Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Moo!

Oh my god, have you guys discovered Moo cards yet?? Mine just arrived today and I'm very, very happy with them. The good ol' Andrew over at bundle made me aware of them and I ordered my cards in a flurry without a second thought.



This is how it works:
1) Choose up to 100 different photos from your flickr photostream

2) Choose the crop area for each image (moo cards are a panoramic shape)
3) Come up with some text for the back (I chose business card text but you could put anything, or nothing)

4) Pay $25 US dollars to have 100 little cards delivered to your door, anywhere in the world.



I always wanted business cards with patterns on the back, and was going to Gocco print them... but damn this was so much easier!


19 comments:

Chantal said...

These are stunning!!!!! Will have to get some done too. I love your designs, I have to say. May I ask a question? Did you have to modify the resolution of your Flickr photos or were they already of printable quality? I guess what I'm asking is, what is the resolution required by Moo to print from your Flickr gallery?

Thanks!

Lara said...

Thanks Chantal!

I had a lot of fairly lo res images up on flickr (as small as 800 x 600) but they seemed to print fine. When you're in the moo system choosing the crop for your photos, it'll actually tell you if you've zoomed in too much & if your quality is going to be compromised, which is cool.

The cards are pretty small really 28mm x 70mm, so you don't need very high res to cater for that - only about 850x350 px for 300 dpi.

Kate said...

Thanks for the info - might have to get some of thes. Yours look amazing!

Tan said...

Your designs are gorgeous, they remind me of Nicola Cerini designs :)

Jhoanna said...

Your cards look so wonderful! I received my pack the other day too and although initially surprised at how small they were :-) I was happy with the quality and the price.

tiel s-k said...

they look sensational...i have seen some others, but now I really must have a look, you seem so enthusiastic about them!

sabinebrandt said...

beautiful cards, I love the patterns you did!!!!!!!!!!!

Zoe said...

Lara, they're great...you inspired me to get mine printed too!

Kathleen said...

These look amazing! What a great application of your patterns. I had no idea moo cards existed. I think I may just order some right now...they'll make great business cards until I get my act together and print my own:) Thanks for sharing.

Chantal said...

Hi again Lara! Thanks for all the details regarding resolution etc ^_^ I very much appreciate them. Enjoy your cards ;-)

shannon said...

They are sooooo good!!
Yippeee today I am not so busy but now Ill be making some of these - so good for my new cards next year.

Sure does make use of those fabric designs...

vera said...

wow! they look really great. what beautiful prints. :0) x

cruststation said...

Your moo cards are so beautiful, now I am itching to try and get some for myself thanks!

Cheeky Beaks said...

WOW,WOW,WOW. These look so stunning. What a fantastic idea. And your fabric designs look amazing in a whole set.

Nora said...

Gorgeous!
I found you via another craft blog - and will definitely be back. x

shula said...

Aren't they just gorgeous.

Mine are on their way, and I confess, I'm rather excited about it.

Will save me a heap of time making laborious little tags each time I turn out a toy (at 4 in the morning because I've forgotten to do it earlier).

k8tykat said...

great idea to use print!

dopeattic said...

i'm totally impressed! my reaction: "awh wow! i'm so happy to see her designs in a cool new context!" i ordered sum moo a little more than a week ago, cannot wait to see how they come out!

irene said...

This is such a good tip!!! Thanks. Your beautiful designs make them really outstanding. Love your blog!