Art Card Order Page2020-07-31T13:39:07-07:00

ART CARDS

  • Fill out order form and upload your image file(s)

  • A member of our team will review your files and confirm print size

  • A sample ‘print proof’ is sent out for your approval

  • Your order is printed and packed

  • We’ll invoice you by email, payable by e-transfer, debit or credit card

  • Your order is dispatched after we’ve received your payment

• Each of our art cards is designed with the individual artist in mind. The reverse side of your card is personalized with your text, contact info and an image or logo to match your unique vision. Need a logo? We can make one for you!

• Cards come cut, scored, and ready for folding. Don’t forget your matching envelopes and clear poly bags.

• Standard sizes are 5″x7″, 6×9 (5.75″ x 9″), 4×6 (4.5″ x 5.75″), 4″x9″ and 5.5″ square, and an invitation size 3.5″ x 5″.
5″x7″ cards are the industry standard and will fit in most pre-made card racks. Custom sizes are always available.

• Kalima 14pt – Our most popular paper! Kalima is smooth, bright white and coated (slightly glossy). It’s perfect for reproducing rich, vibrant colours. It’s very popular for prints from photography, acrylic, oils, and digital art. The sheets are stiff and substantial, making for high quality professional-looking art cards and prints. Acid Free. FSC certified and made in Canada.

• Finch Fine ID 14pt – This is our most popular uncoated (matte) stock sheet. Finch is a substantial weight for cards and prints. Great for reproductions of pencil and watercolor art or whenever a matte surface is desired. Bright white and smooth. Made in the USA. FSC certified and SFI certified.

• Minimum print runs are between 50 and 100 (depending on size) per art card design. Substantial price breaks for volume.

• The inside of your art cards can be blank or printed with your choice of black and white or full colour text and images. Most artists print blank cards, so buyers can use them for any occasion.

Fill out our order form for pricing including design and proofing, envelopes and clear bag sleeves.

Do you offer Print-On-Demand and ship to my customer?2018-10-15T16:29:35-07:00

We print and ship directly to artists who are ordering at a wholesale level, and they distribute the prints to their customers.

At this time we don’t offer a print on demand and fulfillment service.

Do you ship internationally?2018-10-15T16:55:51-07:00

Unfortunately at this time we only ship to customers within Canada as we have found the charges involved in shipping and duty fees to send to the USA and beyond to be cost prohibitive.

How much is shipping?2018-10-16T15:49:19-07:00

We ship orders by Canada Post Expedited mail, with insurance and tracking.

Cost is based on the weight and size of your order, along with your location in Canada; in accordance to Canada Post’s pricing.

For clients ordering large volumes we compare costs with sending by courier, and use the most cost efficient and timely service.

What should I do if my parcel is damaged in transit?2018-10-16T15:26:03-07:00

We take great care to package your order safely and securely. It’s extremely rare for items to be damaged in transit, however if there’s a problem with your delivery please take photographs of the outside of the package and the damaged items and email the pictures in to us. Include a list of the items damaged and we will re-print and send out to you as quickly as possible.

All orders are shipped by Canada Post Expedited mail with insurance and tracking for your peace of mind.

What payment methods do you accept?2018-10-16T12:50:53-07:00

Our preferred forms of payment are cash, cheque or debit card. If we are shipping your order to you, we accept payment by e-transfer prior to dispatch.

If you need to pay via credit card you can do so at our print studio location, or ask us to send you an secure email form to fill out with your card details.

We can keep a record of your card details offline for repeat orders, with your permission.

Please note we do not accept Amex cards.

I took a photo with my cellphone, can I make a print from this?2018-10-16T13:09:08-07:00

Generally speaking self shot images are typically only suitable for art cards, this is because the camera sensor is small and doesn’t capture enough detail for the image to be printed any larger.

However, if your photo is good quality and the lighting is even we may be able to print up to a size of 11’x14″ – we can look at your image file and advise you first.

*We have a top of the range camera and a professional lighting system in our studio, enabling us to take crystal clear evenly lit photo’s of your work for print reproduction.

How much do prints and art cards cost?2018-10-16T14:54:41-07:00

Please see our pricing estimators at the top of this page. You can enter the quantities and sizes of prints / cards you are interested in and see a total price, set-up fees are extra.

If you have a special request or are looking for an item or size / quantity not listed, please fill out our contact form and a member of our team will get back to you!

How long will it take for my order to be printed?2020-07-24T09:31:24-07:00

Re-orders of prints can typically be ready for collection or shipping within 2 to 4 business days.

New print files require additional time for set-up and proofing, usually an extra 2 business days for prints, up to 4 business days for art card designs and layouts.

Prints on canvas can take 7 to 10 business days to complete due to time required for varnishing and stretching.

Please let us know if you have a deadline to meet and we will advise you of how long your specific order will take!

*Please allow time for your proofs to be mailed to you by Canada Post for approval before we can print your order.

Do my art cards come with envelopes and plastic sleeves?2020-07-24T09:29:52-07:00

We can supply you with envelopes and plastic sleeves which fit your cards perfectly!

Prices for these are dependent on the total quantity ordered, we have prices on our SUPPLIES page.

You can also use our Art Card Price Estimator (above) to calculate the total cost of your cards with envelopes and sleeves.

Please note, we only carry these supplies to offer to clients whom we print for.

What format should my files be for printing?2020-07-24T09:29:39-07:00

It’s important we use the best quality image files possible to print from, as the finished print can only be as good as the image we are given!
If you are scanning or photographing your art piece, we have some tips to help you achieve good results in our Artists’ Handbook.

Your image files should be in .tiff, .PSD (Photoshop) or .jpg format at 300 – 400 dpi at 100% size, in Adobe RGB colour space.
Digital layouts (print ready) should be provided as InDesign or as high quality .PDF files (with bleed if applicable).

If your image files don’t fit within these parameters you can still share them with us, we can advise you if they will work or not and offer further advice
Is your paper and card stock eco-friendly?2020-07-24T09:27:56-07:00

All of our stock comes from sustainable sources and is Forestry Stewardship Certified, see our ‘Environment’ page.

Our paper and card stock is not only higher quality than recycled material, but also more Earth friendly.

You can find out more about our PRESS PRINT and GICLÉE PAPERS in our artists handbook.

Can I get a sample of my print before ordering?2020-07-24T09:29:20-07:00

We always show our clients a print proof before continuing with producing their order. If you are located outside of Victoria we can mail the proof out to you, if needed adjustments can be made for a small fee.

Set-up and proofing of new image files starts at $15 for digital press prints and art cards. Giclée proofs start at $20 (for print ready digitally created art / photo test strip) and $35 for images of original paintings.

Please note, the appearance of colours can vary widely when viewing on a screen compared to in print; and the accuracy of colour matching is dependent on the quality of the image file and the lighting / camera used.

*If critical colour matching is required, we recommend photographing or scanning your original art work for you for best results!

Do your minimum order amounts and price break quantities count for mixed images?2020-07-24T09:30:17-07:00

We take great care when producing art cards and prints, making sure the colours consistently match the proofs which we keep on file for every single order we print.

Due to the high level of attention and time required to make adjustments to the printing press for colour matching, we have minimum order amounts and price breaks based on orders per image.

Therefore minimum order amounts cannot contain mixed images.

This is because the same amount of work is involved for setting the files up for print and colour matching, no matter if we are printing 50 cards or 5000 cards.

We guarantee repeat print orders will always match the print proof, which is part of our set-up procedure for new orders. Our clients are invited to come and view the proofs at our studio in Victoria, or have them mailed.

Art Card Pricing (based on quantity ordered per image)

50 – 99 = $1.25 per card

100 – 199 = $0.94 per card

200 – 399 = $0.79 per card

400+ = $0.64 per card

75 – 149 = $0.95 per card

150 – 299 = $0.75 per card

300 – 499 = $0.62 per card

500+ = $0.52 per card

50 – 99 = $1.30 per card

100 – 199 = $1.10 per card

200 – 399 = $0.89 per card

400+ = $0.72 per card

100 – 199 = $0.74 per card

200 – 349 = $0.64 per card

300 – 499 = $0.56 per card

500+ = $0.48 per card

We carry a large selection of envelopes and clearbags for you to package your cards and art prints!

*currently only available to customers who order printed products from us.

ENVELOPES sizes and prices:

  • 50 – 99 $0.25 each
  • 100 – 249 $0.21 each
  • 250 – 499 $0.18 each
  • 500 – 999 $0.16 each
  • 1000+ $0.12 each
  • 50 – 99 $0.24 each
  • 100 – 249 $0.20 each
  • 250 – 499 $0.17 each
  • 500 – 999 $0.15 each
  • 1000+ $0.10 each
  • 50 – 99 $0.25 each
  • 100 – 249 $0.21 each
  • 250 – 499 $0.19 each
  • 500 – 999 $0.17 each
  • 1000+ $0.14 each
  • 50 – 99 $0.28 each
  • 100 – 249 $0.23 each
  • 250 – 499 $0.20 each
  • 500 – 999 $0.18 each
  • 1000+ $0.14 each
  • 50 – 99 $0.28 each
  • 100 – 249 $0.26 each
  • 250 – 499 $0.24 each
  • 500 – 999 $0.21 each
  • 1000+ $0.16 each
  • 50 – 99 $0.32 each
  • 100 – 249 $0.28 each
  • 250 – 499 $0.25 each
  • 500 – 999 $0.21 each
  • 1000+ $0.17 each

POLYBAGS resealable crystal clear sleeves for art cards, quantity price breaks.

*We also offer eco-friendly biodegradable bags in our most popular 5″x7″ size.

Standard sizes for Art Cards with Envelope (in inches):

Actual Size 5 7/16″ x 7 1/4″
  • 1 – 99 $0.23 each
  • 100 – 249 $0.18 each
  • 250 – 999 $0.12 each
  • 1000+ $0.10 each
Actual Size 5 7/16″ x 7 1/4″

  • 1 – 99 $0.29 each
  • 100 – 249 $0.25 each
  • 250 – 999 $0.22 each
  • 1000+ $0.20 each
Actual size 4 15/16″x 6 9/16″
  • 1 – 99 $0.25 each
  • 100 – 249 $0.18 each
  • 250 – 999 $0.16 each
  • 1000+ $0.15 each
Actual Size 6 3/16″ x 9 9/16″
  • 1 – 99 $0.32 each
  • 100 – 249 $0.23 each
  • 250 – 999 $0.21 each
  • 1000+ $0.19 each
Actual Size 5 7/8″ x 5 3/4″
  • 1 – 99 $0.25 each
  • 100 – 249 $0.20 each
  • 250 – 999 $0.17 each
  • 1000+ $0.15 each

Want to sell sets of cards? We stock clear bags and sturdy clear boxes to fit packs of 5″x7″ cards and matching envelopes. Other sizes boxes are available upon request (usually in stock within 1 or 2 days).  If you need an insert for packaging we can design and print one for you!

Actual Size 5 15/16″ x 8 3/4″
  • 1 – 99 $0.26 each
  • 100+ $0.17 each
  • Singles $1.56 each 
  • 10+ $1.40 each

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Card Prices based on quantities PER IMAGE, price breaks according to volume ordered.