Back in 2014 with a move to a new office in central Derby, I created some lush business cards with an excellent local letterpress maker, Chris, of . I was rather excited and made a little movie, you can view the production of my letterpress business cards earlier in the blog.

I’m not a massive consumer of business cards so I can take a quality over quantity approach to them. The last batch I only produced 100, this made them precious, oh so precious and I’ve only just run out, almost 3 years on. The feedback was positive across the board, especially when I hand one over, and I’d not hesitate to recommend some handcrafted cards.

If there’s one bug, and it’s that at such a small size, the handcrafted feel and effect doesn’t come across as much as I’d like.

So, this time, I wanted a few more and I wanted to push technology a little, but retain the quality look and feel. I turned to the good people of Moo. Moo have been pushing great quality options for business cards for years, and I’ve always liked their higher end options called the “Luxe” range. It helps that they’re exceptional at marketing something that they make feel unique to them, that in reality, any printer worth their salt could put together. However, thanks to their automation system, Moo do it for a good price, not cheap by business card standards, but well priced for the great results you get.

One option I’d touted in 2014 was lamination, placing a solid coloured card stock between two sheets of white, but I couldn’t quite push the budget to that. This was something that Moo offered, so I took the opportunity to do it, and while I was at it, take advantage of their multiple variations in 1 pack service to create a set of 10 different business cards each featuring a favorite project I’ve worked on.

The final cards are on a 600gsm stock (in total) and are fabulous, really sturdy and thick, they also have a great feel to the finish that’s topped off by rounded corners!

I’m sure these will be as much of a talking point as my last set with the added bonus of being a mini portfolio in my pocket!

Here are a few snaps of the cards!

 

Business Cards Stack



 

Things Neatly Laid Out



 

Business Card Stack



 

Business Card Fan



 

Business Card Stack



 

Business Card Pile



 

Business Card Fan



 

Business Card Pile



 

Business Card Fan



 

My Red Business Cards



 

Notebook and Business Cards



 

View of the laminated edges




Have you done something a bit different with your business cards? Share in the comments, I’d love to see!