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Linen vs. Suede Business Cards

[fa icon="calendar'] December 30, 2019 / by Gil Watts posted in Business cards, Printing & Design

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The design of your business card says a lot about you and your company. If it’s printed on low-quality card stock, even the best design can fall flat. That’s why using a high-quality card stock is a must for ensuring that your business card makes a good first impression. 

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Matters of Size: Our Go-to Business Card Size Comparison

[fa icon="calendar'] December 30, 2019 / by Gil Watts posted in Business cards, Business, Printing & Design

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When you’re creating an experience that will “wow” your intended audience, the smallest details are the ones that matter the most. 

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All about Spot UV Business Cards

[fa icon="calendar'] December 30, 2019 / by Gil Watts posted in Business cards, Printing & Design

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Designing a memorable business card is about making decisions that align with your brand. After you choose your layout, logo, material, and typeface and font, you have to choose your finish. 

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Your Go-to Business Card Printing Checklist

[fa icon="calendar'] December 30, 2019 / by Gil Watts posted in Business cards, Printing & Design

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From your first back-of-napkin sketch to the printing press, there are a number of vital steps involved in producing new business cards. 

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How creatives use plastic business cards to stand out

[fa icon="calendar'] December 26, 2019 / by Gil Watts posted in Business cards, marketing, Printing & Design

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When asked to describe a business card, most people have a pretty clear image in mind ― white cardstock, a serif font, maybe a watermark. That’s because the average, run-of-the-mill business card hasn’t changed much over the past century or so.

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Designing and Printing Die Cut Business Cards

[fa icon="calendar'] December 26, 2019 / by Gil Watts posted in Business cards, Printing & Design

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If you’re looking for custom shaped business cards, then die cut might be the best choice for you. But how does die cutting work, and where can you get the best quality business cards made? We’re here to help!

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5 Examples of Spooktacular Business Cards for Halloween

[fa icon="calendar'] October 16, 2019 / by Gil Watts posted in Business cards, design

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If you’ve ever created special, limited-time business cards or greeting cards for the holiday season, you know that a fun and festive design can draw more attention to your brand. 

We recently looked at some beautiful fall-themed illustrations to celebrate the changing seasons, but if the golds and browns of autumn are a little too subdued for your taste, there is another way to make a timely, seasonal impression: give your brand some Halloween spirit.

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Business Card Design for Makeup Artists: Your Art Lives on Your Card

[fa icon="calendar'] September 18, 2019 / by Angel Lozano posted in Business cards, design, Illustration

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Aesthetics reign supreme in the beauty industry, and first impressions matter. When clients are deciding who to book, they want to see creativity, artistic talent, and a sense of style that jives with their own — and there’s no better place to look than on a business card.

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Adding Hand-Drawn Design Elements: Finding the Right Balance For Your Brand

[fa icon="calendar'] August 28, 2019 / by Angel Lozano posted in Business cards, branding, design

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Design doesn’t have to be daunting, even for people who lack a formal design background. Well executed, hand-drawn logos on business cards create a rich, highly personal look that can help define a brand. They can be light, whimsical, and welcoming, or they can be abstract, moody, or stripped down to the basics — it all depends on your inspiration. Paired with the right typography and layout, hand-drawn ink illustrations can tap into an emotional experience, not unlike the illustrations in your favorite family cookbook. 

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7 Things We’ve Learned by Making Artists’ Business Cards

[fa icon="calendar'] August 21, 2019 / by Russell Collins posted in Business cards, design

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Over the past twenty years, we’ve helped hundreds of artists and creative professionals bring their wild and innovative ideas to life. With that experience comes a wealth of valuable knowledge about what it really takes to execute a creative vision.

Here are our seven biggest takeaways: 

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