4-Color Offset Printing

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Description

Greeting Cards are large, folded notecards with an area for a personalized message on the interior. They are a popular way to celebrate holidays and special events. Usually, they are colorful and have images on the outside.

Please note that we ship greeting cards flat (not folded).

Please click the link below for an explanation of file orientation.

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  • Standard Sizes
  • Any Trim Size

Standard Sizes

Our standard sizes, listed below, are the most popular in the industry:

  • 8.5" x 5.5" Scored
  • 8.5" x 11" Scored
  • 10" x 7" Scored
  • Each size (above) indicates the size of the flat sheet, so the final size of your Greeting Cards will change once folded.
    • 100# Linen Cover
    • 100# Gloss Cover
    • 14 Pt Uncoated Cover
    • 14 Pt Gloss Cover
    • 16 Pt C2S Gloss Cover
    • 70# Uncoated Text Envelopes

    100# Linen Cover

    You may be familiar with this type of stock from business cards or notecards with a subtle, woven, fabric-like finish.

    This sturdy paper offers a unique non-glossy look enhanced with a subtle, woven linen finish.

    16 Pt C2S Gloss Cover

    You may be familiar with this type of stock from heavy bookmarks or other products printed on a semi-rigid card stock.

    This is our thickest stock and comes with a gloss coating on both sides. Because of its thickness, it is not ideal for folding unless scored first.

    • 4/4 (Full Color Both Sides)
    • 4/1 (Full Color Front / B&W Back)
    • 4/0 (Full Color Front Side Only)

    4/4

    Full color on both sides of the sheet. This option can reproduce the range of colors you see in a typical photograph out of the standard 4 printing colors: cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. Typical examples of this are magazine covers and high-end catalogs.

    • UV 1 Side
    • UV 2 Sides
    • Spot UV
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    • Shrinkwrap and Rubber Bands
    • Scoring and Folding
    • Quantity
    • When to choose Offset
    • When to choose Digital
    • Custom Orders

    Quantity

    Quantity availability is dependent on the order specifications you choose. To see available quantities, complete all order specifications in the pricing calculator and click on the "Quantity" dropdown menu.

    Due to our production process, we print in specific increments. If you would like an amount not listed in the pricing calculator, request a custom estimate for the quantity needed.

    Generally, we print more than the quantity ordered. Due to this being a manufacturing process, the total finished quantity may vary. These quantities can vary +/- 5%, with the norm typically being more than less. Standard industry procedure considers this range "shipment in full."

    When to choose Offset

    4-Color Offset printing is ideal for lower prices on large quantity orders or any time you would like coating on your products.

    Almost always, people choose this option when ordering large quantities.

    • Get Templates
    • File Preparation
    • File Orientation
    • Bleed and Safe Area
    • Proofs and File Check
    • Spot UV File Preparation

    Please Select Template Below:


    PDF stands for Portable Document Format. This template can be imported into: InDesign, Quark Express, Illustrator, Corel Draw, and many other content creation programs.

    JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group and is a basic raster file format. This template is recommended for Photoshop.

    EPS stands for Encapsulated PostScript. This template is recommended for advanced Illustrator users only.

    • Custom Design
    • Basic Logo Samples
    • Corporate Logo Samples

    Custom Design

    We create fully custom designs that help represent your company, brand or product in a professional way. Custom Design includes consulting to come up with a concept and design revisions, so you're truly part of the process. You can also add either a basic or corporate custom designed logo to your design.

    There are 3 design packages to meet your needs:

    1. Full Custom Design:

    With this option you get complete, professional custom design for the product of your choosing. This includes consulting to discuss the concept, images, text, and revisions.

    2. Full Custom Design plus a Basic Logo

    With this option you get the complete design just like Custom Design Option 1 plus a basic logo. Basic logo design consists of a single font with a simple icon. See the examples under the "Logo Samples" tab.

    3. Full Custom Design plus a Corporate Logo

    With this option you get the complete design just like Custom Design Option 1 plus a corporate logo. Your corporate logo design has no limit to font styles so long as they are in our library. You also get a fully designed graphic to accompany your text. See the examples under the "Logo Samples" tab.

    To see Custom Design pricing, number of images and revisions for this product, select "Custom Design" on the dropdown menu in the calculator and click the link underneath the menu.

    Keep in mind that this price is estimated and includes limits on the amount of images and revisions that can be made before incurring additional charges. We will notify you prior to performing any services that cost more money.

    Basic Logo Samples

    Corporate Logo Samples

    Pricing Calculator

    This is an example of the back of the envelope with flap.
    Close this window and click the button to download a template.

    California Office: 4730 Eastern Avenue, Bell, CA 90201