Potential Problems and their Answers
The following sizes are currently available
Yes, our greeting card stock is pre-scored. This means that each sheet
has an indention line in the middle to make folding easier and more precise.
Red River Paper uses a high quality mechanical scoring machine to do this
You will need to use software to layout and print your card. Also, you
must setup a custom paper size in your printer driver software, which is
usually very easy. We offer a full set of setup instructions here.
The process is much like printing the outside of the card. You will find videos on this topic here.
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For most customers the answer is yes. Only HP users should be concerned with buying a paper that is too thick. If you have an HP, stick with paper below the 60lb. weight mark. We offer a wide variety of papers that will meet your needs.
Epson and Canon users can use any of our products.
I have an HP or Epson Artisan that feeds from the front? Do you have cards for those printers?
Not at this time. In order to be a viable inkjet greeting card, the back of the paper must be plain paper or coated for printing. All satin and luster papers at this point at "resin coated", which means they have a plastic backing. The paper is hard to score and fold. You cannot print on the back and writing is difficult. Red River Paper continues to search for a paper that meets these criteria.
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The short answer is no. Borderless sizes are preset by the printer manufacturer. They include "standard" photo sizes like 4x6 and 8x10. Red River Paper's cards, though industry standard sizes, are not acknowledged by Epson, Canon, or HP. As a result, your cards will have a minimum 1/8" border on all sides.
For select 13" wide inkjet printer, we offer this hack that allows borderless printing on the 7" x 10" card in some cases. It is not a guarantee!
This is usually because your paper curls up slightly under the ink load.
1) Check to see which part of your card comes of of the printer last.
A possible solution
We have a video covering tips for solving the problem here.
In most cases, customer cards print so that the
photo comes out last. Rotate your card canvas so that the photo prints
first. The end of the print will be the back of the card with minimal
ink and therefor mimimal ink absorption and minimal upward curl.
Yes. Pecos River Gloss.
Unless you have an Epson 3800/3880 then unfortunately no. The smallest sheet sizes accepted by wide format printers is usually no smaller than 8" x 10". You can use our 8.5x11 scored sheets. Shop for them here