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    Default Your Business Card

    I got asked by 5-10 people after my last gig for a business card, which I don't have. Therefore I'll be printing some this week.

    What's on your business card?

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    Bubba

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    I don't have music cards, but I have cards for my artwork. I have an image on one side and my info on the other. I list my name, number, email, and website. I also include a QR code that creates a vCard with all that info.

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    I use a web serviced called "Vistaprint". I designed the cards myself, included a photo, a phone number and an email address. I put a calendar on the back. The cards look great I think and the price was also reasonable. There are plenty of templates to choose from if you like and it is slightly cheaper if you don't import your own photos.
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    Default Re: Your Business Card

    I think a QR code is a very good idea these days, esp if you have a website. Which is, of course, a good idea also.

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    I have used Vistaprint for years and I have always managed to find one of their designs ( they have several with a saxophone or musical theme) to suit my needs and only once we (from a company I had back then) uploaded the logo and text ourselves.

    Vistaprint has often these “ offers” where you can get 250 visit cards for shipping costs alone +extras (and there is where you will be sending a bit of money).

    Last time I had a t-shirt made with my name and their logo on it. I have had also 500 address stickers made in the past they are useful too


    http://www.vistaprint.com/gallery/MA...av&xnid=bottom

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    Moo.com seems quite good, although I've never actually ordered anything from them ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Thomas View Post
    I think a QR code is a very good idea these days, esp if you have a website. Which is, of course, a good idea also.
    QR code - great idea!

    I was given a right ticking off one night by a punter who couldn't believe we didn't have any business cards, told us how unprofessional we were.:tsk:
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    Mine says:
    VantagePoint Realty
    Allen Halstead
    Associate Broker
    Licensed in XX & XX
    Phone: xxx-xxx-xxxx

    Oh there's that dry sarcastic humor popping up AGAIN!!!
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    Sop.... CB Vintage Reborn .... RPC .080...... Brancher gold Lig ....

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    + 1 moo.com

    That's who I use. Very good card stock, lots of options, and easy to print your own design or choose one of theirs.

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    Mine has a picture of me on the side, and then says:

    Name
    Indianapolis Saxophonist
    phone
    e-mail
    facebook.com/___

    I do not have a website or anything, so I just use the facebook profile link. I also used Vistaprint.

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    No fancy designs or anything...

    Just my name, phone number, email address, and instruments I play.

    After reading through the responses to this thread, I guess in my next batch from Vistaprint, I'll add website and probably move the instruments played to the back
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    I keep saying to myself that I should get cards, but cocktail napkins work fine, and don't just stay in someone's wallet unread.
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    Vista Print or Overnight Print are both online printers, good quality and cheap, cheap, cheap. My card has a picture of me (same pic as my avatar) on the front (full bleed) and has my name, instruments, cell # and email on the back. Mine were done several years ago through Overnight Print.
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    I played a freelance gig recently and someone came up and ask me for a card, they liked saxophone I guess. Anyway I don't have one but the piano player and bass player whipped their cards right out. I had to find a cocktail napkin like hakukani. They probably used it as toilet paper or to blow their nose.

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    Also used Vistaprint for the current batch. Name, address, phone & email on the frontside, plus "Saxophones" where you normally specify your job. There is a posterized sax player (me) on the low right corner.
    The back lists all 4 saxes and the 2 clarinets (Bb & Bass).
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    I have one, used GotPrint.com I find their businesscards are cheaper and better quality than Vistaprint (which I use for other things) used one of their stock sax images, but I don't use the email address I had printed on them very much, so I don't hand them out. Focusing more on my video business anyway., But check out Gotprint.com

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    Wow, I feel kind of low tech. I use a business card template in MS Word and Avery biz card paper. They make a good quality card stock that separates cleanly so you don't have those ratty looking edges like in the past.

    As far as content I have a nice saxophone graphic in the corner, with my name, phone, email and website address on the card.

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    VistaPrint, where I uploaded to their site a jpg of a promo pic of me in a tux. Shot from the mid-chest up, shows top of tenor sax. Dark background + tux superimposed with white letters with my name address, phone, email, and web site. Cost about $12 if I recall. Worth it, tho.

    Also, great that so many asked for your card! If even ONE person ever follows up and gives you a gig, it's worth it.
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    I just hand them my attorney business card... and in the long run, generally make more money that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumps View Post
    I just hand them my attorney business card... and in the long run, generally make more money that way.
    I did that, until I started getting some pretty awkward calls at work. Learned that lesson the hard way, and printed the saxophone cards. I keep both in my wallet.

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