I was originally waiting until I had myself completely set up with a website etc. But I felt guilty the last time a nice lady was scratching my details onto a scrap of paper and decided to print up what I’ve got now, and print some more when and if I decide to set up other business-y things.
If you’re looking to print your own, I’d recommend Vista Print. If you wait and watch you can usually get 250 business cards free – just be aware that as you’re getting excited ordering free items, your postage costs are accumulating. So check your final costs before placing the order! But you can certainly have a lot of fun playing around with different designs. I do feel that being an artist, I should probably have an artwork on my card… but on the other hand my style is so eclectic that nothing is exactly representative. I like the swirls, they’re pretty but neutral in that respect. I liked one with poppies on it too, but the black and white reverse wasn’t so pretty.