Surely MOO MiniCards will be the end of conventional business card design and printing. The last time I had cards made, it cost hundreds of dollars and involved lengthy consultations with a graphic designer and then a printing press. Then I discovered MOO, through my use of internet photo sharing site Flickr. MOO offers a variety of printed products featuring photos you select from your own collection (which doesn't have to be hosted on Flickr, by the way). I knew someone who'd ordered the MiniCards, and I was very impressed with the look and feel. The cards are 28mm by 70mm, about 9/10 of a regular business card length, and perhaps 2/3 of a regular card height. Their matte laminate coating is silky smooth, lovely to hold.
I checked out the site. It is simple and cheerful. The product offerings are clearly displayed, and when you select MiniCards, a box with 4 steps - choose, crop, personalise, pay - appears. There are 100 cards in a pack, and GET THIS: you can select up to 100 different photos for your pack. For my purposes, 5 different images was sufficient. Uploading was fast and easy. Depending on the content of the image you are working with, cropping may take more or less time - try to select horizontally oriented images with the important content mainly in the centre. That's what I did, and the cropping step took me no time.
The final step, payment, was the best. $19.99 for 100 beautiful, custom cards! The cards arrived a couple of weeks later in an adorable plastic box, with some kooky small stickers included free.
Every time, and I mean every time I have given one of these out, they've made a splash. People really respond to the size and the finish, and of course my terrific images!