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Good Christmas Card Size? Dec. 1st, 2012 @ 09:31 AM Reply

Hello,

Could anyone please recommend a good size for christmas cards?
I'd like to print up some dirty X-mas cards for friends, but this is my first time doing so,
and I'm hoping to get some advice, on what dimensions would be good to do so (cost, and aesthetics wise)...

Any help would be super!


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Response to Good Christmas Card Size? Dec. 1st, 2012 @ 10:11 AM Reply

What format are you thinking of, and are you printing them yourself?


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Response to Good Christmas Card Size? Dec. 1st, 2012 @ 10:29 AM Reply

At 12/1/12 10:11 AM, Havegum wrote: What format are you thinking of, and are you printing them yourself?

I'm thinking about taking em to a print shop, just not sure what would be good dimensions...


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Response to Good Christmas Card Size? Dec. 1st, 2012 @ 10:40 AM Reply

At 12/1/12 10:29 AM, Celx-Requin wrote: I'm thinking about taking em to a print shop, just not sure what would be good dimensions...

Standard A5 - 1748 x 2480 px 300dpi is probably your best bet. I'd give them a call to make sure, but I'm certain they'll be able to make just about anything work.

As long as it has reasonable resolution.

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Response to Good Christmas Card Size? Dec. 1st, 2012 @ 11:18 AM Reply

Standard A5 - 1748 x 2480 px 300dpi is probably your best bet. I'd give them a call to make sure, but I'm certain they'll be able to make just about anything work.
As long as it has reasonable resolution.

Cool, thanks a bunch!


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Response to Good Christmas Card Size? Dec. 1st, 2012 @ 02:28 PM Reply

At 12/1/12 09:31 AM, Celx-Requin wrote: Could anyone please recommend a good size for christmas cards?

If you're planning on putting them in envelopes, you might want to use that as your guide. Here's a good source for the most common/traditional sizes. I would recommend A-7. There are also other formats though... like square, etc ...but check with the print shop to see what they have on hand. Custom orders can be a pain/pricey/slow.