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Look for business cards printed on a heavy card stock. 12pt (0.012 inch thick) card stock is the acceptable standard, but 14pt card stock will give your card an even more substantial feel. Sometimes card stock is measured in weight - 80-100lb stock is standard for business cards. More tips

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A PC Magazine compared business cards made at Office Depot (in-store), Staples (in-store), FedEx Kinko's (in-store), VistaPrint (online) and GreatFX (online) and proclaimed GreatFX "hands-down the best, most professional-looking cards of the lot. "

Prints Made Easy
Ranked #1 online printing company by Inc. Magazine in September 2007. While many online print stores offer "free" business cards, they render your cards totally useless by printing their own logo on the backs. Prints Made Easy has a "100 free business cards + $6.95 S+H" offer with no branded printing on the back. Business cards are printed on 14pt card stock. Flat ink only. This site has an easy-to-use design studio with tons of templates to work from.

Crane & Co
This historic New England company has been making the paper that all United States currency is printed on since 1879. They offer simple, elegant thermographed (raised print) cards inked in fashionable colors like kona, pewter grey, regent blue and hunter green.