For years I have been a loyal Vistaprint customer– spending hundreds of dollars on business cards, calendars, return address labels, photo mugs, greeting cards, etc. featuring my photography. I have ordered several beautiful sets of photo business cards in the past for both myself and my mother. This fall, I ordered a new set of business cards and I kid you not, it looks like the deranged 5-year-old children that live below me printed the cards at home and cut them out by hand. I tried writing Vistaprint a letter of complaint in attempt to either A) get a new, nice, properly printed set of cards or B) my money back. No response. I said “never again, Vistaprint!” and ignored them for a few months… but was lured back by their Cyber Monday photo calendar sale thinking maybe they’ll get it right this time and that maybe the business cards were a fluke. Last year, I bought photo calendars from Vistaprint (on Cyber Monday, for the same price) and they look beautiful… This year, I eagerly opened my set of calendars and almost threw them across the room. The printing looks ATROCIOUS. They reduced the contrast of every photo to as low as it gets, the color is a far cry from the originals AND to add insult to injury, there are streaky vertical lines in each photo. NEVER AGAIN. Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough money to get them reprinted at another company, so instead I will publicly proclaim my utter disgust with Vistaprint’s drastic decline in quality and repost the photos included in my calendar here. Apologies to everyone who was looking forward to my calendar this year; I really wish the printing did my photos justice.
Vistaprint, when you screw up you make ME look bad too. Never again.
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2012 PHOTO CALENDAR