Five Best Business Card Printing Sites

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Five Best Business Card Printing Sites


Looking to do a little professional networking? A business card can help, but quotes from local printing places often seem pricey. Thankfully, there are plenty of sites that print high-quality custom business cards without busting your wallet in the process. Here’s a look at five of the best, based on your nominations.

Photo by Murat Ertürk.

Stuff to note: Many online business card sites offer free options, but that usually means some kind of watermark or advertisement on the card itself. Many of these operations are located outside Australia, but that doesn’t always mean a major delay in shipping times. Free offers and discount codes are frequent for business card sites, but check carefully — sometimes these codes don’t do quite what they describe.

VistaPrint


free cards as long as you pay shippingother codes

Moo


GotPrint


JukeBox


OvernightPrints


If you have a favourite card printing site that didn’t make the cut, tell us about it in the comments.

Comments

  • VistaPrint is junk, their free cards are as thin as paper and have their logo on it so everyone knows that you’re a two-bit “business” too cheap to pay for business cards, and they harvest the information you put in to sell to dodgy “business listing” sites.

    • Honestly what can you expect from free business cards?
      I cannot believe people still complain over something they get totally free.

      I tested several online printers myself, including Vistaprint, Moo and Overnight Prints
      My conclusion is this: Moo delivers the best quality, (and has the best customer service) but Moo does not justify the price. (as lutomes sais: $350 plus shipping for 1K cards is quite expensive)
      Both Vistaprint and Overnight prints deliver very good quality business cards if you consider their price. You will not get this price at any local print shop and infact i wonder how they are able to offer these low prices. If you want good quality at low prices and do not care for customer service much, go for Vistaprint/Overnight Prints. If you want good quality and service check with your local printer.

      • Haha free business cards! If you are looking for a good Australian printer you really can’t go past Space Print (spaceprint.com.au) for quality and customer service.

        I have tried a few of these printers that are listed as well as quite a few other Australian ones with varying results (Moo are great but the price and turnaround time is ridiculous). What it really comes down to for me is consistency. As a designer I have to trust what my clients are going to receive is going to be quality.

  • Keep in mind that Vistaprint (not sure about the others) use a smaller card size than your standard business card in Australia.

    Also, their gloss cards attract fingerprints/marks very easily.

  • I used Salt Print (saltprint.com.au) for both creation of a logo, business card design and printing – very happy with the results and not a bad price! Especially if you need help with making an awesome logo!

  • Since when could you ever describe Moo as “has decent pricing”?

    1k business cards is $350 plus shipping. The same thing from a normal vendor (like saltprint mentioned) would be under $200 delivered.

    • I got 500 from Vistaprint for $35 delivered….
      Yes it’s vistaprint, yes it’s not perfect, but my ones turned out awesome.
      Granted I designed them myself using the supplied photoshop templates, but still, for that price…
      I picked the best non glossy stock they had. The only problem was they turned out to be slightly shorter (in height) than normal Aus business cards, but I’m not sure if I just picked the wrong size or didn’t notice. Either way, they are “slim” and still look good and do the job. I couldn’t justify paying $200 + for the same thing. It might buy you piece of mind, but I had enough time to stuff around with it.

  • This looks like another copy and paste job from the states. Thats why some of them are not even close to good value. The only reason Vista appears is that they have an Australian site. Not sure where it gets printed but the link up there is the .com version which redirects locally. Do your homework and you will find heaps better printers locally.

    its also interesting how quickly lifehacker can forget: http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2012/10/when-daily-deals-coupons-go-bad/

    Vista Print has a pretty sketchy reputation online.

    • VistaPrint does have different URLs for special offers and the like. Unfortunately, with at least one of them, after selecting your purchases, you have to log in, and then you’re redirected to your usual site, where the discount doesn’t apply.

  • This looks more like 5 cheapest business card printing that may or may not be in Australia.
    If you’re serious about how your business card looks, please consult a designer, that’s their bread and butter.
    As for printing places locally, use Google and common sense. Always request a sample if possible, this gives you an indication of their quality.

  • Jukebox offers a card creator service (www.jukeboxprint.com/editor/business_cards.php), templates (www.jukeboxprint.com/freetemplate.php) and a design service (www.jukeboxprint.com/design/).

    Thanks anyway for this reference! I might try it (although delivery prices seem high outside of Canada; will have to double-check).

    • I second click business cards, I got 250 cards from them with blank backs for $7.50 with my own logo. This is something they offer for new customers with an abn. They express posted the cards and I got them that week.

    • Yep, I’ve used Click for a couple of years now. Based in Hornsby (NSW), they are reasonably priced as is their turn-around time. You can actually call them up and talk to someone if you need help. The interface for designing your own card looks a little 1990’s but actually gives you full control of every aspect of your design.

  • Mate, I can’t believe you missed Space Print, we had some cards done by them recently after receiving some rubbish cards from Vista. The quality was awesome and I found the prices better than a lot of the other sites I visited. Ask for some samples to see for yourself

    http://www.spaceprint.com.au

    • After reading the comments on here we decided to go with Space Print and we truly could not be happier, our business cards arrived very quickly and I have had nothing but compliments on them when handing them out, definitely will use them again and would recommend them to everyone!

  • I have used VistaPrint, GotPrint and a few others not in the review. The reason I tired a number of sites is because the customisation was poor. Even doing very simple tasks like moving a logo was difficult on most sites. I did read this review earlier in the year but had little to add except the above comments. However, last week I discovered the best site currently online;
    http://www.businesscardking.net
    It offered the best customisation, QR builder and $125 for 1,000 gloss laminated, colour both sides on 420gsm.

  • DO NOT use saltprint. Upon reading the recommendation in the above comments, I decided to place an order with Saltprint. READ THEIR TERMS – there are ridiculous fees for artwork resubmissions, editing & cancellation. Your $79 business cards will not cost you $79. I submitted artwork that I’ve used several times, when I received the proof they had shrunk the artwork to half of the business card, informing me that they could “fix” it for $25, or I could re-submit artwork for $29. I informed them I would like to cancel my order and go back to my usual printer, however I have now discovered that will cost me $55. After numerous phonecalls, I’m still yet to receive my partial refund. Very unhappy.

    • If you can supply your own artwork for printing, then our EC2 Business Cards are total $79 inc GST & delivery. If you need help with your artwork – from a minor change to a full design makeover, then yes fees from $25 will apply. We are happy to give lots of free design & printing advice both over the phone and email! 🙂

    • I recently ordered some flyers for one of my clients from Inkable. I DO NOT recommend Inkable for printing of flyers. It took over a month and then when we received the 10,000 flyers they were unusable. The ink was coming off the page and when I told them about this they said it was the couriers fault.

  • I will print you full colour two sided business cards, gloss or matt laminated on 350gsm. 250 for $110, 500 for $122 and 1000 for $139. Prices include all prepress work, GST and delivery to anywhere in Australia. check out my website balzartgraphics.com.au

  • I received my vistaprint cards even at premium paper the paper is junk, I had a black and grey letters you can see cards bleed and looks like standard laser print on bad paper….even the cards are not cut at 90 degrees…..don’t go to them life hacks don’t record the pls

  • I use our local printers, Adelphi Design and Print. They did a great job with our business cards plus they support and sponsor so much in our local community. They seem to be well priced so I’m happy to support a local business who gives back

  • Very nice article and comments, concerning me, I am using a free tool named mysmart-card from http://www.mysmart-card.com
    It is a free digital card that you can send via sms or email to your contacts and which holds on your info and your videos, pictures, playlists, documents ( office and pdf).
    It is so easy to use, after the registration, in your control panel you fill your info, upload your portfolio or youtube links.
    Then you download the free app ( Apple and Android), when you meet a contact
    you send it to him, I will be able to download your info to his smartphone, to live view your content and to share it with his contacts.

    It is free and far more useful than what vistaprint is providing.

  • I would definitely recommend checking out http://businesswithcards.com.au/ They have a free online design tool but the quality of the printing is very high and they also offer premium design services and other printing services. You can also get some great unique business cards, such as magnets and wooden cards!

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