Standard Card Sizes for Art and Promotion

Standard envelope sizes make for efficient Art Card packages. Promotional and postcards come in standard card sizes too.

PageMaster prints five standard folding cards, plus postcards and notebooks, to share your work. To promote your book, show or event we produce postcards and bookmarks (sometimes for sale). For more information on planning your card strategy see Publish art cards.

Design to these standard card sizes for fast, economical  printing. We stock envelopes and clear bags for the folding cards and paper cuts out efficiently for postcards and bookmarks. Sizes are in inches.

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.


4 x 6 is the most historic and most common card 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.

For mail in Canada: minimum size is 5.5 inches x 3.5 inches, over 9.6 inches x 6.1 inches and postage costs increase. We can also help with personalized mailings.


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.

We offer a package of 300 bookmarks with design included and if using our book distribution services we print an additional 100 to stuff along with related books sold through our store.

Setup costs:

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.

Design and image preparation are available.

Want to print cards with us? Contact us today.

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