So I’ve decided to keep my “Complimentary Comps” posts short and sweet. Why? Because I’m talking about companies who need a major facelift – so I’d like to avoid beating them into the ground with what they (probably) already know. I wanna instead talk about what made them so amazing that I still use them, even with an ugly website (as a designer this is harder than it may sound).
The internet is literally flooded with a sea of discount printers. I’m sure most of you have heard of or even used VistaPrint.com – it’s the Wal-Mart of printers. But with VistaPrint as merely one of hundreds of generic online printers, it’s dizzying to decipher the good from the bad. Last year when I needed some business cards made, I still hadn’t found my “goto” printer. Luckily a coworker of mine recommended 4colorusa.com, and I’ve never looked back since. While they’re mainly a wholesale business, they still sell to the public at a discounted retail price. From my experience with other online printing companies, nobody even comes CLOSE to their level of quality and service. But as you know by the nature of this post, their website is downright ugly. I’m talking 1995 ugly!
There is one thing I do love about their current design: they’re not afraid of pink. As a man I’m not always the first to admit my love for pink, but heck, I might as well come clean. I use a pink Xbox controller, I own several pink shirts – uhh anyway…nuff said, lets get to it! Here they are:
What do you think? Too much pink? Would love to hear your thoughts.