Inkd is one of the best print marketplaces available online. There are other sources like VistaPrint which allow you to print business cards using hundreds pre-designed templates, but the quality of the designs could be described as paltry at best. Inkd is a marketplace where experienced graphic designers can offer ready-made unique and professional designs.
Hiring a graphic designer can be prohibitively expensive, especially for small business owners, so Inkd aims to save money by cutting out the middle man. In this case, the middle man is the custom design fees and time it takes to make promotional materials from scratch. Instead, businesses can view marketing or branding materials ready to go to the printer.
Customers can browse the site based on output type: Brochure, Business Card, Envelope, Postcard, etc. or conversely by their particular industry (Food, Real Estate, Retail, and more). There are plenty of options across virtually any business category making Inkd a valuable resource to anyone with an eye for good design. Inkd has established strict quality controls making it difficult to find sloppy or poorly-produced work.
Alternately – and just as importantly – Inkd is a great place for freelance designers to sell their wares. Many designers utilize Inkd as a place to unload designs that were not selected by their clients. And while Inkd has the potential to create long-term partnerships with new clients, simply selling design work individually can be profitable as well.
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