Greeting card/postcard printing, not Moo or Paperless Post
July 7, 2016 8:24 AM   Subscribe

I would like to print a small run of around 100 greeting cards and postcards. I can't use Moo or Paperless Post, which seem to be the default recommendations these days. Does anyone have any other recommendations for online printers based on professional/personal experience?
posted by caek to Shopping (11 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
 
Can you tell us why you can't use those, so we don't duplicate the problem?
posted by mercredi at 8:47 AM on July 7, 2016


Response by poster: I would like to hear recommendations regardless of whether they duplicate the problem.

But since you asked, the problem for this particular project is that Moo and Paperless post do not allow you to use your own artwork on the interior of greeting cards. You have to type in a little box on their web design tool. This means black text only (which is fine for this project), and very limited typographic options in terms of fonts, weights, spacing, kerning, etc. (which is not fine).
posted by caek at 8:56 AM on July 7, 2016


Mpix. Love them.
posted by cooker girl at 9:04 AM on July 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


WHCC. Love them.

I don't know what their requirements are / how strict they are about those requirements to become a client - they do have questions about if you're a professional photographer etc.

But if you can get an account (it's worth trying whatever your professional photographer-ness is), they are exactly what I would choose for something like this.
posted by kellygrape at 9:14 AM on July 7, 2016


OvernightPrints.com allows you to upload your own image inside and out.
posted by hydra77 at 9:34 AM on July 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


Zazzle.com I use them to print/sell note and postcards of my drawings.
posted by trinity8-director at 9:36 AM on July 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


I think my friend just used Minted for this.
posted by town of cats at 9:59 AM on July 7, 2016


I would recommend Vistaprint. The prices are good (and there are often discounts all over the place) and I have been consistently happy with the quality both professionally and personally.
posted by VioletU at 10:06 AM on July 7, 2016 [3 favorites]


Check out the options on Tiny Prints and Shutterfly.
posted by BlahLaLa at 10:30 AM on July 7, 2016


I run a monthly art postcard subscription service and use Vistaprint. I am very happy with them and recommend them highly - affordable, good quality printing, fast.
posted by bile and syntax at 12:57 PM on July 7, 2016


MPIX.
Specifically, use the MPIX Press software (a free download from their site) to have complete creative control over back, front, and both top & bottom of the inside of the cards. The print quality is one of the best in the business, and their turnaround time on all orders (including fully customized photobooks) is unbelievably fast. Not the cheapest place and they don't do free shipping, but the quality is fantastic. I regularly order custom greeting cards here.
You can also use their DIY card tools from the website.
posted by aabbbiee at 3:01 PM on July 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


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