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Mark Berry

You can of course by blank cards for printing straight on to... glossy on one side - with no printers name on the back ;)

Makeesha

I just print my own at home. Great idea using a printer though.

fernando

I've just ordered a batch of cards for our new address details, with a pic of the view from our apartment on the front. They are much like what you describe, but plain. I ordered them in person in the store and set it up with the guy on his computer.

BTW, have you seen the book D.I.Y:Design it Yourself ? It is edited by ellen lupton and has loads of great ideas for diy design (cards, packaging, tees, graphics). I plan on using their idea for DIY CD digi-pack.

Chad Brooks

I know that lulu self-publishing (its lulu.com) does some really cool stuff. And they handle your distribution, and it doesn't cost you anything to get stuff loaded up. And I even think that they can get your items on Amazon.com and a few other sites like that. I know several artist friends who have used to for small runs...And I think they even do cd's and dvd's.

jonny

mr printer is bust at the moment but i should try that at home too - good thought... and i'll check out the book - thanks. i am in the lulu.com fan club. we are about to re-invent proost and start using lulu big style. i have ordered a few things just to see what the quality i like first.

Rob Ryan

Yeah - I gave up on those naff shop cards a while go.
As well as photos I make mine out of 'stuff', using coloured recycled paper, pieces of rounded glass washed up on beaches etc.
It's amazing how many art shops sell cheap stuff for card making!

Steve

You tired out the card printing in iPhoto? Used it a few times and it worked great for me. Good price too.

jonny

thanks - hadn't thought of iphoto. looks easy. it's a shame they don't drop the pirce if you order more copies though.

Tom Allen

Regards the naff borders on retail cards - I was assured by a parishioner who used to be a designer for one of the major card manufacturers based in nearby Bradford that cards with borders sell far better than cards without - so the manufacturers meet the demand - she describes the three years she worked there as "soul destroying" - so much better to create our own - iphoto is great
Tom

David

I'd try a website called Photobox (photobox.co.uk). We've been using them to print photos for a while (dead cheap) but they also do other things like cards, calendars etc. We did calendars for the grandparents at christmas of the grandchildren and they loved it.

jonny

david thanks - hat does look an interesting one to try...

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