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Learn More About Greeting Cards

Greeting Cards! They’re one of the most common printing products on the market. Almost everyone has gotten as least one in their life. Yet sometimes it can be confusing to figure out exactly what is right for you when it comes to greeting cards. What size? When should you send them? Is it worth it? Hopefully our information here will make things a bit clearer.

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What Are Greeting Cards Used For?

Individualized greeting cards are typically used to express special occasions or sentiments to someone special. These cards typically include personal messages or images that are tailored to the individual recipient and are usually given in person. Examples of individualized greeting cards include cards for birthdays, Father's Day, Mother's Day, anniversaries, and other special occasions. These cards are often given to friends, family members, or loved ones to express appreciation, gratitude, or love.

The other type is general greeting cards. These cards are designed to be sent out to a large number of people. They often feature generic messages and designs but can be personalized with a signature or a short message. A common use for these cards is to send out holiday greetings, such as family Christmas cards or corporate New Year's Greeting cards. The primary purpose of these cards is to create a sense of connection and goodwill between the sender and the receiver.

If you are looking for a unique, personalised greeting card for a special occasion, it may be worth considering printing your own. Printing your own card is significantly more expensive than buying one from a store, but it does offer you the opportunity to customise your card with a special message or design. However, it is important to make sure that this is the right option for the event or holiday you are celebrating, and that the cost is worth the personalisation you are getting.

On the other hand, bulk greeting cards are ideal for custom printing, allowing you to customize the artwork while keeping it cost effective. With bulk greeting cards, you can choose the material, size, and use your own custom artwork. You can also choose from a variety of printing options, such as offset printing, digital printing, embossing, foil stamping, and die-cutting.

With bulk greeting cards, you have the flexibility to create unique cards that fit your event or occasion perfectly. Additionally, you can order in large quantities to reduce the cost per card and get the best deal. Bulk greeting cards are the perfect way to make a statement and show your appreciation to your customers, employees, and friends.

Variable data and stuffing/mailing with address lists can help save you time when sending out cards. Instead of manually having to send out each card, these services allow you to customize and send out cards quickly and efficiently. Whether you are a small family or a large company, there is likely an option that can work for you.

What Sizes Do Greeting Cards Come In?

As with most printed products greeting cards can come in almost any size you need. However, since most cards are made to be mailed it is best to size them, so they fit into common envelope sizes. Thus, some of the most common sizes are 8x6 and 10x7. These fold in half to make 4x6 and 5x7 cards which fit in standard envelope sizes. (A4 for 4x6, A7 for 5x7.) While it is entirely possible to create cards of other sizes those two are by far the most used for that reason.

For weddings or other cards which are not intended to be mailed you will also see a 4x6 (folds to 4x3) cards which are small and compact. These are usually best for small simple designs rather than full-on greeting cards. It’s best to decide on your size before anything else as it determines everything about your card. Your artwork will need to be designed at that specific size to assure it prints correctly and envelopes will need to be arranged at that size if you need them.

At the end of the day, the most important thing is finding the right approach that works for you. Having the ability to print your own greeting cards is a great benefit, as it allows you to tailor the prints to meet your exact requirements. You can work with your printer to find the best combination of colors, images, and fonts that will perfectly fit your desired outcome. Additionally, you can customize the size, shape, and paper stock of the cards to create unique, personalized cards. With the right printer and the right specifications, you can be sure that your cards will make the perfect impression on your recipients.

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