Postcard & Greetings Card Printing

A high quality fine art card printing service to complement our large format giclée print production.

The high end digital print technology used allows for low volumes of cards to be produced economically.

With the emphasis on quality reproduction and image fidelity, print output is via an Indigo 5000 press running at 230lpi.

The Indigo print process uses a digital offset technique derived from conventional offset litho principles and is widely acknowledged to produce superior quality to that of budget digital printers that use Xerographic (essentially photocopier) technology.

A6 Postcard Printing - Price Guide

Postcards can be produced to any size. Indicated costs below are for 148 x 105mm, A6, cards.

  • 300 gsm matt or 280gsm gloss with uncoated reverse side
  • printed full colour front, black only on reverse side
  • finished size 148 x 105mm (allow any image bleed to 152 x 109mm)
  • the cost indications include CMYK colour conversion from existing RGB colour digital file, plus artwork layout for front and reverse
  • pdf proof supplied

A6 postcards & greetings cards - price guidePrices in Sterling, excluding VAT where applicable.

Economy service for postcard image file origination:

From original art via drum scanning process: £20.00 (see art drum scanning for technical requirements)

From original art via scanback capture: £25.00 (see art scanback capture for technical requirements)

From existing 35mm or medium format transparency or colour negative: £15.00

Technical Requirements -

Digital Image Submission

For A6 postcards, size images to fit within 152 x 109mm (allowing for bleed), the finished card will be trimmed down to 148 x 105mm. If you would like a white or black border (all round or on 2 sides only) please let us know. Files should be ideally 350 dpi in RGB colour space.

For A5 greetings cards, size images to fit within 214 x 150mm for front page (allowing for bleed), the finished card will be trimmed down to 210 x 296mm. If you would like a white or black border (all round or on 2 sides only) please let us know.

Transparency or Colour Negative Submission

Please indicate any cropping required keeping in mind the aspect ratio of the finished card. Please indicate if you would like the image to fit within a white or black background border (all round or on 2 sides only).

Original Artwork or Print Submission

See art drum scanning and art scanback capture for further information.

Text Content

For A6 postcards, please include details for any text you would like printed on the reverse side of the card. Text will normally be positioned at the bottom of the card - contact details on the bottom left and caption for the image, on the bottom right.

Unless requested otherwise, we will print a thin dividing line to indicate the division between the message and address areas plus a keyline rectangle indicating the postage stamp position.

For A5 greetings cards, please include details for any text you would like printed on the back page of the card. Please indicate any preference you have for layout. It is also possible to include a full colour image which can be suppled in any form as indicated above. (please supply size and cropping indication for this).

You can send us your text notes in printed form, as an email, or as an email attachment (.txt or .doc format).

 


Digitally printed postcards & greetings cards

 

A5 Greetings Card Printing - Price Guide

Greetings cards can be produced to any size. Indicated costs below are for 210 x 148mm, A5, cards

  • 300 gsm matt or 280gsm gloss with uncoated reverse side (pages 2 & 3)
  • printed full colour front/back, inside pages blank
  • finished size A5, 4 pages (fold, on side for portrait orientation, on top for landscape orientation), 210 x 148mm (allow any bleed to 214 x 150mm)
  • the cost indications include CMYK colour conversion from existing RGB colour digital file, plus artwork layout for front and back
  • cards are creased and folded
  • supplied with premium white envelopes and clear plastic bags to fit
  • pdf proof supplied

A5 greetings cards - price guide

Prices in Sterling, excluding VAT where applicable.

Economy service for image file origination:

From original art via drum scanning process: £20.00 (see art drum scanning for technical requirements)

From original art via scanback capture: £25.00 (see art scanback capture for technical requirements)

From existing 35mm or medium format transparency or colour negative: £15.00

Alternative Specialist Card Stocks

Specialist stocks include:

300 gsm Fedrigoni Tintoretto Gesso – uncoated, front face texture similar to watercolour paper

300 gsm Accent Callisto Pearl– uncoated texture similar to matt art paper

Please contact us for an estimate on your specific requirements.

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