Wednesday, 30 January 2013

GIVEAWAY // Instant Print Business Cards


I recently received 1000 matt business cards from Instant Print, and am thrilled with the result. I decided on a simple design, showcasing a gorgeous illustration of myself, by my pal Gem. I felt a little uncomfortable -  vain, perhaps, using a picture of myself, so thought this was a nice way to go. 
The quality is fantastic, they're sturdy, and comparable to the obvious business card seller, Moo. 

The only thing I prefer Moo for here, is that you can add a few designs - And for someone like Dan, who is a photographer, having one design can be a bit boring. Dan asks potential clients to 'pick a card, any card,' which is cheesy as hell, I know, but at least they get to take their own choice of his work home with them.
Another thing is, I received a couple of random business cards of unknown companies within my packs - I'm not actually sure if this is a mistake or a purposeful way of advertising? No big deal, either way!


The biggest deal breaker for me though, is price. For 1000 of the best quality cards, printed within 2 days costs £233 from Moo, including delivery. From Instant Print, the same costs just £44. Wowsers.
Because of that, we've also ordered some lovely leaflets to showcase Dan's wedding photography, and are just waiting for them to arrive! 
Whilst doing this, we had to email Instant Print a few times to clarify templates and such. The replies were polite enough - But somewhat lacking in personality, and a little bit blunt, which is a shame. Saying that, everything got sorted out promptly and we're more than happy!

Giveaway //

So, Instant Print have kindly offered 4 sets of 1000 business cards to giveaway to you lovely lot. 
There will be 4 winners, and you will each win 1000 business cards - You'll need to create your design and email your details to Instant Print. Don't worry, I'll give you every thing you need when the winners are chosen at random.

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Good Luck! 

S xx

ETA: We did indeed get the leaflets, 500 for £160. The sample pack showed amazing, laser print quality - However, we received our own design in inkjet. We've had enough experience with printers to notice the difference, and we're a little worried that other people might not! Inkjet is far inferior in quality, and a lot cheaper to produce, so its a little naughty to send out samples in amazing laser quality and then sell purchased products in an entirely different quality. We're in the process of sorting this out, wish us luck!

39 comments:

  1. Well i'm getting more and more into my poetry performances so it would definitely go towards that! :D

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  2. I would love to win this for my blog. I've only been blogging a month, but I think this would be a brilliant way to promote my blog and make me smile at the same time :) xx

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  3. Love to use these for my blog, and maybe give them to people at events and stuff :)

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  4. I would use the business cards for myself...I'm a licensed Esthetician and makeup artist!

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  5. That's a fab idea for a giveaway as it gives fellow bloggers a chance to expand their network! I would absolutely love to get some business cards as I really want my blog to grow a lot this year! I have recently set up a facebook page for my blog and would love to hand out cards to those who I meet around the place!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    www.irdbeauty.com xx

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  6. I would love to use the business cards for myself as an Artist/makeup artist.

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  7. They'd definitely be for my blog when I attend blog events :) xx

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  8. I'd love to use them for my blog! : D yours look so good! Xx

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  9. I love the illustration!

    I'm a photographer and blogger and would love to win this :)

    Natasha Leigh x

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  10. They look so professional! I love the drawing :) xx

    Elise Dopson xo

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  11. Ooooh, I love your design, these just look amazing

    Please come and check out my latest post if you have a few minutes spare :)

    www.fragile-bird.blogspot.co.uk

    Helen

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  12. my business selling hand painted false nails www.katsnailartdesigns.weebly.com

    katrina day-reilly

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  13. i would use them for my blog, really need to get some business cards for it :)
    such a lovely giveaway xx

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  14. I run a tshirt printing business from home these would be perfect for promoting.

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  15. What a lovely giveaway! :)
    I would use them to advertise my blog!
    @floraldanielle
    x

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  16. I am actually in desperate need of some more bcards for my makeup business! I stupidly ordered some a while ago just BEFORE I made a website for myself...so now I have a bunch of cards without my web address on rendering them useless.

    So if I won I would definately use them for makeup!!

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  17. These are fab! I've been meaning to order business cards for months but I'm so lazy!
    I'd use these for my blog :)
    Ashleigh x

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  18. I love this design, I've been meaning to get some business cards x

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  19. Brilliant idea! I'd use them to promote my blog an hand them out around uni, lovely blog too :)

    zoejohn.blogspot.com

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  20. I would like to enter but I can't follow you via GFC... my stupid google account has been giving me an "error 404 not found" for the longest time! :(

    phdfashionista.blogspot.com

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  21. I love yours - I got some too but I didn't think to order double sided! I wish I'd realised we were able to do this, I just got given the template and I assumed I could only submit one design, I think mine look a bit rubbish compared to everyone else's! :) Thankyou for putting an honest review of the process though, I think it's really good that you did that. xo

    Rosie | A Rosie Outlook

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  22. What a great prize, i was thinking of getting business cards soon to promote my blog as it has only been up and running for less than 4 weeks. BTW have you entered my giveaway? It's only open until SUnday so hope you get in on it xx
    Angela x

    http://british-bargains-and-beauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. i would use them for my blog, i've been looking at business cards for ages so this is the perfect prize!
    x

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  24. I would drop them in coffee shops when I wander about, totally shamelessly promoting my blog.

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  25. Mainly for Britmums conference, but otherwise, just handing out to people I know and at NCT events etc

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  26. these buisness cards are adorable, id love to use them to take to like fashiony events and give them to people if they ever ask about my blog, it would be a good way to get more people reading :-) xxx

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  27. I would use my business cards for my blog and youtube channel xx

    http://lizlovesmakupx3.blogspot.com

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  28. I would love to win this. Your business cards look beautiful.

    I'm a new follower. The name of your blog caught my eye, reminds me of the We the kings song. :)

    www.whenflowersfall.co.uk

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  29. These business cards look great - I'd probably use them for my blog :)
    purpleeerose.com
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  30. I'm always trying to build up followers on my blog - 9 away from 100! 'Jessica in your ear' is a bit of a mouthful, so business cards would help me a lot!

    Love the illustration on yours btw
    xx

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  31. My blog!
    http://golddustk.blogspot.co.uk/
    x

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  32. Such a great give-away idea! Would be really helpful for the winner :) I would use them for my blog to do street styles, to hand out to people xx

    Love it! Love your blog anytime, anyway!
    Tolly x
    tollydollyposhfashion.com

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  34. Captivating...design is unique and shades are going well with it making it more adorable...

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  35. Beautiful illustration! That was an amazing idea to put a self-portrait on your business card. I also love your pale pink background; it gives contrast to the illustration and to the front.

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  36. After discussion and presentation or upon meeting new clients. Cards in order for your embossed business cards to be Core useful see to it that your cards has a space at the back where you can write brief details about the period of your interest.

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