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
A white envelope accompanies each folded card at no extra cost. Enjoy ten stellar envelope colors 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.
Kraft Cards (100% Recycled)
Printing Kraft Cards (100% Recycled)
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Brown Kraft Cards showcase a homemade, personalized touch. Thick, rich, light brown 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.
Features of Kraft Cards
- 100% Recycled and durable 18pt Card Stock.
- Matching Kraft envelopes are optional.
- Two flat print sizes available: 4.25" x 5.5" and 5" x 7"
- One folded greeting card size: 5" x 7"
- Add white ink to your design.
- All cards are full bleed and full color.
- We examine art files for proper setup before printing starts.
About the Kraft Media
Brown Kraft paper is light brown with natural fibers and subtle visible flecks, granting it a natural, organic look and feel. The uncoated smooth finish provides excellent print quality, while the colored stock adds warmth and a rustic appeal to images. Apply optional white ink in specific areas for brighter imagery. Brown Kraft is 100% recycled with a minimum of 30% post-consumer waste content.
Add Matching Kraft Envelopes
Order cards with or without Kraft 80# Text blank envelopes.
Excellent Turnaround Times
Once your order is received, turnaround time requires 3 to 4 business days for all quantities of metallic pearl cards. Turnaround time does not impact shipping transit days.
Other Impressive Card Stocks To Choose
- 18pt CS1 Card (Glossy Exterior, Uncoated Interior) - The exterior is ultra-shiny with UV Coating and the interior is uncoated for writing purposes.
- Gloss Card (110# Cover) - A more premium card, this gloss stock enhances color vibrancy and allows for small quantities.
- Matte Card (100# Cover) - Our favorite choice is an archival media and favorable to writing - perfect for note cards and art cards.
This downloadable template offers a better way to visualize the bleed area for each printed side. Your file should be 7.25 x 10.25."
- Make sure to add at least 0.25 inches to your order size. This extra area is called "bleed" area and allows us to print edge-to-edge.
- Try to work in the color mode CMYK, not RGB.
- Outline all fonts.
- Provide us a second vector PDF file for placement of white ink. We cannot add white ink without it.
Further Details About Folded Kraft Cards
Folded Kraft Cards are 10" x 7" (or 7" x 10") cards scored and folded in half. We thoughtfully score and fold each piece. We print all flat and folded cards edge-to-edge (also considered full-bleed or borderless). We only provide a margin if that area is present in the original artwork.
Single or Double?
Make your Kraft Cards single or double-sided.
Digital Proofs Might Be Useful
If you prefer to see a digital sample before printing occurs, please opt for a PDF digital proof. This extra step may delay an order by one business day but could help you avoid mistakes. The PDF will not showcase accurate colors or the appearance of the Kraft paper but can help you visualize placement and folding.
A PDF digital proof is usually not required for most artwork. 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!
Scoring Kraft Cards
Our production staff scores all Kraft folded cards for your convenience. They are not folded.
How Do I Set Up Art for Kraft Cards with White Ink?
The white ink acts as a base providing a bright white surface that enables vibrant, crisp color. Areas without white ink will appear darker due to the color of the stock.
Similar to Spot UV masks, White Mask files are separate from your artwork files. Black in the White Mask file indicates where we should print white ink.
Make sure to create your mask file the same size as your artwork file.
Note: White Masks must be made in vector format and saved as EPS or PDF. Please be aware that anything less than 100%K will be transparent and allow the brown stock to show through.
Use vector paths/shapes to create black color areas that indicate where the white ink base will go. The rest of the card will show the Brown Kraft stock.
Remember the following when creating a white mask for your white ink base:
- The white ink base prints behind any color that’s in your Artwork Layer.
- The Kraft material will be visible in areas with colors that are without a White Mask.
- When we print colors on top of a white base, those colors will appear opaque.
- Sites with a White Mask and no color above them will appear as white.
Visual 1: See how a white under can impact colors.
This first graphic shows how white impacts color. The left side includes a white layer base where the colors are located. The right side is without a white layer. Both sides appear fine but represent the potential of using a white base in specific areas.
Visual 2: Add a white base on the entire image - or not.
You can add a white base on the entire image or let the Kraft paper show through the design for a unique appearance.
Visual 3: Allowing the white ink to show
Most people prefer to use white ink for large text or specific areas. Some designs only require us to print white without any colors at all. There are endless possibilities!
Guaranteed HappinessWe want you to be happy with your Kraft Cards (100% Recycled), 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 ArtistsIn our "About Us" area, you can view incredible photographs of the most recent Invitations & Note 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 TimesWe contribute some of the fastest turnaround times for Kraft Cards (100% Recycled) in the Invitations & Note Cards industry. You'll be impressed with how we handle Invitations & Note Cards which includes fast production times, rush turnaround options, and expedited shipping.