Greeting cards

All of our greeting cards are printed full colour front and back (blank inside) on 100% recycled paper. Scored in half and supplied flat. Envelopes are not provided. Please note, the dimensions are for the flat size, not folded.

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FAQs for greeting card printing


How do I supply artwork for greeting cards?
Artwork for greeting cards needs to be supplied as a single page PDF. The right hand side of the page being the front of the card and the left hand side being the back of the card. We recommend making the front (right side) at least 1mm bigger than the left so that a small amount appears on the back of the card once folded. This is to allow for any movement when scoring and ensure no unprinted areas appear on the front near the fold. PDF files need to have a minimum of 3mm bleed and crop lines. Download our artwork specifications from www.printtogether.com.au/pdf/Art-Specs.pdf for more details.

Do you supply envelopes or plastic sleeves?
No, we only supply printed materials. Plain envelopes and sleeves can be purchased directly from stationery suppliers such as Envelope Solutions.

Can I add details to the back of my greeting cards?
Yes our prices are for printing one side of a card - which includes the front and back design. The inside only is left blank.

Can I print a message in the cards?
We do offer an option extra to print a message on the inside of greeting cards yes.

Do you have thicker stocks than 300gsm for greeting cards?
For greeting cards we recommend 300gsm as it scores well and is easy to fold flat.
    
Can I print white on kraft paper?
No, unfortunately the recycled kraft paper we use is not suitable for printing white ink.

Do you do letterpress greeting cards?
We no longer offer letterpress printing. For best results we recommend using a specialist letterpress printer. There are now quite a few small and large letterpress printers in Australia.

Can I do a custom size greeting cards?
Yes our online quote builder allows you to select from a range of standard greeting card sizes or manually enter a custom size. Simply click the check box next to the standard dimensions to enter your custom size. Please enter the flat size of the greeting card not the size once folded. We suggest first confirming the size of your envelope first before creating a custom size greeting card. Always make sure your final greeting card once folder is a little smaller than your envelope.

Do you have a design templates for greeting cards?
At this stage we do not offer design templates, it is something we plan to explore in the future. If you would like to use a template we recommend Canva or Crello. Download our artwork specifications from www.printtogether.com.au/pdf/Art-Specs.pdf to see how you need to prepare and output files ready to print in both these applications. If you are unable to supply your artwork with the front and back artwork combined on one PDF, we can do this for you. Design fees for this depends on how many cards are required. Please contact us for more details.

Can I print a border on my greeting cards?
We really don't recommend printing borders on greeting cards. We have a shift tolerance of 1mm for greeting cards. This means prints can shift in any direction during printing and trimming by up to 1mm. When borders are printed this means some greeting cards will look asymmetrical. If you really want a border we recommend only having this on one side of your greeting cards and making it at least 5mm in from the edge. This allows us space to re-trim if required to try and make them as symmetrical as possible.

Can I have a sample print of my greeting cards before going ahead with the full order?
We do not supply printed samples by default, we print directly from your PDF files. If you would like a price for printing a test sample print only, scroll to the very bottom of our quantity dropdown in our quote builder menu and select ‘sample print’. The cost of a sample print is basically all time for setup and finishing, plus postage. Unfortunately it takes us as long to setup and trim one item as it does a whole pile.

Can I have a proof?
We do not supply proofs unless artwork amends are required prior to printing. We print directly from you press ready PDF files. For full details of how to prepare and output files ready to print from Canva, Crello, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop please download our artwork specifications from www.printtogether.com.au/pdf/Art-Specs.pdf

Can I print split quantities for greeting cards? For example 1 design x 250 and 2 designs x 500?
Yes just press '+ Add another split quantity' in our quote builder. You can add as many different quantity splits as required. Please also add the quantity in your file names, so we know how many to print of each design – eg Design-Name-1x250.pdf

What if I have more than 50 greeting card designs?
You can add additional designs by adding more split quantities. Just click '+ Add another split quantity' in our quote builder. You can add as many different kinds as required.

I have printed greeting cards with you before, do you keep artwork on file?
Yes we keep all press ready artwork on file. If you have placed an order in the last 5 years you should be able to login to your account with an old quote or reference number and your email address and download any artwork from previous orders. If your artwork isn't in your online account, let us know and we will take a look in our archive for you.

Do you do foil printed greeting cards?
No, we do not offer foiling for a couple of reasons.
1. Foil makes it harder to recycled paper as the foil needs to be separated from the paper pulp.
2. To get the best results with foil you need to foil stamp. This involves having metal formes made and using these to stamp foil on to paper. This adds a lot of cost to small runs of greeting cards. Over the years digital foil has grown in popularity with printers as it is a cheap and fast alternative to foil stamping. In our opinion that is all it it is, cheap and fast, it really doesn't look anywhere near as good a foil stamping. Our goal is to make printing on recycled paper affordable, we therefore have decided not to offer foiling.

Do you print greeting cards with Pantone colours?
No we do not print greeting cards using Pantone colours. All of our greeting cards are printed CMYK together on large sheets of paper and then trimmed to size. In order to print using Pantone colours, we need to print just your greeting cards on their own and set the press up with Pantone ink. This takes a lot of time in setup and therefore costs substantially more than printing collectively with others CMYK.

I have a PDF of an old greeting card but I want to change the details on it, can you do this or do I have to go back to my designer?
In most cases it will be quicker and cheaper to go back to your designer if possible. Changing text in the master design file is very quick an easy for a designer to do. If for some reason your designer can't do this, we may be able to edit your PDF. This all depends how the artwork has been setup and saved. If the text hasn't been converted to outlines and we have the font used on file yes we can make changes. If the font has been flattened or we don't have the font used then we will need to replace the font with something similar in order to make changes. The cost of us making these changes is dependent on what needs to be done. We estimate layout costs after reviewing your files and requirements. For more details please contact us.

Can I get a sample of the papers you offer?
Absolutely, we have a recycled paper sample pack that contains every paper we have listed on this website. Sample packs costs $5, however this is refunded when you place an order. Request a pack from here: www.printtogether.com.au/prices/order/sample