Hey Guys give Lee a break. Its clear hes not talking about production (in fact I believe he doesnt produce) he is simply discussing the ecommerce side of the order. And systems will make up for knowledge in that commodity product as its pointless to be talking to people for 20 pound orders.
Everyone knows how thin the Vista cards are and you can get from a UK company 500 cards(doublesided) delivered direct to your customer for 20 pounds sent in two days(www.48tradeprint.co.uk) with only 25% extra for next day. They are matt lam both sides and printed 400g silk on fine new HB presses, in fact this range will be print 100 up after an install of a new XL105 10 colour early next year.
The ability to order 2x500, 4x500 etc will be a new feature in the next version so Lee's will have lost that angle, sorry mate.
Look out for www.myprinting.co.uk using the www.tweak.com platform as this will offer end users a brillant free design too! real quality designs and a choice of over 500000, many leaflets with content already included. It will launch with free cards and letterheads far supierior to any well known card printer. I think that platform and the new printing.com/flyerzone w2p will totally change the way print is bought online. Both companies will spend plently cash promoting the sites but the rewards will be large.
we will partner will resellers so anyone who wishes to get a head start should send me a private message. sorry for the company promotion but resellers and digi printers may offer a service but there are producers out there who should be offering the same service but direct and properly printed.