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pork_chop_girl
« on: February 16, 2007 03:34:31 PM »

I want cards with smooth round corners. I got samples from Psprint, Overnight.com and 4by6.com. Psprints were nice but the cardstock was way too flimsy. Overnight's corners were horrible but the cardstock was nice. 4by6 didn't even send me the samples I requested.  I know a lot of people use Vistaprint but I really want  the backs of mine to be just plain. Can anyone recommend a place for business cards with smooth round corners, a decent cardstock, and satin/matte finish?
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2007 07:57:55 PM »

I don't know if VistaPrint does rounded corners or not, but right now they're running a special where the premium cards are FREE for 250 cards, you only pay for shipping, and the back sides are blank.

I do love VistaPrint, that's where mine are from and I got some from there for my parents for Christmas and they love them, too.
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2007 11:05:03 AM »

Thanks, Brubendall. I could try Vistaprint out for a short run and see how I like them. I also found a paper punch that makes the rounded corners so I could do it myself if need be.
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2007 03:03:35 PM »

I know it might be a pain...but you could just buy a corner rounder and hand round each corner.
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2007 06:28:48 AM »

You don't have to print anything on a back of a card if you don't want to. Just opt out of it when they give you the choice.

I had some issues with Overnightprints and won't use them anymore, though they did make me some nice round-cornered gift cards (except they were printed backwards).

Anyway, you could take your cards to a local printer and they can round those corners for you. It'll cost you a couple bucks.
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2007 08:15:24 PM »

Thanks for the reply, Craftychef. I think I'll take my chances with overnightprints and get myself a corner rounder just in case.
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2007 01:32:41 PM »

Hey, if you're good with computers, you can buy business card paper at office supply stores, already perforated and everything.  You would just need to set your word processing software to printing for business cards and not 8 & 1/2" by 11" paper.  I don't know if they sell ones with rounded corners though... Undecided
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2007 05:24:41 PM »

My spouse and I both have ordered cards from overnightprints.com with no issues(his are round corners) and very nice.

We always get compliments because they are so colorful/photo quality.
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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2007 07:43:17 AM »

My cards have rounded corners and they are nice and smooth. Got them from Overnight. Just make sure that you align them right their instructions aren't as clear as they could be.

I didn't pay for the premium shipping and found out they have  somewhat less urgency to get your cards to you if that's the case. Dare I say they uhm lied about when I would get them, but the quality is excellent. I was impressed when they trashed the first set because their printer had a problem and the cards weren't quite right - of course that made them late for the event I had hoped to have them for.

One thing I learned was to consider the UV coating carefully. I opted to print on both sides of the card but only get the UV on one side so if someone really wanted to they could write on the back side. On the coated side the colors are slightly different. You can't really notice from one card, but if you have two in your hand it is more noticeable.
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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2007 07:50:06 AM »

I have worked at print shops for a million years or so...LOL

Just buy your own corner rounder.

It will save you a lot of money and hassle.

As for the color difference...yeah.. the varnish coat will do that. It deepens the colors as well as adding shine. But you have to realize that 90% of the people you show the cards to won't notice anyway. (Ok, maybe 70% don't notice, and 20% notice but don't care.)
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