So, this weekend I got my new personal business cards. And while I don’t really need personal cards, I just became too darn enamored with a new little card design from the English company Moo to go without them. Moo is basically a print service that allows you to create the mini business cards, sticker books or note cards all from your existing images. You can upload images directly to Moo or link many online accounts to them, including Flickr. And, the best part is that each one of your 100, 28x70mm cards can have an entirely different image on it!
I first saw the mini cards while at Typecon, and fell in love right away. While I was recently on my honeymoon in Hawaii I specifically took a variety of images that I thought would look good on the back of a card. When I got home, I loaded all of the images onto my MacBook Pro, cataloged them in Portfolio and got to sorting. I keyworded about 60 images with the keyword “moo” and then used a smart gallery to find all of the images with that keyword.
I then used the collect command to make copies of the images in a folder on my desktop. I then uploaded the files to Moo, and wham-bam one week later I’ve got cards!
The cards are printed on good stock, and are matte-laminated for smoothness. If I had any complaints it was that some of my images turned out a bit more dull than I had expected. They didn’t “pop” as they had done on my computer screen. They could also use a better variety of font selections for the text on the back. Yet, all in all, I’m a very happy customer. 100 cards for 20 bucks, not bad at all. Thanks Moo!
Oh, and there’s even a Flickr pool of what people are doing with their Moo cards. Check it out.