I promised my friend that I would post this on Thursday, today. Sorry, I’m late!
After we moved to Indonesia, I have noticed from the beginning that people often hand you their name cards when you exchange contacts after meeting them for the first time. I like this culture because name card definitely leaves you with a stronger impression than a piece of paper that they tore from something with a scribble of their email address and phone numbers.
I made my name cards mainly because when I ask for a permission to take photos inside of a restaurant, store or wherever I’m interested in featuring on my blog, I would like to give out my card to show the address of my blog where the photos will be published. You also never know who will be your new reader, right?
I ended up printing my name cards at Office 2000 where one of my friends recommended. I first went to Adorama in Kemang. They use Photoshop to design and the person who was helping me only had very basic techniques which didn’t allow me to do much and it was way too technical for me to help him, so I gave up. I saw a lot of professional card samples at Adorama, so I think Adorama might be a better fit for printing business cards rather than personal cards.
Across the hallway from Adorama was Office 2000. I headed there and saw a ton of personal card samples. I just browsed samples and picked a type of paper, font, and color of the letters and wrote down what to print on my cards. It was simple and easy. I printed 100 cards for Rp. 125,000 (about US$13).
I used Office 2000 in Kemang, but there are many other Office 2000 locations. Please click here for more store locations in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Office 2000 Kemang
Ground fl unit #107
Jl. Kemang Raya no. 17, Jakarta 12730
Inside the same Adorama building, there is a good Thai restaurant called “Tamnak Thai“. Their Tom Yum Soup is delicious!