As part of my ongoing project to develop my professional presence, I just received my order from PrintingForLess.com of 500 business cards. As a small business, we had been laser printing our own for years and I’d never been fully satisfied with the long-term reliability of the toner staying bonded to the card stock. So I decided that it was about time to do it right, and once I got my Adobe Certified Expert logo I began the process.
I went over to NAPP’s website to check out what discounts were available – and of course, they have a number to choose from – and found that NAPP Members save $30 on their first order. When looking for the link again in the member discount section of the newly updated site I couldn’t initially find it, but after a quick search I was directed here for details.
For 500 cards on 120# Gloss Cover with single-sided 4-color printing, the total came to on $59.90 via their standard 4-day FedEx ground. After approving the proof online I was given the option to take a half-off discount for their Gloss Aqueous coating. That, with my NAPP discount, I only spent $40 for 500 cards.
The folks over at PrintingForLess.com were prompt, thorough, and I must say the product is exactly as I had hoped. Communication was excellent with email updates throughout the process and a quick phone call to let me know that they added extra bleed to my design to make it all work for them. I ordered on the afternoon of April 24th, the proof was ready that afternoon, they shipped from Montana the next day, and I received them at the office one week later – almost to the minute as it turned out. Of course, you can pay a little bit extra for faster shipping, but I wasn’t in any real rush.
There are a lot of options out there but you will definitely get a quality product for the price at PrintingForLess.com.
Thanks to everyone over on the Eagle Team (Leo, Dawn & Patrick) for your speedy work!