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pashley

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I’m trying to design a new business card for The New Mission Workshop (my gig), from the dowdy old one:



Screen shot 2009-10-02 at 4.00.16 PM




To one I thought reflected a more sassy, hip and clean look:


NMW Bus Card



So what are your thoughts on the new one?

-- Have a blessed day! http://newmissionworkshop.com


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#1 posted 1755 days ago

Patrick cant see the new one but i must say the lod one does the good well if you like i use a Dutch company called vistaprint they do them for free i just pay the shipping cost and they are very good quality and very prompt you can look at them at VISTAPRINT .COM i dont know how to put the link up on here sorry….......

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#2 posted 1755 days ago

When you say “Can’t see the new one” – do you mean you literally can’t see it, or, you don’t like it? Unfortunately, it’s white on white background, so you have to kinda use your imagination to see the outline of the card.

-- Have a blessed day! http://newmissionworkshop.com

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#3 posted 1755 days ago

The card is not there, message says not available

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#4 posted 1755 days ago

Literally cant see it photo currantly unavailable it says

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#5 posted 1755 days ago

Oops, sorry….there, fixed.

-- Have a blessed day! http://newmissionworkshop.com

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#6 posted 1755 days ago

Both cards are good looking. Print is too small on the new card for my old eyes. My only other comment is a business card has never generated a sales lead for me.

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”

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#7 posted 1755 days ago

Love the saying ” give your heirs something to fight about” Thats perfect. Only thing I would change is the size of the font on your contact info, I would make a little larger otherwise my vote is for the new one.

-- AzChiefFan "Measure Once, Curse Twice"

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#8 posted 1755 days ago

I agree with ACF about the new card with larger font.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#9 posted 1755 days ago

Patrick i must say i like them both but like Dave i have never generated leads through my business cards but what i do do is sent out postcards they tend not to be thrown away so easyerly

i mainly use my business cards through the trade or when i send out a invioce i put one in the enverlope out of curtisy

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#10 posted 1755 days ago

I agree about the font. Although the resoulution on a monitor is only 72 dpi, and the printed card would be 300 dpi – about 4X sharper. Still, I think it could be a bit bigger.

I don’t really intend to make a sale on a business card; it’s just a business necessity, a standard. However, I think a good looking card does say something positive about your business.

-- Have a blessed day! http://newmissionworkshop.com

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#11 posted 1755 days ago

I’m not a graphic designer, but you shoud start at the top left and run your message to the lower right. so at eth very least, I would put your name and contact info on the other side at the bottom. Get rid of three the four corners and move a big one to the top left or design a logo to go there.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 1755 days ago

OOps, forgot, with your name, email and phone in the lower right as primary contact, put your adress in the lower left.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 1755 days ago

The newer card has a warmer feeling to me. I would make the Font darker and larger if possible.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#14 posted 1755 days ago

Patrick your right my card looks professional so shows i’m professional no point being a pro and having business cards made that look like a 3 year old has made them thats why i have mine made by professionals

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#15 posted 1755 days ago

Uh, not sure how to take that, Pommy….

-- Have a blessed day! http://newmissionworkshop.com

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