For a small or home-based business, a business card is far more than a piece of paper with your name and contact information on it. It should be thought of as one of your most important marketing tools!
It can be:
When well designed and well printed, your card makes an impression, establishes your credibility, and lets you stand out in the memory of those you meet for future business or referrals.
On the other hand, when designed poorly or printed poorly, it is sent to a pile of other faceless business cards that ultimately get thrown away.
Have you ever looked through a pile of business cards that you have had setting around and try to remember who the person was that gave it to you? I do all the time, because the business card did not create an impression I can relate to.
Also, have you ever received a business card that is electronically produced (on a computer printer or a copier) and have the ink and images rub off or crumble? That does not create an impression of importance or quality of the person or his company.
So with the pricing as it is for professionally offset printed business cards, (My company is currently doing them for $35.99 a thousand cards printed full color BOTH sides!), why even waste time and effort copying your cards? Get some done that will impress your potential client!