Standard Sizes for Printing Cards

PageMaster is able to print a wide range of cards, from art cards that share an artists’ work to greeting cards or promotional “postcards” for your next event. Knowing these standard card sizes will help you when designing your cards, and will keep costs down, too. We stock envelopes for the folding cards listed and paper cuts our efficiently for postcards and bookmarks. Sizes are in inches.


4 x 6 is the most common size. These run about $0.15 each plus setup, printed with the front in full color with UV coating and the back black.

4 x 9 is often used for show invitations. As there are one-third less cards on a sheet the cost is about $0.22 each.


2 x 6 is our standard bookmark size. These run about $0.08 each plus setup, printed with the front in full color with UV coating and the back black.

Folding Cards

Art Cards / Greeting Cards

Art cards are generally blank inside. A significant driver in card size choice can be the aspect ratio of the original art.

Size: 10 x 7 folded to 5 x 7

Envelope used: A7

Clear bags: 5 7/16 x 7 1/4

$0.98 including bags and envelopes.

Square Cards

Size: folded to 5.75 x 5.75

Envelope used: 6 x 6

Clear bags: 6.25 x 6.25

$0.80 including bags and envelopes.

Note Cards

Or quarter letter. They are the same size as a French folded letter sheet.

Size: Folded to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2

Envelope used: A2

Clear bags: 5 7/8 x 4 1/2

$0.58 including bags and envelopes.

4 x 6 Cards

Size: Folded to 4 x 6

Envelope used: A6

Clear bags: 4 15/16 x 6 7/16

$0.64 including bags and envelopes.

Horizontal Cards

Size: Folded to 9.25 x 4

Envelope used: #10

Clear bags: 4 5/16 x 9 9/16

$0.93 including bags and envelopes.

Business Cards

3.5 x 2

Business cards start at $20 for 100 cards in black with additional 100s available at $4. Full color are $40 for the first 100 and $7.50 for additional 100s. Additional names in the same run are $5.

Design and image preparation are available.

The equipment setup for folded card run setup (single sided) is $33.50. Run setup for double sided postcards and bookmarks is $47. Both can include multiple images of the same size.

Want to print cards with us? Contact us today.

Questions on preparing your files? Check the specs and glossary page.