This old cook’s saying means that you won’t know how a recipe turned out until you taste it. However, in our business a “proof” lets you see how your card will look before we print it. It adds a little cost and time to the order, but it can provide immense savings in the long run, especially if you’re requesting custom colors for a logo, special imprinting or other custom touches. A proof ensures the card will look like you imagined it would. And if something needs to be changed, it’s easy to do at this stage.
How Do I Request a Proof?
- Select “yes” in Step 4 of your order process. This will generate an electronic proof in a PDF format that will be emailed to you. There is a service charge of $15, but if you change your layout after receiving your proof, you will not have any additional charges.
Will You Send a Proof Before I Order?
- The company will send you a “pre-proof” if you request it. A pre-proof is a mock-up that allows you to get an idea of what your card layout will look like when finalized. It’s only used on standard orders. You select the card number, the verse, ink color, font, and your text and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is an especially good idea if you are worried about the end result.
If you have other questions about proofs, email email@example.com or call us at 866-388-0137 and we’ll be happy to help you.
Don’t you hate it when you realize you’ve missed someone’s birthday or other important life event? Who wants to be known as “Belated Birthday Guy?” Giving cards to co-workers or clients at work is a thoughtful gesture. But beyond getting that birthday card to the recipient, you want to have some cards on hand for all occasions. That way when something comes up that you’d like to acknowledge, you’re prepared.
What Cards Should you Have on Hand?
Start with an assortment of different types of birthday cards. You’ll want several styles:
- More formal, traditional birthday cards that you would send to a client or colleague that you don’t know well. These also work for new business associations.
- Casual cards that are appropriate for a closer work relationship or a client with whom you’ve had an account for a while.
- Funny cards that would be great for a colleague/buddy.
2. Thank You
Stock up on a selection of different cards in this category, too. Have some formal cards with pre-printed verses and a few that you can insert a personalized greeting. Also add more casual, blank cards for co-workers.
These can be great “all occasion” cards. Congratulate someone on a promotion, landing a new account, or acknowledge a personal milestone.
4. Get Well
Have both traditional and casual or funny cards in this category.
This type of card takes more thought and discretion than the others. Pre-printed verses on formal, traditional cards are appropriate for almost anyone. Blank cards work well for people to whom you want to include a personal note.
6. Assorted Holiday Cards
Have versions of both traditional and more casual on hand for all holidays.
If you put some thought into getting your “all occasion” card box together, you’ll never be caught empty-handed at the next colleague’s or client’s event that you want to recognize.