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Vistaprint Business Cards: (New) Recycled “Kraft” Premium Paper!

vistaprint coupon logo blueKraft business cards on brown uncoated paper: Vistaprint has a wide array of business cards, so sometimes the better styles can get lost. One of those great, relatively unknown styles is called, “Kraft.”

Kraft business cards are eco-friendly, and printed on uncoated, light brown, 90% recycled paper.

Kraft is a paper option under Premium Business Cards, and there are dozens of vintage-looking design options to choose from.

Check out these sample Kraft design templates from Vistaprint below:


Kraft (Recycled) Business Cards from Vistaprint:

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More About “Kraft” Recycled Business Cards

Kraft business cards are simple, minimalist, and striking. They are a great alternative to conventional glossy, polished business cards.

Their cool, vintage-look really makes an impact. The brown paper stock is uncoated, and looks best with black ink, which really pops!

Also, the unfinished, uncoated paper is great for writing on. You can even see the natural wood fibers of the pulp of this paper, which gives these business cards a rustic look.

If you own a small business or are a freelancer who would benefit from hip cards that you can write personalized notes on, consider Kraft (brown) paper stock.

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*To view kraft, just click “business cards / Premium” at vistaprint.com like this:

*View Kraft business cards at vistaprint.com

Or….

1. Click “Business Cards” up top:

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2. Then click “Premium“:

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*Go to vistaprint.com and view Premium business cards

Kraft business cards are available in these sizes:

  • Standard (3.5″ x 2″): The traditional size and shape – fits in any holder.
  • Square (2.5″ x 2.5″): Uniquely shaped cards that look and feel a cut above.
  • Slim (3.5″ x 1.75″): A sleek and streamlined look that makes your card stand out.

*Rounded corners (quarter-inch) are also a nice option!

What not to print on Kraft business cards

Because of the color and nature of this paper stock, I’d recommend NOT printing photos or colors that have any yellows, oranges, or any other light colors.

Black and white, high contrast photos might work, but you can’t print white ink on them.

Reviews?

The customer reviews for “standard” recycled cards aren’t good, but these qualify as “Premium” business cards. I might order some of these and do my own review, as I really like them!

Coupons?

Vistaprint has a “500 business cards for $10” deal, but these craft cards don’t qualify. You can, however, use the same promo code towards these for 40% off.

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Vistaprint Business Cards: SHINY Things Get Noticed!

logo vistaprintDesigning business cards at Vistaprint.com? Consider Eye-catching options for business cards like Metallic Finish and Spot Gloss. Right now these finish options are included in Vistaprint’s new business card promotion, and you might even find a better discount on our coupon page!

“Shiny! Like a treasure from a sunken pirate wreck,
Scrub the deck and make it look, Shiny!” – “Shiny” © Disney

Brilliant, Shiny Finishes on Vistaprint Business Cards

Adding shiny, eye-catching finishes to your business cards can get attention and make a lasting impression of quality and refinement. They also “reflect” well on you and your business. Want to see samples of business cards with metallic finishes and spot gloss?

Sample business cards from Vistaprint with brilliant finishes:

How to add metallic Finishes / Spot Gloss / raised print to Business Cards:

When you are on the main business cards section at vistaprint.com, look to the lower left and you’ll see options to sort design templates. One of the headings is “brilliant finishes,” and when you click it, it opens options for: metallic finish, Spot Gloss, and Raised Print.”

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There are hundreds of designs that you can add these premium finishes too, so try choosing one to see the new search results.

If you see a design you like, click on it. You’ll get a larger close-up, and the option to view with simulated finishes like this:

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Witness the amazing impression that these shiny business cards have on the masses:


promo business cards Watch as your average Joe’s are blown away by Vistaprint’s spot gloss and metallic finishes. I don’t think their lives will ever be the same.

I think the shimmering shine of the business cards actually hypnotize the older man…

“Fish are dumb, dumb, dumb
They chase anything that glitters (beginners!)
Oh, and here they come, come, come
To the brightest thing that glitters…”


Metallic / Shimmering Foil Finish:

Here’s some inspiration and examples of business cards with Metallic finishes:


Spot Gloss Business Cards: 

Examples of spot gloss business cards from Vistaprint. Add a touch of eye-catching “shine!”


Raised Print on business cards:

Raise your profile! (get it?)

Well, I hope that stock music doesn’t get stuck in your head, but even better; I hope you find the perfect business cards with eye-catching, shiny finishes.

Use a coupon to save up to 50% on spot gloss / metallic finish / raised print!

Remember to always use a promo code (click it, it’s SHINY!) for up to a 50% discount!

Photo of Tamatoa, “Shiny” © Disney 2017

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Business Cards Tip: Selling Something? Use Product Shots!

Using product shots on your business cards: Do you sell unique products or have an Etsy store? If so, consider using high-quality, professional-looking product shots on your Vistaprint business cards.

Here’s are a couple inspiring examples of business cards that feature photos of actual products:

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High-quality product shots on business cards

vistaprint promoThere are hundreds of design templates and design ideas out there for business cards because there are so many uses for them in every industry imaginable.

They are a great little marketing tool, and you can get business cards for pennies each, especially when you use a coupon for vistaprint.com.

If you sell actual products, consider featuring product shots on your business cards. Make sure that the photos are high-resolution and really sharp. If you have a friend who is an amateur or professional photographer, ask her for help, and maybe pay her in wine! 

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  • Vistaprint business cards: 500 for $10! – Click to view today’s promotion

Product shots can really communicate your style and brand better than type or stock photography, and as they say, “a picture tells a thousand words.”

This would be a great idea for a number of home-based businesses, or people who sell jewelry, apparel, accessories, or handmade goods. If you have an Etsy shop, these kinds of business cards might be really effective.

Put website and social media info on the back

social media info business cardsNot only are these business cards a good idea for networking and handing out in person, but you might even make sales just by leaving them around.

Anyone who sees beautiful or eye-catching products like these on business card might be inclined to pick one up and check out the website on their phone, or put a card in their pocket for later.

You can also consider printing matching products like vistaprint postcards or banners once you figure out the business card design.

If you sell your own products, you really need to invest time in social media getting fans, and updating them with new products and news.

Put a photo of your business cards on Instagram, and submit to Vistaprint!

Vistaprint highlights creative uses of their products every week, and they are seen by thousands of people. If you sell products nationally, this is a great way to get even more attention with the help of Vistaprint. That happens to be where I found these sample business cards, and I even checked out the website address on the back of the cards before featuring them on this site!

Skip Vistaprint’s cheapest options for business cards

Why go to the trouble of designing beautiful business cards only to print them on cheap paper like you’ll get with Vistaprint’s free business card promotion?

The quality of your business cards is a direct reflection of the quality of your products, so make sure you get sturdy, premium options, and consider upgrades like rounded corners, brilliant finishes, and premium cardstock.

*Want to actually feel the paper stock, and see the print-quality? You can request free samples from Vistaprint.

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Vistaprint Postcards Review + Marketing Ideas

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Vistaprint Postcards – My Real Review + Today’s Best Coupon: If you are looking to use postcards as part of your marketing strategy, you might want to consider Vistaprint. They have some of the best pricing & highest quality custom postcards, and when you use a coupon you save significantly more.


Vistaprint Postcards for Marketing: My Own Review

I’m building an online shop to sell t-shirts and posters, and looking to stretch my advertising dollars wherever possible. So, I saw the recent promotion from Vistaprint offering 50 small (4×6) postcards at 25% off. This lowered the price to only $8 + shipping, so I had to give this a try!

Postcards for marketing: An important factor that led me to postcards in the first place is that I’m looking at a relatively small profit margin from any t-shirt sales that I make. If each sale nets $5 in profit, I have to be careful where I spend my money.

Postcards for Profit: The other use I’m getting out of these cheap little postcards is to print my artwork on them and resell them as small “prints.” The quality is good enough to do so, and while they only cost me a quarter each to print, I can resell them for $2 each. Not a bad profit margin!

*Tip: If you want to read more reviews, there are actually customer reviews under every popular product, including postcards, at Vistaprint.com. These aren’t filtered, either, as some of the reviews are negative.

50 Postcards for Under 20 Cents each!? Even Cheaper When You Buy More – My REVIEW

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In the last few years there has been a mad rush to spend advertising money online through sites like Google Adwords and Facebook. This is certainly understandable, as never before has technology allowed you to target niches of people online so quickly and easily. So, is there still a place in the marketing world for the barbarous relic that we call the postcard? Of course!

So, before Igo on, here’s my review: These look great and have me really excited about their potential uses. The annoying thing was that none of their postcard sizes (small, standard, or oversized) corresponded to the proportions of my design, so I had to take some off the top.

I chose a matte finish to make these postcards look vintage (the glossy finish would spoil that effect) and I chose small, 4×6 size so that they could fit in a standard frame. (more on that below)

You can cut the cost per piece in half pretty quickly if you are ordering a large number, but for my purposes I’m estimating their cost at about a quarter each, including shipping, as I’m only printing 50. Ok, I have these great cheap postcards, now let’s put them to use!

Vistaprint: People Like Holding Things Including Postcards, Dollar Bills, & Coupons (And Baby Bunnies)

Here we are in the 21st Century, but still not lost in a world of virtual reality, or even virtual currencies. Even though digital money makes more sense than costly paper and metal currency, we still use it. Not only that, but the value of gold and silver has risen steadily since the invention and popularity of the internet.

This is because there is still great value in things that are tangible. Even though a Google ad serves a valuable purpose, it is not tangible, and disappears into the ether the moment you click, or move on to a different page.You’d also think that with the wide-spread use of of smartphones we could stop chopping down trees to print coupons, right?

Nope, people use those annoying coupon mailers you get every month because they are tangible. You just can’t replace that quality. Try petting a photo of a baby bunny on your iPhone… See, it’s not the same as the real thing!

So, let’s see how we can use this old-fashioned marketing medium in today’s digital world.

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Vistaprint Postcards: Tack Them Up, Mail Them, or Hand Them Out

(Not to be confused with “smack it up, flip it, rub it down!” lyrics for “Do Me, Baby”) Since I’m only printing 50 postcards and investing about $15 here (including shipping), I can’t afford to festoon entire cities with my postcards. But, let’s see if I can make that meager $15 a good investment.

First, I’m going to tack one of these postcards on every free bulletin board in town. There’s one at Starbucks, the local library, pizza place, and hardware store, which happens to be next to a PetSmart. I figure a lot of people will see these postcards, so ideally the web address of my online store would be prominent on the front.

That may have been my first mistake, but I did print the back of the postcard for an extra $2.25 as well, (see below) prominently showing my URL. In this case, I figure if someone likes the design on my postcard enough to take it off the bulletin board and home with them, they are at least going to check out my website. At a cost of about a quarter per postcard (the same price I was paying for a click from Google) this isn’t a bad option.

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Idea: Consider framing & Selling The 4×6 or 5×7 Sized Vistaprint Postcards of Your Art, Designs, or Photos

The postcards I had printed through vistaprint.com are nice enough to frame, or sell on their own. There is no annoying Vistaprint logo on the back, (like Shutterfly has) so, as a customer these look more like “small prints” than “postcards. At a cost of a quarter each, you have nice room for a profit margin, even if you sell them for $1 each.

If you are at a trade show or event, you can frame one or more of these postcards, as they are a standard 4×6” size.

If you print your artwork on them, it’s almost like a little handbill like the ones they used to give out for concerts. Add a cheap black (wood?) 4×6” or 5×7” frame from your local Michael’s store, and the framed postcard might only be a total investment of $5 or so.

Their oversized postcards are at a 8×5 x 5.5 size, so while they are great as a “print”, framing them may be annoying at this non-standard size.

I’ll bet that as an artist or photographer you could easily resell a framed postcard of your art or photos for $10 each! I imagine if you are paying to have a little space as an artist in a market somewhere this is actually a pretty good option for selling your designs. Vistaprint lets you choose the finish of the postcards, so you can decide on matte or glossy during the design / checkout process.

If you don’t want to resell these postcards, then at least display one of the framed ones for people to look at.

A small “postcard” of your design(s) would be a welcome, low cost addition to any Etsy store as well. Maybe your full-size prints are $20, but these can be added to an order for $2 each. Or, have a lot of them printed, and sell them as “postcards” in groups of 6 or more.

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Idea: Vistaprint Postcards as Leave Behinds

(that’s my attention-grabbing back of the postcards; you know, like everyone rallying for Chairman Meow?) I have a framed poster up at a local coffee shop, so I’m going to leave about 20 of these postcards on the little table next to where my artwork hangs, along with some of Vistaprint’s free business cards coupon. This way, people interested in my poster can take something tangible home with them to check out the URL. We all have short attention spans, so with a business card or postcard they won’t forget to go checkout my shop.

Once again, the postcards are about a quarter each, so I feel good that at least 1 in 20-30 people who takes one will buy something from my site. Actually, the investment looks better on paper for the cheap or free business cards, (only 3 cents each) so I can leave a hundred of those behind and feel even better. If you want to leave a stack of postcards somewhere, I suggest printing many more than 50 to bring the price per piece down. Otherwise, at 20 cents each your return on investment may be too low. Here’s some postcard design ideas on Pinterest.

Be sure to use a coupons or promo code towards postcards!

Never place an order at vistaprint.com without looking for a good coupon or promotional link! There is currently an ongoing marketing sale on Vistaprint’s coupon page that applies a 25% discount towards any postcard order. There is also a site-wide promotion for new customers that offers 20% off + free shipping on postcards, on your first order. (free delivery requires a minimum order size)

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Vistaprint BANNERS Coupon + Here’s What I learned from Reviews

logo vistaprintVinyl banners from vistaprint.com: If you are looking to print custom signage of any kind, consider Vistaprint. They have become the most popular online printing service for small businesses and individuals because they are inexpensive and print quality products.

Here are coupons for vinyl banners for up to a 40% discount:


How to make a banner at vistaprint.com:

Vinyl Banners; they get the job done!

Whether you want to advertize your business or are just throwing a massive party, there’s nothing quite like a banner. These eye-catching, beautiful forms of signage are the best way to grab people’s attention and really and truly make a statement.

When you’re looking to get a banner printed and designed, though, you might not know where to begin. There are just so many different places out there that say they offer great services, but how can you know who to trust, eh? If you haven’t heard of Vistaprint before now, maybe it’s time that you did. Here’s what you need to know:

Reviews: what people are saying about Vistaprint banners:

Well, rather than simply tell you about the many Vistaprint banner options, we thought it’d be much better to take a look at what some of the customers had to say about it all. After all, there are just so many happily satisfied customers online that it would be ludicrous not to hear them out! They’ve tried and tested them and here’s what they think of the Vistaprint banners.
Affordable printing for everyone

Without a doubt, one of the biggest selling points of Vistaprint is the fact that their banners are so very affordable. It’s no big secret that printing can sometimes cost a real fortune. If that worries you, take a look at this review.

“I had two large banners made to promote my Company Name at an event. They were extremely well made. I priced these elsewhere and not only were they more expensive, but the shipping was outrageous. Vistaprint did an exceptional job at a reasonable price!” – Customer review from: Velanari

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Designing vinyl banners: Vistaprint makes it simple

One of the things that troubles people time and time again is how they can ‘create’ their banners. After all, you may very well not be an expert in this field.

Small business guide to designing effective banners and signage – inc.com

That means that you will need guidance along the way when it comes to making the piece look just right. Luckily, that’s where Vistaprint comes into things. They help customers to make a banner that suits their needs in mere minutes. Here’s what a very satisfied customer had to say:

“Tried to buy a banner locally but it was going to take too long, went on your website and was easily able to create the banner I was looking for and get it as quickly as I needed for a very affordable price.” – Customer review: 3mrb

Once on the site, you will see that there are a whole load of options! That means that you should have absolutely no problem when it comes to creating a banner that suits your needs. Nothing could be easier!

Pre-designed banner templates by theme

So, you’re not a graphic designer (and can’t afford to pay one), what do you do? Well, one of the biggest advantages of the Vistaprint service is that you can use a pre-designed template or theme. Rather than messing around for hours and, frankly, doing an amatuer job, you can access a whole bank of themes that are certain to be ideal for your needs.

“It was SO easy to customize from a pre-designed theme making them look professionally designed, I’m thrilled! They will be hung throughout our wedding weekend at all of our events – the classiest wedding in town!” – Customer review from: FarrellFoundNeimo

When you choose a theme, you can upload pretty much whatever you want and create a banner that is unique as you are. It’s well worth taking a look through the various templates that are available. Of course, you don’t want to miss out on the one that is sure to be perfect for your banner!

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Printed Banners: design rules to remember

Finally, when it comes to designing your banner with Vistaprint, there are some things that you need to remember. Designing banners needn’t be tricky; at least, not when you follow our help along the way. Here are the design rules that you have to know.

  • Choose eye-catching colors when designing signs or banners of any size
  • The bigger you make the banner, the better (Seriously!)
  • Upload high resolution images or the text / photos might be blurry
  • Preview and upload your banner design in the required color; CMYK or RGB. There may be an unexpected color shift if you don’t
  • Use one of Vistaprint’s banner templates to avoid unexpected cropping
  • Remember to contrast the tones for readability
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If you remember those three golden rules, you should have absolutely no problems whatsoever. Good luck creating the perfect banner!

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