Business card design is often the forgotten poor relation

Business card design is often the forgotten poor relation in the rush to get them printed. STOPTHINKACTION.

Marketing in Essex charge as little as £20 for a new design and just £6 for a box of printed business cards. A box of cards could last you a whole year. Get in touch today for a better business card.

I can use my own artworking and graphic design ideas in-house, (45 years experience), but I will happily collaborate with your own designers. In fact many of the cards seen in the photos on this page were collaborations with; James King, Brian Jones, Sagaren Pillai and Jon McCarthy, designers that I’ve worked with in the past.

Branding and the wow factor print offers

Touch and feel branding is easily overlooked in a world of Instagram. A design can sometimes only come to life once you see it in the flesh. It takes skill to leverage the possibilities of print. See the spot UV varnish, debossing and line art samples below.

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Sample 1

A music equipment hire company

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Brand guidelines the toolkit

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Brand guidelines backgrounds

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Brand guidelines typography

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Brand guidelines letterheads

Sample 2

Take a Chartered Accountant for example. Careful design is required which could take a few attempts to get approved by a customer. Even then changes will keep coming and need to be reproofed with the customer to ensure the artwork is 100% correct.

Laurence Dunn

Experienced graphic designer with over 45 years experience, who completed an apprenticeship at Williams Lea (Photoprint), who also went to the London College of Printing. I became a journeyman printer and stayed on running large Dufa and Mailander presses. After that I worked for the family business Wass Pritchard & Co Ltd, first as a printer running Miller presses, then as an estimator and sales person for various clients like Cadburys, Nestle, Wilkinson Sword, Gallaher’s, Esso, AEG, Elsenham and HMSO.

In 1988 I started supplying MPS managed print services for clients. The Household Division (UK Army military bands) is a good example. I had to art direct several photoshoots at Horse Guards Parade and Wellington Barracks. I also commissioned design and produced printed materials for them. After that I went on the London advertising & marketing agency merry-go-round as a production buyer. I next worked as an advertising project manager on many large projects for large client companies like Shell and Mars. I then went clientside with Bollfilter UK as their marketing manager for 7 years. After Covid this business was necessary.

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Laurence Dunn
Marketing in Essex
One Hub 7th Floor, Maitland House,
Warrior Square

City of Southend-on-Sea SS1 2JY
United Kingdom