Gift Card Printing and Services

27 Nov 2023 • 2 minute read

To make a lasting impression, a beautifully designed, custom gift card can go a long way. At Green Gift Cards, we offer a complete gift card printing service. We offer services for card design, digital or litho printing and bespoke gift card wallets or gift boxes.

From high-end fashion to local independent cafes, GGC is there every step of the way. We offer over 20 years of printing and 10 years of gift card experience. Not to toot our own horn… but we are award-winning! This year, we were awarded a highly recommended status for Best Manufacturer and Best Innovation of the Year at the GCVA Hall of Fame awards.

At Green Gift Cards, we like to always push the boundaries of what a physical gift card can be and do. Whether it is a (deep breath), non-toxic, recyclable anti-fraud foil scratch-off (catchy we know…). Or developing 100% recyclable RFID cards for the membership card, loyalty cards and hotel key card industry. 

We believe there should be no compromise between manufacturing sustainably and producing high-quality products. So, how can your brand become part of a multi-billion pound industry?

Why custom gift cards matter

Often described as a ‘win-win’ product for both retail and customers, gift cards have a wide range of business benefits. 

A big benefit of gift cards is that they allow customers to spend any value from their gift card, which encourages additional visits. The extra visits increase the likelihood of customers overspending on their cards, increasing transaction spend by an average of 30%. 

In-store promotion of eco gift cards can boost sales further. Overall, research shows that 72% of people spend 20% more than the gift card’s original value. 

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Gift card printing

As an eco gift card producer, we offer a wide range of bespoke features and printing types to suit your business needs. From orders of 1 card to 100 million gift cards, we are here every step of the way for you to get the most out of your eco cards. 

At GGC, we offer two main types of printing: Litho (Lithography/Lithographic and offset printing) and Digital printing. Both have their advantages, which we use to benefit your gift card or membership scheme.

Litho is the traditional printing technique that uses plates to transfer ink onto our paperboard gift cards. Making the plates and running the ‘spare’ materials that are required, until all the plate imagers are registered does take time to set up. 

However, once this is done, the cost per copy will be cheaper than digital (depending on quantity).

At the other end of the spectrum is Digital Printing. Thanks to the minimal set-up costs, digital printing offers a faster turnaround time and great value on small-run prints.

Digital printing uses a four-colour process reproduction method which uses electric print-ready files (e.g. PDFs) and dots of colour to produce the print using ink and toner. Unlike Litho printing, no plates are required or waiting for ink to dry, which all contributes to a faster turnaround and lower printing costs (depending on quantity). 

Litho Printing 

Digital Printing

A significant area of costs comes from the ‘making ready’ of the plates and inks. This costs time and money. However, once the initial set-up is done, the cost per copy can be cheaper than digital printing. (Depending on quantity). 

Digital printing is cost-effective for small prints as there is less ‘set up’ involved

Printing is not limited to 4 colour process - special or spot UV printing can be included

Quick turn around, as the ink does not need additional drying time

Litho is better at large areas of solid single-colour

In many cases, jobs can be personalised in a single run with variable data. Such as squinted numbers, names and dates.

Can print bearable data but over two or more runs, which takes time



Eco-friendly excellence

In a world increasingly focused on sustainability, we have been leading the gift card industry towards an eco-conscious approach. We are inspired by the constant need for more sustainable production and procurement practices. That inspiration starts at our core with our paperboard cards. 

Our fantastic paperboard is produced by Holmen Iggesund in Sweden. As anyone in the paper industry would know, they are the best. Iggesund is the company behind ‘The Art of Growing Forests’ a guide to sustainable forest management. Their paperboard mill in Sweden is carbon neutral and powered entirely by biomass fuel including the otherwise wasted offcuts of wood. 

Speaking of offcuts, that is what our paperboard is made from! The wood chips from what would be wasted offcuts are made into pulp. The pulp is then mixed with biodegradable amplifiers to create a strong bonded paperboard. Read more about how Iggesund brings leftovers to life.

The power of personalisation

A well-chosen gift card not only grants the recipient the freedom to choose what they want but can also reflect a thoughtful touch. Green Gift Cards takes this concept to the next level with our personalised gift card printing services. Whether for corporate gifting or personal occasions, our offerings allow you to add your unique flair to each card.

Green Gift Cards provides a diverse selection of features, ensuring that each card is a work of art in itself. From Spot UV to sleek foil finishes, our range caters to a variety of tastes and preferences. Our extensive choice empowers you and your brand to create a gift card that conveys your message and aligns with your eco values.

Bespoke branding solutions

For businesses, gift cards serve as powerful marketing tools. We understand this and offer a wide range of tailored features and options. Whether it's incorporating your company's logo, brand colours, or a custom design, our printing capabilities turn every gift card into a brand ambassador. Personalising can extend your brand's reach while providing a memorable experience for the recipient.

Fast ordering and delivery

At Green Gift Card, we understand that time is of the essence, especially in the world of gifting. We offer quick consultancy with easy customisation and ordering, streamlining the process. With swift production and delivery, you can trust that your personalised non-plastic cards will be with you in no time.

In a world inundated with generic gifts, personalised gift cards from Green Gift Cards offer a sustainable alternative. 

Whether you're in need of membership cards, short-run printing, or large gift card orders, we're here to help you make a statement with every customised gift card.

Are you ready to unlock the potential of a custom print gift card? Contact us today or explore our range of options and elevate your brand's gifting experience.



Compostable and recyclable



Save up to 40% compared to plastic



Turnaround average 20 working days

Introducing our range of plastic-free cards

Since 2006 we have been innovating and disrupting in the card market to develop what is a leading range of environmentally-friendly card solutions. So what sets us apart?

Well that’s the thing, there’s a number of reasons why Green Gift Cards are renowned in the world of card production. It is the material we use for our cards and the certification that the cards come with. It is also the compelling environmental story (we urge you to watch the video) that is behind all of our cards and the fact that, once finished with, our cards are compostable and can be recycled in normal household waste streams. Oh and we’ll say it again – being environmentally-friendly doesn’t mean they are more expensive. In fact they offer great value compared to plastic cards.

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If you would like to talk to us about your next card order or would like to know more about what makes our products so unique, call us on 01794 725 454 or request a call back.

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