Four Top Sites for Creative Business Cards
Print may be dead, but business cards sure aren’t. In an era that’s seen a decline in traditional marketing materials like flyers, catalogs, and mailers, business cards remain a surefire way to market yourself.
If you’re self-employed, self-promotion is essential to your survival — but it’s also harder to come by. It can be quite costly to have someone create business cards for you and get them printed. And if you want to set yourself apart from the run of the mill with a custom design or distinct printing technique such as die-cutting, you can expect to pay even more.
Most self-employed budgets simply don’t have a whole lot of wiggle room. Luckily, there are several business card services online that can deliver something different at a fraction of the cost. Here are four of our top picks for unique, creative business cards.
If you need options, Moo’s got you covered. Available in regular or square formats, you can choose from original, luxe, gloss, green, or letterpress. You can even get rounded corners. Upload your own custom design or, if art isn’t your forte, you can pick out one of Moo’s designs to customize. And if this isn’t enough variety, you can create your cards using Printfinity, a technology unique to Moo that lets you choose a completely different image or design for each of your cards. This is great if you have a portfolio of products or work you’d like to show off.
Formerly known as Printstagram, Print Studio specializes in printing cards with your Instagram photos, although it doesn’t stop there. Magnets, buttons, minibooks, sticker books, photostrips, gift cards, calendars, t-shirts, even posters and framed prints — Print Studio is great if you want to brand yourself across different sets of collateral. Think trade shows, networking events, conferences, and more. And if you’ve never seen an Instagram in your life, don’t worry, you’re not limited to using only Instagram photos, either.
Just be forewarned: their contact cards only come in a square format, so don’t bother if you need a traditional business card size.
An independent online company based in Colorado and serving the globe, Jukebox has a special place in our hearts for their sustainable and environmentally-friendly practices. Many of their papers and card stocks are 100% recycled, and they print using soy and vegetable based inks and no VOC solvents.
Sustainability is great and all, but if you really want a unique business card Jukebox delivers like no other. Jukebox can create business cards out of bamboo, cork, cotton, and even wood. Imagine handing out cards made from brown kraft paper, textured with pulp, finished with pearl, or stamped with foil. Or perhaps a sleek black business card or ultra thick 24-pt card with brightly colored edges is more your personal style. Go wild with combinations to ensure your business card will look like no other.
And if creating your own artwork isn’t your strong suit, no worries. Jukebox provides a selection of pre-built designs for just these types of situations.
Tiny Prints is great if you’re looking for something unique but don’t need to go too in-depth. You can choose from square, flat, or folded formats, and from photo-based or text-based layouts. You can design your business card yourself or work with their custom design service, but the real draw here is their wide array of on-trend readymade designs that you can simply personalize with your own information. To help narrow down your options, select a design theme that aligns with your background (such as accountant, architect, or realtor).
Last but not least, if you need a custom design for your business card or any piece of collateral, let us know how we can help.
What’s your go-to resource for business cards?