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Vistaprint Review

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PROS / The service's design tool makes it easy to create your own business card online.

CONS / Vistaprint does not offer many specialty cards, like mini, round or plastic cards.

 VERDICT / Vistaprint provides quality printing services, especially for business cards, but if you're looking for an avant-garde design, then you may want to consider another service.

Vistaprint is a good option if you are looking for cheap business cards. While the selection is sparse compared to other business card printing services we reviewed, the service offers quality cards and an easy design process. Depending on the number of the cards you order, Vistaprint uses either an offset or a digital printing process. Both result in nice, professional-looking cards.

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The service has a variety of finishes to add to your cardstock business cards. These include matte, gloss and metallic finishes. You can also have UV spot finishing applied to your cards to help images or text stand out. While the service offers many finishing options, you can only choose from traditionally shaped and sized business cards. Vistaprint isn't able to round corners or create mini cards; however, you can choose to have your business cards printed vertically rather than the traditional landscape orientation. It also has magnetic business cards.

  1. A score we assigned that reflects the quality of the business card.
    Higher is Better.
  2. 9 Vistaprint
    90%
  3. 95%
  4. 95%
  5. 100%
  6. Category Average
    87.00%

Designing your business cards online is simple with the online design tool available on Vistaprint's website. You can choose from a list of pre-designed business card templates and stock images. However, it does not have advanced features like our top-rated services do. For instance, you cannot customize the background design of a business card to any color you want. This service's design tool only allows you specific design colors, which limits how much you can customize your card.

If you already have an existing designed card, you can upload your file directly through the website. Vistaprint's platform accepts 13 different file types, including JPEG, TIFF, BMP, PNG and AI. If you prefer using a different program, such as Photoshop, Vistaprint gives you the option to upload your file using that option as well. Custom design services are available through Vistaprint as well, if you need a little extra help designing the perfect cards for your business.

In addition to business cards, Vistaprint offers several other products as well. For example, you can print letterhead, envelopes or address labels. You can also have Vistaprint print flyers, brochures and postcards. It also has banner and sign-printing services available, something not all online business card printing services offer.

Summary

Though it lacks unique card shapes and features, such as rounded corners and mini cards, Vistaprint does have UV spot finishing and foil printing to give your card a little extra pizazz to help stand out. You have the option of uploading your own design, creating your own using the Vistaprint online design tool or hiring one of Vistaprint's graphic designers to help you create a professional business card design.

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