An inexpensive way for you to connect with your customer is to print greeting cards. Custom greeting cards not only reinforce your brand, but it also gives your company a personal touch. Valentine’s Day, Canada Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are just a few of the major holidays Canadians celebrate. This short list could correspond to a quarterly greeting card campaign, as an example. Just make sure your greeting cards fit the holiday spirit. Don’t try to cut costs and send out generic greeting cards all year ’round!

Personal Connections

Birthdays are the perfect excuse to make a point of contact. Send your loved one a birthday greeting card wishing them a happy birthday and don’t forget to put your contact information on the back of the card or include a gift certificate or coupon.

Do you have an electronic mailing list? We can customize each and every single card with variable data like names, images and custom information to let your contact know that they’re being thought of as special and unique.

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Stock: 110lb Coated Dull Cover including bleeds

Size Sides 100 250 500 1000
8.5" x 5.5"
folds to 4.25" x 5.5"
Single 98 163
Double 139 245 396 678
8" x 6"
folds to 4" x 6"
Single 103 185 290 503
Double 146 283 446 778
12" x 4"
folds to 6" x 4"
Single 103 185 290 503
Double 146 283 446 778
9" x 6"
folds to 4.5" x 6"
Single 105 191 303 528
Double 149 289 446 803
10" x 7"
folds to 5" x 7"
Single 140 240 403 665
Double 215 378 640 965
14" x 5"
folds to 7" x 5"
Single 140 240 403 665
Double 215 378 640 965
8.5" x 11"
folds to 8.5" x 5.5"
Single 145 253 428 715
Double 220 390 665 990

Click the above image to download the Illustrator graphic design template

Click the above image to download the Photoshop graphic design template

Creating your Document

Follow these simple steps to create your layout.

Download our graphic design template (currently available in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop formats)

Open the document in the appropriate program and open the layers pallet.

You will find 3 layers:

Layer One – Artwork Background

Layer Two – Production Guides

Layer Three – Customer Artwork

Following the guides create or place you artwork in Layer three (Customer Artwork).

Once your artwork is complete turn off the guides and/or example layers by clicking the eye icon beside the layer.

Convert all text to outlines in Illustrator or rasterize the text layers in Photoshop (see converting text section in this doc).

Save your file as an Illustrator PDF or Photoshop PDF file. For double sided documents, repeat the process and save as: filename_back

Checking Your Document

It is very important to review your document’s safe margin, bleeds and trim.

Document Layout Final Printed Piece

Important Document Setup Tips

Bleed Area TipBleed Area: The very edges of the document are called the bleed area. To prevent an unwanted white border from showing at the edge of your document, be sure to extend any background colors or design elements all the way to the edge.

Trim Marks TipTrim Marks: The area marked by the red lines is called the trim line. This is the finished size of the business card. The actual cut happens close to the trim line, but due to the mechanical tolerances involved in printing, the actual cut can happen anywhere from the bleed area to the safe margin. This is why it is important to keep your text and important images within the safe margin.

Safe Margin TipSafe Margin: The area marked by the white line is called the safe margin. Please remember to keep all important information, like names, addresses, phone numbers or logos within the safe margin (at least .137" from the edge) to ensure that they aren’t cut off when your document is trimmed.