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Avery Invitation Card

4.25" x 5.50" - Matte - View Complete Details

Product Number: AVE03380

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Avery Invitation Card - Customize all your communications with these printable Matte Postcards. They work with inkjet printers and are formatted to meet U.S. postal regulations. Create your own eye-catching engagement announcements, business ads, coupons, invitations and more. Just use the free templates and designs at avery.com/print to add bright personalized color, graphics and text. Then print, apply the required postage and let the postal service do the rest.

  • Convenient do-it-yourself cards mean that you can make changes and print new postcards at a moment's notice.
  • Thick, sturdy card stock holds up during travel through the mail.
  • Print only the number of postcards you need.
  • Customize and print using free designs and templates at avery.com/print.
  • Compatible with inkjet printers.
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Avery Invitation Card
 
4.5

(based on 80 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Sharp tones & colors (8)
  • Vivid images (8)
  • Durable (7)
  • Professional finish/quality (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Color photos (5)
  • Everyday images (3)
    • Job Role:
    • Professional (4)
    • Avery Product Usage:
    • Personal gifts (6), Mailing (5), Meeting/special event planning (4), Getting organized (3)
    • How often do you use this item?:
    • Often (5), First time (3), Sometimes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Light Weight But Useful

I purchased 8386 Postcards to make mailable postcards containing my photographs. I was somewhat disappointed by the relatively thin stock. It is not nearly as thick as a preprinted postcard. I would have...Read complete review

I purchased 8386 Postcards to make mailable postcards containing my photographs. I was somewhat disappointed by the relatively thin stock. It is not nearly as thick as a preprinted postcard. I would have liked stock at least twice as thick.

I'm not clear why other reviewers complained they could not print to the edge. I assumed Avery meant "print to the edge of the post card". In this respect the product performed well. There are only two 4 x 6 in cards per sheet so there is extra paper around each card. By making an image slightly (1/16 - 1/8in) larger than 4 x 6, you can position the image so it covers the entire 4 x 6 surface with a small amount of over flow. Once you separate the cards, you get "Print-to-Edge". Since many inkjet printers cannot print to the edge of a piece of paper (many have a 1/4 - 1/2 in limit), this is the best way to get edge-to-edge coverage. The only issue is that this product does not use Avery's Clean Edge technology used on some of their business cards so edges on separated cards could be better.

I printed the back of the postcard (the address side) using Word and the Word template. This template worked well and gave good alignment (although this side required less accuracy). I printed the front of the postcard (the image side) with Photoshop. Probably because of some oddities related to printing from Photoshop, the Photoshop template did not align well. I allowed 1/16 in. overlap on each side. It took some work to get the relatively precise alignment needed for the image.

One issue for a photographer regarding this product is that Avery does not provide an ICC profile for this paper (or any other I can find) so getting good color take a little work. With a little trial and error I was able to get pretty good results.

If this product was twice as thick and used Clean Edge it would be great.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Unusable!

These postcards are perforated as advertised, however, the perforations are not equally spaced. Two of the cards are 3 3/4" x 5 1/2" and two...Read complete review

These postcards are perforated as advertised, however, the perforations are not equally spaced. Two of the cards are 3 3/4" x 5 1/2" and two are 4 3/4" x 5 1/2". Not sure how you are supposed to make postcards using the template available when the postcards aren't the same dimensions.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Paper Weight for Postcards?

By 

from Jacksonville, FL

Pros

  • Design looks good on the texture
  • Sharp Tones & Colors

Cons

  • Flimsy

Best Uses

    Comments about Avery Invitation Card:

    I have #3380 Textured White Postcards which states it meets US Postal regulations. However, I would like a slightly thicker paper for postcard invitation. I would like to know the weight of the paper so that I can buy a thicker postcard that I can use the same template. Perhaps they are all this thin? They look great with my design on them but I hate to see what they look like after being sent through the mail. Trying to "chat" with Avery was unsuccessful as no agent ever came. I'm rating a 3 but if the paper was slightly thicker, it would get a five, hands down!

     
    1.0

    Incomplete instructions for postcards.

    By 

    from Southern Vermont

    Pros

    • Sharp Tones & Colors
    • Vivid Images

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Avery Invitation Card:

        The picture or front side options are excellent. The back side only offers designs, or art work. Where is the normal template that all post cards have????

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Unusable!

        By 

        from Des Moines, IA

        Comments about Avery Invitation Card:

        These postcards are perforated as advertised, however, the perforations are not equally spaced. Two of the cards are 3 3/4" x 5 1/2" and two are 4 3/4" x 5 1/2". Not sure how you are supposed to make postcards using the template available when the postcards aren't the same dimensions.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Avery We Print Website

        By 

        from Washington, DC

        Comments about Avery Invitation Card:

        This is a review about the Website as well as the postcards. I was never able to get my postcards printed correctly at home despite following all the directions available on the website.

        Two issues with the website beyond the frustrated process of trying to print.

        1. The website kept resetting my preferences to indicate that I wanted email offers from Avery.
        2. I finally gave up and decided to delete my account. Myavery does not let users delete their own accounts. I had to call customer service and "open a case" asking them to delete my account.

        So do yourself a favor by not opening an account with Avery.

         
        1.0

        Totally blows!

        By 

        from Austin, TX

        Pros

          Cons

          • Do Not Align Properly
          • Dull Tones & Colors
          • Flimsy

          Best Uses

            Comments about Avery Invitation Card:

            Template does not work. Directions are sparse...including video. Expensive product for quality of paper. Could not for the life of me get the postcards to align properly. Total waste of money. Better off buying cardstock and creating from scratch.

             
            5.0

            Excellent product and quality! I will keep purchasing.

            By 

            from Washington, D.C.

            Pros

            • Beautiful Colors Design
            • Durable
            • Great Finished Product
            • Professional Finish/Quality
            • Sharp Tones & Colors
            • Templates Were Awesome
            • The Paper Looks Elegant
            • Vivid Images

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Color Photos

              Comments about Avery Invitation Card:

              I used this product to print farewell messages for my boss. The designs and colors in the templates available at avery.com are simply beautiful, for all tastes. My boss was so happy when he saw these cards in the scrapbook we gave him. They really added a very nice touch to the album plus the quality of the paper is so good and elegant. This is the first time I use this product and I will definitely keep purchasing it! Thanks!

               
              5.0

              Perfect size for inserting into #10 envelopes

              By 

              from Taylorsville KY

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Sharp Tones & Colors
              • Size

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Business Replies

                Comments about Avery Invitation Card:

                The cards we had purchase before had to be trimmed to insert in our business letters for
                RSVP's. This card was perfect and the tear off edges come off very easily and clean.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Template not centered

                By 

                from Cincinnati, OH

                Pros

                • Professional Finish/Quality
                • Vivid Images

                Cons

                • Not Centered

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Avery Invitation Card:

                  Because i could not have the template centered, printing for front and back is near impossible.

                  (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Bad Box of Postcards

                  By 

                  from Milwaukee, WI

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Sharp Tones & Colors
                  • Vivid Images

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Color Photos

                    Comments about Avery Invitation Card:

                    I purchased the 8386 Matte White Postcards Print-to-the Edge (Inkjet) and was I in for a horrible surprise. Just when I was 50% from completing my project I made an nightmare discovery. Half of my postcard on one side was perfect the other side would not align not matter what I tried. So very disappointed and panicky. Stores are closed and I have wasted 3 inkjet cartridges. I have always been a strong advocate for Avery products. 10 of the sheets were perfect with double-sided printing and they looked fantastic. But the other 40 sheets are a complete loss/waste. Avery, it would be nice to see you stand by your product and make so kind of adjustment...the postcard stock is not cheap. Once I receive some satisfaction for this bad box of cards, I will not recommend this product to a friend.

                    MsGlo

                     
                    5.0

                    Perfect for recipe cards

                    By 

                    from Dallas, TX

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Perfect Weight
                    • Professional Finish/Quality
                    • Sharp Tones & Colors
                    • Vivid Images

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Color Photos
                      • Recipe cards

                      Comments about Avery Invitation Card:

                      I love these for recipe cards. Heavier than expected and photos of the food look beautiful. These are a great way to share professional quality recipe cards. I was surprised how well they went through my inkjet printer.

                       
                      5.0

                      A new computer user can use this software!

                      By 

                      from Colebrook, NH

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Ink Doesn't Go Everywhere
                      • Professional Finish/Quality
                      • User Friendly

                      Cons

                      • No Cons Noted

                      Best Uses

                      • Color Photos
                      • Everyday images

                      Comments about Avery Invitation Card:

                      This was the first time I used the program and of course didn't really read the instructions. My one recommendation would be to tell everyone to keep hitting save since my computer decided to crash as I was adding in the last text, lost the entire thing. Not the programs fault.

                       
                      5.0

                      UNIQUE POSSIBILITIES

                      By 

                      from Seminole, TX

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Professional Finish/Quality
                      • Sharp Tones & Colors
                      • Vivid Images

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Black & White Photos
                        • Color Photos
                        • Everyday images
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Avery Invitation Card:

                        I love the endless possibilities making my own unique cards. I use the cards for one of a kind thank you notes o mail as well as invitations. So easy to use.

                         
                        5.0

                        Just What I Was Looking For

                        By 

                        from Athens IL

                        Pros

                        • Keeps In One Place
                        • Professional Finish/Quality
                        • Sharp Tones & Colors
                        • Vivid Images

                        Cons

                        • Little Hard At First

                        Best Uses

                        • Recipe cards

                        Comments about Avery Invitation Card:

                        Each time the program asks to store with the same number, does it keep all my recipes or should I be changing the numbers? I change them to make sure

                         
                        5.0

                        Love these

                        By 

                        from Clemmons, NC

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Professional Finish/Quality
                        • Vivid Images

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday images

                          Comments about Avery Invitation Card:

                          Used these wonderful postcards for printing fun games for a baby shower. Also were a great size for guests to write advice and tips for the parents-to-be!!!

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Simple and Easy

                          By 

                          from Undisclosed

                          Comments about Avery Invitation Card:

                          I love these postcards at work. This time of year we send out employee notes and invitations to family parties. Avery Postcards cut down on prep and delivery. I love the ease of Design and Print Online to get the information 'pretty' and the postcards for one step delivery. Thank you Avery!

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Love these!

                          By 

                          from Undisclosed

                          Comments about Avery Invitation Card:

                          Perfect for invitations, recipes, and quick cards.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Perfect Size

                          By 

                          from Undisclosed

                          Comments about Avery Invitation Card:

                          We use these postcards to send out monthly reminders for meetings. We use an ink stamp and then fill in the blanks with the required information. These cards are the perfect size for our stamp.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Product is good but Templates are Difficult

                          By 

                          from Undisclosed

                          Comments about Avery Invitation Card:

                          The overall product is very good. The quality of the paper and final results are very good however I always seem to have difficulty working with Avery Templates. I especially have difficulty in downloading the template and having it do what I want. Don't know if it's the template or me or the programs I am using. I usually figure something out on my own to create the design I want on the Avery product I am using.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Not Postal Post card size

                          By 

                          from Undisclosed

                          Comments about Avery Invitation Card:

                          I bought item 8386 so I could send out post cards as a reunion invite. Well.. we got the 100 cards printed with no problem at all.. The problem was that the size Avery stated them to be 4"x6" , but the postal service said they were bigger. We were not able to send them as post card pricing but had to use Standard Letter size postage. Just a warning to those buying this item.. make sure you re-measure the cards along with taking a tape measure to post office to make sure of the sizing. Not sure if it was Avery or the post office sizing template that is incorrect.

                           
                          5.0

                          BEST INVITES EVER!!

                          By 

                          from Undisclosed

                          Comments about Avery Invitation Card:

                          Considered to be postcards (cheaper mailing rate) they are great invites/save the date/greeting cards. Personalize with your printing and done!! Have used these time and time again- _ them.

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                            Do envelopes come with this product?
                            Do they come in Ivory?
                            Asked on 5/5/2011 by susan from Naples, fl

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                              A:

                              Avery Postcards meet USPS postcard mailing regulations and do not require envelopes. They are only available in white.

                              Answered on 5/6/2011 by Adam
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