For a while, I’ve thought it would be good to have business cards for the blog, that I can hand out at writer’s meetings or conventions to interested people, that kind of thing. With two big conventions coming up around the end of the month, I decided to actually get moving on it.
Getting a card design actually started at the print-online website for Staples Copy and Print Center – I looked through some of the stock designs, didn’t really like any of them, and ended up creating my own layout based on their requirements for uploading your own business card design:
And a little blurb on the back:
I ended up not going with Staples, because their prices for a double-sided card seemed unreasonable, and didn’t have an option for full color on the front and only black-and-white on the back. Considered Vistaprint, then decided it would be better not to rely on shipping, (and there were a few worrying customer reviews out on the net.) The local UPS store is apparently still indeterminate in location – its waveform has left Eastgate and not fully collapsed to a strip mall in Stoney Creek.
My brother mentioned another little printing store near the Burger King, so I stopped in, liked the guy behind the counter, liked the feel of the place, and liked the price quote, so we’ll see how well that turns out.