Those of you who are following along for quite some time might perhaps remember my first order of business cards at Vistaprint. You can find the post about those cards here, and please do laugh along with me about the horribleness of the pictures I made back then (not to mention my nail polish). Hihihi. My experience with Vistaprint was not that great (as the Dutchies can read) and the business cards were still in Dutch, so I was very glad to be able to design some new ones via Fotofabriek.nl.
Fotofabriek (literally translated: photo factory haha) has a nice offer for small businesses like mine (if you can call Merely Merel a business, but I kinda like to do so). A set of fifty business cards costs only ten euro, so it’s easy to experiment and try out designs, because you’re not obliged to order a minimum of 250 cards (which is the case at Vistaprint). This price includes printing in color on both front and back side, so that was the point where I got excited.
I decided to design my cards from scratch. I uploaded the picture of the geometric feather, put a marble print on top of it and made it partly transparant (yes, that’s an option!), and added text. On the backside, I put the marble print upside down (to make front and back look different) and added all my contact- and social media info. I wasn’t really blown away by the fonts that can be chosen and tried to upload a picture with text (in a font I chose myself). But I was too afraid the quality wouldn’t be too good, so I decided to go with a font from the design app after all. If you’re not that much of a designer, you can also choose from some prefab themes and cliparts. However, the app is really straightforward, so if you at least have a background image in mind, it’s super easy to design something fabulous.
In the end, I was completely in love with my design when my package of business cards arrived (already after three days or so!). Unfortunately, they were cut a little uneven (leaving more open space to the right than to the left of the text), but when I e-mailed about that, I received fifty new, perfectly cut business cards in the mail three days later. That’s what I call service!
Interested? You can design your own business cards here.