January 29, 2009

What a Find....

Somewhere on my travels I had stopped in an Interstate Welcome Center and picked up some small, glossy, bookmark-like discount cards. I filed the idea away for future advertising that also might work for jewelry enclosures.

Last week I got a bee in my bonnet about having something new and updated to hand out when I visited some of the Tucson Gem shows. I searched and looked at Moo cards, mini cards and various special order cards. Of course, I couldn't be satisfied with the standard layouts offered and wanted to apply my own twist to the cards. I was also impatient and wanted them right away, not in 4 to 6 weeks. Can you say, "immediate gratification"?

I found a California company offering what I thought was an outstanding deal. One hundred (100) 3" x 1.25" glossy cards for $18.99, free shipping and almost overnight delivery. On top of that those 100 cards could have 100 unique photos on the front side. Oh wow, I thought .... what a fun thing to hand out and use as inserts, but wait ..... what quality would such a hurry up print job be? And could they really get them to me in less than 7 days?

First off, their Customer Service answered my email about my non-standard request right away and offered to work with me outside the standard system. I emailed my already sized photos with my own text on them - 10 different photos plus my own graphics for the text on the reverse side. They promised I'd have them before I really thought I'd need them.

I can't say how pleased I was with my order from
The print quality exceeded my expectations and they are beautiful. You can see a few examples in the photos of what I got. Having spent most of my corporate working life in the printing industry, I'm hard to please with printed products. These small jewels of a card are just what I wanted and excellent color & print quality. I feel like I just got a whole new wardrobe. Now I have to think of other ways to use them.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:56 AM

    The cards look great!