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Where do you get your Business Cards? Vista? Someplace else? Is it financially worth it to do it yourself? We have a very nice printer, but full color business cards would drain the ink.

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Yep, we use Vista.
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Vista is good.

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Ime, Vista is quick, cheap, and decent quality. They have a lot of customizable templates, or you can upload your own design ($5, I think) if you want something more personal. I get the glossy upgrade, and they look pretty slick and nice.
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eta: Also, Vista will send you offers in the email for good discounts on your purchases. If you do use Vista, you can order a smaller initial quantity than you need, and during check out they will offer additional prints of that same item at a discount. So instead of originally ordering 500 cards, for example, order 250, and then they'll offer to let you get 500 for $x more. It has worked out well for me in the past.

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I use Greener Printer. Much more expensive than vista but you can get 100% pcw recycled cards and eco-friendly ink all on wind power. I use vista for magnets and stamps.

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I like Vista....I just have to be careful because they always seem to try to sneak things into my cart.

I'm going to look into Greener Printer...hadn't heard of them before.

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I used Tulip Graphics which is a certified green printer and local for me in Berkeley, but you can order online from them too.

My Cards are printed on 100% recycled content, 50% post-consumer wasted, processed chlorine-free paper.

I paid $65 for 500
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I really like Vista.
I used them for brochures also and they look amazing!

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I did Vista. You are right, they do try to get you to buy lots of add-ons, thanks for the warnings!, lol
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I like Vistaprint too. I used them a few times for ordering magnets when they have discount offers. Everyone says the magnets are such a cool idea! (I tried both business card size magnets and the larger ones, with calendars).
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well i guess i'm the odd one out!
I ordered mine from officedepot.com I think I paid about $12 for 1000 of them. They are one color of ink, but are embossed, and they let me put quite a lot on there...they have a little template and you can just type in what you want, where you want it, choose from several hundred little icons if you want that, etc. I am totally satisfied with them!

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I use Greener Printer. Much more expensive than vista but you can get 100% pcw recycled cards and eco-friendly ink all on wind power.
We just used Greener Printer, as well, and the quality was outstanding (high end card stock, crisp inks & graphics). Super speedy turnaround, too. It was more expensive than Vista but the environmentally friendly-ness of the product and company, as well as the great end product made it worth it.

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I like Vista.

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I ordered from Vista once and I am not thrilled with the quality... I am ordering some postcards soon so I will try Office Depot.

Any suggestions of other places to order postcards?

Thanks!

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I got awesome postcards from Greener Printer. :-)

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Well, I ordered from vistaprint. Not happy. I ordered in plenty of time to get new cards and flyers printed up for Earth Day Festival (this Sunday). Whole lot of crap, but bottom line is I dont have my cards, my credit card has been charged (we are disputing) and now I have to find an expediated (and no doubt costly) way to get new cards and flyers printed up in the next 4 days. Argh.
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I ordered from Vista once and I am not thrilled with the quality... I am ordering some postcards soon so I will try Office Depot.

Any suggestions of other places to order postcards?

Thanks!

Gigi
I remember not being happy with the quality either. But that was three years ago. I though they may have improved.
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Well I found two more that are comparable in price (even you dont get the smaller cards and thin paper like with vista, so I guess it is a better price)
one is nextdayflyers.com, which I cant get to load on my computer today, I did yesterday, but today it does not seem to be up. And the other site is overnightprints.com

we shall see. I liked nextdayflyers.com best because they also offered bookmarks, is the site working for anyone else or is it just my computer being wonky?
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Well, I ordered from vistaprint. Not happy. I ordered in plenty of time to get new cards and flyers printed up for Earth Day Festival (this Sunday). Whole lot of crap, but bottom line is I dont have my cards, my credit card has been charged (we are disputing) and now I have to find an expediated (and no doubt costly) way to get new cards and flyers printed up in the next 4 days. Argh.
Do you have a local kinkos or copy shop? They should be able to help you.
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yeah, I am waiting on a few quotes from local businesses as well as looking online still. I guess this is my concious saying "ha ha, I told you you should only buy locally!"
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I really like Moo cards.

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Our vista stuff came really fast, and the quality seems good. Now that I'm buying my own business I might go with a green place this time though!
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I ordered from Vista once and I am not thrilled with the quality... I am ordering some postcards soon so I will try Office Depot.

Any suggestions of other places to order postcards?

Thanks!

Gigi
Thanks for the mention of Office Depot. I'll check them out next time I'm in the city.
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I use Vista because it's so cheap.

If I need something quick, I'll go to Staples (same day service).

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