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Cake Card / Greetings Card Photo Upload Best Practices

Last updated 19/03/2024

Cake Cards and Greetings Cards are a great way to send someone a very personalised surprise. Our site has the option to upload a photo or image for the card, which is a fantastic way to make it even more unique and special.

Here are a few tips if you are thinking of uploading your own image:

  1. Use a portrait image
    The cards are in a portrait orientation, this will allow them to stand upright, perfect to add to your mantelpiece after the cakes are long gone.
  2. Allow a bit of wiggle room, avoid important features at the extremes
    To create the 'edge-to-edge' look, we have to cut around 3mm from each side of the card, make sure the important stuff is not close to the edges of the image, we don't want to cut something important from the card.
  3. Avoid cropping your image
    Related to the above, avoid cropping your image, the extra image at the sides can be beneficial for allowing wiggle room.
  4. Use a high quality image
    It is important to use a high quality file for your cake card. Our recommended dimensions are a minimum of 1500 pixels on the shortest side of the image. We allow smaller, but the quality of the finished product will be compromised as a result. We accept both PNG and JPEG formats. Our maximum permitted file size is 4MB. You may need to resize the image.
  5. Use the right proportions
    The optimal height to width ratio of the image is 1.4 (height):1 (width), eg 1420x2000 pixels. By using this ratio we can minimise any extra cropping or zooming to your photo to fit the frame (but they will still be trimmed slightly, see 2).
  6. Don’t use screenshots or photos of photos
    Please do not upload screenshots, or photos you have taken of other images. The quality is usually poor or out of focus, or could contain extraneous parts that result in poor print quality.
  7. Make sure the images are yours to use
    We cannot verify the copyright of every image provided to us, make sure you're allowed to use the image before you submit it to us.

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