I’ve been a customer of Moo business cards since I first heard about their Flickr MiniCards in 2006. I was initially impressed with the ability I had to print samples of my Flickr photos on the back of the cards and ordered a set.
I became a bigger fan of the company in 2008 when they became the official supplier of business cards for iStockphoto Exclusive Artists. As a member of the group, I receive a free set of cards each year and much like the Flickr cards, these also feature samples of my photography (up to 50 separate images) on the backs of the cards.
While attending Photoshop World last month in Las Vegas, I had the opportunity to chat with the nice people from Moo. It was great to see the faces behind the product. In the course of our discussion, I was told to keep a lookout for a redesign that would be coming soon.
True to their word, I received an email last month telling me about an update to their popular MiniCards product. While retaining all the features that customers like me loved about the original product, they added some new options. I was happy to take advantage of an offer to try out the cards with a free set.
When ordering my complimentary set of the updated cards, I immediately noticed some changes in the ordering process. There were now options to upload images for both sides of the card (previously only one side could feature a custom image) and many more layout choices. I opted to buck the trend of putting images on the back of my set and instead put a simple text design of RICH.LEGG.PHOTOGRAPHER.
I received the cards in about 10 days and have to say I am pleased with the product. In addition to the cards, the presentation box is equally impressive.
Note that, true to their name, the MiniCards are smaller than a typical business card. In the sample image above I have placed one of my iStock cards for size comparison.
If you are a photographer of any level and would like to have custom business cards incorporating samples of your images, I would suggest ponying up the $20 and giving Moo a try. Their product is top-notch and after meeting them in Vegas I’ve got to say – they are really nice people too!
On the web: Moo.com
* Other than the free set of cards, I have received no compensation for writing this review