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Design A Perfect Corporate Greeting Card

Greeting cards are not just meant for personal use but are used extensively to start and keep up good relationships. Unlike letter heads and business cards, greeting cards have an informal flavor in them. They are an excellent way to wish your clients, affiliates, colleagues and other season’s greetings, or congratulations. There are a few things that you need to keep in mind while designing a perfect greeting card:

  • Be Informal: This is one mistake that many make and their greeting card looks like an official company letter. Keep the tone of your card very informal as it will appeals to the readers more. Avoid highlighting your company’s performance in the card as your readers won’t find it interesting. Use a catchy slogan instead in the body or front of the card.
  • Logo and Brand Name: Since your corporate greeting card needs to advertise your brand, it is important that you put the company name, logo and address in the greeting card. These are the only things that you need to promote your business through a card. The back page is ideal as they don’t spoil the card and also serve the purpose of your greeting card.

  • Images And Graphics: Printing the images of your product or office may seem ideal way of promotion but it should be avoided. It is better to use a scenery for the greeting card If you want to be playful with your card you can use caricatures and cartoon images in the card. This way your greeting card will both promote your business at the same time make the card look informal.
  • Keep Changing: Many corporate houses do the mistake of printing greeting cards in bulk and using the same card again again. The same card sent to clients doesn’t earn you a great reputation. Thus it is advisable for you to make sure that your corporate greeting card keeps on changing. You can regularly alter the size of the card, it’s shape and the messages written inside.

It is important to ensure that greeting cards are printed on high quality paper and by professional printers. A printing agency like PrintPapa is the place that you should be looking for a perfect greeting card printing. They have an excellent track record of delivering high end printed material on time. They use the latest technology available in the markets in terms of printing and have a team of highly experienced staff. They have expertise in printing bookmarks, calenders, posters, newsletters and rack cards.

How to Obtain an ISBN Number for Self Publishing?

In the book publishing industry there is one metric to distinguish between publishers and non-publishers. If you own an ISBN block, you’re a publisher or else you won’t be recognized. The International Standard Book Number  or ISBN number is the key value that identifies the publisher of a book in all of the online databases and inventory systems used worldwide. It is a 10-digit number that uniquely identifies books and book-like products published internationally.

A publisher or a printing agency generally takes into account the ISBN Number for your book but if you are into self publishing you need to get the ISBN Number all by yourself. There are over 160 ISBN Agencies worldwide, and each ISBN Agency is appointed as the exclusive agent responsible for assigning ISBN numbers to publishers residing in their country or geographic territory. For example the United States ISBN Agency is the only source authorized to assign ISBN Numbers to publishers supplying an address in the United States, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and Puerto Rico.

There is a common belief that getting an ISBN Number is difficult which is far from being true. If you are a publisher, e-book publisher, audio cassette and video producer, software producer or run a museum with publishing programs you can approach your ISBN Agency for an ISBN Number. If you are into self publishing getting an ISBN number for your book becomes necessary as without  it you won’t be able to list your book for online sales.

Getting an ISBN number isn’t however free. There is a small service fee to process all ISBN applications. Service fee will be mentioned in the application form. However you will require a new ISBN Number is required for a revised edition. An ISBN Number is usually printed on the lower portion of the back cover of a book above the bar code and on the copyright page.

Once you have applied to the ISBN Agency it takes about 15 business days for non-priority processing from the time an ISBN application is received at the agency. In some countries Priority processing takes two business days from the time an application is received at the agency. Express processing is 24 business hours. Priority and Express processing involves an additional fee.

PrintPapa is a company that offers Soft Cover Book Printing Option at low cost and low quantities. You can order 5 books if you want. There are 3 sizes to choose from and with various paper and cover option. We can also help you in the cover design. We also offer Booklets from 8 to 60 Pages, starting from as low as 25 qty.