You may have seen tv commercials for moo.com in the past year or so. I needed to get some new business cards for my design business, so I gave them a shot. They looked pretty slick. Youtube shows their cards arriving in sexy boxes. Their website was very easy to navigate and you can put together a card with their designs online or upload your own art via PDF.
However when they arrived they were both off-center and slightly crooked. To the point where I will probably chuck them. I pride myself on my to-the-pixel accuracy in my design and could never pass out business cards that misrepresent my brand.
Take a look at these pics. They were taken with a iPhone 3gs (my 4s died) so they are slightly blurry, sorry.
I googled for complaints about Moo and found other people saying their cards arrived off-center as well. They aren’t cheap either. I got the regular paper (they offer a recycled and a thick paper at a higher price), laminated and rounded corners. It ended up costing me 42 cents a card. That’s not cheap.
They are a digital printer. And some digital printer did weigh in on a negative thread by saying that digital printing isn’t as accurate. That the stock can bounce around in the press more than traditional printing. However, I can say some nice things about Moo. The cards feel nice. I like the rounded corner option. And they shipped them to my faster than they had initially indicated. And so far customer service has been responsive.
Still, for 42 cents a card I expect spot-on work. And these look like I had them done by some hungover dude at Kinkos. They’re reprinting them. I’ll let you all know how the 2nd batch turns out.