How it works
Below are the simple steps that we go though at Art2Card, working closely with you to produce your greeting card, postcard or business card...
You can either supply us with your original artwork to be scanned/photographed or email your digital image(s) - ideally at 300dpi and saved as a jpeg/psd/tiff/pdf file, along with the size card you are wanting and any details you might on the back of the card - see below.
If sending more than a couple of images we recommend using one of the two file sharing websites on our contact page - both are very easy to use and require no signing up - simply locate the file you wish to use on your computer, enter our email address and send.
Your card is then designed by us to your specification
Front Cover - your image
Inside - optional greeting, any message can be written on the inside of the card, for simple text message in black please add 5p per card.
Back Cover - We normally place a small thumbnail of the cover image along with a title of the card, the medium and artist's name. If you wish to be contacted then there is plenty of room to place your email address, website, Facebook, a logo etc. Make sure when sending any images over that you give us all the information you require for the back cover of the card.
(click on thumbnails below to see some examples)
A proof, exactly as you will receive the finished card including an envelope, clear poly sleeve and label will be sent prior to printing for you to check all aspects of the card (i.e. colour, size, spelling, font, layout etc...) Sign off is required prior to printing. This applies to postcards and business cards
Printing and Finishing
Your cards will be printed, cut, scored, folded and individually enclosed with an envelope inside a polypropylene sleeve and labelled "This card has been left blank inside". If there is a message on the inside then the wording on the label will reflect this. The label has been designed to leave just enough room for a price to be added for re-sale. Please note that sometimes self seal bags will be used and in this case no label will be attached.
Your order will then be packed and shipped either using Royal Mail or via our courier depending on size of order/cost effectiveness. All postage and packing costs incurred for delivery, sending proofs and return of artwork will be added to the invoice at the current rates charged by the Post Office or our courier. We will ensure the best deal for you.
An invoice will be issued with the delivery. Payment by cheque or internet bank transfer on receipt of invoice.
Turn Around Times
We always estimate about two weeks from receiving artwork to delivering your final order, however this time can be dependant on the proofing system and how quick the customer comes back to us on receiving the proof. Most orders are received 3 days after the proof has been approved and 90% of card orders don't require a 2nd proof. Repeat orders, depending on quantity are turned around within 5 working days of being received.