How to supply Greeting/Christmas Cards

Jamie Ashworth
by Jamie Ashworth 4 years ago

Christmas Card Templates

Download the appropriate InDesign template to start your design from.

The crease and parallel cuts are present as part of the template, and must not be adjusted. See Die Cuts for more information.

Lamination & Special Finishes

When supplying your files it's important to supply the first page of your PDF as the front/outside. This is the side we apply our Gloss Lamination to. Matt Lamination is applied to both sides as standard on our 400gsm stocks.

Our Spot UV, Foil and Windowed/Shaped cards are also supplied with the finish on page one of your PDF.

Cover picture overlaps crease

When designing greetings cards with a front panel background that should touch the fold, ensure that the picture overlaps the fold by 1mm.

This allows for production tolerances when creasing, and prevents a contrasting stripe (from the adjacent panel) showing on the front face of the finished card. Remember to manage your customer’s expectations that there may be part of the front design just visible on the back.

Cuts parallel to the crease

Folding products on heavy board (e.g. greetings cards, folding business cards, etc.) now contain die-cut lines to form the two cuts parallel to the centre crease. This should help the edges to meet up correctly when folded. Do not remove these lines.

Landscape Greetings Cards

When viewed flat, the inside artwork needs to read upside-down relative to the front.

Windowed Christmas Cards

Our Windowed Christmas Cards allow for a simple cut-out shape on the front panel.

Please see Die Cuts for more information.


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