To print my first ever business cards I choose Moo. I fell in love with the brand as soon as I’ve landed on their website. The way they display their options and give us inspiration through their different product photography is just spot-on. I’m still impressed that you’re able to order a free sample book, which for me was super important to be able to touch and feel the range of papers and finishes before the commitment. Although I wasn’t sure at first, now I think business cards are still something to consider when choosing your promotional piece because:
It shows that you’re serious about your business
It always has been and still is a professional way to make a good first impression. If you can justify and invest in printing yours, you will be surprised by the fact that it can be a conversation starter and shows that your designs/illustrations are not a hobby but in fact a business.
It's a showroom for your work and creativity
Take total advantage of the fact that most printers today can print a different design on the back of each card. This is a great way to show your work (like a portfolio in your pocket) in any situation.
You can network without the awkwardness
I know this one might be debatable, but often when I go to trade shows or events I notice I try to make the effort to be present and focus on the person I’m chatting with and end up not using too much my phone. Maybe it's just me, but it feels rude shoving your Instagram feed into another person’s face. For me handing one of my cards is a pleasant surprise and a friendly way to say ‘by the way if you are interested in seeing more of my work here is my website’.