In recent times I’ve been seeing plenty of chatter on the tubes about personal branding and a whole heap of people buying into the whole personal business card thing. More specifically, everyone has been talking about Moo Business Cards and their smaller brothers, Moo MiniCards.
I’ve had personal mini-cards before and had them printed from a traditional bricks and mortar printer. The cost was phenomenal because the size I chose was non-standard and I had to do a run of 250 cards! Now, I like to hand out cards as much as the next person, but I’m no master-networker so I really have never needed that many cards. Enter moo.com
Moo.com allows you to design your own double-sided cards from scratch with the main premise being that you place a photo/image on one side and a text component on the other. In practice, you can customise these cards further by placing images on both sides which essentially allows the keen designer to place mixtures of text and images on both sides of the card in a completely bespoke manner.
Me, I stuck to the recommended method of designing cards and uploaded 100 different photos cropped to their specifications and placed my contact details on the back. The result? An impressive display of all my photos with my contact details on the back. I couldn’t be more chuffed! Next time I might get a bit more creative with the text side of the card and pre-design it in a graphics program and then upload it as an image instead of using their inhouse feature. Their text feature is good, but it is limited in fonts and positioning. Not a big deal for most.
The last point of note is that the packaging is so brilliant that you cannot help but fall in love with them. Everything is so slick and doesn’t attempt to cut any corners. The whole thing makes you feel like you’re getting a premium product at a discounted price. You feel special!
So with that said, I recommend them highly!
5 replies on “Moo MiniCards Make Me Feel Special”
Ohhh, I LOVE MOO minicards too! I just received ours yesterday. We also use our own 100 pictures, and it’s very nice to have our own camera works printed like this. Do you have your 100 pics uploaded somewhere? I would love to see them! Mine is uploaded in “100 of the World” photo album in my Facebook fan page. It’s http://tinyurl.com/VQonFB
Check it out 😀
I agree that it’s brilliant to have your works printed like this. Normal photos are too big and don’t have any real purpose for other people when printed. At least with these, people can appreciate your photos whilst trying to remember your email address! I hadn’t put my pics up until just now… http://tinyurl.com/2du7697
Oh, I forgot to mention: Thanks so much for the discount code!
Spot on: they do make you feel special! We had a batch printed up before our RTW trip, and handed them out along the way. People had fun picking ones they liked, and I thought it made us more memorable. Even locals we met often were excited to take a mini postcard (our were printed with images from our travels in the US).
Can’t wait to print up another set from with our trip photos!