Spread the love with custom greeting cards
Our premium card options printed with your own pictures and greetings let you be intimate, friendly, or professional as desired.
You can create your card design in minutes with our free online greeting card creator. Add your personal greetings and pictures into one of our pre-made designs, or create your own from scratch.
Count on us for your customized thank-you cards, beautiful wedding invitations and more. Stylize your order with matching envelopes, and choose from some of the finest papers like Pearl, Cotton and Brown Kraft to make your cards extraordinary.
Let us help you celebrate your holidays and special events in style - choose our customized greeting cards to make birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, birth announcements, and any other event exceptional.
Greeting Card Pricing
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- Design Guidelines
Most Popular Questions
Brown Kraft Greeting Cards with Screen Printing are the hottest must-have item this holiday season. There are a few things you need to know about the Brown Kraft with Screen Printing:
- Screen Printing is available on one side only
- Screen Printing can be applied only underneath the CMYK print
- Screen Printing will add several days additional production time to your order
- Screen Printing can be applied to a maximum of 50% of the area of the card
- Slight shifting occurs between the CMYK print and the Screen Print – we recommend this shifting is allowed for in your design (including 0.0625" of additional trapping – let our Design Team know if you need help setting this up)
What Screen Printing options are available for Greeting Cards?
There are many options for Screen Printing, such as the ink colours and stock. The standard option offered on our website is Brown Kraft card with white Screen Printing.
If you would like to order a different colour Screen Printing colour; or a custom stock (such as Premium Black, Cream Pulp or even Wood) please place a Print Quote request. We can also combine Screen Printing with embossing or other print finishes for an even more impressive product.
As this is a labour intensive process – the number of orders we can accept is limited; so submit your Print Quote request as soon as possible to let us know your needs.
How can I create my Greeting Card design?
There are several ways you can design or create your own custom designed Greeting Cards:
- Use our Greeting Card Creator – with a wide range of designs and templates available
- Create your own design in design software (such as Adobe Illustrator)
- Submit Design Services Request for one of our designers to create a custom Greeting Card for you
Setting up press-ready files for Greeting Card
There are a few several considerations to include when preparing files for printing a Greeting Card. The same set-up can be used for tent-cards (business card size) and other half-fold products.
We offer several layout templates for Greeting Cards and Tent Cards to help you set up your files. Please download the appropriate layout template for the product you are ordering – if it is not available, you can also request a layout template.
Below are some points additional to our File Setup and Preparation guidelines specifically for Greeting Cards, Tent Cards and other hald-fold cards.
Flat Size vs. Folded Size
Ensure you prepare your press files using the flat size with two pages (one for the inside and one for the outsize)
two pages of a PDF (one for inside and one for the outside) at the "flat size". This will appear
The "flat size" is the size of the card when unfolded and flattened. The folded size is when the card is folded in half (as if to fit in an envelope) – one of the dimensions (either the width or height) will be half when compared with the flat size.
We recommend a safety margin of 0.125 inches from the score line (this is where the card gets folded). Any important text or graphics should be kept away from this area.
For Digital Output products dark colours should not be used across the score line as the ink may crack along the fold line.
When preparing your file for print, please note the orientation of the panels so that when folded the card is correct.
If you are going to be writing on your greeting card, please see: Which coatings be written on?
Once the files are prepared, export a press-ready PDF file as per our print specifications.
Can I print different designs on each Greeting Card?
We call this service "Dynamic Printing". Dynamic Printing is available for Digital Output Greeting Cards at an additional cost. Please submit a Print Quote request for pricing and ordering.
Premium Offset Greeting cards cannot be printed dynamically due to the printing method.
Can I make a custom shaped Greeting Card? (or die cut, embossed, foiled?)
Yes! We love creative and exciting Greeting Cards — if the product you want to order is not available on our website, please place a custom print quote request. We can't wait to see what you come up with.
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Select Blank Template:
Select File Format:
- Bleed Area
- Trim Area
- Safe Area
Bleed Area refers to images that extend to the very edges of a design. To prevent an unwanted white border from showing at the edge of your design, or for the design to appear slightly off-center, be sure to extend any background colors or design elements all the way to the edge of bleed (.125” past the trim on all four sides).
Trim Area refers to the amount of the image that will appear on your finished product. These areas will also be marked with ‘cut lines’ on your proof and are where we aim to cut your card.
Safety Area in most cases refers to 1/8 of an inch inside of the Trim Area. For thicker papers 20pt and up or wooden papers the Safety Area increases ¼ of an inch inside the Trim Area. we strongly recommend you keep important aspects of your design such as text and logos well inside of the Safety Area, otherwise, they may be cut off.
Design considerations for Greeting Cards
If you are using our Online Creator, the creator will guide you through the process. Ensure you check the safety margins and bleed areas are used correctly.
If you are designing the card in design software, we recommend using our Blank Design Templates to help you set up your design. These show the bleed and safety areas. Also keep in mind that there should be a safety margin where the card will be folded also. Please read over our FAQ Page for an overview on preparing files. If you have any further questions, please contact Customer Service.