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
More Options Are Available For Folded Cards
If you are interested in any of the below options, try visiting our 5x7 Folded Cards product today!
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.
Custom Greeting Cards
Printing Custom Greeting Cards
Learn More About Printing Custom Greeting Cards
Custom greeting cards are shiny and UV coated on the front and backside, yet they are uncoated on the interior specifically for writing purposes. Our production crew individually scores them for folding perfection. We partner each card with an opaque 70# premium white uncoated envelope. We've seen greeting cards utilized for almost every occasion imaginable, including holiday cards, thanksgiving cards, art cards, thank you cards, birthday cards, and much more.
The actual print area for greetings cards is 10" x 7" or 10.25" x 7.25" if accounting for bleed area.
Features of Custom Greeting Cards
- A7 white envelopes are optional.
- The exterior is UV coated, and the interior is left uncoated for writing.
- Enjoy a durable and hard-to-find 18pt CS1 card stock.
- This is the most economical choice for bulk projects.
- All 5x7 greeting cards are full bleed and full color.
- We inspect image files for proper art setup.
Ten more colorful envelopes, lower quantities, and more paper options are available at our 5x7 Folded Cards product.
Six Convenient Card Choices
For custom greeting cards, we offer an exclusive stock.
- CS1 Card (18pt, Glossy Exterior, Uncoated Interior)
The 18pt Card stock is best for instances where you desire the exterior to be shiny and the interior to be uncoated for writing purposes. However, we also offer four beautiful, sustainably sourced card stocks for folded cards and invitations. Two are less expensive for handing out, and two are more durable for high-end circumstances and retail.
- Gloss Card (80# Cover) - This media is an economical card choice for smaller quantities.
- Matte Card (70# Cover) - The matte solution is exceptional for elegant cards requiring less shine.
- Gloss Card (110# Cover) - A more premium and durable card, this gloss stock enhances color vibrancy.
- Matte Card (100# Cover) - Our favorite choice is a smooth media conducive for writing on and perfect for note cards and art cards.
- Metallic Pearl (14pt) - Enjoy a novel stock that glistens in light when viewed from different angles.
When Do We Start Printing?
Once your order is received, turnaround time requires 5 to 7 business days for all quantities of custom greeting cards. The turnaround time does not include shipping days. That time period decreases to 2 to 3 days for most other folded card projects 250 and under.
Greeting Card Template
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."
Further Details About Printing 5x7 Folded Cards
Greeting cards are 10" x 7" (or 7" x 10") cards folded in half. We thoughtfully score each piece, but only hand-fold orders under 100 quantity. We print all greeting 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?
- Single-Sided - Art can be on the front and very back of the card.
- Double-Sided - This includes printing on the inside of the card as well.
Greeting cards can be single or double-sided since the price is the same.
Digital Proofs Might Be Useful
If you would like to see a digital sample, please indicate this in the "digital proof" options. A digital proof may delay an order by one business day but may prove useful for proofreading purposes.
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!
Folding and Scoring
We score all folded cards and invitations, but we do not fold them.
Greeting cards can be accompanied by a white 70# A7 envelope. If you would like colorful envelopes, you would need to order from our 5x7 folded cards page.
Ten smooth A7 envelope choices are available with our 5x7 folded cards: Ivory White, Natural, Dark Red, Gamma Green, Blast-Off Blue, Eclipse Black, Lift-off Lemon, Pulsar Pink, Gravity Grape, and Grocer Kraft. Envelopes may appear slightly darker/lighter in person than what you see on the screen. Sometimes we must make variant substitutions.
Dark Red, Gamma Green, Blast-Off Blue, Eclipse Black, Lift-off Lemon, Pulsar Pink, Gravity Grape are only available for 5x7 card sizes (A7).
Will My Artwork Fit 5" x 7" Greeting Card?
Our Staff Will Help Adjust Your Art Into Stunning Greeting Cards.
We can usually fit any rectangular picture to work for greeting cards. Our staff is here to help. The following dimensions play friendly with the 5" x 7" space.
- 8.5" x 11"
- 9" x 12"
- 11" x 14"
- 12" x 18"
If your image fits another dimension better, our designers will contact you. We extend this advice to avoid uneven borders, undesired clipping, and yucky stretching. Before contacting you, we do our best to make it work.
Guaranteed HappinessWe want you to be happy with your Custom Greeting 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 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 Custom Greeting Cards 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.