Archive forMarch, 2010

Spreading the word

March 2010, by Simon G | 3 Comments – latest by CoolBeans

As we collected ideas for the MOO Ideas Book we were blown away by how many of our customers create jewellery, sweet treats or t-shirts to sell. Some of you own a shop or café, whilst others own online stores – either custom built, or created with the help of websites like Etsy or Dawanda.

With this is mind we thought it’d be a great idea to catch up with our friends at online T-Shirt printers, Spreadshirt, to ask for their advice about using your creative talents and passion to make money through their online store.

Kathrin, Spreadshirt’s Shop Partner Marketing Manager kindly answered our questions, with some great tips we thought …Continue reading this article…

The power of solar – touching base with Touchcloud

March 2010, by Lisa | 2 Comments – latest by pegy

Last week, I was walking the exhibit hall at SXSWi and was stopped in my tracks by a man in a hardhat standing in front of a pile of coal (sadly, I don’t have a photo). It was definitely a different approach** to other booths which were equipped with computer screens demonstrating the latest applications. I was compelled to ask what it all meant.

Raymond Hunter, Authorized Sales Agent from Touchcloud, handed me his card. It featured an image of a single solar panel alongside the promise: “Saving the planet one website at a time”. The design caught my eye and I quickly noted that it was a MOO Business Card printed on our Green …Continue reading this article…

Green with envy

March 2010, by Paul T | 39 Comments – latest by amy

As you might’ve spotted, we love colour at MOO, and today our favourite colour is GREEN – but not in the way you might think. Since we launched our Green Business Cards over nineteen months ago I’ve continued investigating, testing and generally sticking my nose into the world of super eco friendly papers.

While we’ve loved the paper we launched with, new papers are being developed all the time. My goal is always to keep one step ahead – with what I think are best possible papers available. Where recycled paper is concerned, it should not only should it make your work look amazing, but it should …Continue reading this article…

Sweet idea for a promotion

March 2010, by Denise | 3 Comments – latest by Tania

It’s a bit of a MOO community ideas-fest of late. Hot on the heels of the MOO Ideas book (easy to view online!) comes another sweet idea from Robyn Pollman. A talented children’s photographer, Robyn is also the brains behind the brilliant blog, Paperie Boutique. It features ideas, tips, tricks and even MOO templates for commercial photographers, focussing on ways to package client work or market your business.

As you’d expect from someone who writes about this kind of thing, Robyn’s most recent piece of self promotion is something really worth sharing!

Working with the co-ordinators of two different photography workshops – Nichole Van Photography and The Savvy Sisterhood Workshop – Robyn has devised these little …Continue reading this article…

MOO makes the front cover

March 2010, by Fiona | Add a comment

David Bowie and Davina McCall, Venus Williams and Victoria Beckham, Sienna Miller, Strawberry Shortcake and… the Stig, the star-studded selection of Business Cards recently produced by the British Society of Magazine Editors (BSME) had us well and truly wowed.

Taking full advantage of our option to upload a different image on every card, the BSME ingeniously created a unique ‘pocket portfolio’ showcasing their comprehensive range of publications in a single set of Business Cards. Using a different magazine cover on each card effectively illustrates the diversity and quality of the society’s periodicals in a high-impact way. The BSME logo and standardised contact details on the reverse unify the pack – gathering the different magazines together under the …Continue reading this article…

Colourful cards, spreading springtime cheer!

March 2010, by Denise | 3 Comments – latest by merritt island fl posters

We’ve had at least two days of sunshine in London and it feels like spring has sprung! Silicon Roundabout is bathed both traffic (as ever) and sunshine (new!). As our little world is transitioning from grey to yellow our thoughts have turned to colour.

Print Magazine have a great feature on The 50 best color sites for designers, featuring a mix of both inspiring and practical links. There’s things to help with choosing a color palette, ways to sharpen up your color theory and a variety of tools to help you refine your designs for those with color deficient vision.

In the past few months we’ve seen a riot of colorful cards popping up over in the Flickr poolContinue reading this article…

What’s the big idea?

March 2010, by Simon G | 30 Comments – latest by Gretchen

Are you always looking for new and different ways of promoting yourself or your business?Well, look no further – the MOO Ideas Book is here!

If you want to take a slightly larger look at the book, check out The MOO Ideas Book on Issuu and SlideShare, or click the view in fullscreen button on the book.

What is the MOO Ideas Book?

The original “real life” MOO Ideas Book (printed by our friends at Blurb) has been such a smashing success when MOO has been on the road at various events, we thought we’d share it with everyone. The book …Continue reading this article…

No pics? No sweat… It’s time to get graphic

March 2010, by Fiona | 4 Comments – latest by Denise

There’s no denying the impact that an image can have in gaining attention and promoting a brand. With this in mind, lots of you use our Business and MiniCards to showcase your work – featuring visual examples of your creative products (designs, photographs and illustrations.)

Words, however, have just as much impact, particularly when combined with a considered use of colour and font. Many of our clients – particularly those in the industry of offering a service rather than a creative product – use a range of simple tools or source external content to produce text-based Business Cards and MiniCards that are uber cool and creative, not to mention unique and eye-catching.

In a month when digital …Continue reading this article…

See you on the flipside!

March 2010, by Simon G | 3 Comments – latest by Nancy Stall

We just spotted these cards by mrloofer in the MOO Flickr Pool.

If you don’t want to use MOO’s range of flexible templates, you can always design your own back side to your card. These wonderful Business Cards from West Palm Beach Photographer Alan Lougher were made using MOO’s upload feature for the “details” side.

MOO’s upload feature allows you to upload a JPG or PDF for the “details” side of the card, allowing you to use your own colours, fonts, logos etc…, making them truly unique!

Oh, and it looks as though Alan has already blogged about his cards over on his blog – www.alanlougher.com

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