We get asked this question enough, it made sense to write an article about it.
Let's start with what paper makes a good greeting card:
- High quality inkjet coating on one or both sides - single vs. double-sided
- If single sided, the back of the paper has to be plain - able to accept text or light graphics
- Able to be scored and folded without excessive cracking
Now let's look at why satin and luster papers are typically not available in greeting cards:
- Satin and luster papers are almost always RC papers
- RC papers do not score easily
- When folded, RC papers can crack
- Single-sided RC papers cannot be printed on the back side!
What does that leave us?
- Greeting cards are almost never RC paper
- Card stock that works must fold easily
- Card stock must be double-sided or have a plain paper back for the inside of the card
Red River Paper offers your best options for inkjet printable greeting cards in a wide variety of sizes.