You don’t need to have designing experience to make customized greeting cards at UPrinting. Just start from one of our free templates, load our online design tool, and personalize it as much as you like!
How to Design Your Own Holiday Cards Online at UPrinting
From the UPrinting homepage, go to the Greeting Cards product page. Then, click “Browse our designs”. You’ll see our new holiday-themed design templates when the gallery loads, but our other templates categorized by industry are also available.
Select the template you want to customize, then click the “Choose this design” button.
You’ll need Adobe Flash Player 10 installed on your computer for the U-Design tool to work properly. If you don’t have it yet, download it here.
The U-Design Tool has a wide range of easy controls. You can add shapes, clipart, or your own images; add, remove, and edit text; zoom in and out; and undo or redo your changes. If you’d like, check out a video demonstration of our online design tool here.
If you ever find yourself having trouble, just click the “Need Help?” link at the top left portion of the design tool, or the “Help and Support” logo on top of the page. You’ll be assisted through chat by a professional, live designer, or you can leave the live design team a message if they are offline.
Once you’re finished with your design, click the blue button near the design tool’s lower right corner. You’ll be asked to name the design and then save it on our servers by creating or signing in your UPrinting customer account.
The next step will let you review your greeting card design and content. Check your spelling and layout; edit your design again if you have to. You can also download free, print-ready digital proofs of your designs at this stage.
When you’re ready to print, click the checkbox saying you approve the design and agree to the Terms of Service. Then click the “Approve and Proceed” button.
The next pages let you review your printing and pricing information, then allow you to choose what method of purchase you prefer. You can pay via credit card, PayPal, or Google Checkout. Note that we don’t ask for your credit card information until you’re absolutely sure you want to start printing.
We start counting printing turnaround time once you approve your proofs and complete your payment online. For an in-depth explanation on turnaround times, go here. You can track your order’s progress by calling our toll free number at 1-888-888-4211. Our customer service team is available from Monday to Friday, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM PST.
And that’s it! Please leave a comment if I missed anything or if you have any questions. Also, just to let you know, our 15% off greeting cards promo lasts only up to December 31, 2009. So if I were you, I’d start making those custom print greeting cards today!