I finally got around to printing up a set of business cards, after being asked for one a week or so ago. I had been wanting to do it for a long time, almost as an art project of sorts. This is as close as I have come so far to making limited-edition prints.
The only problem when you are designing for yourself (and without a deadline) is you can spend forever re-working and tweaking the design, making endless changes. There are so many options, it's hard to just say: This is it, I'm happy with it just the way it is. Selecting just the right image can be a pain as well: Which one to choose?
One thing I did encounter was the printing tended to get a bit dark in the shadow areas. I actually sent the art a second time, as it was a little darker than I wanted. I was going for "mysterious", but may have overshot into "completely obscured" the first time around.
On the sleepsack image, I did a higher-contrast version the second time (on the left below), but the first print (on the right) wasn't so bad, even though it's pretty dark.
I also learned a lesson about selecting a font that was too thin. It wasn't very legible the first go-round (the top card in the image below). But the second time was a charm... Overall I'd recommend Moo if you are interested in having cards made. They do high-quality work, the website is easy to use, and the cards have a nice heavy feel. I can't wait to run out...