UPrinting, one of the leaders of online printing, is giving five Vectips readers 1000 business cards! It is easy to participate and the business cards are great for all you designers, developers, and illustrators. Moreover, you can customize your cards with various sizes and paper stocks. Head on over to UPrinting Business Cards Printing to find out more about their business card printing services.
How You Win
All you have to do is leave a comment on why you need the cards. I’ll select the five most creative and compelling ideas, and it doesn’t hurt to link to pics of your business card design!
The contest will run until the end of Thursday October 16, 2008 and I will announce the winners on Friday October 17, 2008.
What You Will Get
If you win, you can choose any of UPrinting’s Business Cards stocks, including the eco-friendly cover stock (13 pt. Cover Uncoated – Recycled) or the the 14 pt. family in Matte, AQ, or UV at any custom size they offer such as square cards, odd sizes like 3×3, 2×2.
For over 25 years, U-Printing has been a trusted leader in online printing, featuring its signature easy-to-use website and the famous Free Project Review, a complimentary proofing service which requires no upfront payment. U-Printing offers convenient marketing support services such as design, lists, and direct mailing to help grow small and medium-size businesses nationwide.
UPrinting offers printing for:
- Business cards
- Label & stickers
- Posters & more..
Illustrator’s Business Card Script
While researching scripts for my 10 Free and Extremely Useful Illustrator Scripts, I came across a handy default Illustrator script. With this script you can easily create a set of business cards with different names and contact info from a template card! The script pulls names and info from a text file and then exports pdfs of the created cards.
Just go to the folder Illustrator CS3 > Scripting > Sample Scripts > Apple Scripts (I think Windows users will see a Visual Basics folder) > Datasets. Once in the folder, click on the CreateBusinessCards script and follow the instructions. If you look in the BusinessCardData folder, you can see where you can adjust the ai file and text file to customize your own cards. You can also edit the script file to adjust it to your needs. I don’t have that much experience with Apple Scipt or Visual Basics so I can’t give any tips or suggestions here. Below is a quick example I put together for two cards.