Zazzle is well known for printing images, logos, and slogans on a vast array of objects. You can get mugs, T-shirts, skateboards, and phone cases, and even face masks. But the top choice under Office category on Zazzle’s well-designed website is business cards. The service offers a good selection of sizes, shapes, and paper stocks. It offers novel magnetic business cards and does a fine job with traditional card stock, too. It’s a bit pricier than some of the competition, however, and it also lacks some design features you might want.
Pricing and Starting Up
Standard 3.5-by-2-inch business cards on pleasantly thick 17.5pt stock start at $20.95 for 100 pieces, and that price gets you two-sided printing. For comparison, you only get 50 similar cards from MOO for about the same price ($19.99), though Vistaprint charges $15 for 100 cards on slightly thinner 14pt. stock; 16pt. from Vistaprint costs $24. The lowest-cost service we tested, GotPrint, charges just $7.63 for 100 cards, though that’s only front printing on thinner stock.
Designing Your Card
Uploading Your Own Design
If you have a business card design already created, or you plan to create one, Zazzle will not let you upload your design, select your options, and print your cards.
Using a Predesigned Template
Zazzle’s predesigned templates are high quality with professional graphic designs. The service has 400,000+ templates and 308 fonts from which to choose. You can even upload your own logo to their predesigned templates if you would like.
Delivery and Quality
Zazzle offered one of the cheapest shipping costs for my test order of 100 cards, at just $4.96. What’s more, you can sign up for a Zazzle Black account, which lets you pay $9.95 for a year of free shipping. The order arrived in five business days—my shipping option had a range of four to seven days, so it was well within that. It was packed in a padded plastic bubble-wrap envelope emblazoned with a Z. Inside that was a plain thin cardboard box that didn’t hold a candle to MOO’s elegant sleeve box.
The cards themselves are excellently printed, with accurate, fully inked colors. My scans of them don’t really do justice to the actual cards, unfortunately. You’ll have to take my word for the true quality, all of which are better than what appears here.
Put Some Zazzle in Your Business Cards
Zazzle offers lots of prebuilt templates suited to various business types and a flexible card designer, with lots of unusual font choices and clip art. The choices of card stock is also admirable, and the service delivers pleasing print quality. On the downside, it’s more expensive than most of the card-printing services we’ve tested, and it doesn’t offer professional design services or a QR code generator, as many do. For a terrific value and fuller features, check out our Editors’ Choice business card printing service, Vistaprint.