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Kudos VistaPrint!

2004-05-17 22:48:11.003601+00 by meuon 3 comments

I'd used VistaPrint before and they had done well.. so after pricing GeekLabs full color cards with custom artwork locally, ($200 plus over a week as they job it out) I thought I'd see what VistaPrint could do. Although I had to use my WinXP/MSIE system to do the custom layout, they have an online text/graphics system that is perfect for doing business staionary design, and it worked very well. I uploaded logo graphics and did a custom text layout with a good selection of fonts and layout features (I used Courier and no features), but printed on the back as well.. Paid them just under $70 and got them in under a week via UPS. What was shocking is: they looked exactly like it displayed on the web when I ordered them. Kudos VistaPrint!

I'd like to have supported a local small printshop, but the difference in price and service capabilities (for a techno-literate customer) was staggering.

[ related topics: Language Graphics Heinlein Typography Graphic Design ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2004-05-18 15:03:47.57111+00 by: mkelley

I've been using The Print Shop in Fort O. and they have great prices on those type of things. I've seen some of the VP cards before and they're as good as anything.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-05-18 15:16:49.307708+00 by: Dan Lyke

Issue with VistaPrint: They apparently make me use freakin' IE[Wiki] to view their pages.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-05-18 22:14:40.873383+00 by: meuon

And although I had to use IE to do the advanced stuff.. it was so well done that I was impressed and forgive them this sin. Most of their stuff works find on my Mozilla.. just the advanced online GUI typesetting tools did not.