Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Todd Arena has Joined PrintBusinessCards.com

Todd Arena, a full time graphic designer, has joined the Featured Artist Community at PrintBusinessCards.com. Todd has a fantastic array of business card templates in his portfolio! We are thrilled that he has joined our talented group of artists. Please visit Todd's page on our site today and check out all of his great templates!

Purchase the Artwork from Your Business Card!

Not only do you have the ability to purchase high quality, professionally designed business cards from PrintBusinessCards.com, but you can purchase the high resolution artwork used on your business card too!

Why would you want to buy the additional use image rights and the high resolution image file? Here are a few good reasons:

• Use the artwork on your website
• Create additional promotional products for your business based on the image (posters, brochures, sales flyers, etc.).
• Create letterhead, envelopes, and other business tools that match up with your business card. This will create a cohesive professional marketing package for your business, increasing the overall quality presentation of your business.
• Product Packaging
• Film and Video Presentations
• Commercials and Advertising Needs

By purchasing the high resolution image file and the additional use image rights, you give yourself the option to create a cohesive marketing and advertising program for your business. It’s a small expense that has the possibility of reaping big rewards for your company!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Valik Rudd has joined PrintBusinessCards.com!

PrintBusinessCards.com is pleased to announce that Valik Rudd is the newest member of the Featured Artist Community! Valik is a full time web designer. He owns his own web design company, New Media Consulting.

New Media Consulting offers consulting, marketing design and programming services at affordable rates. I am also involved in logo design for many businesses as well. Whether it is a new product logo or a completely new business logo design package, I am able to create quality, professional logos that create great brand recognition for my clients.

Valik's professionally designed card templates are an excellent choice for any business. Check out his business card portfolio here.

Friday, July 11, 2008

66,048 Business Cards and Lots of Spare Time

I came across this article recently and thought it was worth sharing here. If you ever find yourself looking at over 66,000 business cards and have a spare 600 or so hours of free time, you might want to make your own Menger Sponge. Check it out and read the entire article at Mental Floss. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Over 11000 Templates and Growing!

The Featured Artist Community at PrintBusinessCards.com is simply awesome! They have now created over 11000 fantastic business card templates. We are constantly adding new templates and new categories to better serve our customers. Come take a look for yourself! You will be amazed at the high quality, professional designs submitted by our hard working artists!

Missouri Photographer Randy McKown has joined PrintBusinessCards.com!

Hailing from the Kansas City, MO area, well known photographer Randy McKown has joined the Featured Artist Community at PrintBusinessCards.com. With over 20 years of photography under his belt, Randy has an incredibly diverse range of business card templates. Be sure to check out all of his great designs on his Featured Artist Page. Randy and his wife also own and operate their own studio, New Image Photography, located in a historic train depot.

PrintBusinessCards.com is thrilled to have Randy join our expert team of artists. We look forward to more exciting designs from Randy in time! Randy is also available for custom design work. Please feel free to contact him through his company's website.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Celebrate America on Your Business Cards!

July 4th is less than a month away! Show your pride in the USA by designing a patriotic business card for your business or personal use. Our Featured Artist Community has put together an impressive collection of patriotic themed business cards. We have many excellent card templates displaying Old Glory. What an awesome way to show your love of your country!

Celebrate the stars and stripes with a new business card! Order today from PrintBusinessCards.com and we will have your cards to you quickly so that you can hand them out before Independence Day!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

EasyDoesIt is the Latest Member of the Featured Artists Community

PrintBusinessCards.com is pleased to announce that EasyDoesIt has joined the ranks of the Featured Artists Community. EasyDoesIt is an award winning freelance illustrator who mainly focuses his attention on video games, publishing and advertising. He has been credited in the design of over 11 video games. To learn more about EasyDoesIt's art, please visit his featured artist page. Be sure to check out all of his great looking templates too. EasyDoesIt's templates are perfect for the creation of any professional or personal business card. His backgrounds and textures are visually stunning and will make a great business card!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Television Commercial for PrintBusinessCards.com

(Drumroll...) Here's the commercial that is running in the San Diego area for PrintBusinessCards.com. A big thank you to the artists who gave us permission to use their templates in the commercial. For those of you we contacted who don't see your templates...we're sorry. We gave the producers all of the templates and they selected the ones you see in the advertisement.

Hopefully we'll do this again in the near future and be able to showcase even more of the great templates supplied by all of our artists. You all are awesome!

Monday, May 12, 2008

My Card's Better than Your Card!

I had a friend tell me about this movie clip. I thought I'd share it with everyone. Just a funny bit about business cards...enjoy!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

New Topics Added to the Marketing Library

Last month we announced that PrintBusinessCards.com was building a public Marketing Library. As a follow up, we wanted to let you know that there are now many new, informative pages published there. Here are some of the topics covered so far:

* Business to Business Marketing
* Creative Ideas
* Direct Marketing
* Direct Selling
* Effective Signage
* General Marketing
* Internet Marketing
* Job Hunting and Hiring Tips
* Marketing Books and Education
* Professional Marketing Help
* Promotional Marketing
* Technology and Marketing

Please feel free to visit the site and read about these various marketing topics. Make sure you check back often too. Currently, there are more than 20 additional topics ready to be published on their site. If you have an idea for a topic that you would like them to cover, please feel free to leave a comment here. We'll make sure it gets covered!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Sophie Martin is Now a Featured Artist!

Sophie Martin is now a part of the Featured Artists Community at PrintBusinessCard.com!

"I live in France, sometimes in Paris and sometimes in the south of France. I’m a freelancer dividing my time between photography, design and scouting locations for television and movies. As a locations finder I’m lucky enough to discover, visit, and photograph some beautiful scenes. I enjoy shooting with natural light; I also love to create digital concepts with Photoshop, or adding some effect to my original image."

Sophie has many exciting new card designs. Please take a moment to look through her professionally designed business cards.

Thanks for joining our community Sophie! We look forward to watching your sales increase as people begin to purchase your work.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Traveling to Asia? Don't forget your Business Cards!

I found a great article today about business cards. If you are going to be traveling abroad for business, especially to Asia, you should pay close attention to this article and its suggestions. Check out the full article here. Let me know your thoughts about it. I'd also like to hear from 'seasoned travelers' who have made visits to Asian countries and had experiences with business cards there. Thanks!

Our Newest Featured Artist is Mark Javer!

PrintBusinessCards.com is pleased to announce that Mark Javer has joined its Featured Artists Community. Mark has over 30 years of photography experience! He has created some excellent card templates. Please take a moment and check out all of his great designs by clicking here. Also, please visit Mark's own website at www.360photostock.com. He has some fantastic galleries there!

We are excited about Mark's decision to join our community. We look forward to participating in his success on our site! Thanks Mark!

Friday, March 28, 2008

New Marketing Library being Built at PrintBusinessCards.com

PrintBusinessCards.com is in the process of building a new marketing library. With it, we hope to offer insight and tips on a host of marketing sectors. Whether you are a small business owner, large business owner, manager, just someone interested in marketing, or you are thinking of opening your own business, there is something here for you. Anytime you can read through an article or discussion on a particular topic and take away a nugget of information useful to your situation...it should be considered a success!

We are confident that the materials and topics we delve into here will ultimately be of use to you and your business ventures. Since we are involved with so many business owners and company leaders through our own marketing and products (business cards), we thought it would be helpful to us and everyone else to create a library on many of the popular marketing topics out there.

Check this Area Frequently for New Topics!

This is an area of our website that will always be under constant development. We will continue to add pages on marketing related topics and refine our information here. So, please check back often! We hope you enjoy this addition to our website. If you have an idea or marketing principle that you would like us to explore, please contact us at support@cardadmin.com with your request.

New Categories added to PrintBusinessCards.com

PrintBusinessCards.com has been busy creating new card categories on their site. Below is a list of newly published categories for business cards:

Preschool and Daycare

Martial Arts
Towing and Wrecker Services

The amount of cards and categories available at PrintBusinessCards.com keeps growing every month! Do you have a suggestion for a particular category or card to offer? Let us know! Leave a comment here in the blog and we'll get on the job!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Business Card Etiquette

1. Cards should be clean, accurate, and easy to read. Remember, they represent you. Correcting info on your cards yourself is just plain tacky.
2. When given a card by someone else, treat it with respect, remember it represents them. Act as if it is important to you.
3. Read the card when it is handed to you, that way you can ask any questions immediately if they arise.
4. Keep the card out so you can discreetly refer to it if you forget a name.
5. Wait until an appropriate time to give your card out.
6. It is inappropriate to include business cards with thank you notes, congratulations, personal letters and notes.
7. Likewise do not hand them out in uncomfortable situations. Funerals, doctor's appointments, and other serious events are not the time for marketing.
8. Never be stingy with your cards, even if you are running out.

College Grads! Start your Career Search with a Business Card

It's that time of year. College graduates everywhere are hitting the job market looking for that first job in their career field. A business card is a great tool for college graduates interviewing for a new job. Potential employers will know you mean business when they see you've already invested in yourself. Take a few minutes to carefully think about the way you want to present and promote yourself and your abilities. While building your business card, treat it as a "mini-resume". Use the front of the card to list your name and contact information. Then, use the back of the card to promote your credentials, degrees, professional abilities, etc.

Creating a business card that accurately portrays your abilities to a potential employer may pay big dividends down the line. A great looking, professionally designed business card will assist you in making a good first impression. Potential employers will appreciate having your contact information at hand when they are ready to call you with your formal job offer!

If you are interested in creating a great looking, professionally designed and printed business card, go to PrintBusinessCards.com. With over 10,000 templates, we are confident that we can meet your business card needs!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Attention Landscaping and Lawn Maintenance Companies!

Looking for a fresh way to start off the new season? Order a new, custom business card for your landscaping or lawn maintenance business. At PrintBusinessCards.com, we have many excellent business card templates designed by our Featured Artist Community that are perfect for your business!

Check them out today by clicking here. Need your cards quick? We offer an incredible turnaround time. Generally, you will have your cards within 3 business days after ordering! Incredible!

With Spring just around the corner now is the best time to create a new landscaping or lawn maintenance business card. Give them out to all of your regular customers and let them be your 'business evangelists'! The best form of advertising is referrals. Make it even better when one of your customers can hand someone one of your business cards along with a great referral!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Anath Hanit brings her Artwork to PrintBusinessCards.com!

PrintBusinessCards.com is pleased to announce that Anath Hanit is now a part of the Featured Artists Community. Anath is a painter, illustrator, and graphic designer from Israel. Her work has been featured in galleries throughout Europe and Israel for over 20 years. We are sure you will find her business card designs appealing for personal calling cards and professional business cards as well. Take a moment and visit Anath's Featured Artist page and check out all of her fantastic designs. Thanks for being a part of our community Anath!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

10,000 Templates!

The Featured Artists Community at PrintBusinessCards.com has created over 10,000 high quality business card templates! We are very proud of our community and the hard work they have invested in creating such an incredible collection of professional business card templates! A big thank you goes out to all of our wonderful artists! PrintBusinessCards.com has the best group of artists, photographers, illustrators, and designers anywhere on the Internet!

**If you are interested in joining our wonderful team of Featured Artists, please click here.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

New Card Categories at PrintBusinessCards.com

There have been many new categories added to PrintBusinessCards.com recently. Please take a moment and check out the awesome new templates featured on the following pages!

Winter Sports
Ice Cream

This is only a sampling of the new content available on PrintBusinessCards.com. Keep watching though...new pages are being added all the time!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

New Artists needed at PrintBusinessCards.com

Color Card Administrator, Inc (CCA) is looking to build a community of Featured Artists on its main website, www.PrintBusinessCards.com, who will be rewarded for the use of their images on business cards. This site does not compete with any site on which you currently display your artwork. The benefits of our community include monetary compensation each time a customer chooses one of your images, regular contests, a Featured Artists page containing a profile of your creative design, and a network between fellow artists, as well as artists and customers. We envision this as a nice exchange: a way for us to build our community, while allowing you to market your artwork through our website.

Your Portfolio

In order to be a featured artist you will need to be proficient in Photoshop and provide a minimum of 25 business card templates. You will manage your online portfolio by adding or removing templates as you choose. The only restrictions we place on your portfolio are that we do not allow nudity and recognizable photos of faces. We provide you with a list of the most frequently searched terms on our site, as well as an artist profile page, featuring your images, a biography that includes information about your work, and links to your personal website. Potential customers can view the images there and select them for their business cards.

An article will be published in our blog about you too. We will also place a link to your website in our Favorite links section as well. Many of our artists have seen a significant increase in web traffic on their own websites as a result of the links placed on our blog and the links on your Featured Artists page on our main website.

Your Rewards

The artist is paid a flat rate of $5.00 USD for the purchase of a card with his/her image (for more details on how this works, please read through the Content License Agreement and the Content Provider Fee and Payment Agreement on our site). When a customer would to like to use your image on anything else beyond business cards (brochures, letterhead, promotional materials, etc.), they will be advised to contact you directly to negotiate fees and rights to your images. We may also send your images out as a supplemental update to the templates in our Easy Card Designer Catalog, which is placed in various retail stores throughout the USA.

We will regularly have contests for cash and for recognition on our homepage. These contests are listed in the ‘For Artists Only’ Forum section, which you will be able to access once you register.

Your Forum

The Artist Forum gives you a chance to share techniques and ideas with other featured designers, and learn about different genres, etc. It also gives you an additional place to be contacted by customers who are interested in discussing work with you or the rights to your images. We look forward to this area developing and becoming a community that you enjoy.

In all, we are attempting to create unique, professional looking business cards that have widespread appeal. If you have images you’d like to share, please visit our artist sign up page.

Thank you for your time. Please feel free to contact Tim McWhorter, our Community Development Manager if you have any questions (his email address is available on the sign up page on our site).

The “Other Side” of your Business Card

When designing your business card, don’t forget about the back of your card. The back of your business card can be used to convey additional important information about you, your company, or your services.

PrintBusinessCards.com has created many different backers that may be chosen for the back side of your business cards. Feel free to choose one of them or create your own customized message on the back of your card. Whatever choice you make, you can rest assured that a business card from PrintBusinessCards.com is sure to get you noticed!

Monday, February 4, 2008

PrintBusinessCards.com featured in Web Design Article

Recently PrintBusinessCards.com was included in an article on the Web Design Ideas Blog. PrintBusinessCards.com and The Art of Business Cards were both mentioned and reviewed in an article discussing the importance of combining three critical web design components (design, function, and content).

The article touted PrintBusinessCards.com's success at combining these three components. So...go check out the full article! Wander around the entire Web Design Ideas site as well, you'll find some good stuff there!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Be Proud of Your State

Are you proud of where you live? PrintBusinessCards.com has an entire line of business cards developed for every state in the U.S.! Whether you just want to show your devotion to your home state or you are a state employee, these cards are a great choice! They are also a great choice for companies who specialize in state tourism or consumer goods manufacturing that is associated with a particular state (Vermont Maple Syrup for example). Check out all of the various state cards at PrintBusinessCards.com. We know you’ll like what you see!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Your Company's Information is Secure with Us

will never sell your contact information. We are not a data collection company. We print business cards. It's that simple for us. Free or cheap business cards usually come with a hidden, unknown price--the sale of the contact information for all of your employees. Unfortunately this problem is happening more and more frequently. Please read our Privacy Policy which specifically outlines our stance. We will never sell your information. In addition to this peace of mind, we also offer our 100% satisfaction guarantee. This means we will reprint your cards at no charge if you are not completely satisfied.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Upload your Current Card to be Printed

At PrintBusinessCards.com, we understand that an overwhelming majority of businesses have spent painstaking time and money to create a business card that reflects their image. If you have already created a business card for your company, use our upload system to send us your card to be printed. We will then place it for you in our online management system for easy reordering.

Whether you are creating a new business card or looking for a company to manage your current business cards, the finished product will reflect quality. We do not use copiers or inkjet printers to create your card. We print your card on one of our high quality offset presses. From the quality of our artwork (Ad agency or better), to the heavy stock papers and the offset printing presses...your card reflects quality at every level.