Let`s go over some of the greeting card print solutions you have available to you. Making your photo cards and personalized greeting cards is enjoyable, gives creative satisfaction, and is very easy to do. If you spend some time doing greeting card printing in the off-seasons, you will have a collection of cards available to you for use at Christmas time, Easter, weddings, birthdays, and more. All you need to start with is your favorite photographs or drawings to get you going. Printable greeting cards are a great way to keep in touch with family and friends and display your digital photo talent. There are two main methods for creating and greeting card printing: desktop software and online services.
Software for Photo Greeting Cards:
You can make your printable greeting cards using computer programs. There are several excellent applications available for greeting card printing. These programs have made this process easy for several years. Currently, my favorite program for making digital photo greeting cards is Adobe Photoshop Album. Adobe is the choice of professionals for its powerful professional tools. But don’t let that put you off – their latest series of consumer apps are easy to use and feature-rich. As with online services, templates for greeting cards, Christmas cards, etc. are available. Online photo services like Ofoto and Shutter fly make it easy to create high-quality, personalized postcards. The process entails uploading your photos to the service, working with the design software to lay out how you want the card to look, and then adding your text messages. Greeting card printing is usually done at a 5×7 size and you will choose a glossy or matte finish. The online service will then mail you your cards in various size packages of your choosing. To prevent writer`s cramps or the hassle of printing mailing labels, Shutter fly will let you upload an address book from your computer and mail the cards out for you (of course you won’t be able to sign them though.) I hope you have fun making your cards and realize the great time and cost savings that your own greeting card print shop will bring to you.