About Your Custom Card Printing
Sending and receiving cards is such a classic gesture, but when you get to design your own card, you put a contemporary take on a tradition. Available in 4 sizes, from the cute A6 mini-packs to the XL A3 card, there's a variety of different uses aside from birthday, anniversary or Christmas wishes. You could create children's party invitations, extravagant menus for a gala dinner or order of services for funerals. Each card comes with a quality envelope, ready to present to your recipient.
At a glance...
4 size options
Full colour print
Message printed inside
350gsm or 2mm cardboard
Quality envelope supplied
XL A3 Card 297 x 420 mm (Comes with a handmade 220gsm cream envelope)
Large A4 Card: 210 x 297 mm (Comes with red craft paper envelope)
Medium A5 Card: 8 x 6" (Comes with red craft paper envelope)
Small A6 Cards: 6 x 4" (Packs in multiples of 4 (4, 8 or 16)
Less than 20 g in weight
Handmade in UK
How Custom Card Printing Works
Your custom card printing is expertly made using either a sturdy 350gsm card or 2mm thick FSC certified board card for the XL size. We print your original designs onto the front cover, using a specialist process that creates a long-lasting, full colour, vibrant print. Your message is printed on the inner right-hand page, whereas with the XL card you design the front, back, and both internal pages. The A6 mini cards come in packs of either 4, 8 or 16, and each card can be designed individually to feature different images. Presented in a classic red envelope, or a handmade 220gsm cream envelope for the XL card, the finish is flawless.
Your cards are made from sturdy, thick card that can be wiped clean should they get wet.
Custom Card Printing Information
XL A3 Card - Personalise all 4 sides with photos and/or text. Covered in custom printed quality satin with a cloth inner lining. 2mm thick FSC certified board card. Presented in a handmade 220gsm cream envelope.
Large A4 Card - Customise the front cover and enter your message on the inner right page. Comes with a quality red craft paper envelope.
A5 Card - Landscape or portrait. Custom printed on the front cover and inner right hand page. Comes with red craft paper envelope.
Mini A6 Card - Sold in packs 4, 8 or 16. Design each card individually; the front cover and inner right hand page for the message.
Reviews for Custom Cards
based on 6 customer reviews
Extremely helpful person on phone to help me with the order. Great quality of product. Very fast service.
Custom card-Ordering/uploading picture, delivery and print product was very good for this maternity leaving gift card.
The service was very quick, however the quality of the images did not come out high. I have had the same images printed with another company for another project and the images came out very clear.
All good. Tricky to figure out how to personalise the card but once done it’s very easy. 2nd time I’ve done it and would again.
This was first time I ordered this product with you and we loved the quality of the paper and bright print once we received it. Really fast service, I got it just one day after placing the order.
We were looking for a good supplier for greeting cards and found you from Google. really happy with the cards received, paper is better than other companies used in the past and print looks stunning. We will keep ordering from you guys.
How does this product enhance my...
Whether you want to say thank you, wish someone a happy birthday or offer your condolences, custom printed cards are the perfect way to show someone you care. With your heartfelt words and an image that speaks volumes to the recipient, this is so much more personal and memorable than an ordinary high street card.
Custom card printing is so versatile with many end uses, so if you're an events company, you can print your own cards to act as an alternative to heavy duty programs for guests to browse the agenda. Custom cards also make great invitations for wedding planning businesses, or even menus for catering companies.
Print your artwork onto a range of custom cards to sell from your design brand. Available in 4 sizes with different printing opportunities, you can offer customers a variety of original cards for them to use as they wish. The high definition print showcases colours and details exquisitely, bringing your artwork to life on another medium.
Frequently asked questions:
What colour envelope do they come in?
The A6, A5 and A4 custom cards come in a quality red envelope, whereas the XL A3 card is presented in a handmade, cream envelope.
Where are my designs printed?
For the A6, A5 and A4 sizes, your design is printed on the front cover with your message printed inside, whilst you design all 4 sides on the A3 card.
How many cards come in the A6 sets?
The mini A6 custom cards come in packs of multiples of 4. Choose from packs of 4, 8 or 16 and design each card individually.
Browse Designer Custom Cards
Browse this range of occasional greeting cards, designed exclusively by our #ContradoCreatives. Whatever you want to say, say it in style and give your recipient a totally unique card that features original artwork.
What's the best resolution to print in?
We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally, your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi, this means that no resizing of your file occurs stopping any interpolation.
Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?
For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.
Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
We advise providing images in the RGB colour space. Specifically using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best colour results. What does this mean? In your editing software choose RGB as the working space, and assign the image profile as sRGB (full name sRGB IEC61966-2.1)
What does GSM mean?
Grams per Square Meter (GSM) is an international standard for measuring the weight of paper or fabric. GSM uses the weight of a square meter (1000 x 1000mm) as an indication of the weight and thickness of a given fabric. We class 20-100gsm as light (summer fabrics, gauzes and fine silks), 101-249 gsm as medium (most clothing fabrics) and 250+ gsm as heavy (upholstery fabrics, and other specialist fabrics).
What are the bleed areas?
When designing your product, it’s best to make sure that your image is slightly larger than needed. In printing, the extra printed image is referred to as a “Bleed Area” or margin, and it is removed from the finished piece. A bleed area acts as a buffer for slight inconsistencies in the manufacturing process. however, it’s important to fill your bleed areas completely, or you may end up with white, unprinted strips along the edge of your finished product.
Do you print on garments a customer supplies?
Unfortunately not. All our garments are printed on flat fabric and sewn into finished products, which gives a better, finished result and all-over print. We test meticulously so that we know what gets the best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation paper to order, so if you have access to a heat press you can press your fabrics or flat garments easily.
Can you Align a Pattern or design across panels of a garment?
We always strive for the greatest accuracy when printing and constructing your garments. However, due to unavoidable stretch or movement of the fabric during the stitching process, we cannot guarantee perfect pattern registration across garment seams. We are generally accurate within 2-3mm, which Is close enough for most patterns but may show slight issues with detailed geometric patterns.
Can I print my own Labels?
Most of our garments now come with printable label space for you to add your own company information and branding! If you would like to sew in your own labels, we also offer Printed Fabric Labels here.
How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?
With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility in London where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.
Please note: As everything we provide is handmade to order, all measurements may vary slightly.
Delivery time & Costs
We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-3 days. Please check individual production times which are displayed next to the item price on the product page, as this varies from product to product. In rare cases when we need to re-print an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.
After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order via your chosen method. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. Select your delivery method in your basket.
We have a range of trusted shipping options:
- Royal Mail 1st Class Standard (no tracking) - 1-5 working days on average (please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded (no tracking) - Usually delivered the next working day. It is not a guaranteed next day service, or a tracked service. A signature is required. (Please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Special Delivery - Delivered the next working day
- Saturday Delivery (deliver only on Sat)
- Collection from our London Office (between 4-6pm on working days only)
- For international orders or large/bulky packages within the UK, we ship via DHL or Fedex services. This takes on average 2-5 working days.
You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.
You can also read more about our terms & conditions and refund policy.
Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience
At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. For the past 14 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalised products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.
Produced and ready to ship within 1-3 days on average.
A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.
Low shipping fees
- We print and make everything in-house. Production times are dependent on the product.
Express shipping available
- From £1.25 to ship within the UK.
- A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.