Re: HELP MAKING BUSIENESS CARDS
I've tried both printing my own cards and getting them online - trust me, get them done through another company. The thickest stock you can get is still flimsy in comparison to normal business cards. I can't remember the lb of the stock, but I got the heaviest that they offered at an office supply store and would still run through my printer (nice printer, not cheap, Cannon MP530) and while the quality of the printing was good, the cards are just flimsy.
You will also run into cutting issues, while you can print multiple cards on one piece of paper you'll have to cut them, and unless you have a large cutter it's difficult to use scissors to cut straight.
I finally broke down and tried an online server, I used overnight prints and have been EXTREMELY happy with the results. You can get hundreds of QUALITY, hard stock cards for less than 50 bucks. If you do the math, figure how many cards you get for current ink and paper it's a wash. Consider the quality you get from overnight prints and they are the way to go.
Good luck either way.