I’ve been thinking of getting new cards made for a while now but never really got around to it until UPrinting.com contacted me for a review of their services/products a couple weeks ago.
Yes this is a sponsored review, but I can honestly say I’m 100% happy with my new cards! :)
Of course in order to write a review of a product or service you need to try it first, or at least get samples. So I designed my cards and then ordered 1,000 from UPrinting.com (just like any customer would) and received my cards via UPS about a week and a half later. Ok, before I go on, here’s what they look like:
The Ordering Process
Once I had my design, it was as simple as uploading the 2 files (front and back) via their online form and waiting for the PDF proof, which they sent about 15 minutes after I’ve uploaded my files! Talk about fast service! Oh and you can also order a free sample kit, in case you want to see the actual paper stock your cards will be printed on before you order..
The PDF proof (low resolution sample here) includes:
- Bleed and trim marks
- Registration marks
- Color bars
If you design your cards yourself you gotta make sure you’re in CMYK and also take into account bleed and trim. Here’s a great tutorial on PSDTuts which U-Printing is partnered with in their international design competition.
Of course if you’re not a designer you can select a template and just add some text.
So, once you got your design it’s as simple as uploading your files, waiting for the PDF proof, approving it, paying for your order, and voila! :)
I’ll definitely order from UPrinting.com again in the future! No doubts there. Especially since they offer more than just business cards. You can get calendars, envelopes, flyers, greeting cards and a lot more!
With all that said, if you’re looking for a company to print your business cards (or other material), I’m sure you’ll love UPrinting.com! I certainly do!