Greeting cards are ubiquitous in our society. They can be purchased from many places, including department stores, gift shops and supermarkets. PrintFirm offers greeting card printing services at a reasonable price. We offer flat greeting cards that can be printed on the front or both sides, and folded greeting cards that allow for printing on the front and back or all four sides.
We have 10 sizes available for our flat greeting cards, ranging in size from 4” X 6” all the way up to 6” X 11”. Our folded greeting cards have 5 sizes available, ranging from 4” by 6” up to 6” X 9”. Greeting card printing is on our durable 14-point card stock. There is an option for a glossy water resistant UV coating or a non-UV coating with a matte appearance that is easier to write on with a pen or pencil. PrintFirm’s flat greeting cards have an option for rounded corners with radiuses of 1/8 inch or 1/4 inch and the folded cards can be printed and inserted in a blank envelope.
You can design your own greeting card and upload the file to us. We support all the major file types such as PDF, AI, JPEG and TIFF. We also have pre-designed greeting card templates that include a basic background style, saving you time in the design process. If nobody in your organization has enough graphic design skill, you can ask our team of talented in-house graphic artists to create a design.
PrintFirm recommends against using low resolution images for greeting card printing. All images added to your design should have a minimum resolution of 300 DPI (dots per inch). While low resolution graphics may look fine on your computer screen, the printed result will be a blurry mess. To check the DPI of an image, open it in your favorite graphics program and make a note of the file details.
Whitespace is very important for greeting card design. Basically, whitespace is the area of the greeting card where no design exists. If there is not enough whitespace, the design looks cluttered and it could result in eye fatigue for some people. Additionally, more whitespace should be designed for greeting cards that allow space for signatures and other written text, as in the case of a “get well” card or birthday card. If you find that there is not enough space to comfortably fit your design, you may want to choose a larger greeting card.
Proofread your greeting card carefully. One small text mistake can ruin an otherwise good card. Before the greeting card printing phase, show the design to multiple people for proofreading. At least one of those people should be a skilled editor because he/she could catch mistakes that others miss. If you don’t know a skilled editor, consider hiring a professional.
Please consider greeting card printing with PrintFirm. We achieve quality, consistent full color results. Our customer service department is top-notch and ready to answer any questions you may have.