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November 25, 2016 AT 11:19 am

Laser-Cut Business Cards from Upcycled Postcards and Readymade Art Look Fantastic

This is an old ongoing project by Darcy aka InventorArtist – it’s a fantastic re-use of materials from Maker Faire postcards to other pieces of readymade art for his business cards. The best part about this approach is of course that each one is unique and one-off!

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Of all my business cards, laser cut are one of my favorite. I’ve done A-B testing by handing them out with other cards and people always keep the laser one and return the other. I made the design simple with very little information. I also made the text large for usability (an often forgotten element of card design). I also stayed away from etching/engraving since vector cutting is faster (and I think the etching has a higher chance of coming of as gimmicky).

I also tried to cut my cards out of other business cards (just to say I did it). It was initially a bit of a fail since the air assist on the CNC Laser blows things around a lot. I made a fixture for hacking existing business cards which now works well.


 

 
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