6 Great Sources for Cheap and Beautiful Business Cards You Can Print

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cheap business cardsIf you’re a freelancer or you run a small business, you know that having a great business card is a valuable asset. However, when you’re just starting out, printing business cards can seem a little out of reach pricewise. It doesn’t have to be like that though. These days, there are dozens of low-cost printers who will do a print run of a modest amount of cards for you. All you need to do is choose your card style, add your details and put in your order.

There are even places who offer a free trial for your first batch of cards, online business cards to give you a stylish virtual presence and a great deal of variety for printed cards if you’re willing to pay a little. Check out these great options for cheap business cards that we found!

1. VistaPrint

VistaPrint have patented a way to do small runs of business cards cost effectively, thus allowing them to offer cards at a very cheap rate (normally £17.99 for 250 cards). In order to let you try them out, they also offer a 250-card print run for free if you are a new customer (but you pay for shipping). You can’t beat that!

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If you’re taking up their free trial, they offer a decent range of designs to choose from and allow some personalisation. If you’re paying for a premium run, you can choose from thousands of designs, plus it’s possible to upload your logo and photos.

2. Moo

Moo has made quite a name for itself as a way of creating business cards from social media services like Facebook and Flickr. Moo specialise in creating unique cards for each customer, allowing everyone to design their own cards with their own photography and artwork or to work with templates. Moo also let you use different images on different cards, meaning that in a pack of 50 cards you can have different images on each one!

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We’ve previously reviewed Moo’s quality, so we know it to be excellent. Business cards can be purchased for £10.99 for a pack of 50 and are offered in a variety of order sizes up to 600 cards for £101.97. If you want to check out Moo’s quality yourself, order a 10-card sample pack for free. It will be exactly like the premium product, but with a Moo logo printed on it as well.

3. Business Card Star

Using Business Card Star is more about the design process than anything. They allow users to design cards for printing at home, which is a real money-saver as you design and print your cards for free. Of course, they also offer a printing service with high quality cards, which will probably look more professional than the homemade variety.

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There are plenty of designs to choose from, plus it’s possible to add your own photos and logos. If you’re printing at home, they charge a fee of US$10 to save a PDF of cards with your own photos and logos on them. If you are having your cards printed by them there is no extra fee for using your own images. Print runs start at US$22.95 + shipping and can be shipped to the US or Canada.

4. Business Card Land

Business Card Land works in much the same way as Business Card Star, as you can download free PDFs of your business cards for home printing or order professional printing via Business Card Star. The design process and the choice of templates are different though, so it’s worth checking out if you want a little variety.

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5. Biz Card Creator

Biz Card Creator is yet another free online business card design company, but it has a more limited selection of card styles available. However, if simplicity is your thing, it may be worth trying. They do not offer printing services – in fact, they send you back to VistaPrint if you’re looking to print your cards.

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6. Virtual Business Cards

If virtual business cards sound perfect for you, take a look at these previous posts on easy ways to create virtual business cards, Cardflick, how to create business cards 2.0, and ways to send digital business cards on iPhones. They’re free and they look great. Why not give them a go?

Where do you recommend getting cheap business cards printed?

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Comments (8)
  • Andy

    Hi,

    I sell business cards from my website and we ONLY offer a human based business card design, the reason to this is although it takes up more of our time the end product is usually far superior to a quick online wizard design don’t you think?

    See my designs over at
    http://www.mrbusinesscards.co.uk/cheap-business-cards-2/

  • art

    i like these choices but they dont seem to be very high quality. Is there other options? I found http://lecards.com samples pretty useful. They can be a bit expensive. any other site to see?

    • Angela Alcorn

      LeCards looks great – thanks! Out of these, Moo is the highest quality.

  • Gaurav Aswani

    Vistaprint.com Is also an good alternate. I’ve uploaded my design & the ship exactly that design. Must have a look :)

  • Mac Witty

    I have used Moo for different things and are very happy with their service. When it comes to free sample, they do only send them to some countries
    .

    Tried VistaPrint once and at that time the free service gave cards with ads for them. Do they still do it?

    • Angela Alcorn

      It doesn’t say that it will have their logo on it, just that it’s limited to certain designs. Maybe it does have a logo, but they don’t tell you that until later in the process. However, it is free!

  • Pianex Sobude

    I might need to create a new one. Now I know where to go. Thanks for sharing.

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