Thursday, September 13, 2012
We are not currently operating a business, so I don't know why I wanted business cards. But we MIGHT open a B&B, so we should be prepared, right? Maybe I should refer to them as "calling cards". I just did a quick search and all I get for calling cards are those for telephone calling. Didn't people used to leave calling cards everywhere? Or am I just reading too many historical novels?
So I went to a local graphic artist and she helped us come up with a logo and a picture for the cards/stationery. I may never use it for a business, but I figure I could leave them at random places and increase the visits to my blog, if nothing else! I don't get any money from it, just the fun and the creative outlet.
Now for the problem. I am not ready to BUY a bunch of business cards. I don't really know what all I want on them at this point. We may want different ones to say different things. So we bought some blank cards and have been playing around with them. Avery is the maker of the forms and the templates. After a lot of frustration, I got some printed. The thing that bothers me is that I can't get them even on the cards. My biggest problem is that if some are centered and right, why aren't ALL of them??
Some are even, some run over into the other card and cut off tops or bottoms of the information or pictures. If I was a printing company I could complain to me. So, now I have a bunch of blank forms that I don't like. And some printed ones, too. I don't want to print too many that are offset to figure out what I am doing because the ink is pricey. I did print in black and white on regular paper and then hold it in front of the blank forms and up to the light, but that really wasn't helpful.
At this point they are just for fun. (Are we having fun, yet?) So I don't want to stress about it too much. If we ever get serious about a B&B I will go to a REAL printer and get them done right!