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How To Order Your Cards

Learn More1. Use the online card designer. Create your own greeting card designs - upload your photo, add text to the back of the card (and inside if required). Format the text from a range of fonts, font styles and colours.

Learn More2. Already have a print ready card design? We can produce very high quality greeting cards, postcards and business cards direct from print ready PDF files you have created using graphics application, such as Canva, Affinity Designer, Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator.

Learn More3. Let us design your card for you. Just tell us the text you would like to see on the back of your card. Upload your image file at the end of the order process. We will design the card for you and contact you if there are any issues.

Learn MoreEvery greeting card order and proof we produce is archived. This means that you are able to re-order more cards in the future without having to submit a new card order again.

Take full advantage of quantity discounts when ordering cards on the same card stock.

  • Example - Smooth White Card Stock
  • Order 10 or more cards (can be mixed sizes) - Save 25%
  • Order 25 or more (can be mixed card sizes) - Save 43%
  • Order 50 or more cards (can be mixed sizes) - Save 50%
  • Order 100 or more cards (can be mixed sizes) - Save 63%

Using The Online Card Design Tool

Learn MoreWe have a great video that will help you get started with the greeting card design tool. Plus more detailed information on uploading your image file and adding text to your card design.

Accepted image file types include JPG, PNG, GIF and SVG.

The minimum order is just one card. So the best way to find out how your image might look is to create a card design using your photo and order just one card as a proof. Remember that we archive every card we print, so if you are happy with the result you can just go to our re-order page and order more cards.

The "Printed by: Redcliffe Imaging Ltd" credit tag appears on the back of every card we produce. Get in contact to request its removal, we are always happy to oblige. Please note that there may be a small charge to edit your card design.

Greeting Card Media & Envelopes

Smooth White Matt Card Textured White Matt Card
300gsm Smooth White Matt 324gsm Textured White Matt
Bright White Envelope Ivory Envelope Brown Kraft Ribbed Envelope
Bright White Envelope Ivory Envelope Brown Kraft Ribbed Envelope
     
Crimson Envelope Gold Envelope Silver Envelope
Crimson Envelope Gold Envelope Silver Envelope

We offer two types of clear protective sleeves for your greeting cards:

  1. Polypropylene is the film most commonly used in the making of clear sleeves for greeting cards.
  2. Compostable - biodegradable - recyclable A biodegradable clear sleeve is now available. Made with NATIVIA® bio-based film, it aims for a more sustainable packaging solution.

Order Your Sample PackThe printed sample pack includes:

  • Greeting Card printed on 300gsm Smooth White Card
  • Greeting Card printed on 324gsm Textured White Card
  • Bright white envelope
  • Brown kraft ribbed envelope
  • High quality self seal acetate sleeve

Learn MoreNo problem. We have a page where you can order more envelopes or sleeves that you might need.

Delivery & Returns

It usually takes from 5 to 10 business days to print and ship your order, although most orders are fulfilled well within this timescale. Please let us know if you have a particulrly urgent order, we will do our best to meet your deadline.

If a card order is damaged during shipment, please contact our customer service department so that we can make the appropriate arrangements to have the damaged cards replaced or refunded.

To expedite the process please take some photos of the damaged cards or packaging. These photos will be used for submittting an appropriate claim to the shipping carrier as well as for our internal use.

Learn MoreWe are confident that you will be delighted with your card order. Redcliffe Imaging takes pride in producing only the best quality greeting cards. For this reason, you can order confidently knowing we offer you a 30 Day, 100% Money Back Guarantee.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn MoreWith most modern digital cameras it is quite easy to take fairly good quality photos of your artwork. You will need bright soft lighting and natural daylight is perfect for this, an overcast day is best as it avoids any glare from harsh sunlight.

Learn Moredesign your card with Canva template We can produce very high quality greeting cards, postcards and business cards direct from your print ready PDF files created using Canva. From our Greeting Cards From Your Print Ready Design page you will see an option for Canva users to access a template that will load directly into Canva.

copyright symbolOn a PC simply hold down the 'Alt' key and key in the numerals 0169. When you next lift your finger off 'Alt', the copyright symbol will appear. Please note that you must use the numeric keypad on the right of the keyboard and not the numerals running along the top.

On a Mac simply enter Option + G

Learn MoreHave you ever wondered why an image you have printed sometimes never quite matches what you see on your screen? If you have spent time editing your images and you want to reproduce them with some degree of colour accuracy, then ensure that your image is using the correct colour profile and that some form of screen calibration check is helpful.

Learn MoreIf you are considering selling your cards to retail chains or major retailers then you will be required to have a barcode printed on the back of the card. In the case of Greeting Cards this will be an EAN-13 barcode, which is a standard 13 digit barcode.

What's The Best Way To Market My Greeting Cards?

Facebook & Instagram - When you have a strong presence on Facebook and Instagram, your business has access to the most powerful kind of word-of-mouth marketing - recommendations between friends.
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Email Marketing - A simple and affordable marketing option for anyone with little time and limited resources. But of course you need to collect a list of interested subscribers who want to know more about your work before you can begin communicating with them.
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Publications & Guides - Need some help to get started? Some publications and guides that will give you a taste of the traditional ways self publishing artists use to sell their work.
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selling and marketing your greeting cards
Marketing Your Greetings Cards
For more information or advice please call Thomas or Adrian on 0117 952 0105.

Redcliffe Imaging Ltd

21 Dragon Court, Crofts End Road
Bristol BS5 7XX

For more information or advice on
our card printing services
please call Tom or Adrian

Tel: 0117 952 0105