Thursday, October 22, 2009

Mini Moo Mosaic Cards Are Here!



This last month I ordered a pack of mini-moo business cards for my mosaic life. They came this week and I am pretty pleased with them. I thought they printed a tad bit dark and so if I reorder I will be sure and up my brightness levels a bit before I upload.

I will give the Moo company an A+ on service. I harassed them with an e-mail crabbing (nicely) about a missing delivery when the package was here all the time. They responded very quickly to my e-mails and were very professional.

The mini cards are about half the size of a regular business card and at around .20 each they are a bit pricey. With that said, let me explain the reason that they do rock. You can upload 100 different art images to make up your box of 100 business cards. They are the perfect solution for artists that do not need huge quantities of cards. So while they may be great for my fine art mosaic life where these will last me for awhile, they would not be the best option at Art Paw where we go through 1000 cards every 6 months. They do have some bulk pricing, but it does not compete with traditional services that only let you do one image per card. I may still do a run for Art Paw because with so many dog breeds it would be so cool to send these out when people order reproduction breed prints. You order a Pug print and you get a Puggie business card right? Yes, that would be nice.

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Tips for Designing Your Own Mini Moos:

These guys are slim so you will want to crop into the most interesting portion of a piece of art and do some fun close-ups. Print your designs out on your office printer and cut them up before you upload so you know what you are getting. I discovered that a few of my crops were not that interesting after all. I'll design better next time. Do make them maybe 5 % brighter than looks good on your monitor. They do have standard psd templates you can download and if you are not good with image editing tools then you can just upload a photo and do the crops on-line.

Oh, and another word of warning, my pal Manon ordered some standard size Moos and she says people ask her for several when she offers a choice ... they can not choose just one. Hmmm ... maybe they will not last forever after all.

8 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

Great cards Rebecca!!
I also can't keep the mini's .... everyone wants them!! Last time someone wanted a business card they took five.... yikes.... I have a hard time saying "no!!!"

Rebecca Collins said...

Well ... biz cards are supposed to be shared. FIVE ... Who knows maybe they are sharing too and your cards are everywhere!

CHRISTINE HUMPHRIES THROCKMORTON said...

My Moo's printed dark as well! I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one. They look great!

Rebecca Collins said...

Christine-
My glass work is a bit dark and I wondered if the digital stuff might print brighter. In general most print on demand type of stuff can run a bit dark. I was really impressed with the LULU party animal zine book as it was spot on with color.

I often warn my own clients that their portrait prints will be a bit darker in person ... they do not have light streaming through them. A monitor is like seeing a slide in a dark room.

Abby Creek Art said...

Nice job on the cards, Becca!

Rebecca Collins said...

Thanks Linda!

Rebecca Collins said...

Thanks Linda!

cbmosaics said...

Your work is gorgeous, even in the teensiest of sizes! And I agree, I have both mini and standard, and people always want to take several!