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I've had some really (crap) old business cards for Lyrical Media for a while now, and a couple of weeks ago when I visited dConstruct I found myself with no cards to give anyone who I met. Whilst at dConstruct I heard great things about Moo.com, so I decided to give them a try!

Designing & Ordering

Moo do really great prices on "MiniCards" - which are basically small business cards. When I ordered my last set of cards from a local print company it cost me £70 and I had to have 1,000 of the bloody things. I think in a year and a half I only ever gave away about 30. Moo on the other hand, do 100 cards for £10 - which is a much better number and price point for me personally.

Another thing to note is that the 1,000 business cards from the local print company all had to be the exact same design. With Moo, every single card can be different!

So with that in mind I threw together a simple design based on the Lyrical Media tag line, and did 5 colour variations (right). I wanted them to be bright and vibrant colours, so that if you saw one lying around on a coffee table, you'd notice it and pick it up! I also included a small logo, and a url to a sneeze page which will (it's not up yet) show a simple custom page with pictures of the Moo cards and a heading of "It was nice to meet you".

The order process was one of the best I think I've ever had from a website; really simple, really easy, and really quick. You upload your designs, customise the back of the card, and that's it! You then get automated email updates telling you when your order has been received, printed, and dispatched. I also picked up a MiniCard Holder, which is a very funky little case that you can attach to your keyring.

Then it was time to play the waiting game.

Arrival & Unboxing

Today they arrived, which makes it about a week door-to-door, not bad at all! Here's the unboxing video:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IgsmxuKwu0

The Verdict

For £10 (update: there was a 15% discount going when I purchased, standard price is £12) these are pretty awesome, the quality is more than decent and I actually really like the size. The packaging in particular is also really nice, the box that the cards come in is hard plastic with the Moo logo set onto the front (the little droplet). Overall I'm really impressed, I'll definitely be ordering more when I run out - and the clever kids at Moo make that pretty simple too: Your order is saved and stored in your account, so re-ordering the same cards is a 1 click process. Win.

My only niggle is with the cutting, you can see from my mockups at the top right of this article that I left a decent amount of space around the edge of the designs - which I lost in the end product. However I think this is my own fault as I always forget to allow for bleed and trim margins when designing for print, so I can't really fault Moo here.

What Do You Think?

Love them? Hate them? Let me know in the comments. This was a totally unbiased review, no affiliate links or free products here - I really like what I got!