Greeting card printing is one of the most popular ways to share sentiments and invitations with family, friends, and even business associates. Today’s modern greeting card printing technology has made is possible for you to control the entire process at incredibly low prices, from using your own design to choosing your paper stock. For stellar greetings that stand our for any occasion, try some of the following innovative ideas for greeting card printing.
Custom Design Greeting Cards
Custom design is perhaps the most obvious way to be innovative with greeting card printing. Using your own photos, drawings, illustrations, or paintings you can create your own unique greeting cards. Simply scan your photos or artwork into your computer and arrange them on a free downloadable greeting card template, then add text, filters, styles, and effects with your favorite graphic editor. When your design is ready, delete the template layer and upload your custom greeting card for printing.
Custom Sized Greeting Cards
Another way to be innovative and make your message appear larger than life is with oversized greeting card printing. Extra large greeting cards can’t be missed, and they’re perfect for businesses trying to get attention and family and friends who want to send funny messages to one another. Standard greeting card sizes are 7 in. by 5 in., 8.5 in. by 6 in., and 10 in. by 7 in.; but you can print custom sizes up to 13 in. by 17 in. to make a huge splash.
Eco-Friendly Paper Stocks
When it comes to greeting card printing, 14 point gloss cover paper stock is one of the most popular premium papers – and for good reason. It’s bright and fun, has an exceptional sheen, feels good to touch, and enhances your design. However, you can be different and elegant by instead choosing a 13 point 50 percent recycled matte cover stock, which makes your design appear deep and rich, and promote your greeting card printing practices as being eco-friendly.
Try a New Greeting Card Format
No law dictates that all greeting cards must be printed and folded; to mix things up why not go with an invitation card layout instead? By doing so you can take advantage of another innovation in greeting card printing: pre-made, professionally-designed, customizable templates. All you have to do is pick from hundreds of templates, add in your own text and photos, and send to print. You could also go with a postcard greeting card, which is the cheapest to send and, unlike traditional greeting card printing and invitation printing, does not require envelopes.
Greeting Card Magnets
Another format for greeting card printing is magnets, which can include the same sentiments as your greeting cards and can be displayed for years – even decades – on refrigerators, filing cabinets, other metal magnetic surfaces. A custom photo of your family or a hand-crafted finger painting by your child would be proudly displayed on Grandma’s fridge!