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CoVID19 – How to keep on celebrating

Saving people’s lives during the CoVID19 crisis means that we all need to socially isolate. No more birthday parties, wedding receptions or other celebratory gatherings for the duration of the crisis.

It is however important for us to maintain our social connections with family and friends. One way to do that is to send them a card. Not just any card. One that is special for them. stuartconcepts can help you as every card is unique by editing the name on the front, adding a personalised message inside and choosing your envelope colour. They are available in A6, large A5 or very large A4 sizes.

25th birthday card for her him rainbow bth410 layout
25th birthday card for her him rainbow bth410 layout

Another way is to request a custom order. I can customise many existing designs or design something special based on your brief. Gail in Canberra did just that. She wrote, “Would you be able to create an 80th birthday card for a male friend of ours. He has an interest in live theatre and just loves books.” This is the result for a happy customer. I’m happy to prepare a design for your consideration so contact me with your requirements.

80th birthday card books theatre bth412 display
80th birthday card books theatre bth412 display

In these difficult times, someone may have done something for you and you’d like to show your appreciation. Thank you cards are a great way to express your feelings. You can get a blank card and write your message yourself or I can add your personalised message. The range of thank you cards is here.

thank you card for her diamond pink thk009 display
thank you card for her diamond pink thk009 display

Postal services are considered an essential service and most countries are endeavouring to ensure they operate during this period. Australia Post is confident they can maintain service throughout Australia with little disruption – thus 2 to 6 working days delivery still applies. Many overseas countries postal services are still operating, though there may be a delay in some. I’d recommend allowing at least 20 working days. At this time the United States and the United Kingdom are operating normally so allow at least 10 to 12 working days. You can check what the current situation for your country is here.

Visit the shop to find the right card for your occasion, type in the search box in the top left your key words. Alternatively browse using the icons for each section or the drop down tab. It is easy to personalise the card by writing the words in the personalisation boxes for me to edit and selecting the options for size and envelope colour.

personalised name thank you card thk011 inside options
personalised name thank you card thk011 inside options

Can’t find what you want. Contact me with your requirements and I’ll try and find the right card for you.

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New printer = better cards

new printer 2019 Epson Surecolor P800 new printer 2019 Epson Surecolor P800
a card comes off the new printer a card comes off the new printer
I keep all envelope colours in stock. I keep all envelope colours in stock.
Cardboard from recycled packing is pre-cut into envelope inserts to protect each card from damage during shipping. Cardboard from recycled packing is pre-cut into envelope inserts to protect each card from damage during shipping.

Printing of my greeting cards has developed a lot since I first began making them in 2014.

My first printer was a Canon multifunction colour laser printer. This had severe limitations on the card thickness as it rolled the card when printing. It also often jammed which meant a lot of waste and frustration. To get the best results I had to print on photo paper and glue that to a 250gsm base card.

Next I upgraded to an Epson Artisan 1430 inkjet printer. I chose this printer for the A3 size capability along with archival quality printing. I still had to print the card image on photographic paper and glue it to the base card which could be 300gsm thickness.

Now I have upgraded again to an Epson Surecolor P800 inkjet printer. I chose this printer so I can print on very thick card and up to A2 size. NO MORE GLUING! I can now print on both sides of thick card with high quality images. After testing many papers, I’ve chosen Canson Rag Photographique as the media for my cards. This ultra smooth, pure white card is 310gsm 100% rag. This media exceeds museum standards reproducing exceptional vibrant colours which feature in many of my greeting card designs.

I’m extremely happy with the look and feel of the cards from this new printer. I hope you are too. Visit the shop to select and personalise your card. There are options to edit the name on the front, add a message inside, and choose your envelope colour. You can also select the card size up to A4! That makes every card I make unique.