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Greeting Cards with Exclusive Finishes

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Looking for that extra touch for your greeting cards? Take a look at our Greeting Cards with Exclusive Finishes. You can truly enhance your design with our wide range of exclusive foil finishes, including spot UV, rainbow, silver, and gold. What are you waiting for? Order your custom cards with exclusive effects today!

Note: The exclusive finishing can only be applied to certain areas, such as logos and text, and can only be printed on 50% of the card. Take a look at our submission specifications to be 100% sure before submitting your design.

Product specifications
Material Invercote G 310 gsm
Special finishing Spot UV | Gold | Silver | Copper | Rose Gold | Glitter Disco | Silver Rainbow
Format Portrait | Landscape | Square
Printing options Single-sided | Double-sided
Special finishing Single-sided
Design guidelines
Customised submission specifications for Spot-UV & Foil printing.

We have customised submission specifications for Spot-UV and Foil printing.

  • Fonts should be at least 12 pt. for the finishing.
  • Lines should be at least 1 pt. thick for the finishing.
  • Logos or text should be vectorized for the finishing.
  • The exclusive finishing should cover less than 50% of the surface area of the product.
  • The exclusive finishing cannot be applied to the edge of the page. This is to avoid the risk of tearing when the paper is trimmed.

Find the full guide here.

Add 3 mm bleed.

To allow leeway for cutting differences in production, always add a bleed of 3 mm around all edges of your design. Make sure colours, background pictures and layouts extend into the bleed area so as to avoid leaving white lines as a result of cutting tolerances.

Keep 4 mm safety margin.

Keep all important text and images at least 4 mm away from the edge of the finished size.

Use CMYK as the colour mode.

Prepare your files using CMYK as the colour mode, not RGB. Use colourmode FOGRA39 (ISO Coated v2). If you are unsure of the colour mode of your file, don't worry we can always convert this for you. Keep in mind this can cause the colours to differ from the original file.

Resolution of at least 300 dpi.

Make sure the resolution of the images and graphics in your artwork are at least 300 dpi.

Convert fonts to outlines or embed all the fonts.

Make sure you convert fonts to outlines or embed all the fonts when saving it to PDF.

Make sure the ink coverage isn't higher than 300%.

Force Colour Images to CMYK with a 260% ink limit (in Photoshop > Convert Colour Profile > Photoshop 5 Default CMYK). Make sure the ink coverage isn't higher than 300%.

Save your files in uneditable, print-ready file formats.

Save your files in uneditable, print-ready file formats (PDF (1.4 or higher), TIFF, EPS, JPG). Deliver your files in one layer: the background layer.

Fonts should be at least 6 pt.

Fonts should be at least 6 pt.

Use the right values for full colour black.

Use Rich Black (C:63% M:52% Y:51% K:100%) for larger areas and text to get a deep black colour. Do not use this value for text smaller than 15 pt or plain text. This can only be used in full colour printing. For designing black smaller texts use 100% black.

Check line thickness.

Lines should be at least 0.25 pt. Negative lines should be at least 0.5 pt.

Check your artwork for overprint.

Make sure no elements in your artwork are set on overprint unless you want this effect in your design. You can read more about overprint in our Help Centre.

Keep 4 mm safety margin from the fold.

Keep all important text and images at least 4 mm away from the fold.

Make sure the alignment and the sequence of the sides are recognizable.

Make sure the alignment and the sequence of the sides are recognizable (we do not check your document in terms of content).

Guide PDF
A5 Portrait (148 x 210 mm) PDF Indesign
A5 Landscape (210 x 148 mm) PDF Indesign
A5 Half-Fold (148 x 210 mm) PDF Indesign
A5 Half-Fold Landscape (210 x 148 mm) PDF Indesign
A6 Portrait (105 x 148 mm) PDF Indesign
A6 Landscape (148 x 105 mm) PDF Indesign
A6 Half-Fold (105 x 148 mm) PDF Indesign
A6 Half-Fold Landscape (148 x 105 mm) PDF Indesign
Large square half-fold (152 x 152 mm) PDF Indesign
Square (152 x 152 mm) PDF Indesign
Small square (132 x 132 mm) PDF Indesign
Small square half-fold (132 x 132 mm) PDF Indesign
Ordering process
Ordering with own design
Choose and configure: Choose the product, select your preferences and your desired delivery time.

Add to cart: Add to cart, review your preferences and edit/duplicate if needed. We recommend opting for Premium Artwork Check.

Checkout: Choose the delivery and invoice address.

Payment & design: Choose your preferred payment method in this step. You can also choose to upload your artwork first and pay at a later stage.

Design check: Upload your design. We'll send a digital proof for your approval before the order gets sent to production.

Sit back and relax!
Using editor design
Choose and configure: Find the best product for you, configure it and choose your delivery time.*

Design in the editor: Now you can upload and edit your artwork, if necessary, with the help of our editors. From here, you can add your product(s) to the cart.

Checkout: Choose the delivery and invoice address.

Payment: Choose your preferred payment method in this step.

Design check: We'll send a digital proof for your approval before the order gets sent to production.

Sit back and relax!

FAQ

What is this product? And what can I use it for?

Greeting Cards with Exclusive Finishes are cards that can be designed according to your wishes. Choose from various shapes, sizes and materials and create a unique product that will stand out in the minds of customers, colleagues, friends and family!

This product can be used:
- Distribute at events
- Personally communicate with friends or customers
- Notify others of your upcoming events

Which production techniques do we use?

For the production of Greeting Cards with Exclusive Finishes, we use the following technique(s):
Digital printing: Uses four colours (CMYK) with toners and inks to print digital files. This option is comparable to a large home printer, and is cheaper than Litho printing for smaller quantities. This is because there are fewer starting costs, fewer components involved, and no ink drying time required.
Offset Lithography/Litho printing: This technique uses wet ink and aluminium and rubber plates to transfer images and text onto paper sheets, resulting in sharp, vibrant, and consistent prints. While this method may require slightly more setup than digital printing, it's the most cost-effective option for larger print runs.

What is the fastest possible turnaround?

The cut-off time for your printed item may vary. This depends on the combination you choose. This has to do with the manufacturing technique and / or the order quantities.
Please note: The product delivery shifts a day every time the deadline for submission has passed. This is also the case if the file is rejected by us and corrected artwork isn't supplied before the next cut-off time.

Exclusive finishings: Gold Foil

Note: The exclusive finishing will be applied on the outside/front side of your cards.

Folding

Please note, the unfolded cards do not come with a crease or fold.

Estimated delivery date

Upload and approve your files before: Tuesday, 21 May 2024 10:30

£62.99 Excl. VAT

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