Party announcement card printing tips

December 22, 2009

The goal for your party announcement cards is to make a statement about the party and induce its recipients to attend the function. By choosing a fold or a size, foil stamping or a die cut, you can take advantage of these advanced party announcement card printing techniques to develop a card for the ages.

As with any printed product it all starts with the quality of the paper stock that is used. The absolute best is 14-point gloss cover stock, which has an aqueous coating that protects your party announcement card and has a stylish sheen that accentuates your design. Next to that there is 13-point recycled matte, which has a softer sheen and is eco-friendly to satisfy your green agenda. If your budget is a little smaller, you can use a 12 point product that will look very professional. For creating a unique party announcement card, nothing beats a colored foil stamp or die cut. After you decide if your card is to be folded vertically or horizontally, you can incorporate a die-cut template for a specific shape that helps your invitation get noticed. Foil stamping adds a brilliant glean to your cards that will turn heads and make you appear more professional. The final touch to your party announcement cards should be the envelopes ( that you put them into. A rich paper stock is also important there. Try printing on a full-color envelope the helps your invitation stand out from the others that are bound to be coming during the holidays. As you consider all of these things for your party announcement cards, you should try looking at using a print-ready card template ( to help you save time and money. Are there any other things that you would consider important when trying to create your own party invitation cards?

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About Jerry Brisinger

I am the Marketing Director of a small media development company. We deal with hardware,software, and hard goods. As part owner of that company, I am able to see many of the true inner workings of the decision making process. Over my years in the marketing field I have striven to show simplify people's way of thinking on the subject. Many executives and small business owners try to over complicate the entire idea. They are wrong. In my posts I hope to show you what it is that I mean.

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