At the Oakland Indie Awards party last week, a fellow approached me with a smile and a business card. It turned out to be PsPrint customer David Allen, who is participating in the creation of the Museum of Jazz and Art here in PsPrint’s hometown of Oakland. Had Allen not handed me a card, I might have forgotten the conversation we had owing to the fun-filled night I had at the party, meeting other people, taking in music and, perhaps, consuming adult beverages. But the next day, I found Allen’s card among the other business cards, stickers and postcards I collected from local merchants and promptly looked up the museum’s website.
I’ve heard some mocking of business cards the past few years, but I still believe in them. They’re an ice-breaker at trade shows and other networking events. They help people recall connections they’ve met when they return home or to the office. They provide a tangible reminder of that meeting. They don’t get lost in a phone’s contacts. And when they’re as creative as those in this week’s “Hot Off the Press,” they even serve as marketing tools. Among this week’s collection of PsPrint customers’ printing jobs are square business cards and other creative styles – not a dull one in the bunch! Have you seen or designed a unique business card lately? Please share in the Comments!