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Business card design service

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Hello Peeps!

I see a lot of great businesses in the Leigh, Atherton and Tyldesley area, and I see a lot of business cards. Sometimes the business cards aren’t as great as the businesses…

We tend to hand them in fistsfulls, after all they only cost very little. But as they say, first impressions count. I see a lot of those cheap Vista Print cards, you know – the free ones (just pay for P&P), however they tend to be cheap looking and cheap feeling (buy cheap, buy twice as they say).

PaulDesigns offers a cost effective business card design service. It costs just £39. Want a double sided business card? No problem there’s no extra design charge.

PaulDesigns also handles the printing with our selected quality partners. Just think no more laising with the printer regarding design specs! Just look at what PaulDesigns’ offers…

  • Business cards
  • Heavy 400gsm (Grams Square Metre) weight
  • Highest quality silk artboard
  • Both digital and lithograph printing available
  • Double sided printing available
  • Standard 85mm X 55mm size
  • Matt/Gloss lamination available
  • Rounded corners available

Remember, you’re trying to build your businesses brand. Don’t ruin it for the sake of a few pounds.

For prices and more information visit :

All the best,


PDF brochure design service – a great marketing tool for your business!

Monday, May 31st, 2010

PDF (Portable Document Format) is a great way of sending brochures, marketing and advertising material via the internet or email. But how is a PDF format brochure created?

Firstly I design the artwork as normal (as if the brochure is going to print). To get the artwork into PDF format it’s important to think about…

  • File size. It’s important to compress the raw file size down to an acceptable size so that it can be delivered and opened via the internet or email relatively quickly.
  • However it’s crucial not to compress the file size too much, otherwise the artworks quality will degrade – images may start to pix-elate.
  • Printer friendly. I also have to think about PDF print format – the end user should be able to print the document out in A4 format without anything being removed due to incorrect margin settings.

Have the facility to email a document to a client (instead of using a printer + post) can save a business hundreds (or even thousands) of pounds.

For an example of a PDF brochure click here

To find out more about my design for print (+PDF) service please click here…