Centreprint are specialist
short to medium run Greeting Card Printers
Greeting card Printing- Silky smooth
SATIN finish greeting cards
Centreprint are specialist greeting card
printers - quantities from 20 to 2000+ from your own images, paintings,
photographs, embroidery - Anything!.
| Gloss or satin finish - you choose - satin finish prices are below
| Click here for GLOSS PRICES
to order FREE samples of satin finish and gloss finish greeting
card printing - we also print invitations, postcards, envelopes
and lots more
finish on 330gsm matt white board.
We always send a proof before printing.
colour outside front and back (blank inside)
V5775 Full colour front
and back and any colour greeting inside
Packing service available - please see below
All prices are plus VAT. | See
DL layout template | Advice
on creating greeting card artworkCellophane bags for packing printed greeting
Cellophane bags are commonly used throughout the greeting card trade
to keep the greeting cards clean, while awaiting sale. Our bags are
actually made from superior "glass clear" polycarbonate,
rather that cellophane. The cello bags have a peel off self-adhesive
strip for sealing. Many shops insist upon the cards being packed in
cellophane bags to avoid the stock quickly becoming unsaleable.
Clear Polycarbonate "cello bags" for packing and displaying
printed greeting cards -
to fit above cards
These inexpensive cellophane
bags add the finishing touch to cards for resale. They are
peel and seal and accept one card and one envelope.
150mm SquareCello bags to take
one 140mm square card and one matching envelope
160mm SquareCello bags to take
one 150mm square card and one matching envelope
5" x 7" Plus Cello Bags
size to take one 5 x 7 card and one matching envelope
A6+ size Cello Bags to take ONE A6 greetings
card and one C6 envelope
A5+ size Cello Bags to take ONE A5 greetings card
and one C5 envelope
DL+ size Cello Bags to take ONE DL greeting card and
one DL envelope
The option to include
cello bags is available at the checkout
Prices assume that
the cellophane bags are ordered with greetings cards
A carriage charge applies if not due to the weight. Prices are
"I have to say how
impressed I have been by your service, the quality of your product
and the speed of turnaround. Your set-up when making sense of
my 3 sides of image files was exemplary. My proof arrived by
return of post and was perfect. My main order arrived within
four days of having received my proof. I have been totally delighted
by the end result, and your costs are competitive when compared
to those offering a far inferior service on the internet. Thank
you very much - I will be using you again. You do more than
you say on the tin!". Kirsty S >>More comments
from satisfied customers
. Our optional Greeting Card Packing
Most people want their greeting cards packed in glass clear 'cello'
bags, for protection and to increase the perceived value. Most shops
insist upon this. You can either do this yourself, by ordering just
the inexpensive Glass Clear Polycarbonate 'cello' bags above, and
packing them yourself, or we can pack them for you, ready for sale.
The packing price is the same, whatever size cards you order. The
correct size cello bags are extra (see above).
Cello bags and the packing service are available at the checkout.
Packing service (the
cello bags can be added at checkout)
Packing one card, the
free envelope and the cello bag
Any size card, packed with
the free envelope and a cello bag
This price is in ADDITION to the cello bag and greeting card
Suitable envelopes are supplied free with all cards.
Hi Sheila, We received
our greetings cards today and they're fantastic! Really pleased
with them; the quality is fab and they came so quick! We'll
be sure to be ordering again in the near future. Thanks loads, Natalie >>More comments
from satisfied customers
Single sided greeting card printing -
NO extra charges Cards may be printed just one side (i.e. the outside front
and the outside back of the card) or both sides (the outside front,
the outside back and either or both of the insides). There is no
extra charge to add your imprint and website details on the back,
together with your logo and a thumbnail of the front of the card
if required. Many people prefer to sell cards that are blank inside
and if this is the case, you may want us to print "This card
is blank inside" on the outside back of the card.
CMYK and RGB - does it matter?
All printing, litho or digital, is printed CMYK. RGB is displayed
on monitors. It is NOT possible for anyone to print RGB without
it being to converted to CMYK first. We will do this conversion
for you before proofing and printing, so feel free to supply RBG
artwork or RGB images if you wish. Some colours change occur when
images are converted to CMYK (greens, oranges and blues particularly).
This is unavoidable due to the smaller colour gamut of CMYK.
More information on RGB versus CMYK | Advice
on creating greeting card artwork |
Multiple Greeting Card versions
Our prices assume that all the cards are printed to ONE design.
If you require extra versions (i.e. 250 off each of two designs,
making 500 in total or 50 off each of four designs, making 200 in
total) we only charge an extra £10 for each extra design.
For example, 500 cards off two designs (250 off each) would only
cost an extra £10 (plus VAT). This option is available on
the order form after you have uploaded your images.
card despatch is just 3-4 working days from proof acceptance
- why wait? We do not despatch or deliver at weekends. Diamond flap
envelopes are FREE with every
order. GB mainland delivery is also free. We also supply crystal
bags, ideal if you wish to resell your greetings cards.
Greeting card layout
Layout and proofing is FREE
once you have placed your order (we do not create proofs without
a paid order from you). Just upload your image during the order
process and we will do the rest. We can reduce your image to fit
the card, so don't worry if it is too large. RGB images are fine
as well, we'll convert to CMYK for you, so just send your original
camera file, with any cropping instructions. Logo design and complex
artwork is extra if required. (Please ask us to quote if you are
on creating greeting card artwork
"Just writing to
say that I received my order of 100 greeting cards this morning
and Im thrilled with the result !
Everyone that I spoke to during the process was really, really
helpful, and the finished product has been produced brilliantly,
very quickly and at a very reasonable price.
I'll certainly be recommending you to everyone that I can think
Thank you for the excellent service,
Emma" >>More comments
from satisfied customers
Greeting Card Quality guarantee- our promise to you.
We always supply a printed proof (unless you request an emailed
PDF proof to speed up production time). However, if you are not
happy with the proof once you have received it, we will re-proof
until you are totally satisfied.
Our greeting cards are supplied creased and flat - ready to fold.
The creasing is carried out on a state-of-the-art high-tech matrix
creasing machine which ensures an accurate and perfect crease.
We are proud of our integrity and promise to only ever charge you
for the work we have done up to the point of your cancellation.
Once you have placed an order, our studio staff will check your
image(s) and or artwork carefully and convert to CMYK if necessary.
They will then produce a one-off proof on the actual stock to be
used and post this to you. If you cancel at this point, a minimum
charge of £10 (plus VAT) per design proofed is payable. This
covers our work in processing your order, checking your image(s)
or artwork, converting to CMYK if necessary, setting up the layout,
printing and creasing the card(s) and posting out to you by First
Class post. However, if you request further work after the first
proofs are produced and we send you more than one proof at your
request and you then cancel, we reserve the right to charge for
our studio time at our standard rate of £45 per hours (plus
VAT). Naturally, If you cancel after we have printed the cards,
then full payment is required.
Please see Advice
on creating greeting card artwork
Our greetings card board - Environmentally
Friendly Board from sustainable forests
Our greetings cards are printed on environmentally friendly "Essential"
white board. No natural forests are destroyed in the making of "Essential"
board. Only farmed timber is used in the making of the board and
the envelopes. Essential board is made from 100% Elemental Chlorine
Free (ECF) woodpulps, sourced from fully sustainable, carefully
managed and renewed forests where at least two trees are planted
for every one felled. Invitation is fully recyclable and is manufactured
to precise and controlled standards. The supplier is registered
under the British and international quality standard BS EN ISO 9001-2000
and the environmental standard BS EN ISO 14001. Invitation board
contains fibre from mixed sources and woodpulps, including a proportion
of recycled fibres.
Essential Ivory Board conforms to ISO 9706 requirements for performance
and as such is suitable for archival use or applications requiring
'acid-free' paper. It contains wood pulps from well managed forests
certified in accordance with rules of the Forest Stewardship Council®
and is manufactured to precise and controlled standards. Essential
Ivory Board is fully recyclable. It conforms to ISO9706 requirements
for permanence and as such is suitable for archival use or applications
requiring 'acid-free' paper.
Essential Ivory Board complies with SI 1492 Packaging (Essential
Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations 2006; for heavy metal content
and also complies with European Standard EN71-3; toy safety.
style examples | See
Christmas card styles | Advice
on creating greeting card artwork
Greetings cards are available in two styles, all featuring your
own image or artwork on the front. Any wording may be added to your
image and any wording or logo may be printed on the outside back
and (if ordered as double sided) inside. Only A6 size is available
in tent style as larger sizes are too 'floppy' for tent style.
Standard Greeting Card Sizes
We produce SIX standard sizes of printed greetings cards.
A6 size is A5, scored to fold to A6 - finished size 148mm
x 105mm. These fit C6 size envelopes (supplied FREE with all orders)
All cards are creased and supplied flat, ready for you to fold to
size and pack with the envelope.
A5 size is A4, scored to fold to
A5 - finished size 210mm x 148mm. These fit C5 size envelopes (supplied
FREE with all orders) All cards are creased and supplied flat, ready
for you to fold to size and pack with the envelope.
5" x 7" size is 254mm
x 178mm, scored to fold to 128mm x 178mm. These fit special size
envelopes (supplied FREE with all orders) All cards are creased
and supplied flat, ready for you to fold to size and pack with the
140mm SQUARE is 280mm x 140mm, scored to fold to 140mm x
140mm. These fit special size envelopes (supplied FREE with all
orders) All cards are creased and supplied flat, ready for you to
fold to size and pack with the envelope.
150mm SQUARE is 300mm x 150mm,
scored to fold to 150mm x 150mm. These fit special size envelopes
(supplied FREE with all orders) All cards are creased and supplied
flat, ready for you to fold to size and pack with the envelope.
DL Landscape is 420mm x 99mm, scored
to fold to 210mm wide x 99mm high. Supplied with free DL size envelopes.
Cello bags for greeting cards If
you are selling your greetings cards, it makes sense for you to
pack each card and the envelope individually in a glass- clear "cello
bag prices They are peel and seal, so no sealing label is required.
We offer inexpensive, top quality "glass-clear" polycarbonate
"peel and seal" cello bags in four sizes - to fit A6,
A5, 5" x 7" and 140mm square cards.. The bags will each
hold one card and one envelope (free envelopes are supplied with
the cards). The option to cello bags purchase is available when
you place an order for any size cards. These bags are just like
the ones you see in card shops and will make your cards look very
professional, as well as keeping them clean. See Cello
bag larger picture For larger orders, we can offer a packing
service, with printed "message inside card" slips if required.
Packing in 5's or 10's is also available if required. Please ask
for details via our enquiry form.
The usual way to pack a card in a cello bag is to open the card,
place the envelope inside and then tuck into a clello bag. This
way, the reverse of the card is visible to the purchaser.
The above prices assume that all the cards are the same. If you
want to order multiple images (i.e. 250 off each of two cards =
500 cards) at present, we charge just £10 extra for
each card AFTER the first one. Therefore two different cards within
a quantity would add £10 plus VAT. For example, 100 cards
with five designs would cost the standard 100 price PLUS an extra
£10 for each extra image - 4 x £10 = £40 extra
- plus VAT. Please ring our order helpline on 01902 402693 for details
and advice on ordering. Our FREE design archive
service will store each card design indefinately, so there is
NO EXTRA CHARGE for multiple images when you re-order. You just
pay the total price for however many cards you order. This is ideal
for greeting card publishers
Good quality, suitably sized white diamond-flap greetings cards
envelopes are supplied FREE
with every order for greetings cards. Why pay extra elsewhere? We
also recommend our crystal clear peel and seal cello
Please note that ALL forms of printing (litho, digital or even your
budget desktop inkjet printer) are based on the CMYK colour system,
which has a very narrow range of available colours, compared to
your television, camera or computer monitor. We will happily accept
RGB files and images to print, but the colours we print are likely
to be different to those seen on your screen and inkjet printer.
This is why we send you a hard copy proof in the post. If colour
is critical or important to you, we recommend that you send us a
hard copy print-out to try to match to. Please also note that whoever
prints your image, printed colours can never be as bright as those
seen on your computer screen. See an explanation of the CMYK
process. Naturally, it is very easy to alter the brightness and
colours of your computer monitor, but this will not alter the original
Greeting card publishers-
We offer a special FREE GOLD service
for greeting card publishers (however small). After your initial
order(s), we archive your design(s) for a minimum of 10 years, with
our onsite archive AND duplicated safe and secure offsite storage,
at no charge to you. In reality, this means that you can trust us
to hold virtual "stock" for you, which may be called off
at any time, with just a few days notice. There is NO mimimum order
for each design. You just pay the standard rate as above and include
as many designs in your order as you wish. Example: Let us assume that we hold
ten of your designs in our archive. Some sell better than others,
naturally. You then order 200 cards at the price above. You request
40 off design A, 30 off design B, 30 off design C and 100 off design
D (design D sells better). You only pay the standard 200 cards rate,
yet receive exactly what you need.
Order helpline 01902
402693 office hours
Layout and proofing is FREE, once you have placed your order. Just
upload your image and we will do the rest. Logo design (if required)
and complex artwork is extra if required. (Please ask us to quote
if you are unsure).
Please see Advice
on creating greeting card artwork
Quantities up to 500 cards are usually despatched 3 - 4 working
days after proof acceptance - sometimes faster.
Free delivery is by Post for small quantities and usually takes
2-3 days from when we despatch. Special Delivery is available at
an extra cost of £7.50 plus VAT and usually arrives the day
after we despatch. Special delivery needs to be signed for. See
further details about delivery and collection.
Greeting Card Messages
Although the biggest selling greeting cards are for birthdaus, most
people leave the inside of the greeting card blank. There are good
reasons for this. Please see greeting
Centreprint are the leading short run greeting
card manufacturers in the UK. We aim at small to medium greeting
card publishers who are looking for a high quality fast service.
More about card manufacturers.
can I sell my greetings cards?
Greetings cards are ever-popular and sell for quite a high price
in the shops. You can incorporate your own artwork or design or
use a photograph that you have taken.
If you are offering cards featuring your local area, pop into local
pubs, post offices, general stores, tourist attractions, petrol
stations and offer to keep them stocked on a sale or return basis.
Package the cards, with an envelope, individually in cello bags
to keep your stock clean. In this way, if you get returns, you can
offer them for sale again elsewhere.
If you are a church, school or charity, make sure that all of your
members, friends and parents are aware that you are offering greetings
cards for sale. Most people buy dozens of cards every year, so will
be pleased to buy them from you to raise funds. Women buy the most
cards, so make sure that your designs are attractive to the ladies.
Greeting card publishers Centreprint are one on the UKs most efficient digital short
and medium run greeting card printers, aimed at small and medium
greeting card publishers. Whether you want to print just a few greeting
card designs from your own images, to sell in the corner shop or
whether you wish to launch a wide range, Centreprint can help
Our green credentials...
and The Woodland Trust Carbon Capture Project
Centreprint take your concern for the environment very seriously.
All board and paper used in the production of our greeting cards
and envelopes is always sourced from well managed forests where
at least three trees are re-planted for every one that is felled.
The trees are grown as a crop (similar to annual crops such as wheat)
only our fast growing trees are harvested over an eight to ten year
time scale before each is replaced with at least three new saplings
for the future. Trees for paper production are often grown where
little else would grow. Tree production provides the planet with
oxygen and removes carbon from the atmosphere, as well as providing
a habitat for wildlife and leisure. The printing process we use
is digital and uses no metal printing plates, no solvents or oil
based inks. Very minimal waste is produced due to the process used
and what waste there is, is sorted, collected and recycled.
The Woodland Trust Centreprint also proudly support The
Woodland Trust Carbon Capture Project. Paper and board is made
from softwood trees, which are already being replaced as they are
cut down by a ratio of three trees to every one cut down. However,
we also need permanent new woodlands as the lungs of the planet
and to capture the carbon created by transport etc., Woodlands are
essential for leisure and as a home for wildlife. Growing trees
absorb carbon dioxide and give out the oxygen that we all need to
stay alive. Centreprint are delighted to support the work of The
Woodland Trust by paying them to plant diverse woodland trees such
as oak, beech, ash and birch in new woodlands, to ensure that we
Carbon Capture all the CO2 from the paper and board that we use
for printing greeting cards, postcards etc.