Card Design Specifications

For prepay orders of 1,000+ cards we are happy to provide custom printed, full-bleed cards at no additional charge. All cards are printed on thick, 120lb cover vellum stock.  We have templates provided below to help you get started.  If you need help getting your cards designed, see our Handwrytten Design Services.

Design Specifications

No matter the card size or orientation, please make sure your design includes the following:

Resolution: 300 PPI (pixels per inch)

Bleed: 1/4″ Do NOT include trim marks.
Example: If you are designing a 5″ x 7″ card, the final dimensions will be 5.25″x7.25″ and the outer 1/8″ will be trimmed from each side. Final size of a folded A2 card should be 5.75″x8.75″.

Color Space: CMYK (CMYK vs. RGB)

Final File Type: PDF or Design File – Please include or embed all linked files and outline any text.

Text & Graphics

Keep all text and important design elements 1/8″ away from the trim line so as to not have anything get cut off in the trimming process.

Check out 8 Common Print File Mistakes and How to Avoid Them for more details on how to get your file ready for print.

Design elements on the writing side of your card are optional. Please leave plenty of room for the Handwrytten message.  The less room you leave, the shorter your message will be.

flat greeting card template


Our standard card sizes are a flat A7 (5″x7″) and a folded A2 (folds to 4.25″x5.5″).   If you would like an alternate card size please contact us for a custom quote as pricing may vary.

Flat 5″x7″ Cards

Horizontal Vertical
7×5 (Ai) 5×7 (Ai)
7×5 (IDML) 5×7 (IDML)
7×5 (PDF) 5×7 (PDF)
7×5 (PSD) 5×7 (PSD)

A2 Folded Cards (4.25″ x 5.5″)

Horizontal Vertical 
5.5×8.5 (Ai) 8.5×5.5 (Ai)
5.5×8.5 (IDML) 8.5×5.5 (IDML)
5.5×8.5 (PDF) 8.5×5.5 (PDF)
5.5×8.5 (PSD) 8.5×5.5 (PSD)


All of our cards come in complimentary thick white envelopes.  If you’d like something different, we can get you a quote for custom printed envelopes. Please contact us before sending in any envelope artwork.


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Over 100 designs to choose from or design your own. Our online card customizer makes it simple.

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