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Make your own Photo Art Christmas/Birthday/Greeting Cards – sell them too!

chrismas-card-rochester-castleMake your own greeting cards from your own photos using the best photo art paper available.

Whether Christmas cards, birthday cards, photo cards, artistic cards, wedding cards, baby cards – they all give so much more pleasure if you use printable greeting card stock from Incartek.  They also show you treasure the subject and value the recipient.

Handmade greeting cards are popular.  But we do not have the time. Incartek’s printable greeting cards will be as – maybe more acceptable.

Print the highest quality pictures on the front and back – with terrific colour depth – high gamut and dmax.  Print vivid text and block graphics in the centre spread.

 

Sell your Own Printed Greeting Cards too!

You create photographic or fine art works that people are prepared to pay for.  You know the value of greeting cards of superior quality – but the quantity makes traditional printing too expensive – you now have the answer!

 

Wedding Photographers – A Greeting Card Idea

Suppement your photo sales with greeting cards – thank you cards – or next year’s Christmas card from the wedding.  Make up and print the cards yourself.  Your clients will happily pay!

 

So many cards..

 

Christmas Cards – Make your own Christmas cards using our printable Christmas Card stock

Birthday Cards – Make your own birthday cards using our printable birthday card stock

Get well Cards – Make your own holiday cards using our printable holiday card stock

Thank you Cards – Make your own thank you cards using our printable thank you card stock

Baby Cards – Make your own baby cards using our printable baby card stock

Picture Cards – Make your own picture cards using our printable picture card stock

Wedding cards and wedding invitation cards – Make your own wedding invitation cards using our printable wedding invitation card stock

Christening cards, sympathy cards, valentine cards, Easter cards, graduation cards, congratulatory cards, fine art cards, presentation cards – the list is endless, the potential to use Incartek fine art paper greeting cards too.

(of course the stock is the same whatever the card!)

Select your Cards Stock Now

 

Cards are packed in boxes of 100 cards, with envelopes.  If you have a bulk greeting card requirement please e-mail us. 

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We look forward to your first order.

Christmas Cards – Seven Tips from INCARTEK

NOW is the time to Produce your Special Christmas Cards

If you haven’t produced your own Christmas cards yet, now is the time to do it.

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To produce a poor card is easy. Write your Christmas message in Word. Cut and paste a picture, add some word art text for ‘Happy Christmas’ and print your cards on your inkjet or colour laser printer on 160gsm plain paper from Staples or whoever.  The quality of the output – especially the photo – will be acceptable; it will be clear that it is your own production, and the recipient will know that you spent some time thinking of them. And it will be cheap and look cheap. So is it giving a good impression of you – the serious photographer?


 

Incartek Logo For a full range of quality paper and ink supplies at excellent prices for professional and serious amateur photographers and the users of wide format printers. 

 


Do it better using Innova Greeting Cards

1.  Think about the Recipients

Usually our lives revolve round groups with shared interests – family, church, clubs, local interests, business contacts – and then the rest – friends, tradespeople, neighbours etc. Decide – are we going to have several versions – no problem if you produce your own.

2.  Choose the Right Photo

Your card reflects you. For many recipients – but not all – your family is a good starting point – perhaps a winter highlight (last year!) or a family event.   The only contact many old friends, even some relatives, have with you is the annual Christmas card.   The recipient will see that 6-year-old child they remember now graduating from university or getting married. However, with old colleagues or business associates the relationship is more individual. They are not interested in your grandchildren, but you doing a parachute jump – that would be something!

3. Get the Messages Right

Have several versions. Be interesting and not too long. Don’t bore people with too much family stuff. Anecdotes and even controversial views, preselected without offence, will show your values – and ‘you’. As most will know I am an evangelical Christian and am not hesitant to talk about Jesus – sensitively.

4. Choose the most appropriate Design

The design is personal. A scrapbook-like approach festooned with balloons would never reflect me, but it might be suitable for a 20 year old young lady. For me it is the photo with enhanced HDR. I use Perfect Photo/Perfect Effects as well as Photoshop.

5.  Print it efficiently

One would think that with a vested interest in print-your-own supplies I would never advocate having a lab-printed card. But if you have to produce 500 identical cards, it could be the most practical – and probably least expensive option. But it is clearly a factory product – on factory paper. Special people need something special.

And how many of us need 500 identical cards? Most of us have more than one printer now – a compact colour laser, and a high quality inkjet. We can vary the type of card according to the audience.

6.  Use the right Consumables

For laser it is easy – a heavy weight paper 160gsm, A4 (fold to A5) and standard C5 envelopes. Why pay for more?

For high quality inkjet you need something special. That is why Innova have produced a very nice high quality archival photo matte cards on 220gsm paper to produce something special. Expensive? No! A card-and-envelope set costs from under 31p (plus VAT), less with a larger ink/paper order. Allow another 5p for ink (from Incartek of course), and we have a high quality art card for just over 36p. Compare that with a purchased card for £2 or more.

Click here for 100 Innova Greeting Cards with envelopes, from INCARTEK:

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7 Be Personal

There must be something personal with the card. Otherwise, to be frank, you might as well send an e-card. Are you a friend I remember – or somebody on the list we send to because they send to us. People are real. A little handwritten note on the card. “How’s Jim getting on at school?”, “How did the operation go?”. Maybe that will re-engage them – by letter, e-mail or even Facebook.

God bless – and I hope you have a good run up to Christmas in business or at home.