Ok confession time = I'm so, so awful at committing to a business card design. I love places like Moo.com that let you print multiple images within the same card order, but even still I end up redesigning/reordering before I've used up the pack. Maybe not the best use of my finances. Prettiest, sure... most responsible? No.
SO to combat my obsessive re-designing habits (which is oddly limited to just business cards, I'm fine with most things for years...) I decided to come up with a way to print exactly what I wanted, in a way that I could adjust whatever, whenever I wanted.
(The key is small batch runs, of course - but I'm fairly sure no print shop will do a run of 24 cards every 2-3 weeks. Though, if you find one, please, let me know.)
Here is a little tutorial that details the steps I took to make my small run of cards, which will invariably change by next month. But for now, I'm in love.
It's SUPER important to get good, thick paper. Flimsy business cards are cheap looking and get folded and lost easily. If I'm handing someone my card, I want it to survive in their wallet/pocket.
I used Cold-Pressed Innova watercolor paper for mine. (For the paper nerds: 315gsm.) It's gorgeous for business cards.