Specialty Card Stocks for Greeting Cards and Invitations
18pt CS1 Card
For greeting cards, you may be searching for an ultra-shiny exterior and uncoated interior. The extra UV coating on the outside adds durability to an already thick 18pt card stock. Yet, the uncoated interior provides a good surface for writing on. Learn More
14pt Metallic Pearl paper sparkles in light when viewed from different angles. We embed the card itself with Pearl fibers that give the medium an overall smooth, metallic, and unique appearance. Learn More
100% Recycled Kraft
Kraft paper has natural fibers and subtle visible flecks promoting an organic look and feel. The stock is 100% recycled, advancing its rustic, eco-friendly appeal. Additionally, you can white ink for added "pop" to your designs. Learn More
Other Options To Consider
Envelopes With Color
For only one dollar, a white envelope accompanies every folded card. Ten stellar envelope colors are available for select 5" x 7" finishes. You can choose Natural and Kraft envelopes for smaller sizes such as 4.25" x 5.5" and 3.5" x 5".
The thinner card options, 70/80# covers, are excellent choices for distributing folded cards to large mailing lists, sending personal thank you cards, and writing to a friend.
We recommend the 100/110# or 120#/130# card options if you are selling on Etsy, selling retail card sets, or need to maintain a higher-end service or brand. The most popular choice belongs to the "Matte Card (100# Cover)" selection.
Find these different options by selecting Flat or Folded cards in our invitations collection.
Metallic Pearl Cards
Printing Metallic Pearl Cards
Learn More About Printing Metallic Pearl Cards
Metallic Pearl paper is an outstanding and unique 14pt stock that shimmers in light when viewed from different angles. The material itself is embedded with Pearl fibers that give the paper an overall smooth, metallic appearance. Printing on this stock will give your CMYK colors a subtle shimmer; however, heavy ink densities or coverage may diminish the effect.
If you are searching for folded cards with envelopes on the metallic pearl media, you can find that in our "invitations" area.
Features of Metallic Pearl Cards
FSC Certified, Forest Friendly
Amazing 14 Point / 350 GSM Stock Pearl fibers spark a metallic appearance
All artwork is inspected before printing
Pearl fibers spark a metallic appearance
All artwork is inspected before printing
Looking for Envelopes?
We do offer matching pearl envelopes for flat and folded 4.25" x 5.5" and 5" x 7" greeting cards and announcements. Visit Metallic Pearl Greeting Cards for those options.
A Special Note About the Paper
Keep in mind there is no white ink in CMYK offset printing, so any white areas in your design will be left unprinted revealing the stock itself. Avoid light colors especially gray tones.
Art Specs for Metallic Pearl Cards
Make sure to add at least 0.25 inches to your order size.
Set your color mode to CMYK, not RGB.
Outline fonts and flatten files.
Lighter colors enhance the pearl stock.
White areas reveal card stock.
Digital Proofs Might Be Useful
Please select "digital proof" options if you desire to see a digital visualization before printing occurs. A digital proof may delay an order by one business day but may prove helpful for proofreading purposes. The PDF will not showcase the appearance of the pearl paper, but it does allow you to visualize placement and folding.
A PDF digital proof is usually not required for most art. Don't worry; we briefly review and inspect all art files for quality purposes. If we see obvious problems, we will contact you before production to ensure fabulous results!
Shipping Pearl Cards
We calculate shipping fees during the checkout process. We always ship pearl cards with UPS even if you select USPS or a flat rate. You will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of expedited shipping methods. We ship metallic pearl cards inside durable mailer boxes for safe transportation (99% of the time).
FAQ for Metallic Pearl Cards
How thick is the metallic paper?
You have a couple of options for your Metallic cards: Our primary pearl metallic (14pt) and the Akuafoil (16pt). Each point (pt) is equal to .001 of an inch to give you a frame of reference.
Can I put foil accents or spot-gloss on pearl cards?
At the moment, a foil option is not available for metallic pearl cards, but we do offer an Akuafoil card that you may prefer.
Can I write on the Pearl postcard and business cards?
Unfortunately, the pearl cardstock isn’t great for writing on. If you’d like to add notes to your cards, our uncoated/matte paper might be a better choice.
Generally, custom sizes are welcome. There are limitations based on the desired product. You can order in quarter-inch intervals for many smaller prints, archival cards, and large posters. Additionally, you can customize banners in one-inch intervals. If you would like to discuss your project requirements, please contact us.
✓ Our Focus on Archival Media
The giclee process requires specialty printing paper designated as archival. Smaller prints like Metallic Pearl Cards are generally more cost-efficient printed on a press. Unlike most online commercial print companies, we harness archival media engineered for retail art. The intent corresponds with the giclee style to reproduce artwork accurately.
✓ Print Multiple Files for Less
You can print multiple files per quantity, but there are limitations. For Bookmarks & Tickets, you can print up to five different designs per quantity as long as the print size is 8" x 8" or larger. For smaller prints, such as postcards, you can only print one design (which may be single or double-sided).
Why Should You Print With Us?
✓ Guaranteed Happiness
We want you to be happy with your Metallic Pearl Cards, so we created the Printkeg Promise. This is our guarantee and commitment to serving artists across the nation. It doesn't help anyone if you purchase retail art you can't actually sell. We are here to ensure your success.
✓ Dedicated to Artists
In our "About Us" area, you can view incredible photographs of the most recent Bookmarks & Tickets and Metallic Pearl Cards projects we've worked on. We geared our entire atmosphere, including the workforce and production facility, to serve retail artists first and foremost.
✓ Fast Production Times
We contribute some of the fastest turnaround times for Metallic Pearl Cards in the Bookmarks & Tickets industry. You'll be impressed with how we handle Bookmarks & Tickets which includes fast production times, rush turnaround options, and expedited shipping.