About Your Giant Greeting Cards
Your custom printed giant cards are a luxury, premium take on greeting cards. Available in A3 and A4 sizes and made from the highest-quality smooth matte paper, your designs are bright, bold and elegant, with a subtle shimmer across the surface. The front, back and internal two pages can be printed with images and/or text, giving you total creative freedom. Handmade to order in the UK, giant cards are perfect for all of your occasions, from birthdays and weddings to more business-related events like the employee of the month, farewells and retirements. The A3 greeting card has enough room to accommodate between 30 and 100 signatures, while the A4 card is perfect for one message or up to 30 signings for a more intimate do. They come presented in a 220gsm handmade envelope, ready to present to your recipient.
At a glance...
A3 size 29.7x42cm and A4 size 21x29.7cm
4 areas to customise
High-quality matte paper
Landscape or portrait
Handmade in UK
How Your Cards are Made and Printed
Your customised giant greeting cards are expertly made using smooth matte paper with the best quality fine art style print. We print your original designs onto the front cover, back cover and two internal pages using a specialist process that creates a long-lasting, full colour, vibrant print. Your unique card is presented in a handmade 220gsm envelope for a flawless finish.
The surface can be wiped clean should it get wet.
You can use both images and text to create your giant card design, depending on the desired end use. If you design your own range of greeting cards, the back cover is the perfect place to put your business details, address and company logo. The two internal pages are traditionally used to print a message, however, you have total creative freedom and can surprise your recipient with an image inside.
Reviews for Giant Card
based on 2 customer reviews
I didn't realise the printed cover and back side were printed on satin fabric, we were delighted with the result. Pictures look amazing and you can feel it will last really long. Great job!
We bought this for a leaving party and everybody was impressed with it. Great material, a lot of space to write on it and fast production time, everything was perfect. Thanks!
How does this product enhance my...
Sitting elegantly on a mantelpiece above the fireplace, your gorgeous bespoke giant card will bring fun, colour and life into your recipient's room. Undoubtedly the star of the show, it takes prime position and draws attention for all the right reasons. Not one to be thrown away, this card also doubles as a sentimental keepsake.
To celebrate working milestones or congratulate a long standing employee on their retirement, a custom giant greeting card is the ultimate way to say thank you for all their hard work. Giant greeting cards also make a fun alternative 'guest book' for weekend retreats or team building programmes, where people can sign and leave a message.
We all need greeting cards for a myriad of occasions, so don't miss out on this large market and include a range of made in the UK giant cards, printed with your original artwork. Strong, sturdy and freestanding, customers can send a loved one a special message accompanied by your unique prints or illustrations.
Frequently asked questions:
Does it come with an envelope?
Your bespoke giant card comes in a lovely handmade 220gsm envelope, ready to present and impress your recipient.
Can I write in it myself?
It's entirely up to you, as you can print a message using the design interface, or simply leave space for a handwritten note.
Where are my designs printed?
You have four areas to customise with your designs; the front cover, back cover and two internal pages. They can all be printed with images and/or text.
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?
If each individual colour is specifically important to your design, choose CYMK as our setup will print each colour with the closest possible match within our available range. If the relationship between the colours within the image is more important, choose RGB, this will reduce all colours equally to fit within our range.
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.