Need Help Ordering? See "Using the Card Designer" at the top of the page!
- This "Celebration Card"measures 4" x 5" and includes white single envelopes. Note: The card does not have a black line around the edge. This is just to show the edge of the card against the white page. The celebration card is sized to fit inside a formal announcement, or may be sent as a stand-alone invitation.
- This card is printed on photo paper, not card stock. This is the same type and weight of paper that your local drugstore would use to print photos. If you are looking for a more substantial card, use one of the order forms for a 2-sided style.
- It is printed only on the front. The back is blank, except for very small print that has the name of the paper ("Kodak Professional Endura Paper") and "Cornerstone Graduate Supply, Inc."
- Photo Size: The photo size when printed is 4.5" wide x 2.7" high. Your photo for the front of this card must be at least 950 pixels wide and 560 pixels high. If you have questions about the size or format of your photo, or want to know how to check the dimensions of your image, see this page.
- The minimum order is 25, with increments of 5 after.
- The text shown is a suggestion; you may edit it, compose your own.
Please read the "Our Service" and "About Photo Colors" tabs above.
Our "Using the Photo Card Designer" banner at the top of the page gives details about how the Card Designer works.
In addition, there are a few things about this particular order form that might be helpful to know:
- Select the design behind the student name by choosing it from the top menu on the list of options.
- We suggest using the OST or SSP fonts for the text, for readbility. (OST is preloaded and returns when the page is refreshed.) The other fonts offered are intended as options for the student name.
- It is best, on a card like this with a small amount of text, to limit the fonts to just two. For this reason, the line which reads "Graduation Celebration" looks best if it matches either the text font below it, or font chosen for the student name.
- The card is designed to look best with three lines of small text. If you don't need three lines, click the box of text and adjust the line spacing to better fill the space. If you need a fourth line, adjust the line spacing so it's closer togehter and all text is visible. (Any text that does not fit in the visible area will not be printed.)
- This card looks great with a black and white photo! After you upload your photo, try changing it to black and white with the color tool on the "Upload your photo" tab.
- If you are also ordering a diploma, please read the note below.
Note: We've found an issue with our shopping cart since we've opened order forms for photo announcements. We find that occasionally, if your order contains BOTH a photo announcement AND a diploma , our shopping cart “drops” the photo. (Not handy - yes, we're working on it!)
Meanwhile, to avoid an possible delay that could be caused by this problem . . . please, if you are ordering this item along with a diploma, it would be safer to place two separate orders. If you'd write us a note in the checkout area saying that you separated the your items into two orders to avoid any issues, we'll refund your shipping costs on the photo announcement order.
What you should know about color on the photo announcements:
1. If you are giving us a photo you took yourself or have edited yourself:
- Be aware that your perception of the colors in that photo are influenced completely by the screen you're viewing it with.
- Without a monitor that is color calibrated, colors can appear overly dark (causing you to edit and make them washed out) or overly light.
- Without a monitor that is color calibrated, colors can be tinted toward a particular color, causing you to edit the opposite direction. (For example, if the images look green on your screen and you try to adjust for that, the photos will print with a purple cast.)
- What this means is that if you edit your photos on an uncalibrated monitor, the results can be unpredictable. You may get a sense of what they really look like by viewing on a wide variety of monitors, but even that is not a guarantee.
2. If you are giving us a photo that was taken by a professional photographer:
- First, make sure you have written permission to use the photo. We require this.
- Understand that they use a tool to calibrate their monitor so that the colors seen on their screen are in sync with the exact colors used in the printing process.
- When you get permission to use the image, for ideal results, ask them to color-calibrate the image to a neutral setting, using sRGB.
3. The perception of color can be somewhat subjective...
- We have color-calibrated monitors, so we have a fairly accurate idea of what your photos will look like in print.
- If you give us a photo that we feel will look bad, we'll call you. However... we have no way to "show you" anything different because of the fact that your monitor is not calibrated!
- However, because what "looks good" or "looks bad" is a judgment call (it's subjective!) we can't guarantee the colors.
- The only way to get perfect color match is to buy the calibration tool and learn to use it correctly, or have photos taken and then purchase your announcements through a professional.
With that said....
- Most digital cameras, cell phones and tablets these days take pretty decent photos
- If your device takes good photos and you don't overly edit them, you're likely to get a very nice card. We use a very high quality digital printer, and while the color may not be a perfect match to "reality," we think most people will be very happy with the quality and color.