I received last week a set of greeting cards that I had printed by moo.com I was attracted to the fact that you can have a small run printed, with the added bonus that the cards could have a different image on the front of each and every one.
As is the way with most on line services nowadays, the software is intuitive and easy to use. When you upload an image file the software attempts to resize your pictures to suit the chosen media. However time spent editing the pictures in your favourite software package prior to uploading will ensure far more reliable results. It is always a good idea to check any printing companies minimum requirements for image resolution, dimensions, file formats etc. This information can normally be found within the help section.
I left the inside of the cards blank although you have an option to have text printed if you wish, and to the rear I added my web address and phone number as the idea of the exercise was one of ‘self publicity’ and a little market research. As a photographer there is no excuse for not using your own work when sending out cards. After all, a simple Christmas card may end up leading to a profitable commission.
Within a week I received a box of cards with envelopes. The packing was first class, and the contents were equally superb. After I had individually packaged them in clear envelopes they looked as good as any retail offering.
I plan on using Moo again.