It’s been a while since I posted anything so I thought I’d share a sneak peak of some characters from the card game I’m working on.
My Lego Minifigure collection has got a little out of hand recently, so I’ve decided to stop buying them! I am still waiting on two more display bricks, though. One red and one blue, should look awesome when they’re assembled.
The first picture here is of my new business cards. The photo isn’t perfect, but if it was you could see that the text and logo are spot varnished, and obviously the corners are nicely rounded. These were printed by Overnight Prints, and they did a really great job. The colours are crisp, bold and smooth and everything looks how it should. They are printed using offset lithography, a process I recommend seeking when getting cards printed as the quality is much better. The price was also very reasonable, even with the extras like spot varnish and rounded corners. They are printed on 350g/sm card stock, so feel nice and stiff (no laughing please) and durable.
The second photo is the previous batch of cards I ordered from Vistaprint. I have received a refund for these cards now as the quality was very poor. Admittedly they were cheap, and came with quite a nice card holder, but I literally could have done better myself with my home printer and a craft knife. These are digitally printed, and the colours are weak and a little bit blotchy. Some cards are also a slightly different colour from the rest. Worst of all though, these cards seem to have been cut without a bleed. For those who aren’t familiar with printing, a bleed is where you print a larger area than is necessary and then cut the desired size from within the print. This ensures the colour/image goes all the way to the edge of the card even if there is a slight margin of error in the cutting. The white line you can see along the bottom edge of the cards would not be there if there had been a bleed.
I’ve posted this just to show a little bit about what to look for when getting stationary like this printed, and to warn people against getting seduced by very cheap printing companies. After all, when you give someone your business card you want it to reflect the quality of service you can provide.
- You can always see through the hedge walls.
- They’re normally so busy you almost have to queue your way through the maze.
- Some prick always tells you where a dead end is, defeating the whole point.
- The centre of the maze is normally a crushing disappointment ie. just a bench.
- You have to pay for the experience.