Greeting Cards

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Say it with a custom greeting card

A personalised greeting adds a whole new dimension to giving someone a card. That’s because it’s personal, straight from the heart and onto a beautifully printed card.

We design and print premium quality folded greeting cards for you to give to your clients, friends and family. With personalised card printing you can supply your own photographs and designs, or have us design something for you. If you’re a business, we can incorporate your brand and logo into any design and even offer a copywriting service if you need help crafting an extra special, quirky or clever message.

We provide a range of card stock, including eco-friendly 100% recycled. Cards are scored in the centre for ease of folding and supplied to you wrapped.

Choose from A5, DL, square (150mm x 150mm) and A6 greeting card printing, with or without envelopes.

Paper sizes

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.

A5 is 148mm x 210mm of half A4 size, A6 or postcard size is half that again, 105mm x 148mm and DL is 99mm x 210mm, fitting across an A4 sheet 3 times.

Paper types

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 cards are printed on anywhere from 300gsm to 360gsm 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 and personal messages. 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.

We print greeting cards with uncoated recycled stock, or using what’s called coated board – uncoated on the inside and coated (satin sealed) on the outside. This makes it easy to write on the uncoated side of the card. Extra finishing such as matt or gloss celloglaze can also be applied to the outside.

Wondering how to print a greeting card design 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 files are print-ready.

Order online or talk to us and we’ll get your project underway.

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