- Things You Should Know
- File Prep
- Print Specs
Break out of the mundane with greeting card printing on Desert Storm uncoated 12pt cardstock. Made from 100% recycled fibers, this cardstock has an earthy sand, light kraft tone providing a truly unique canvas for your greeting card designs.
Your greeting cards are printed in full colour with optional white ink available in quantities starting at just 10 greeting cards. You can print different versions of artwork at 10 cards per type.
Custom size greeting cards are available: Order a size that will accommodate your custom trim size, upload your files at the custom size, and indicate that trim size in your order notes.
Can I Get A Colour Proof For 12pt Kraft Cards?
If you are concerned about colour, be sure to request a printed proof for this product. This gives you a chance to see how the colours and finish turn out before we print your project.
Will Gradients Show Banding On 12pt Kraft Cards?
Sometimes gradients aren't as smooth in print as they are on screen. Request a printed proof when placing your order, so you can see first hand how it will turn out prior to production.
Should I Use Small Text With 12pt Kraft Cards?
The paper stock is a little bit grainier than other stocks, so if you are looking for very sharp text, this might not be the best paper stock for that or graphics that require razer sharp edges.
What Values Should I Use For Black And Grey Colours?
Unlike offset, we recommend using a 100% K build for black, and black only values for greys. This ensures the crispest edges and a neutral grey.
What Should I Use 12pt Kraft Card Stock For?
As with all digital printing, we use a dry polymer based toner, which sits on top of the stock instead of soaking into the stock like a traditional ink. So using full/heavy coverage will cause the stock to look slightly shinny and will give a similar appear to a coated stock. We recommend the uncoated stock for artwork that uses minimal ink coverage and allow the stock to show through. If using solid fills and heavy coverage, the C2S is probably going to be a better option.
What Is The Difference Between Digital Toner And Offset Ink?
Compared to an uncoated stock that is printed using wet inks, the printed areas can appear a bit shiny or coated depending on the coverage. This is becuase the toner is fused to the surface of the stock and is not absorbed like ink. We recommend requesting a proof if customers are unsure about this appearance.
What Is The Difference Between C1S vs. C2S vs. Uncoated?
Depending on artwork, it may print better on Uncoated, or Coated stocks. For artwork with a lot of white or empty space, we would generally recommend an uncoated stock. For artwork with full and/or heavy coverage, we will recommend a coated stock (C2S). For artwork with heavy coverage on one side, and a lot of white space on the other, we would recommend a coated 1 side stock (C1S).
Is There Colour Variation On Solid Blue?
For great blue results, we recommend a 30% difference between your Cyan and Magenta levels to ensure a nice rich dark blue, rather than purple.
Can 12pt Kraft Cards Have Frayed edges?
It is common to see "frayed / rough edges" on uncoated stocks, especially with ink coverage that exteds to the edg of the cards, when a stock is not coated the fibres can break loose when trimmed. Choosing a coated or laminated card will help avoid this issue.
Can I Write On 12pt Kraft Cards?
Write up a storm! Unlike our coated options, these cards work perfect as stamp cards, appointment cards, or a business card that you can scrawl a note across the back. You've found a match.
Technical Specifications + Templates
Bleeds: all files must have a 1/8" bleed on each side
Live Area: keep all critical text and artwork 1/8" inside the trim
Colours: supply your files in CMYK colour (Pantone/RGB colours will be converted or rejected)
Spot White: Include a separate file/artboard with these elements coloured with Pantone Black to denote the special finishing. Alternatively, if you would like to include these elements in the same file, place these elements on a separate layer and coloured with a Pantone colour (typically Pantone Black) that denotes the Spot White.
Resolution: 300 dpi minimum (400 dpi preferred)
Fonts: fonts must converted to curves/outlines (we do not accept fonts).
Transparencies: flatten all transparencies
Types Of Files We Accept: MAC & PC files from Photoshop (PSD), Illustrator (EPS or AI), CorelDraw (CDR or EPS), Adobe Acrobat PDF, TIFF or JPEG.
|Trim Size||File Size||Template|
|5.5" x 4.25" card||5.5" x 8.5"||5.75" x 8.75"||DOWNLOAD|
|4.25" x 5.5" card||4.25" x 11"||4.5" x 11.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|6" x 4.5" card||6" x 9"||6.25" x 9.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|6.25" x 4.5" card||6.25" x 9"||6.5" x 9.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|4.5" x 6.25" card||4.5" x 9"||4.75" x 9.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|6" x 6" card||6" x 12"||6.25" x 12.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|7" x 5" card||7" x 10"||7.25" x 10.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|5" x 7" card||5" x 14"||5.25" x 14.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|8.5" x 5.5" card||8.5" x 11"||8.75" x 11.25"||DOWNLOAD|
Tutorials From Clubcard.tv
Digital Printing using dry electrostatic transfer system
12pt kraft cover, 100% post-consumer waste (100lb)
Full Colour Both Sides (4/4) or Full Colour One Side (4/0), using PxP-EQ toner