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Photo Quality Greetings Cards

martinl 16 269 2 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2006 4:22AM
Does anyone know where you can get decent photo quality greetings cards? ie one that has a matt or gloss outside and a writeable inner surface for home printing/sales.

Card size needs to be about 6 x 4 for a half fold card.

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Henchard 15 2.7k 1 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2006 4:40AM
You can order them from this company in the States though postage and tax if over the import tax threshold (18 I think) may make them uneconomic

martinl 16 269 2 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2006 4:41AM
Thanks for that.

Does no UK company do them?
Henchard 15 2.7k 1 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2006 4:45AM

Quote:Does no UK company do them?

probably, its just that Red River papers are highly regarded by some.
21 Mar 2006 4:57AM
I contacted Craft Creations a while back as I used to use them quite a lot for greetings card I made to sell (non photographic related). They couldnt tell me which of their papers were suitable, because all printers are different, but were willing to send samples for me to test.
martinl 16 269 2 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2006 5:03AM
Thank you both for the information.

I'll give them a try.

I was hoping that some of the well known manufacturer, Epson, Ilford etc would do them but can't seem to find any listed.
csurry 18 9.2k 92
21 Mar 2006 5:06AM
You could try online-paper.co.uk

Not the cheapest I don't suppose but very good quality papers prefolded for cards. Or they sell a board pre-scored for folding any high quality paper you care to use.

Oh and they're in the UK.
FatHandedChap 14 1.3k England
21 Mar 2006 6:26AM
I get my card blanks from Craft Creations and then bulk print the images I want via an online printers.

I then pass the prints through a sticker machine which coats the reverse with a glue, and then mount them on the card blanks. It's much quicker and less messy than using spray mount or double sided tape, but it does work out more expensive.

I have printed directly onto some of their textured cards which gives an interesting effect.

TeresaH 15 1.1k United Kingdom
21 Mar 2006 6:38AM
I bought a selection from Online Paper which Cheryl mentions and I am quite happy with them. They have different textures and weights.

John_Duckett 16 386 2 Norfolk Island
24 Mar 2006 4:15AM

There's a gallery/workshop in Kelling nr Holt which produces greetings cards. around 0.85 each 7"x5" incl envelope and wrapping.

E mail Jim at info@norfolkeye.co.uk for more details.

Cheers John
AlistairF 14 322
24 Mar 2006 6:02AM

Defiantly give online paper a try, (link above) Im using their Crane Museo paper for Xmas cards this year, The single sided coated paper can be printed (text only) and written on, on the non coated side. Not the cheapest of papers but superb quality

Found they are a great company, they custom cut the paper to my required size.

Snapper_T 16 867 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2006 6:59AM
Seems interesting. May have to look into online paper.
martinl 16 269 2 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2006 2:44AM
Thanks for all your help everyone, and for taking the time to reply.

Very much appreciated, as always.

whipspeed 15 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2006 8:48AM
Hu Martin

I use Abacus Technology in St Neots (Cambridgeshire)
Tel: 01480 215566
Fax: 01480 213093
email: irene&john@abacusboard.co.uk

The ones I buy are 220gsm instant dry gloss (photo matt on reverse) A5/A6 (which is approx 4x6) pre scored and they come with envelopes.

I haven't bought any for a while, but I think a pack of 50 was around 11 - 12

Hope this helps


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