« addi Turbo (Plastic) Circular 24-inch (60cm) Knitting Needle; Size US 50 (25.00 mm) BOX USA BTWJ500 Jute Twine, 3-Ply, 84 lb., Natural, 5000′ per Case » 3 thoughts on “Avery Two-Side Printable Clean Edge Business Cards for Inkjet Printers, Matte, White, Pack of 200 (08871)” 65 of 71 people found the following review helpful Exactly what I wanted, August 16, 2005 By Camy Tang (San Jose, CA) – This review is from: Avery Two-Side Printable Clean Edge Business Cards for Inkjet Printers, Matte, White, Pack of 200 (08871) (Office Product) I don’t know what printers other people have, so be aware that I have an Epson Stylus Photo 785EPX. These cards work perfectly fine for me, I’ve never had a problem with alignment or anything like that. The ink sets immediately, no smearing. The type is crisp like a laser printer. My colors turn out great. Since this is a matte finish card, there isn’t the professional glossy look, but that’s what I wanted so I’m fine with that. It’s true these cards are not as thick as the super-professional ones like my husband got from his work, but then again they also paid a great deal more for their cards. For the cost of these, the thickness is fine. The edges are clean cut. Personally, I can only barely tell there’s perforations. I felt like I got more than my money’s worth for these cards. If I wanted a more professional look (like thicker cards, gloss), I’d naturally have to be willing to pay more. Update (9/05): The newest cards I got were significantly thicker than the older ones I had. They’re comparable to other business cards I’ve been receiving. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 13 of 13 people found the following review helpful Clean edge, print to the edge 8869…, January 23, 2012 By Michael Bremer (MCHENRY, IL, US) – This review is from: Avery Clean Edge Business Cards for Inkjet Printers, Matte, White, Pack of 160 (08869) (Office Product) I purchased these business cards as I am starting up my own business. I also purchased a Canon Pixma MG6120 printer along with these as my last HP Photosmart although good, was getting out dated and I wanted to make sure that I have a good printer to print a lot of my business documents on. I know it sounds like i’m going on and on about printers but that is a large part about printing these cards in quality fashion but enough about the printer and onto the actual review of the cards. I’ve noticed the background picture on my package is slightly different from the picture on Amazon (Maybe out dated) but it gets confusing. My cards say exactly as followed as to avoid mixing up reviews. Avery Ink Jet 8869 Print to the edge, clean edge Extra sturdy business cards. White Matte finish 160 per package 8 per sheet 20 sheet count. Card weight/quality: These cards say extra sturdy, suggesting that they would be professional quality. They are not. They are not bad but I held up my printed business card next to my wifes professionally made corporate card and it was significantly more flexible. I would imagine that over time these cards being stored in a wallet or anywhere else will take a beating and shrivel up considerably faster than a true extra sturdy card should. In Avery’s defense, I think they are trying to appeal to a more “generalized” market as a lot of users printers would struggle to feed the heavier weight card thus creating jamming issues and doing more harm than good. I did not have jamming problems but one sheet refused to be “fed” into my printer for a while until I played with it a bit. Print to the edge: Holds true, I was able to print to the edge however I printed past the edge using the 8373 template as suggested by Avery. It may not be a big deal for low volume printing but wasted ink will make an impact on your wallet should you print out several hundred of these. Not sure if I can fully blame Avery on this one or if my business card creation software was to blame here, just throwing it out there. Clean Edge: I would say about 85% clean edge. You still have to fold and tear apart. I was really worried about this as I didn’t want my cards “Looking” amateur made and shaggy. At first glance they came out looking professional until you look up close you can see little tears in the edges of the card. Not enough to be a deal breaker though. Overall: I am starting a mobile automotive detailing business, I am not in the business of making ultra fancy professional quality business cards. I would recommend these to anyone that owns a small business that would benefit from having a business card. With that being said, if you are very specific about wanting a professional quality card the only thing I’d be able to suggest is go to someone in the profession of doing just that. If you’re worried about all of the little details it’s probably your best bet, but, these sure are nice for someone like me who would just like something to be able to hand out when the opportunity presents itself. Personal Note: I will be trying Avery’s “Glossy” business cards. I printed a background color on my cards and due to the paper type the ink sort of “faded” into the paper. When I mentioned that they weren’t the sturdiest card I’ve ever felt and especially if you are doing a background color where the whole card is colored it shrivels the card just a bit. It didn’t bleed through which I am glad. Being in automotive detailing the “Gloss effect” is sort of what i’m looking for, a shiny card for a shiny car. I will update my review when I give these cards a try and compare the two so that maybe someone can make a great decision from the start without having to experiment a bit like me. Thanks for reading! Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 31 of 37 people found the following review helpful Off Center, No Bleed, and Thin, June 29, 2010 By Photoguy – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Avery Two-Side Printable Clean Edge Business Cards for Inkjet Printers, Matte, White (Office Product) I thought this would be a good product after reading the reviews. However, the paper is thinner than most business cards which causes it to feel cheap and curl up on itself. I thought I could deal with that until I tried printing, where I noticed the real problem. See, the Avery template for these business cards has the group of cards centered on the page. However, the actual paper with the business card cutouts has a few extra millimeters on one side than the other. This means that every time I tried printing, the cards were a little off-center (both horizontally and vertically). I adjusted the AI template to try to match the business card paper (the front side anyways; the back side would need the template to be moved in the opposite direction), but getting exact results is nearly impossible. One final huge downside with these is the fact that, although there is clearly room on the paper for the cards to be spread out a little more, they are all right next to each other. That throws out your option to print with a bleed for colored backgrounds on your cards. Even if you get your template properly aligned, which is not an easy task, and try to print colored backgrounds without a bleed, there are always slight printer variation when it takes in a piece of paper from one piece to the next, so you will probably not be printing a completely colored background, and you will probably be ruining one or two other cards in the process. The only reason this is worth the one star is because, in theory, I can still get three full bleed or ten white-background cards per sheet, however low quality they are. It will perhaps give me something to practice on before submitting my cards to a professional printing service (which would probably have cost less than buying the paper here on Amazon the first place). In retrospect, I probably should have gotten the Avery 8373 as it appears those do have a boarder for bleeds, but I’m not going to waste my money on that now considering that the paper quality could sill be low and off-center. 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