Unpacking My MOO Flickr MiniCards

    3 October 2006, terribly early in the morning

MOO is a company that makes tiny business cards that feature photos from your Flickr stream. I ordered a free 10-pack of cards from them as part of a promotion they ran to announce the service. They gave away 10,000 cards (in sets of 10) to Flickr Pro users.

The cards arrived today. They came in a small envelope. Inside the envelope was a colourfull card, with a little slot that contained the 10 cards I ordered.

On the back of the card was a short message explaining what the cards were all about.

The first card was a message indicating I was MOO’s new best friend. Nice.

The cards are on thick slices of cardboard. The prints aren’t bad; they look like the sort of thing a fancy ink-jet printer might produce. Some prints turned out quite nice, but for several the colours seem a bit flat, and the contrast a bit lacking.

The back of the card can be customized with a short message of your choice. These could make neat calling cards. You can order a set of 100 cards for $20 USD. This sounds pricey for small business cards, but then again they look cool and don’t require any design effort whatsoever on your part.

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Comments

  1. Damn that is very nice. Be sure to give me a business card.

  2. oh ya! i made it on one of them.

  3. Very cool.

  4. can i have one too? i will pay the shipping to adelaide ;)

    this sort of reminds me of the card that gruber sends you when you became a member. except this feels lot more personal!

  5. I really like them too. How expensive is it to print cards that thick?

  6. have you tried the service again since then?

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