The last few weeks of change have all been a whirlwind, and one that resulted in me coming to the realization that I would need new business cards. I’m no stranger to ordering business cards. I’ve done it at least a half dozen times for previous websites I’ve worked on. I wanted this time to be different; special, to add an exclamation mark to my calling for a new life.
In the past, I have always used Vistaprint. I have nothing bad to say about Vistaprint; their prices are great and the quality got no complaints from me, but they never really wowed me with unique options or outstanding quality.
More than a few times by now, I had heard great things about Moo for their business cards. Upon researching their wares, they are indeed a bit pricier than I’m used to. With rave reviews about their quality and no shortage of interesting options on their website, I figured I would give them a try.
So Many Options
Fast forward through me whittling away an entire evening finessing a design I loved in Photoshop, and I was ready to order. I decided on their Luxe line of cards. I wanted something thicker and I loved their options of seam colours.
In addition to the business cards, I also needed my first round of collectible postcards to offer to my supportive patrons on Patreon. One of the things that drew me to Moo was that you can add a variety of designs to be printed on the same product. So, if you order 10 postcards, you could have 5 of one design and 5 of another if you wanted. I went with the Luxe line for my postcards as well and placed the order.
It didn’t take long for me to receive the email stating that they had been printed and shipped out. After just a few days of eagerly awaiting them, they were delivered (Sadly, with a $19 customs fee from DHL). What struck me immediately was the attention to detail on the packaging of the cards themselves. The sturdy, canvas-like boxes complete with ribbon and wax seal sticker holding everything in place were quaint. They provide storage that will keep them safe from everything else in my desk drawer.
The cards themselves are absolutely lovely. Moo prints colours vibrant and true, with lines crisp as a winter morning. They are thick and sturdy with a matte finish, and the blue seam I chose is subtle but adds a little unique touch. I love these cards, feel they represent my brand well, and I feel proud handing them out to people.