I am excited to finally have a set of quality, updated business cards to go along with my efforts to build up a brand for myself and my art. This however, was not challenge free. But let’s begin with the positive experience I had with PrimoPrint.
My cards through Primo are a solid, quality card stock. All printed areas of color and text are clear and visible. The print process moved along quickly and followed the estimated schedule for print and shipping. What is interesting is I completely forgot I used them for a couple projects in college. One was (surprise) business cards. These cards were designed well, but I remembered spending a lot of money on them so I assumed I used an expensive company. I am happy to find out that this was not the case, but more a result of the learning process and insisting on using fancy frill.
Since I had to have my cards reprinted through a different printer, I used this as an opportunity to update my logo, again, and to make my contact information uniform. I am very happy with the results and can’t wait to hand them out and network with fellow artists and designers.
Here’s a look at how they turned out:
Now for the bad experience. Initially I printed with OvernightPrints and was incredibly disappointed. First was how long the whole process was going to take, The options for a sooner delivery date were more than what I wanted to pay for shipping, this was disapointing because it seemed to me to go against their name. Sure, it makes sense to pay extra for overnight, so I wasn’t upset.
So I finally get my cards and look at a few to find there are crop marks on a large portion of this batch, which would have been fixed with a reprint. But my other issues come down to their printers. The block of color that makes up my logo were grainy and had inconsistent colors over all the cards. My text was not solid, which made the color off and barley legible.
It takes several times to finally contact someone who can help with my order but at this point I was not going to accept a reprint. There was very inconstant directions on how I must proceed and I had to jump through hoops just to prove to them I had a bad batch. Once my refund was set up, I had to return my cards with paid postage and I was promised once they see tracking sent out it will be completed. This however was not the case. A few days after confirmed delivery through tracking I had to contact them again. Needless to say I got my refund after that.
So in the end I am more than happy with the results I have had with PrimoPrint, and will use them to reprint my cards once I hand them all out!