I love business cards. Not the standard, black and white ones (like mine). I like unique, cool, custom business cards.
Phil, “the relationship geek,” is making it great with cool business cards. He was lucky enough to beta test Show Off Business Cards’ newest product: Show Off Cards Lite. You’ve got to check out the cool cards he got in return.
Show Off Cards’ primary product converts the standard, boring business card into something very cool. You become an action figure! They take your face, put it in some action scene (that meshes with your business), and then have it professionally illustrated.
The original cards are pretty expensive. You get 1000 cards for $499. That’s 50 cents per card. But if it actually gets you noticed and remembered, it’s a well-invested 50 cents.
The “Lite” version of these business cards are cooler, in my opinion. The company takes a picture of you and has an artist turn it into a vector illustration. It’s sort-of cartooney, but still very tasteful. The front of these custom business cards show the illustration in full color. The back has your contact info and the illustration as a watermark image. The “Lite” business cards only cost $199 for 500. That’s not bad at all.
Make your own custom business cards
These cool cards got me thinking. You could easily make your own unique cards. There are lots of ways to take a digital picture of yourself and turn it into a neat graphic, looking like a vector, a sketch, or some other effect. Then you could put the altered image on your business card, instead of the standard suit headshot.
Man, I’m going to lobby my employer to let me do this. Although, I don’t think we get our faces on our cards. That stinks. Maybe I can pay extra for it.
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