Moo.com’s Unique Photo Business Cards Are Great for Making Custom Games, Memory Builders, and Even Training Tools
Online printing company, Moo.com, and their proprietary printing process, Printfinity, add a whole new dimension to business cards. By printing your own uploaded images and fully customized text on both sides of their cards, a new range of possible uses for the not-so-utilitarian business cards opens up.
This idea comes from Moo’s website where they have posted stories about several customers who have come up with innovative uses for their cards. One mom made a memory game by printing pairs of images on the front of a set of cards that all have matching backs like a regular deck of game cards, but the backs on these are nicely designed with a pattern and her kids’ names.
Moo.com is taking advantage of the holiday season to promote this unique use of their cards as stocking stuffers, and they really could be quite a nice gift. Another way the cards have been used is to pair personal photographs of things chosen by the children with images of the starting letters to make teaching cards that will help the children learn the letters and associated sounds.
There’s a remark on the website about using the cards in a memory game and how impressive your kids will be at the next family reunion when they remember all their second cousins’ names, but perhaps it’s not the little ones who would benefit the most from custom “flash cards” with family names on them. Are you confident you could name everyone at your next family reunion (including all those cousins’ kids and maybe even grandkids)? Now that would be impressive.
How much fun could it be to have cards with pictures of the whole family at various stages of life? You could turn that into several different games, involving much more interaction than a memory matching game, although that could become a fun teaching tool to clarify family trees and relationships since you’d not only have a name on each card, but the face too.
Those are fun family uses, but the idea can carry over into business rather easily. It’s always a challenge to get people to interact freely with others since so many feel self-conscious around strangers, yet time and time again it has been seen that our best work comes out of collaborative efforts.
For training seminars and workshops, actual items (or flowcharts for non-physical products), could be separated into parts and cards printed with each part. The challenge could be to find others with the necessary cards to make a full set. It’s a simple and somewhat silly task, but it gets people interacting and gives them some preliminary familiarity with the subject matter.
You could also go up to postcard size if you needed fewer cards but wanted them to be even more recognizable. Moo.com limits their product line to card printing (and a few custom stickers) so they can really put out a quality product. “Green” stock is available for only a few dollars more, and turnaround times are short. Moo.com may turn out to be the perfect printer for all your card printing, whether you are printing business cards for standard uses or venturing into the creative possibilities as described here.