Win 500 Business Cards from

You may remember several months back when I posted my new business card design on Twitter. I have to admit that when it comes to business cards I rarely get an opportunity to pass them out. So I am hardly ever in a rush to get them printed unless I have a networking event coming up. So when Overnight Prints agreed to print my new cards for me I decided to nip it in the bud and go ahead and get them printed.

When you submit a design to an online printer, you never really know what to expect. You sort of have to cross your fingers and hope for the best because you never really know how your design will translate into print until it’s too late. That’s why when my business cards arrived that I breathed a sigh of relieve when they turned out as good as they did. The worn edges, the distressed text; all turned out really well. As you can imagine, I’m already thinking up excuses to hand them out to other designers and potential clients.

Before I do that however, I am going to do something that you guys probably already suspect. Instead of hogging all the cards for myself, I got Overnight Prints to agree to give 500 free business cards to 1 lucky Colorburned reader.

To win, all you have to do is leave a comment below and tell us why you think you deserve to win. As a bonus, feel free to include a link to your card’s design. If you haven’t designed your card yet; no worries, it’s not a requirement.

Up for Grabs


  • Leave a comment to enter. Tell us why you think you deserve to win
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  • This is a 5 day contest. Entries will be accepted until Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 11:59 PM EST.
  • U.S. residents only.

Good luck!

Grant Friedman

Grant Friedman is a graphic design, blogger, and author. In addition to being the founder of this website, Grant is also the editor of Psdtuts, one of the world's most popular tutorial websites.

  • I’m a new department manager at the newspaper where I work and I’m horrified by the standard cards we usually receive. I’d love to come at this part of my promotion by having cards that really stand out. Did I mention my small domain was all things graphic? :)

  • Amy

    Times are tough – sure could use those cards to bring in some new business!

  • I’m starting freelance work and need some new cards badly!

  • Could really use some cards to hand out to potential clients
    .-= Gerard´s last blog ..3D Girl close-up =-.

  • I am a freelance web designer.This cards will surely boost my business.
    .-= Ritam Das´s last blog ..metamag: RT @ZDNetBlogs: Samsung launches Google Android-powered Galaxy Spica i5700 – =-.

  • straight up.
    I am a full time design student…
    aka. i have no money.

  • I’m a good guy!

  • I’m from Turkey and if i win this Bussiness Cards, you win from Turkey. Because, i’ll tell everyone how win my Bussiness Cards from Colorburned. And i make your advertising freely :)

  • My current cards are really out of date and not the best representation for what my key services. Oh… and I retweet a lof of Colorburned posts ;-)

  • I miss design work. Business cards will help me drum up some to fulfill that need. : )

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    PS Tweeting right now!
    .-= Christa Holland´s last blog ..Inspiration: Self-Portraits 1 =-.

  • I deserve to win because its my birthday next week. Whoo!

  • nick

    would love to have some cards to correspond with the website/portfolio i am currently building. I need to build a big enough name to get out of this job…

  • Could really use some new cards to go with my new portfolio site. Rebranding yourself ain’t cheap, you know!

  • I deserve to win because my birthday is coming up and my birthday present to myself is quitting my full-time job to seek out freelance opportunities and I feel business cards will be a huge help in the freelance world.

  • Because I’m awesome, and some business cards will help spread my awesomeness to the world.
    .-= Matt´s last blog ..The Bride’s Store Print Ads =-.

  • Tim Gremore

    Business cards are one item on my business venture todo list. It would be a blessing to check that item off for free.

  • Nate S

    I lost my business in a divorce and need new cards for my new freelance business.

  • Krys Ricketts

    Trying to get my freelance design business rolling and a new set of cards would make a huge difference. They would really help out with my redesign not to mention my budget!

  • I am arsed for cards and sadly have to say I do not have any :(

    Would nice to give out.

  • I am part of an emerging church and would definitely love to hand out some cards telling them who we are and what we are all about to local shops and people around our neighborhood!!
    .-= Santos Samayoa´s last blog ..The Grattitude Challenge =-.

  • I do quite a bit of work for non-profits resulting in not-for-pay as well. I would love to hand these out to these groups rather than homemade cards.

  • Business cards are an oppourtunity. I will design ones that stand out! but alas… im baroque like classical music. I will put them to good use!

  • I want new business cards… now

  • Chris

    Well, what can I say…free cards are always a good reason to have new ones;) May be the luck be with me!

  • I would love to win this! I love OvernightPrints and have always been happy when choosing to print with them and have referred them to friends as well! :)

  • Mike Sly

    I need new biz cards and every time I try to print them on that darn inkjet paper I have such bad alignment problems I want to “office space” my print.

  • . . . cos I luv me Mum and I’m a bloody nice bloke !

    oh yeah, and I’m broke and these cards would really help me out !

  • Elizabeth

    My internship is ending in a few weeks, and due to a pretty horrid market around here, I’m quite positive I won’t be able to get a solid job for some time yet. Because of this, I’ll be trying to freelance for a while, and business cards would be a great way to start the self-marketing process. It would really help.

  • I’d like to win the business cards, because free printing means I can print whatever I want.

    Fake Don Draper, Sterling Cooper Creative Director cards, Why not?
    500 tiny art prints, why not as well?

  • I’m getting into freelance work and would REALLY enjoy some new business cards to hand out. This would be amazing! Thanks. :)
    .-= @JustinRampage´s last blog ..MONSTERS II =-.

  • i could use some new cards, i ran out of my moo cards almost a year ago and have been slacking on ordering some new ones. in the same boat as you but something like this would get me revved up to design some new ones!

  • well cant come up with a good excuse i just really want to print out my new BC design but cant afford to do it right now..

  • Shaun

    I am a graphic design student and I will be graduating in May. Going forward into the business world it would be great to have something to leave behind when trying to find a career. Good luck to everyone else!

  • Caleb

    Starting a web-site consulting service to pay off student loans Dave Ramsey style. Already have a design ready to go. Free printing would be great!!!

  • Not me personally my hubby his cards are a disgrace to every designing firm out there, they are so plain just boring black and white, no style whats so ever lol

  • I am graduating next spring, and need new cards, as the one’s I have is of really low quality. With my portfolio site done, blog I’m starting, I just need a card that I can actually hand to people without feeling embarrassed. The business card design is already done, but has just been sitting idly in the dark corner of my hard drive, as I had not have any money to get these cards printed with quality!

  • wow, i could really use a big help to have some fresh new cards. struggling along with no money it be a great start for me! :-)
    .-= Paul´s last blog ..The SEO Song – Now on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon MP3 =-.

  • It would always be nice to win something especially business cards for work

  • Getting business cards has been on my to do list for the past 9 years. Please help me get started with living on the grid.

  • Axl

    I’m starting freelance work too, and I’d love to win that :)

  • Mare

    I would love to offer these to a non-profit choir to help jump start their mission. Trenton, NJ/USA

  • tommy

    i can’t afford my own :(

  • Megan Carpenter

    Honestly? New business, money is tight, single mother, I could go on with the reasons but… I really really want them lol

    Give me the potential to improve my business so much and that is hard in todays economy when people don’t have the money to spend!

  • Ruben

    Another chance to win a sick prize? That’s reason enough for me…not to mention the props it comes with handing out killer cards. Good luck everyone!

  • Abbie

    I’m making the freelance leap, so business cards are a must. Thanks!

  • I need new cards because i have a mis-spelling on my current ones. UGH!

  • I need this lot of cards because my tongue is “brushed” and i can’t talk =(

  • I need business cards. I want my business card to stand out, get noticed.. Rock like yours do!

  • Domingo Lugo

    OOO OOOOOO MEEE MEEEE PLEASE! Brand spanking new freelance designer in DIRE need of some business cards.

  • Arion Lapuz

    because college tuition is owning me.

  • mrashdi

    would love to have it..

  • I need new cards for my portrait photography & fine art and what better way than to try out this print house Colorburned is raving about!

  • Joe

    I’m getting disillusion with my day job. Thinking of getting back into photography and silkscreening to satisfy my creative needs. I could use some nice cards to get started, for handing out to galleries etc.


  • I’d promote the heck out of Overnight Prints on Twitter. I get asked all the time what online printer to use and I’d definitely tell people to use Overnight Prints! I’ve heard good things. :)

  • We could really use the free prints. A few months back we got a dedicated business line and now all our cards have the wrong phone number. We were waiting until we used ours up but would love the chance to try out a new printer with some free cards.
    .-= Bill Ludwig | Edward Rayne´s last blog ..Introduction to Twitter =-.

  • A Haiku, just for you:

    Colorburned is great,
    Overnightprints is great too.
    I need business cards!

    I could really use some business cards. Thanks for this great giveaway!

  • Pick me :)