- Things You Should Know
- File Prep
- Print Specs
Custom greeting card printing at Clubcard is easy and fast. This 14pt coated both sides cardstock gives your folding greeting cards a good sturdiness and a card that stays flat when folded. We can print your cards on the next business day, or a 2-3 business day production time to meet your deadline and budget. Digital printing is the fast and economical way to print small quantities of greeting cards with great colour and quality.
Whether you're folding cards are designed for the holidays, a wedding or to sell in the marketplace; Clubcard is here to help make sure they look great!
Can I Get A Colour Proof For 14pt Coated 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 turns out before we print your project.
Should I Use Solid Coverage With 14pt Coated Cards?
Due to limitations with digital printing, solid coverage colours may show striations or streaks. We do not recommend printing artwork with large areas of solid coverage. The finished product may show mottling, striations and less than even colour results throughout the run. Make sure to request a printed proof when ordering these cards, so you get to see how it looks!
What Does The Gloss Look Like On 14pt Coated Cards?
This stock is coated prior to printing, and it is more of a semi-gloss sheen than a high gloss. When in doubt, ask for a free sample pack to review this stock prior to ordering.
Will Gradients Show Banding On 14pt Coated 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.
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 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). 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.
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)
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
14pt gloss coated two sides cover, 30% post-consumer waste (350gsm or 130lb)
Full Colour Both Sides (4/4) or Full Colour One Side (4/0), using PxP-EQ toner