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Greeting cards are simple yet effective ways to connect with new customers and remind old customers of your business. Greeting cards are easy to produce and provide a cost effective way to congratulate a client, wish them happy birthday, or thank them for their patronage.
Direct mail services are available. Call 1-800-227-7377 for more information!
Sizes: 5.5" x 8.5" (Folds to 5.5" x 4.25"), 10" x 7" (Folds to 5" x 7"), and 8.5" x 11" (Folds to 8.5" x 5.5")Pre-Scored for Easy Folding (Ships Flat) Card Paper: 130# Gloss CoverEnvelope Paper: 24# White WoveEnvelope Sizes: A2 (fits 5.5" x 4.25" folded cards), A7 (fits 5" x 7" folded cards), and A10 (fits 5.5" x 8.5" folded cards) Ink: Full Color - One or Two Sides Coating: UV Coating - Outside Only Artwork: Print-Ready PDFs Preferred
Sizes: 5.5" x 8.5" (Folds to 5.5" x 4.25"), 10" x 7" (Folds to 5" x 7"), and 8.5" x 11" (Folds to 8.5" x 5.5")
Pre-Scored for Easy Folding (Ships Flat)
Card Paper: 130# Gloss Cover
Envelope Paper: 24# White Wove
Envelope Sizes: A2 (fits 5.5" x 4.25" folded cards), A7 (fits 5" x 7" folded cards), and A10 (fits 5.5" x 8.5" folded cards)
Ink: Full Color - One or Two Sides
Coating: UV Coating - Outside Only
Artwork: Print-Ready PDFs Preferred
Greeting cards are printed on 130# Gloss Coated Cover, which is a thick, glossy cardstock. They are then UV coated on the outside to add a protective coating and extra shine. You cannot write on products that have been UV coated. Envelopes are printed on our standard 24# white wove opaque paper stock.
Basic layout and print file guidelines:Document size: Same size as final trim size of piece
Bleed: Set your bleed to .125" on all sides
Safe Area: Set your margins to .125" and keep all important elements (logos, text, and images that do not bleed) within these margins
Resolution: 300 PPI for all images is strongly recommended for best print quality
File Type: PDFs are preferred
Uploading files: You can upload files directly to this product page, or you can send files here.
If you need any help with creating your print ready artwork, please give us a call at 800-227-7377 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proofing: After you place your order and upload your artwork, our prepress team will begin inspecting your files to ensure your document size, bleed lines, margins, image resolution, and more are correct in order for the best print quality.They will email you a soft proof (PDF) for your approval prior to printing. Soft proofing is an easy way to see what your finished product will look like and make sure the content is correct. However, soft proofing is not intended for exact color matching. Every monitor displays color differently, and on backlit screens, colors may appear lighter than the actual colors contained in your files. If color matching is critical, please give us a call at 800-227-7377 to order a hard proof.Production Time: Production time begins after proof approval and is the time required to produce your order before it ships. It is calculated in business days, starting at the next occurrence of 9:00 AM Eastern on the 1st business day after the proof is approved. U.S. Press is closed Saturdays, Sundays and all major holidays; thus, these days are not included in the production schedule.
What’s the most common size for greeting cards?The most popular size for greeting cards is 10” x 7”, scored to fold to 5” x 7”. This size fits into a standard A7 envelope.
Can I have them printed with a message on the inside?Yes, absolutely. Simply select the full color both sides option on the pricing calculator.
Do your greeting cards come flat or are they already folded?For shipping purposes, greeting cards are shipped flat but are pre-scored for easy folding by hand.
Can you mail my greeting cards for me? Yes, we offer complete mailing services for your greeting cards including list processing, addressing, bundling, sorting, and delivery to USPS. Select the “Inkjet and Mail Prep” option under the mailing options on our instant pricing calculator. Postage is additional and will be calculated after list processing.
How can I use greeting cards for marketing purposes?Greeting cards are great to send during the holidays, but they’re effective marketing tools anytime of the year. Use them to thank customers or just say hello. Anything that carries your company’s logo or contact serves your marketing purposes! Timing the cards’ delivery and including a thoughtful message will make a lasting impression for your business in the eyes of customers and clients.