Gift vouchers work on so many levels – for those not sure about what gift to give, others who want to treat a friend or loved one, even for businesses saying thank you to great clients and customers.
Whichever way you look at it, a gift voucher is solid promotion for the business providing the product or service. Good vouchers display strong business branding and are incredibly popular for both giving and receiving.
Our gift voucher card printing is in crisp full colour, double or single sided and DL or A6 (postcard) size. Choose from three premium card stocks, all of which represent quality and value.
If you’re after gift voucher design and print, talk to us about creating a custom voucher that brings joy to both purchasers and recipients. We’ve got gift voucher ideas for restaurants and cafes, beauticians and hairdressers, retail stores and trade suppliers – for any time of the year!
Standard International Paper Sizes come in three ranges – A, B and C. The most widely used for general printing and stationery is the A series.
A4 is known as international letterhead size (297mm x 210mm). It’s easy to hold, store in a file or folder, and has space for a lot of information, photographs and diagrams. Most office printers take A4 paper.
A6 or postcard size is 105mm x 148mm, a quarter A4 size. DL is 99mm x 210mm and fits across an A4 sheet 3 times.
Paper (or paper stock) used in commercial printing has a language all its own! The weight of paper is measured in gsm, or grams per square metre. As a guide, copy paper is 80gsm, gloss or matt brochure paper is commonly 150gsm and gift cards are printed on 300gsm to 360gsm paper referred to as card stock or board.
You may have heard about coated and uncoated paper. That doesn’t refer to laminating or celloglazing, but how the paper is manufactured.
Uncoated stock is paper in its natural state. The miniscule gaps between the fibres mean it is more porous, will absorb more ink and has a slightly rough feel. When it is printed, edges are softer and colours not quite as bright, but it has a welcoming look and feel and is a great match for the right business brands. Terms such as laser bond or offset bond indicate uncoated paper. Most (but not all) 100% recycled stock is uncoated.
Coated stock is produced by filling the gaps between the paper fibres with chalk or china clay and natural or synthetic binders. The paper is then calendered – pressed between rollers – to smooth the surface. Coated stock is therefore less absorbent to ink, making printed colours brighter and detail crisper. When a paper is described as gloss, matt, satin or silk, this means it is coated.
The same weight uncoated paper often seems heavier than a coated stock, so it is a good idea to look at samples, or ask your printer or designer’s advice on choosing the right stock for your purpose.
It is often easier to write on uncoated stock if you’re writing on the gift vouchers. Coated stock, however, can be more resistant to moisture and dirt.
Wondering how to print a brochure in Word or PDF?
If you’re supplying your own artwork in Microsoft Word or PDF, it’s important to read our setup guide to make sure your documents will print the way you want.
Order online or talk to us at 1800-2-PRINT and we’ll get your project underway.
Need some more information?
- If you're not too sure about print finishes, you can check out our quick reference guide
- If you're setting up or supplying artwork to us, you can check out or our artwork setup guide
Still not sure, or need some more information? Get in touch with our team or call us on (02) 6372 7599