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Design your custom branded paper gift cards

Serve customers better at the counter and around the store.

It's this simple:

  1. Download a template.
  2. Familiarize yourself with the tech specs.
  3. Upload your design and information.

Need a template?

Templates for Photoshop or Illustrator

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Preparing your file for print is straight forward. Here’s everything you need to know.

Tech specs for your file:

  • Dimensions:

    1080px x 714px or 300 DPI

  • Bleed area:

    3.6” x 2.38”

  • File formats:

    .IND, .PSD, .AI, .TIFF, .EPS, .PNG, .JPG

  • Max. file size:

    10 MB

  • Finished size:

    3.375” x 2.125”

Sample file set up:

  • Finished size: 3.375” x 2.125”
  • Bleed area: 3.6” x 2.38”
  • Safe area: 3.375” x 1.86”

Important Terminology

Safe area
Text and logos should be inside the dotted line to avoid being cut off.
Bleed
The background should be extended 1/8” beyond the solid line to avoid white edges.
Image quality
Imagery should be 300dpi or higher.
Design your own - Paper
Design your own - Paper

Enter your custom gift card information

Fill out the form below to create your custom gift cards. Once received, a proof will be sent to your email for approval.

Front of card

Gift card custom front preview

Back details

Cards printed in:

Custom Gift Cards

$249

Find out how to order

  1. Upload your artwork above
  2. Fill out your back of card details
  3. Choose standard or rush production time (please note: production time does not start until you have approved your proof)
  4. A proof will be emailed directly from CARDSource within 3 business days for your order. Please note that proofs may be delayed if additional artwork is required.
  5. Once you approve your proof by email, your cards will go into production.

Why Paper?

Sourced from Monadnock Paper Mills based out of New Hampshire, this sustainably-minded company produces a premium paper alternative to plastic gift cards. 

  • 100% Biodegradable
  • Turbine powered, Earth-friendly manufacturing of materials
  • Renewably sourced paper cards through responsible forestation
  • Comparable thickness of a credit card, delivering a similar quality to our plastic gift cards

Please Note: Paper Gift Cards can be torn in half and are water-soluble. If you require a more durable gift card, please see our Plastic Gift Cards.

Printing Instructions

Gift cards printed can have up to a 1/8" margin of error regarding how images are centred due to the card cutting process. This is an industry-standard, which can occasionally result in up to a 3mm off-centre image in any direction for the artwork, and would not be eligible for replacement.

Return Policy

Due to the nature of physical gift cards, we are unable to offer any returns/refunds on gift card orders once they have been printed. If a card order has moved to the proofing stage but not printed, a $15 charge will apply, which will be taken from the refund provided. For more information please visit our Physical Gift Card FAQ.

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