Custom Print Your Own Greeting Cards for the Holiday Season

Custom printing Christmas and holiday cards with an inkjet printerAs sure as the Halloween stuff comes down from the shelves to be replaced with cornucopias and Santas, it’s time to think about custom Christmas cards and other holiday-themed greeting cards. Earlier this year we talked to pro photographer Clay Blackmore, who said the calls start rolling in on Dec. 1. This year, says Blackmore, the calls for cards are already starting and the first order has been made.

Blackmore prints his “high-end, top shelf” cards on LexJet Sunset Etching Greeting Cards and plans to do it again this season. “We have about a dozen customers who want us to do something special, and it’s not about price. So we come up with all kinds of high-end, top-shelf cards,” he said.

The cards are available in two different finished sizes – a 5.813 in. x 9 in. scored card folded to 5.813 in. x 4.5 in., or a 7.375 in. x 11 in. card folded to 7.375 in. x 5.5 in. – and can be printed on both sides. It’s recommended that you use a sheet-fed desktop-sized inkjet printer with a manual feed option, like the Canon iPF5100 and the Epson Stylus Pro 3880.

Photo and fine art inkjet papersMade to the same high-quality fine art standards as LexJet’s line of Sunset Fine Art Papers, LexJet Sunset Etching Greeting Cards have a warm etching-like finish compatible with the latest inkjet printer models from Epson, Canon and HP. The cards can be purchased in bulk or as a kit. The kit includes Type 6 envelopes with a Baronial Style Flap.

The cards are perfect for any special occasion or holiday, including invitations and other announcements. For more information about Sunset Etching Greeting Cards, call a LexJet account specialist at 800-453-9538.

Inkjet Printed Greeting Cards for all Seasons

Inkjet print greeting card holiday special occasionClay Blackmore, owner of Clay & Co. in the Washington, D.C. area, is a yes man. Beyond Blackmore’s well-deserved reputation as a high-end photographer whose work from capture to print is virtually flawless, his number-one specialty is customer service.

Customer service for Blackmore means saying “yes” to odd jobs outside of his normal workflow, like greeting cards. “I’m a portrait photographer, and it’s always around December 1 when the phones go crazy for 4×6 cards,” says Blackmore. “Plus, we have about a dozen customers who want us to do something special, and it’s not about price. So we come up with all kinds of high-end, top-shelf cards.”

This past Christmas season, Blackmore printed these “top-shelf” cards on LexJet Sunset Etching Greeting Cards. The cards are available in two different finished sizes – a 5.813 in. x 9 in. scored card folded to 5.813 in. x 4.5 in., or a 7.375 in. x 11 in. card folded to 7.375 in. x 5.5 in. – and can be printed on both sides.

Made to the same high-quality fine art standards as LexJet’s line of Sunset Fine Art Papers, LexJet Sunset Etching Greeting Cards have a warm etching-like finish compatible with the latest inkjet printer models from Epson, Canon and HP. The cards can be purchased in bulk or as a kit. The kit includes Type 6 envelopes with a Baronial Style Flap.

“If you want to do a nice card, it’s always a lot of work to come up with a nice design, but people come to me for something different and special. If I charge them around $4 a card I can justify someone spending half a day getting them done. It’s a service thing. The product itself is very nice; the paper and envelopes looked really good,” says Blackmore. “They’re also an unusual size, which means they tend to stand out and catch someone’s attention in the mail.”

The cards are perfect for any special occasion or holiday, including invitations and other announcements. For more information about Sunset Etching Greeting Cards, call a LexJet account specialist at 800-453-9538.

LexJet Offers $15 Discount on Clay Blackmore’s Nationwide PhotoFusion Seminar

LexJet is a proud sponsor of the PhotoFusion Revolution Tour that Canon Explorer of Light Clay Blackmore will be conducting in cities throughout the US this fall. To help you build a stronger future for your photography business, Clay Blackmore will provide cutting-edge advice on three hot topics: portraits, weddings, and HDSLR cinema.

Along with expert tips for photographing all types of people, you will learn how to incorporate HDSLR video techniques and products into your portfolio. Plus, you’ll see how to combine multimedia creations with your photography and bring a cinematic approach to everything you do.