Even in our inter-connected world of 2019, business cards remain a vital addition to any marketing strategy and a must for networkers looking to find new leads when mixing at events.
There are many questions to consider when looking for a company to design, print and ship your cards. How much of the design do you have to come up with yourself – can you start from a template? How many cards can be shipped at once, and how long will they take to get to you? What quality of paper will they print on, how thick are they, and what coating can be applied? And, of course, there’s the cost.
Whether you’re looking for a standard business card that just does the job, or you want one that uniquely conveys your business, continue reading our list of the best online business card printing services in 2019 to find out which ones will meet your needs.
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Excellent for complex designs
Jukebox is the best business card printing service if you have a creative streak and want the most capable tools to get your vision down onto paper (or card in this case). In fact, Jukebox will even let you order cards made from materials like linen, cork or wood (adding between $100 and $300 to the total cost) to help them stand out from the crowd. Its online service doesn’t offer as many templates as rivals on this list, so it may not be the best place to go if you want to have most of the design work for you. Standard business cards cost $35 for 500.
Get cards sent to you the same day
If you don’t want to wait long for your cards to be delivery, Staples is the best option. It gives you the option to have cards sent the same day to pick up from your nearest Staples store. The company’s online card creator is incredibly straightforward to use, allowing you to upload a card design from cloud storage services such as Google Drive and Dropbox and in a range of file formats – from JPG to PNG. Cards are available in Standard or Premium quality and in either a Matte or Gloss finish.
Reasonably priced high-quality business cards
Touted as one of the best business card printing services around, Vistaprint gives you the option to upload your own card designs or modify its pre-mate templates. The company has a large selection of business card templates, and its cards are competitively priced starting at $16 for 100 made from the company’s thinnest cardstock. The company regularly offers deals allowing you to save on its default prices, if you time it right.
Offers some interesting unique features
Moo is one of the easiest printing services to use – you don’t even have to register an account as you can log in through Facebook. Its minimum order is $19.99 which gets you 50 cards, making it one of the most expensive options on our list. The upside is that Moo offers some of the most stylish templates of any of the printing card services we tested. They also offer an NFC business card option, which allows your contacts to tap your business card against their smartphone (or other NFC-enabled device) to bring up your website or LinkedIn Profile.
Home-made-style cards have a rustic and artisanal appearance
Based in Vancouver, Canada, Clubcard Printing offers a wide variety of card options, types and finishing options – from coated to uncoated, kraft (cards that have speckles or grains, lending them a homemade feel), foil-coated, laminated, die-cut and plastic. They’re competitively priced, and you can work with Clubcard’s design team on designing custom business cards to meet your needs.
A good all-round option for tracking your cards
Primoprint offers competitive pricing on its cards, fast turnaround time and (according to its customers) excellent customer service. Print quality is also excellent, wit3h bright and vivid images printed onto cards. The company offers real-time order tracking, business cards with painted edges that come in a wide variety of speciality card stock options (and in a range of thicknesses and weights), and 15 default designs to choose from.
Another service with a fast turnaround time
Printrunner offers several tools for design cards making it one the most convenient platforms for printing business cards on our list. It lets you work with a number of file formats, allowing users to create new card designs or modify a number of default template options. Cards start at $18.95 for a pack of 250 which places it in the middle of our list in terms of affordability. The company is based in the US with a facility in Canada meaning it can cover 90% of the US with 1-2 business day shipping.
A convenient option
Fedex is known for it s delivery professionalism, and it’s not a bad option for business cards either. The company lets you upload your own designs and customise them with images and text. Its Premium Business Cards service begins at $22.49 for 250 cards, which is one of the best value options on our list. Just be aware that Fedex requires you to travel to a store to pick up your cards, which can’t be mailed directly to your property.
A good option for peace of mind
Uprinting offers high-quality business cards in a snip. Its cards start at $9.27 for 25 cards printing on its thinnest paper. The company also offers a selection of due-cut cards that can be printed in full color on one side, or on both sides using duplex printing. Uprinting offers its users an online service for designing cards, and a ‘Free proof’ option ensures that all cards will be individually checked before being printed, which adds a delay but ensures peace of mind.
Another service with a fast turnaround time
Founded by three graphic designers in 2001, 48HourPrint is one of the fastest ways to get business cards delivered to your door. It offers a wide selection of business cards – from classic styles to brochures and even full magazines. Its features include a free online design tool, a free sample kit, custom printing and a number of template designs to get you going. Handily for designers, 48HourPrint.com offers integrations with Adobe’s Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign tools.