At Optimalprint we offer several paper & finishing options for cards - silk (with an optional glossy finish) and matt.
For cards with photos, we recommend silk cardstock (with or without the glossy finish). Matt paper works best for cards that will be written on.
- Silk cardstock: Thick, 350 gsm paper with a smooth, silky surface. Excellent for vivid colors and giving your photos greater contrast and depth of colour. Please note: photos won't be as glossy as on photo paper. The gloss finish is made with a special UV varnish, giving your photo book a truly professional look.
- Silk cardstock with glossy finish: A glossy finish can be applied on the front and back of a folded design and on the front page of a flat card. It can make colours more vivid and vibrant, and protects against scratches. You can't write on pages with a gloss finish.
- Matt cardstock: Thick, 300 gsm brighter white paper with a textured matt look. Great for text-based cards. The ink is absorbed into the cardstock, making it easier to write on this paper by hand. A glossy finish cannot be added. We don't recommend this card for photos.
You can choose the paper type before personalising your card:
or in the basket after your design is ready: