Getting art ready for printing greeting cards

Greeting Card printing is something you’d want to learn more about? Now is the ideal time to let your imagination run wild in preparation for a milestone birthday, wedding anniversary, or another significant occasion.

We’re here to make the process of printing your business cards as simple as possible. You may get your designs in the newspaper in no time if you simply follow these simple instructions.

Get everything you need to create your artwork in order!

Let’s start by getting your designs ready for artwork. To make a greeting card that can be printed on all four sides, you’ll need to divide your artwork into two different sheets and then fold them in half. Your card’s front and back will be made up of these.

You should upload your artwork in two-page spreads, in which case the length should be doubled. For example, if your card measures 148 millimetres on each side, the total width of the card when it is opened will be 296 millimetres (2 x 148mm).

If you select single pages, check that each one is the appropriate size, that is, if they are all 148mm, so that our crew can stitch them together for you if you select this option.

The artwork checklist for your greeting cards.

After you have done setting up, it is important to double-check the following items in order to prevent any delays in the printing of your business cards:

Have I added bleed? Your completed picture should have a bleed area that extends three millimetres beyond its edges. After that, your design has to be stretched into this space so that there are no visible white lines after printing.

Is the margin between my text and the edge too close? In order to prevent any text from being trimmed off, you need to ensure that it is at least 3 millimetres away from the edge of your design as well as the fold line.

Have I cleared the workspace of all templates and cutter guides? If you leave them turned on, they will be printed on your final product, so make sure to erase them before you export your artwork. Leaving them on will not be a good idea.

Have I done a thorough check on the design that was exported? The artwork for all Greeting Cards must be saved as a PDF file before it can be uploaded.

Arranging the printed sides in the correct sequence

When you are making your own greeting card, it is essential to arrange the pages in the correct sequence so that they may be folded in the correct manner and still look good.

Folds at the short and long edges

In order to properly fold your cards along either the short or long edge, please arrange your pages in the following sequence:

  • Page 1: Includes both the front and back covers
  • Page 2: Inside Front, Inside Back
  • Or as a total of four distinct pages organised as follows: the front cover, the inside front, the inside back, and finally the back cover

Each will be folded directly along the centre, so check that both sides are even before proceeding.

Tent folds
To prevent any of your designs from appearing crooked after printing, tent fold cards need the completion of a few more procedures.

Put your pages together in the following order:

  • Page 1: Includes both the front and back covers.
  • Page 2: Inside Front, Inside Back
  • Or as a total of four distinct pages organised as follows: the front cover, the inside front, the inside back, and finally the back cover.

Because of the way that this fold is constructed, the image that appears on the front cover must be flipped horizontally. It can appear a little funny at first, but that only ensures that it will be folded in the correct direction after it’s done.

Choosing amongst the Available Printing Options for Greeting Cards

When your drawings are at the point where they are ready to be turned into artwork, it is time to select your Greeting Card selections using our convenient wizard. When you go to our Greeting Card website and click the button that says “Order Now,” you’ll be given a selection of different product options to choose from. We are going to provide you with a concise summary of the ordering procedure, but ultimately, the choice of what to purchase is totally up to you.

First things first, decide whether you’ll be printing on standard or foiled cards, and then make sure that your artwork is appropriately laid out for the chosen card type.

The next step is to select the appropriate size for you. Double confirm that your artwork has been formatted to correspond with any option you go with to ensure that the printing process goes off without a hitch. Don’t overlook the importance of choosing the fold type for your document!

You must now choose which sides of your card will have printing done on them. When you order a card with one side, it means that the designs are only printed on the front and back of the card; when you order a card with both sides, it indicates that the designs are also printed on the inner sides of the card.

After that, choose how many copies of the card you wish to print.

Warning: if you’re going to use the Version Printing feature, you should verify your calculations twice since the programme will show you both the overall number of cards and the number of each individual design.

Now comes our favourite part, which is choosing a piece of paper to work on. You’ll be able to locate the paper that’s the perfect match for your needs, whether you’re looking for something traditional and simple to write on like TruCard, something with a little additional sheen like Pearl Oyster, or something thinner and more tactile like Rives Shetland. View our whole selection of papers and read further information about it here.

At long last, it’s time to wrap things up and take care of the final touches. Make a decision on whether or not you want your designs laminated, and if so, select the type of lamination you wish to use. If you want to have a good sense of the paper, you can use bare cards; however, this will limit some of your other possibilities because certain stocks cannot have round corners unless they are laminated. We provide a selection of four different lamination methods (one of which is anti-bacterial), each of which gives your graphics a distinctively different finish.

The next step is to upload your artwork once you have determined whether or not you want to include cellophane bags or envelopes in your order. Make sure that you have checked all of the product options that are available on the sidebar.

After you have proceeded, you can easily submit your artwork to our website i.e.