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How to… upload images on both sides of a MiniCard

3rd March 2010 by Emilie

Did you know you can upload photos and designs to both sides of your MiniCards? It’s easy to do and allows extra opportunity for personalisation. Use your company colours and fonts to create not just mini calling cards, but coupon codes, hang tags for your products, mini-compliment slips, tickets, invitations, book marks, flash cards and so much more.

To help demonstrate, we’ve put together a quick step-by-step, guide:


1st step: Upload images for the first side of your cards

Remember, you can have up to 100 images on this side. If you want to upload 100 codes, photographs, taglines, poems or quotes this is where you do it. Once they’re uploaded, you’ll be able to use our online tools to crop your images as you want them.

If you want to custom design your cards before you upload, you can find basic templates as PSDs or JPEGs, each showing the bleed and trim areas. Try to keep everything important inside the ‘safe area’ to ensure nothing will get cropped during the production process. Remember to hide the guide layer before you save your design!

Don’t have 100 images? No problem! Upload as many images as you need and Little MOO, our Print Robot will create duplicates to fill the pack. Just hit the big orange upload button to get started:



2nd step: Upload images for the ‘details’ side

Traditionally, this is where you’d use MOO’s templates to add your text or contact details – you still can, but now there’s also an option to upload a complete design instead.

Tick ‘use your own complete artwork‘ and select the appropriate layout; portrait or landscape.

Next, select the artwork to upload. As you can see in this screengrab, the button to use our artwork has been clicked and we’ve opted for a landscape card. It means we can print cards with our own designs, colours and fonts. (Here we’ve uploaded a PDF, to keep our vector text really crisp).





3rd step: Check the preview

Check the preview before you head of to the payment page. Are you happy with the crop of your images, your spelling? Is your phone number correct? Did you include your email address? Time spent on one last check will save you time and money later.

And that’s all there is to it. Fully customisable cards, with the option of a different image on every one.

Read comments (7)

  1. Zeke:

    I really like that you can add graphics to the back of the card. Although, it would be great if you could have more than just one graphic for the back. My friend wanted to do some wedding favor with moo card. Where the front was an image of the couple and the back was personalized with their name.

  2. Denise:

    Hi Zeke – thanks for the feedback! We do read everyone’s comments. We might not implement changes immediately, but they do all feed into the process.

  3. Michele:

    Hi,
    same for me! I made mini-cards for my kids: on the front a picture of someone we know and on the back i wanted to write the name of that person. We practice names with these cards, real fun!

  4. Denise:

    Hi Michele – you might like these ideas too – similar ideas for children, but with names on the front
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/moohq/galleries/72157623093816158/

  5. Darren:

    I quite desperately want to create flash cards, both for my own kids and as a promotional product for my business.

    Moo.com present a massive cost / value opportunity for me – more so if I can create flash cards where I have full control over both sides.

    I’m sure you’ll have a reasonable number of customs, including myself, who would increase their purchase frequency by a large factor – were this feature made across applicable products; namely mini-cards and business cards. It would increase the service to both personal and business customers.

    I would happly take the hit in the form of a small premium.

    What do I have to do to help make this happen?

    Darren

  6. Bradlay Law:

    Yeah, it would be great if you could specify front and back images. I wanted to do a set of business cards in a range of colours with the same color on the front and back.

  7. Denise:

    Hi Darren, while a great idea, this is not something we’re planning on releasing at the moment. Lots of people do make both great flash cards and promotional materials with the tools we provide at the moment though – if you keep an eye on the blog, or the newsletter, hopefully you’ll be able to see some ways they’ve done this.
    Thanks again for your feedback.

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