Moo Letterpress Business Cards - Don't Be Fooled

Moo Letterpress Business Cards - Don't Be Fooled

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Hey there, folks! So, you've heard the buzz about Moo's Letterpress business cards, promising a delightful blend of real letterpress printing and customizable templates. Well, hold onto your hats, because we're about to take a closer look. Don't be fooled by their twelve cool designs and the allure of letterpress debossed onto thick, uncoated paper. Here's the scoop: the only part they let you customize is still gonna be flat and lifeless digital printing from their trusty HP Indigo printers. And trust me, the combo of poor clarity digital print next to the beautiful letterpress? It's like pairing a unicorn with a donkey. It just doesn't quite work.

The Allure of Moo Letterpress

Let's give credit where credit's due, Moo's Letterpress business cards certainly caught our eye with their claim of cool template designs. Picture this: real letterpress printing, using PMS Pantone colors, and pressed into thick, uncoated paper. The tactile experience and craftsmanship of letterpress are undeniably charming and oh-so-cool. But here's the twist, my friends: when it comes to customization, Moo keeps it in the digital realm with their HP Indigo printers.

The Jarring Contrast

Now, here's where things get a little tricky. The crux of the issue is the sharp contrast between the stunning letterpress printing and the accompanying digital print customization. It's like watching a Broadway show on a tiny TV screen. The high-resolution digital print, while competent, simply can't match the depth, texture, and sheer elegance of letterpress. And that, my friends, can throw off the whole vibe, taking the attention away from the true charm and craftsmanship of letterpress.

The Missed Opportunity

Hold up, Moo! By limiting customization to digital printing, you're missing out on the full potential of letterpress. The true magic lies in its ability to create visually stunning designs with character and oomph! Customization restricted to digital printing not only dulls the uniqueness of letterpress but also leaves us with a sense of missed opportunity. It's like wearing a unicorn onesie with ordinary slippers – something just doesn't quite match up. Ya know what I'm saying?

Considerations and Alternatives

So, if you're craving the full-on letterpress experience, it might be time to explore other options beyond Moo's Letterpress line. Look for specialized letterpress print shops or independent printers who can truly bring your vision to life. Sure, it might take a little more effort and investment, but trust me, the end result will be a business card that screams "Wow, this is special!" No more compromises, no more settling for less. Embrace the full charm and craftsmanship of letterpress, my friends.


Oh, and by the way, let's not forget the appeal of Moo's Letterpress cards. They lure you in with the idea of a more affordable entry into the world of letterpress. But in reality, what you're paying for is simply overpriced digital printing. Don't be fooled, my pals. If you truly want to experience the magic of letterpress, let's explore alternative options that won't break the bank. Remember, you deserve cards that embody the true essence of letterpress without emptying your wallet. Keep it real, keep it charming, and let your business cards shine!

Austin Terrill

Austin Terrill: Texas born, Berlin-based creative and print designer. Founder of Mint Letterpress and the Peppermint Brands family of companies. Former touring musician on the Van's Warped Tour. Passionate about music, photography, arts, and synthesizers. Family man with wife, two kids, and Havapoo, Paule.