Flat cardIdeal for shorter messages, promotions and social campaigns. Flat cards can be printed on both sides.
Folded cardFolded ‘greeting card’ style. Ideal for maximising your branding space and sending production information, marketing materials and brochures. Folded cards can be printed on both sides.
Standard sizesStandard card sizes are useful for pairing with envelopes. Each standard size will pair with an equivalent envelope size.
Custom sizingChoose any length and width within the minimum and maximum size range. Custom sizing is great for creating bespoke cards, and you can pair them with a custom-sized envelope. Minimum size: 10x10mm, maximum size: 1010x710mm
White gloss paperFSC certified bleached paper made from virgin pulp. White paper is the best choice for printing bold, bright designs or flood printing. Gloss paper gives the cards a high gloss finish when printed. White gloss paper can be printed on both sides.
Brown kraft paperFSC certified unbleached paper made from virgin pulp. Brown paper is more sustainable than white paper as it does not require bleaching. Colours may appear slightly muted because of its brown colour.
Pearl paperFSC certified, pearl paper creates a shimmer to your design and has a smooth, metallic finish. Ideal for simpler designs with bold bright colours.
Silk paperFSC certified, silk paper allows for high-quality print with a silky-smooth finish. Silk paper creates a finish in between gloss and matte. Ideal for bright, bold designs.
250gsm250gsm (standard) paper is the most cost-effective and sustainable option as it uses the least material. It’s thick but still pliable and commonly used for postcards.
300gsm300gsm (premium) is a thicker option for a more premium feel compared to the standard 250gsm paper. 300gsm paper is a good option if you are looking for something a bit sturdier for your cards.
400gsm400gsm (luxury) is the thickest option for paper cards. This thickness is often used for premium business cards and high-quality printed materials. Due to its thickness, 400gsm cards can’t be used for folded cards and isn’t available for pearl paper.
Water-based varnishProtects your cards from rain and spillages but doesn't make them waterproof. It also prevents the card’s colour from fading. A water-based varnish doesn't affect recyclability.
Print tonerUsed for digital printing.
Soy-based inksMade with soy as their primary base, these inks are designed for offset printing. More sustainable than solvent-based inks.
UV inksUV ink is a fast-drying alternative to solvent-based inks. UV ink can be printed on a wide range of materials and creates a vibrant finish. Used in combination with offset printing.
EmbossingEmbossing creates a distinctive, raised effect on the surface of the card. Embossing is possible on parts of a design to make specific elements stand out or the entire design. Embossing gives a luxurious finish and is a great option if you want to highlight a part of a design or add texture to a design.
DebossingDebossing creates an imprinted effect on the surface of the card. Debossing is possible on parts of a design to make specific elements stand out or the entire design. Debossing gives a luxurious finish and is a great option if you want to highlight a part of a design or add texture to a design.
Rounded cornersRounded corners (also known as radius corners) create a more polished finish.
Square cornersSquare corners are pointed, similar to a standard postcard or greeting card.
4 Pantone colours1 colour printing is the most cost-effective option, whilst 2 colours or more allow for bold, high contrast designs. More than 4 Pantone colours are are available as an RFQ (request for quote).
Full colour printingFull colour printing (CMYK) is ideal for vibrant, multi-coloured designs and images.
Digital printingDigital printing is used for high-quality printing in CMYK colours. It's versatile, offers excellent vibrancy and detail, and is ideal for complex designs, bright colours, text and images.
Offset printingOffset printing is the standard process for high volume, high-quality printing. It's versatile, offers excellent vibrancy and detail, and is ideal for complex designs, bright colours, text and images.
Carton boxesCards are transported in cardboard carton boxes. Carton boxes remove the need for unnecessary plastic packaging.
Paper strapsCards are packed in bundles using a paper strap. This keeps them secure and organised in carton boxes.
DomesticAll domestic transit (UK) is handled by road. Products produced domestically are typically dispatched and delivered 24-48 hours after production is complete.
InternationalAll international transit (Asia) is handled by sea freight or courier. Products produced internationally often have a higher carbon footprint impact than domestically produced products, although they’re normally more cost-effective. Products produced internationally are typically in transit for 6-8 weeks.
End of life
Roadside recyclableSourceful cards are widely recycled at the roadside, but end-users should always check with their local authority.
Supply chain assurance
A resilient, responsible supply chain
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Cards are suitable for a wide range of uses: sending marketing materials to customers, thanking customers, promoting events, offering promotions and more. They can also be used as a hand-out to promote your product or brand.
Paper card sizes fit the equivalent envelope size. For example, an unfolded A4 paper card fits in a C4 envelope. An A5 paper card fits in a C5 envelope.
Standard cards are 250gsm. This paper thickness is commonly used for postcards. There will still be some bend in the paper but 250gsm is a good weight for folded cards.
Premium cards are 300gsm. This paper thickness creates a more premium feel and is commonly used for business cards and premium greeting cards.
Luxury cards are 400gsm. This thickness is often used for premium business cards and high-quality printed materials. Due to its thickness, 400gsm cards can’t be used for folded cards.
Full colour printing is available as standard, which is ideal for vibrant, multi-coloured designs and images. Or you can print up to six Pantone colours on both sides of the card.
If you want a faster lead time (5-7 days), you can choose full colour printing or up to four Pantone colours.
Anything printed on brown paper will appear more muted compared to white paper. We always recommend choosing white paper if colour is essential to your design.
If you need a particular paper that isn’t listed, please select the ‘other’ option in the inquiry form.
Lead times vary based on design, cost and the transport option you choose. Typically, cards are designed, produced and delivered between one and twelve weeks.
MOQ stands for Minimum Order Quantity. The guideline MOQ is 1,000 units. The exact MOQ will depend on the final approved dimensions of your packaging.