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Business cards are, to some degree, a remnant of a bygone era. But a flashy business card is a great way to make a lasting impression. For example, the infamous hacker Kevin Mitnick's business card is mode of metal and can be pulled apart to make a lock picking tool. And while that might be outside most people's budget, a professional looking card, designed with a bit of flair, can help people remember you when you next meet.

The good news is you don't have to pay a designer a fortune to create one as 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.

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Handing someone your business card does not mean you will be added to their contacts. After all, digital contacts are available on every device, which makes it easy for others to get in touch with you. Here's how to go beyond paper cards and get into someone's real contacts list.

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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.

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Business cards have long been the way we've shared our professional contact information with others, but thanks to the internet and smartphone apps their importance is dying out. It may be time to let go of the printed business card and put our focus on newer, more relevant tools.

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Android: Today's update to Google Goggles brings improved business card recognition to the search-by-photo app, streamlining the process of converting a colleague's business card into a digital contact. Goggles had biz card recognition previously, but it has gotten much better at turning cards to contacts since we first mentioned the feature.

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Business cards are meant to be a statement as much as a means for people to get in touch with you. Author and publisher CJ Chilvers recommends using blank business cards to personalise on demand, creating a more powerful and unique impression.

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Android: You go to a conference, you get about 40 business cards, and, well, maybe you remember to go through each and every one and add their details to your contacts. Or you fire up CamCard on Android, snap a picture, and have its text quickly transcribed and entered into your contacts.