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    Where do you guys go to get your business cards printed?

    I went somewhere where they print and machine cut your cards but the person at the counter told me that the machine they use does not guarantee a straight cut that will align with the border design of my card. Obviously, I'm still considering before taking the plunge.

    Am I asking too much, or is something wrong that a machine cannot precisely cut straight lines?

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    I did mine at Printpal, Sunshine Plaza.

    Offset printing of normal card size + matte lamination + spotUV.

    What kind of cut you are looking at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanG View Post
    I did mine at Printpal, Sunshine Plaza.

    Offset printing of normal card size + matte lamination + spotUV.

    What kind of cut you are looking at?
    Not very complicated, just four straight lines - a normal rectangle.

    My card is a regular rectangle with a thin 1px border inside of the edge of the card, but it seems they say their machine cannot guarantee a cut that will align with the border.

    How much did you get yours done for? I'm just looking at offset, card size, single size + matte lamination. No fancy print or cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    Not very complicated, just four straight lines - a normal rectangle.

    My card is a regular rectangle with a thin 1px border inside of the edge of the card, but it seems they say their machine cannot guarantee a cut that will align with the border.

    How much did you get yours done for? I'm just looking at offset, card size, single size + matte lamination. No fancy print or cut.
    2 boxes @ $40.. Double-side

    Single side and without spotUV is cheaper.

    This is their site... www.printpal.com.sg

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    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    Where do you guys go to get your business cards printed?

    I went somewhere where they print and machine cut your cards but the person at the counter told me that the machine they use does not guarantee a straight cut that will align with the border design of my card. Obviously, I'm still considering before taking the plunge.

    Am I asking too much, or is something wrong that a machine cannot precisely cut straight lines?
    make sure u have a bleed area. safer that way. i learn my lesson the hard way. even with bleed, the cards were not cut properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanG View Post
    2 boxes @ $40.. Double-side

    Single side and without spotUV is cheaper.

    This is their site... www.printpal.com.sg
    Thanks bro. BTW, SpotUV is similar to an outer emboss effect?

    Oh, and, staying up for the Utd match?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    make sure u have a bleed area. safer that way. i learn my lesson the hard way. even with bleed, the cards were not cut properly.
    Yup, I definitely have a bleed area. I followed the template that they provide on their website, but they still say that even so, their machine may not cut straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    Thanks bro. BTW, SpotUV is similar to an outer emboss effect?

    Oh, and, staying up for the Utd match?
    Yuppie.

    SpotUV is like what you had describe.. a bit more pro look only la.. haha..

    And like what flipfreak had said, give bleeding is essential.

    When I gave my design, I also have bleeds and at the shop double check again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    Yup, I definitely have a bleed area. I followed the template that they provide on their website, but they still say that even so, their machine may not cut straight.
    Their machine lousy lah.. haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanG View Post
    Their machine lousy lah.. haha!
    Yeah I was thinking the same thing. Even with a penknife and a long ruler, I think I can cut straighter than their machine, just that doing it myself will cost way more and be too labour intensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    Yeah I was thinking the same thing. Even with a penknife and a long ruler, I think I can cut straighter than their machine, just that doing it myself will cost way more and be too labour intensive.
    Ya. Used to cut papers like that. Can faint.

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    www.xclusive.com.sg
    Unbeatable prices for offset printing.
    At sim lim square B1.
    P.S. I don't work for them.
    Just sharing cos I think it's a really good deal.
    The best photographer is one who is inspired by the innate nature of his subjects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WuffRuff View Post
    www.xclusive.com.sg
    Unbeatable prices for offset printing.
    At sim lim square B1.
    P.S. I don't work for them.
    Just sharing cos I think it's a really good deal.
    Thanks, dude!

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    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    Yup, I definitely have a bleed area. I followed the template that they provide on their website, but they still say that even so, their machine may not cut straight.
    cos they stack up the cards when they cut and u know paper don't really align properly when u stack up a big stack of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    Thanks bro. BTW, SpotUV is similar to an outer emboss effect?

    Oh, and, staying up for the Utd match?
    spot uv is like giving a shiny emboss effect cos they apply varnish on it. usually on your logo la.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    Thanks bro. BTW, SpotUV is similar to an outer emboss effect?
    I did mine at Printpal Golden Wall Building...

    The guy inside is my cousin

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    I go to Colorfornia at Peace Centre..
    Be careful, the uncle is a little hot tempered..

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    I went to Printpal on Thursday. Good pricing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    I went to Printpal on Thursday. Good pricing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaoken View Post
    I go to Colorfornia at Peace Centre..
    Be careful, the uncle is a little hot tempered..
    Hot tempered? woahaha. how to do biz?

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