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business card printers?

Postby Steve » Mon, 04 Jul 2005 10:18 am

Have been searching for printers for business cards, have found (what I consider to be) silly prices being quoted $50.00 for 200 being the lowest quote.
Can anybody recommend a good quality, cheap printer for producing business cards who doesn't double the price the moment they hear an English accent?

Thanks in advance.

Steve

I'm looking too

Postby I'm looking too » Mon, 04 Jul 2005 10:31 am

I found print22.com.sg They have an offer $30 for 300 cards, full colur, both sides, laminated. Can order on line. Was just at the site this morning and thinking of ordering...

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Postby gRF » Mon, 04 Jul 2005 9:47 pm

We've used print22.com, and the quality is good. Though they advertise free delivery, they will charge extra S$4. The quality of printing is very good. The paper could be a bit ticker, but that's just me.

If you don't know how to prepare the artwork for the printing (or "soft-copy", as all printing cos call it here), just call print22 and ask for all details.
Soft-copy is very important - if it's done badly your cards will look lousy.

The design of the namecards should be included in your company's identity manual. If your company doesn't have identity manual, maybe you can initially invest some money into card design (artwork, soft-copy), and later reuse it when doing reprints.

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Re: business card printers?

Postby ksl » Mon, 04 Jul 2005 10:45 pm

Steve wrote:Have been searching for printers for business cards, have found (what I consider to be) silly prices being quoted $50.00 for 200 being the lowest quote.
Can anybody recommend a good quality, cheap printer for producing business cards who doesn't double the price the moment they hear an English accent?

Thanks in advance.

Steve


If I was you Steve, I would get them Free from www.vistaprint.com you get 250 free, just pay postage, cost me 6.50 I think it was, they were sent from Belgium, and I am very pleased with the quality.

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Re: business card printers?

Postby gRF » Mon, 04 Jul 2005 10:52 pm

ksl wrote:If I was you Steve, I would get them Free from www.vistaprint.com you get 250 free, just pay postage, cost me 6.50 I think it was, they were sent from Belgium, and I am very pleased with the quality.


What about Vistaprint's logo printed on the back of the cards?

If I have that logo printed on the back of my namecards, that says something about my business, doesn't it ? ;)

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Re: business card printers?

Postby ksl » Tue, 05 Jul 2005 1:25 am

gRF wrote:
ksl wrote:If I was you Steve, I would get them Free from www.vistaprint.com you get 250 free, just pay postage, cost me 6.50 I think it was, they were sent from Belgium, and I am very pleased with the quality.


What about Vistaprint's logo printed on the back of the cards?

If I have that logo printed on the back of my namecards, that says something about my business, doesn't it ? ;)


well I guess, it does, for the big guys, but come on for a start up, which i presume he is, it's no big deal.
But there again to some people it matters, so you can pay the extra and take off vista prints logo, it's still cheaper if you customize it. 9$

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Re: business card printers?

Postby gRF » Tue, 05 Jul 2005 2:14 am

ksl wrote:well I guess, it does, for the big guys, but come on for a start up, which i presume he is, it's no big deal.
But there again to some people it matters, so you can pay the extra and take off vista prints logo, it's still cheaper if you customize it. 9$


All the more if he's startup - he needs all the good impression that he can get. He can print 100pcs digital namecards for S$10 in one day, or 300pcs for S$30 in four days (offset printing, double-side color, mat lamination).

That S$23.50 difference (compared to free Vistaprint's business cards) is not gonna kill his business :)

I've seen people print their name cards on a standard paper, using their home ink-jet printer, and cut with scissors. And yet they dare to charge for their sevices few thousand dollars. Even some hawker-stall owners have better namecards, and yet how much they charge for their chicken rice ?

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Re: business card printers?

Postby ksl » Tue, 05 Jul 2005 3:25 pm

gRF wrote:
ksl wrote:well I guess, it does, for the big guys, but come on for a start up, which i presume he is, it's no big deal.
But there again to some people it matters, so you can pay the extra and take off vista prints logo, it's still cheaper if you customize it. 9$


All the more if he's startup - he needs all the good impression that he can get. He can print 100pcs digital namecards for S$10 in one day, or 300pcs for S$30 in four days (offset printing, double-side color, mat lamination).

That S$23.50 difference (compared to free Vistaprint's business cards) is not gonna kill his business :)

I've seen people print their name cards on a standard paper, using their home ink-jet printer, and cut with scissors. And yet they dare to charge for their sevices few thousand dollars. Even some hawker-stall owners have better namecards, and yet how much they charge for their chicken rice ?


I cannot disagree with you, But i get the impression that status is important to some and not to others, The one thing I can say, when it comes to business, is that your business card wouldn't impress me in the slightest, I would be more interested in what you can or cannot do.

Now if you would mention website display, then without a doubt, it represents, your experience and innovative self and is sending a direct message.

Take China and Taiawan, many top Companies have crap websites, because they are bad to English, But they all want it doing free, amazing isn't it. So Asia you are probably right the name card is very important, much more than their websites. I mean you can actually see this at most exhibitions.

Steve will have to make is own mind up I guess, of course if he's got the money he should not attempt to save on cards.

Queensway SC

Postby Queensway SC » Tue, 05 Jul 2005 8:00 pm

You should go to Queensway shopping centre, 3rd floor, it will be done in 1 hour (try ULTRA SUPPLIES for example). Good fast and cheap.

steve

Postby steve » Wed, 06 Jul 2005 12:36 pm

Thanks Guys.
have just started up ops here but have been in biz since 1989 in the UK. Spore will become head ops, UK will soon become secondary and part of the Singapore group.
We will be needing good quality cards, one intricate design printed both sides, but with 4 name and title changes over 1200 - 1500 +. cards
Have artwork ready on cd and samples ready to print.
needing 300 + per name/title change, and need local price, not the usual 2 tier pricing for foreigners - (but that's a different disgruntled thread to start) Need excellent quality. No Bleed and on pearlised heavy stock card. gold and silver pearlised finish.

Hope that sorts out the confusion :)

Anybody interested in quoting me, you can mail me direct @ angel9262@aol.com
or call 90665993

Thanks a lot for all your help. it is appreciated

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