Print shop? High quality business cards

Carol Chung
Researcher
10 October 2015

Hiya!

I'm looking to print up a small batch (50-100) of high quality business cards. The layout and pdf format files are all set. I just need to choose a wonderful physical medium for the info. Any suggestions?

Thanks
Carol

Tim O'Hanlon
Curator
10 October 2015

Kappan Meishi are really good, they have a nice range of stock and do foil stamping, letterpress and all that fun stuff too.

http://www.kappanmeishi.com

Mark McFarlane
Developer
11 October 2015

Probably not the super high quality stock you're looking for, Carol, but in case anyone else is reading this topic and is looking for a quick and easy way to get cards printed in Tokyo...

When I need some cards printed in less than 24 hours I go to Lithmatic near Omotesando station. They'll do 100 full colour double sided cards for around ¥3,500. And if I go to order them in the early afternoon, I can often pick them up around midnight that day, which is super useful.

http://www.lithmatic.net/shop/minato/shop10.html

Carol Chung
Researcher
12 October 2015

Thanks for the recommendations!

Rui Yamashita
Illustrator
12 October 2015

I recommend Winged Wheel in Omotesando. They make beautiful papers/cards and a lot of friends in the Canvas community uses them! I am planning to use them once I'm done with the design ;) The site to the business cards section seems like nihongo only, but they have a few English speakers in the shop. https://www.winged-wheel.co.jp/business-cards

Tom Coombs
UX Professional
15 October 2015

There's an article on Tokyo Cheapo with a few. I used Mojo and was happy.

http://tokyocheapo.com/business/cheap-professional-printing-in-tokyo/

Luis Mendo
Illustrator
15 October 2015

I am with Rui... Winged Wheels do all my meishis and for many of my clients.

Carol Chung
Researcher
17 October 2015

wow! thanks for all the suggestions. I think I'll pop over to Winged Wheels this weekend to check it out. (^_^)

Chiew Chung
Entrepreneur
18 October 2015

We've placed a number of orders via http://ymcard.jp/ . They cater for budget printing all the way to really fancy orders. Once you upload your raw data, they have a web interface for you to preview the print itself, and you're allowed to upload modifications if things like border margins etc are not right.

The website is all in Japanese. Their human support service levels have been super exceptional. A number of times they have catered to some super rush orders, even through the weekend, with speedy precision.

George Popescu
Photographer
12 April 2016

If you don't mind waiting for shipping I recommend www.moo.com

Mark McFarlane
Developer
2 September 2016

Just posting an update regarding Moo.com in order to save Canvas members some time...

I agree with George Popescu that Moo is great, but unfortunately we just tried printing some Japanese cards with them, and it looks like they've stopped doing that size (91x55mm). So unless you're willing to go with a US or Euro size (not recommended for Japan), you'll need to check out another place.

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