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« on: November 18, 2006 06:00:48 PM »

What would you think about having your business card made from 100% handmade recycled paper? 

And, would it still be considered handmade if the printer did the work?  I would make the paper still of course, but I couldn't possibly handprint anything. 

I am thinking of selling packs of 40 printed cards for $12 (as long as the designing isn't too time consuming for me - have to think of guidelines for that still - any ideas?)

I am thinking of putting them in my etsy shop.

Any opinions would be great! Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2006 04:04:47 AM »

The handmade aspect is complete when you make your own paper! Other than that you could include "original design" in your wording.

Do what the pros do - make templates for people to choose from, then offer a custom option for do-it-yourselfers (that is...design-it-yourselfers). Making templates saves a lot of time for you, and keeps the cost down for your customers. If you get into custom designing you'll have to charge a lot more because it's very time consuming, plus you have to back and forth with the customer for approval and tweaking until it's "just right".

You can create the custom design and/or offer to print from a customer's design.

Can't say I know who your market is, other than art/craft/natural types - there's a lot of competition for biz cards, and they're cheap as all get-out these days.
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2006 02:06:54 PM »

It sounds like a good idea, and if you don't want to use the printer you could always silk screen the design using a photo emulsion process. Although that is more time consuming and you might want to push up the price a bit if you went that way.

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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2006 05:36:37 AM »

It sounds like a good idea, and if you don't want to use the printer you could always silk screen the design using a photo emulsion process. Although that is more time consuming and you might want to push up the price a bit if you went that way.



I don't think I could find time for doing that, although I do want to learn about it one day. 
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