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Studio B Photo
Posts: 591
Lake in the Hills, Illinois, US


Want to update my card with an image on back, DO NOT want gloss coated. Anyone have any done with Matt on their 16pt stock ??
Feb 11 13 12:42 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Star
Posts: 17,907
Los Angeles, California, US


try http://catprint.com

horrible customer service, but they have a ton of quality papers to choose from and very reasonable prices. Also, like Moo, you can use multiple images if you want to make a set of cards.
Feb 11 13 12:55 pm  Link  Quote 
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-JAY-
Posts: 6,277
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Havent done matte, just double sided color UV coat. Quality is fantastic for what I get.
Feb 11 13 12:58 pm  Link  Quote 
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ME_
Posts: 3,131
Atlanta, Georgia, US


I haven't done the matte either through gotprint but what I did do was very, very well done. I have had both postcards (with a picture of a musician) on them and business cards - the postcards were so nice many people told me they framed them! Perfect color rendition.

I've tried a bunch of digital offset printers and liked gotprint the best.

Zazzle - horrible. Never again.
Moo - well they are nice but the paper frayed and they are quite expensive. If you absolutely must have different pictures, then OK, but if not, I'd not use them.
Overnightprints.com - pretty good but not as good as gotprint.com.

I have had matte busines cards made through Millers Lab and they were gorgeous. You need to set up an account though; they do not sell to consumers, only pros.

Edit: gotprint will send you a very nice sample packet with all their different papers in there - you can request it through the website.
Feb 11 13 02:12 pm  Link  Quote 
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DraganSutic
Posts: 304
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


I use got print and use the matte and love it. If you want they will mail you out samples, or I can stick a few in the mail to you if your pm me your address.
Feb 11 13 02:16 pm  Link  Quote 
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KA Style
Posts: 1,549
Syracuse, New York, US


Love them. Super bang for your buck.
Feb 11 13 02:21 pm  Link  Quote 
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BlueMoonPics
Posts: 3,933
New York, New York, US


I just sent out for some samples.
I want to get some cards printed for my new website.
I asked for samples from Moo but never got them.
Feb 11 13 02:56 pm  Link  Quote 
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Andrew Thomas Evans
Posts: 23,947
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


I have my cards done with their heavy uncoated stock. Color one side and bw the other. I've also used them for postcards and other coated business cards.

I can't say enough good things about them!



The color was right on where it should have been, but then I made sure to keep colors within the limits of cmyk and an image that would work out well for that process.




Andrew Thomas Evans
www.andrewthomasevans.com
Feb 11 13 02:59 pm  Link  Quote 
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T-D-L
Posts: 10,118
Los Angeles, California, US


Used em with the very same specs.  Loved the cards, and the pricing.  Only downside is it took seemingly forever for them to be ready for pick-up (almost 3 weeks if I remember correctly).  Tried VistaPrint recently, really disappointed.  Next set of cards I order will be GotPrint again.
Feb 11 13 03:47 pm  Link  Quote 
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-JAY-
Posts: 6,277
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


T-D-L wrote:
Used em with the very same specs.  Loved the cards, and the pricing.  Only downside is it took seemingly forever for them to be ready for pick-up (almost 3 weeks if I remember correctly).  Tried VistaPrint recently, really disappointed.  Next set of cards I order will be GotPrint again.

3 weeks? Wow. Get mine in the mail in about a week.

Feb 11 13 03:55 pm  Link  Quote 
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T-D-L
Posts: 10,118
Los Angeles, California, US


-JAY- wrote:

3 weeks? Wow. Get mine in the mail in about a week.

Yeah, I thought it was weird and I do remember being a bit pissed that it took that long, but once I got them I figured it was worth the wait.  Would rather it be 1-2 weeks like most....who knows, maybe they were just busy when I ordered?

Feb 11 13 03:58 pm  Link  Quote 
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PhotographybyT
Posts: 7,602
Monterey, California, US


T-D-L wrote:
Used em with the very same specs.  Loved the cards, and the pricing.  Only downside is it took seemingly forever for them to be ready for pick-up (almost 3 weeks if I remember correctly).  Tried VistaPrint recently, really disappointed.  Next set of cards I order will be GotPrint again.

I'm thinking of ordering from GotPrint for my next set of cards myself. I just received a set from VistaPrint and the colors were somewhat a little less saturated, but still usable. What disappointed you with VistaPrint?

Feb 11 13 04:11 pm  Link  Quote 
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T-D-L
Posts: 10,118
Los Angeles, California, US


PhotographybyT wrote:
I'm thinking of ordering from GotPrint for my next set of cards myself. I just received a set from VistaPrint and the colors were somewhat a little less saturated, but still usable. What disappointed you with VistaPrint?

Same thing oddly enough: color saturation/print quality.  Used the same file as my Got Print ones, hell the blacks weren't even black, more of a really dark gray.  I'd expect it if I went to staples or officedepot and spent $12 on cards, or even if I printed them myself....but for $40?  Definitely a rip-off.  Glad I only ordered a small amount or I'd be really pissed.

Trust me, GotPrint will be infinitely better quality wise.  Even if it takes 3 weeks it's worth it (apparently I'm the only one who it takes that long for though lol).

Feb 11 13 04:14 pm  Link  Quote 
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PhotographybyT
Posts: 7,602
Monterey, California, US


T-D-L wrote:

Same thing oddly enough: color saturation/print quality.  Used the same file as my Got Print ones, hell the blacks weren't even black, more of a really dark gray.  I'd expect it if I went to staples or officedepot and spent $12 on cards, or even if I printed them myself....but for $40?  Definitely a rip-off.  Glad I only ordered a small amount or I'd be really pissed.

Trust me, GotPrint will be infinitely better quality wise.  Even if it takes 3 weeks it's worth it (apparently I'm the only one who it takes that long for though lol).

Thanks...this is really good info.

LOL...hopefully 3 weeks is just a southern CA thing! tongue

Feb 11 13 04:28 pm  Link  Quote 
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Studio B Photo
Posts: 591
Lake in the Hills, Illinois, US


Thanks everyone.. Was a little concerned working in CMYK and if the image would look flat on the heavy matt stock.

Again THANKS...
web~
Feb 11 13 08:42 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Brooks Avenue Studio
Posts: 582
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Yes I use them quite often and have always been blown away. I recommend getting the sample pack it will make paper selection easy.

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t31/jbjbtheclown/b5bceca1-81df-4508-ae07-a70e445967fc.jpg
Feb 11 13 09:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
i c e c o l d
Posts: 8,610
Fort Myers, Florida, US


i've been using overnightprints.com for years, great product and service.
Feb 11 13 09:08 pm  Link  Quote 
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hbutz New York
Posts: 3,144
New York, New York, US


+1 for gotprint, especially for the price.  I've ordered brochures and postcards as well, all very good quality.
Feb 12 13 10:26 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Shot By Adam
Posts: 5,549
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


I've used GotPrint a few times and I use the matte fold-over business cards. They look great.

As it's been mentioned briefly, don't use Moo.com. Their print quality is less than shitty.
Feb 12 13 10:59 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Manakins Studios
Posts: 43
Scottsdale, Arizona, US


Gotprint has the best quality and best prices, highly recommend.
Feb 13 13 10:35 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Andrew Thomas Evans
Posts: 23,947
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


Studio B Photo wrote:
Thanks everyone.. Was a little concerned working in CMYK and if the image would look flat on the heavy matt stock.

Again THANKS...
web~

Well it's not going to be glossy, but it would look dull and colorless if the image isn't great for cmyk or if it's not within the press limits.




Andrew Thomas Evans
www.andrewthomasevans.com

Feb 13 13 11:06 am  Link  Quote 
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