A while back I wrote about Moo printing operation and how much they stood behind their product. Since then, I had two more rounds of business cards and the last one in their Printfinity format. It allows you to have one front face design and up to 50 of your photographs on the backs of your cards. I thought it would be fun, and selected about 35-40 photographs. I will share my workflow in case you may find it useful. If you use the links in this post, you will also get a 10% discount on your first order. Full disclosure: I will get a referral bonus, but I mainly liked the cards and thought you might want to have some too.
- I design the front and the back of my cards. The best way of doing this is to download their template for the application you use, I downloaded the Photoshop template which clearly shows the design size, the crop area, and the safe area
- Layout your front using the typeface you like, here is how mine looked:
- Moo recommends you convert the fonts to shapes and export to PDF for best text quality. Read their instructions if necessary.
- Now, select the photographs you want to use on the back of your cards and first crop them to the proportion of the card’s outside dimensions. For the Moo size cards the ratio is 3.46:2.32, and remember this is not the size yet, just the crop ratio. I did this part in Lightroom
- After cropping each card to the right proportions, select them all and export them with the dimensions of 3.46″ by 2.32″ at 300dpi. If you are exporting from Lightroom, add some sharpening for matte paper
- Go to Moo and create an account if you don’t have one and get to work. For the card choice, select Printfinity.
- For the front of the card upload the design you created in step 3 and for the back, select all the images you exported and upload them to Moo. You will soon preview the front of the card as well as each of the back
- When you are ready, select the quantity you like and place your order
- Moo cards are printed in Lincoln, RI. You can pick it up to save time and shipping charges. Call as soon as you place your order and ask them to hold your order for pick up. They will also refund your shipping charges.
- Their new building is the opening image of this post
Here is a bundle of my cards, this is not even the full set! Click to enlarge. Visit Moo!