #s. after tossing 950 cards I went to Office M.ax . Got program and suppies for less than $100 . 3 color front. list services on back. only print 3 or 4 sheets at a time .make changes any time. save program.

03-29-2002, 09:52 PM
I've been considering the cards that are magnetic, so people can see it every time they open the fridge. Has anyone gone this route, and how much do they cost?

This price is 4 years old, but I paid $115 for 250 business card sized magnets.

03-29-2002, 09:55 PM
The cheapist I have found so far is the one's I ordered thru

www.vistaprint.com 8.95 for 250 of them

Pete :blob3:

03-31-2002, 08:22 PM
I use a local printing company and get three colors, raised embossed letters, and textured paper for $65.00 per 1000.

03-31-2002, 08:26 PM
I think magnetic cards are a great way to go. Definitely pricey though. I paid upwards of $300 for 500 of them. They'll be around for years though on people's refrigerators.

03-31-2002, 09:22 PM
I use PrintShop program to print my own. Also can print magnetic cards on my printer with mag sheets from Office Depot. This way I print what I need and can have several different card options.

Always Green
03-31-2002, 10:27 PM
i found magnets at staples that you peal off and stick to your own business card, so now we have both cards and magnets, and they we cheap.

04-01-2002, 12:29 AM
I also use www.vistaprint.com

04-03-2002, 06:56 PM
I made mine on the computer. I bought a pack of 20 sheets with 10 cards on each sheet at office store for about $15. Put a sheet in the printer and print! The big advantages are that I have unlimited numbers of colors I could use and I can make the cards exactly the way I want it to be.

04-23-2002, 07:56 AM
I have a freind that owns a large print shop im trying to come up with a logo and design and am going to have them foil stamped the first run is always most expensive because the dies are 45 per color etc but ill be able to use the logo die to make letterhead and envelopes for very little additional cost.If u do your art work and tell them your in no hurry they can run the cards when there press is already using the colors you chose you can save on setup not to mention most print shops ive seen could use lawn service

04-23-2002, 09:35 PM
Im a cheapo too,I print my own on the computer,I just run them off when I want and I make them different for Commercial Mowing,Rubbish removal,tree work etc.You can design them in Microsft Word as good as a print shop.Blank labels are a few bucks.