About your A4 Large Cards
Made from sturdy 350gsm card and printed in full colour on the front cover, these freestanding large cards showcase your stunning designs in a bold and dynamic way. From sending birthday wishes to using as an alternative way to present a certificate, A4 large greeting cards are so versatile and really make an impact on your recipient. Print a message inside or leave it blank for a handwritten note. They come in a smart red C4 envelope, ready to be presented.
At a glance...
Custom front cover
Replace text inside
Red envelope supplied
210 x 297 mm
Handmade in UK
How Large Print Greeting Cards are Made
Using sturdy 350gsm card, your A4 cards are freestanding in either landscape or portrait and are much more resilient than ordinary greeting cards. The print process we use impregnates the ink deep into the surface of the front cover, resulting in a long-lasting print that won't fade over time. Your message is printed in an elegant italicised font onto the right hand inside page.
The surface can be wiped clean should it get wet.
You can use both images and text to design the front cover, giving you so many creative options. Let us print your message for you on the inner right hand page, in an elegant italic font. Or, alternatively, if you prefer a handwritten card you can simply erase the placeholder text and leave it blank.
Reviews for Large Cards
based on 2 customer reviews
I ordered this on a Monday morning and Tuesday I had the postman ringing my bell. Amazing guys, we are really happy with the service and with all products ordered.
We ordered some samples last week and we were delighted with the result. Professional result and great resolution on printed images. We will order more soon.
How does this product enhance my...
Placed in prime position on the mantelpiece or coffee table, your large cards effortlessly bring fun, colour and life into any room. They are too good and memorable to throw away, so it also doubles as a sentimental keepsake of the occasion. Or why not make fun Christmas cards to send to neighbours etc?
To celebrate working milestones or congratulate a long standing employee on their retirement, a custom A3 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 large greeting cards come in a lovely red C4 envelope, ready to present and impress your recipient.
Where are my designs printed?
You customise the front cover with your designs using images and/or text. The right hand internal page is for your message.
Can I print text inside too?
It's entirely up to you, as you can print a message using the design interface, or simply leave blank for a handwritten note.
Browse Designer Large Cards
Take a look at these exclusive large greeting cards, designed by our #ContradoCreatives. Printed in full colour on the front cover with their original artwork, the inside is left plain for you to write your message. Presented in a red C4 envelope, ready to give to your recipient.
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.