Since I began my custom card business, I have received a great number of personal requests to make custom cards. I thought I’d write a post explaining what goes into creating a custom card.
Custom Cards I Sell
The cards I sell on eBay are professionally printed. Once I design a card, I place an order with a professional printer that prints the cards on cardstock that is thicker than the average cardstock you can purchase at the store. There is a minimum count with each order, so I must order a large amount at a time. This is quite costly.
The Low-End Choice
I do not print cards on my home printer and then cut them with scissors or a x-acto knife. For low end cards I work with a local printer who prints and cuts the cards for me. They use a high-end printer like Office Max and have an electronic cutter. The cards are printed on regular cardstock, so they are thinner than the cards I have professionally printed. That’s the best I can do and keep the cost reasonable.
I decided to put together a price guide for anyone who wants to have custom cards made. I only do football cards unless an accommodation is made with the customer.
Card Front Only: $5
Card Front/Back $10
All transactions will be done through eBay so shipping will be free.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.