Monday, March 30, 2009

MOO: An inspiration flash


We love to print, January 2008
In this issue we:
  • Explain a card isn't just a card
  • Tell you about our Mini-competition
  • Remind you Easter is coming
  • It's the MOOsLETTER!
    'Just a card'? We think not!

    As more people are starting their own small businesses, we see creative and unexpected uses of our products, everywhere. Today, we thought we'd share a couple of great ideas with you.

    MiniCard packaging 1. Pretty perfect packaging
    This beautiful little gift set, was created by Etsy seller, Tamar. Ready to post, three little hair grips are attached to a MiniCard of her own design, which, of course, displays her details on the reverse.
    We love this idea, because:
    it's easy, attractive, professional, ready to post, and perfect advertising for your store. When the giver hands over the gift, they're also handing out your url, so the lucky recipient can come back and buy something else to match!
    Also works for:
    Jewellery - we've seen lots of people using MiniCards in a similar way, for earrings. They also make a wonderful display at craft fairs.

    2. 100% original
    Business Cards hang-tags These beautifully designed hang tags were created by T-Shirt designer, Squink. Created from Business Cards, printed on 'MOO Green Stock', they double up as signed, numbered certificates of authenticity.
    We love this idea, because:
    It's simple, personal, and adds value to the products you sell. It's also a great use of the PDF upload for Business Cards: upload a complete design for the front and back of your cards.
    Also works for:
    Any handmade product - if they're one of a kind why not shout about it!

    See more ideas on the blog, and share your own!



    New MiniCard boxes - a Mini photo competition

    We've just started shipping our MiniCards in new boxes! If you're one of the lucky people who has received one, or will do any day soon, take part in our mini-competition, to win a free pack.



    The hunt for Easter ideas is on!

    MOO Easter ideas As you can probably tell from the ever increasing number of chocolate eggs in the supermarket, Easter will soon be up on us! Those who follow our twitter feed will know, we've just had a mini scavenger hunt at SXSW, but why not have your own this Easter? Use Text MiniCards to create 100 different clues and hide them around the house or the garden.



    Win $25,000 with Blurb

    We often talk about using a pack of MiniCards or Business Cards as a 'portfolio in your pocket'. If someone asks you what you do, show them! On second meeting, if need a more traditional portfolio, one-of-a-kind book printers, Blurb, are the folks for you. They recently contacted us to tell us about their Photography Book Now competition. With a $25,000 prize, and the chance to get your work in front of renowned experts in the field it sounds like a great opportunity. Good luck!



    And that's all for now,

    See you soon,
    The MOO Crew