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Header Card Printing

  • Make your products stand out with our custom header cards.
  • Choose to use our header card template or create a completely custom shape.
  • If you need help, our in-house studio can create your header card design.

Custom header cards are a great packaging option for catching customers' eyes in retail environments. No matter if you're adding a header card to some sweets or handmade soaps, a well-designed and excellent quality header card is crucial for helping your products sell.

At Aura Print, we produce the highest quality header cards for packaging your products, with total design freedom and customisation of every element. We have over 40 different papers to choose from, so you are guaranteed to find something that not only takes your fancy but produces a striking result. We couple this with a competitive price model that allows you to print as few or as many as you like.

Choose Drilled Or Euroslot Header Cards

Our custom header cards can be printed and re-sized to any dimensions you require. All we require are your flat height and width, that is to say, before you'd folder them over.

We also allow you a choice between euro slot header cards or drilled cards. The difference here depends on the shelving you'll be displaying your products on. A single drilled hole will suffice for a single wire rack, but euroslot header cards are specifically designed to fit on supermarket shelves that also display prices. If you're having rectangular or square header cards the cheapest option is to have a drilled hole, however, if you're going with a die-cut design anyway, then euroslot header cards will be included in that price.

Lastly, our customisation options don't stop there, you can also finish off your cardboard header cards with luxurious lamination options like gloss, matt, or soft-touch to add that extra attention to detail. This also adds strength which can be especially useful if your bagged item is heavy.

We Design Header Cards for Retail Packaging

If you don't have print-ready artwork then our superhero design team is here to help. With a simple choice made when customising your options, you can select our design service. When selected and ordered online, you can then supply up a brief and your logos, we'll then come back to you with the first draft of your design in 1 workday. All changes are free of charge and we'll keep going until you're 100% happy and ready to print.

If you're a talented designer, then we've also got a header card template that shows some pre-set sizes and safe zones to not include wording on.

If you have any questions, we would be more than happy to answer them. Our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff are always ready to help, and our talented team of designers are eager to help bring your custom printed header cards to life.

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Posted in as little as 2 working days from proof approval using next day delivery.

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All print finished, quality checked and packaged in house.

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Do you print custom shape header cards?

We can print any shape and size header card that you need. Custom header cards, also used as bag toppers are great for adding the finishing touch to your packaging. Square header cards are the most popular shape, but we can print rectangular versions, or a truly bespoke shape based on your specific requirements.

Do you print foil header cards?

We can print metallic foil header cards in over 10 different shiny shades. The light reflects off the foil printed elements to catch the attention of shoppers to make your brand stand out. Perfect for packaging designs for luxury sweets or fancy coffee beans.

How long does header card printing take?

We can print and post your cards in as little as 1 working day from proof approval depending on the options you've selected and turnaround time chosen. We use ParcelForce next day delivery service in the UK And UPS Express 1-3 days for shipments overseas.

Can you cut a custom shape hole in the top of my header card?

We can cut any size or shape you require, that includes the hole in the top of the card. As standard, we offer euro slot in the top centre. If you require a custom cut version, just let us know your specific requirements and we will send you a customised quote.

What are header cards used for?

Header cards are perfect for small artisan products such as sweets or small objects that will be hung up in a shop or displayed on shelves. Bag toppers are used to seal clear plastic bags of sweets or small items such as stickers and temporary tattoos. The header card is the perfect way to present product information and persuade shoppers to buy your product.

Do you crease and fold your header cards?

Yes, we crease and fold your header cards for your convenience and to make sure that they fold perfectly along the fold line without the paper cracking.

Which paper types do you offer for header cards?

We offer silk, uncoated, recycled, conqueror textured paper and colorplan coloured papers and pearlescent paper. You can also choose to add foil elements into your design. See our metallic foil bag toppers and header cards.

Which paper GSM should I choose for my header cards?

350gsm is the average paper weight that is chosen for header cards. If you want long lasting cards for heavier products, choose a 400gsm paper.

Artwork Requirements

The Basics

Allow 2mm of bleed around all artwork for cutting tolerances.

Format all artwork to CMYK.

Set your resolution to a minimum of 300DPI.

Supply your artwork in PDF, JPG or fully packaged AI formats.

Keep all text, logos and foreground images within a 3mm safe zone from the cut edge.

Metallic Foil & Spot UV Products

Separate all foil elements from CMYK artwork, place foil elements on a separate page, and supply as 100% K (black). See our helpful guide about how to supply artwork for foil printing.

Die Cut Or Kiss Cut (Shaped) Products Including Stickers

Indicate cut lines using a 1pt magenta line on a separate layer or separate page. See our helpful guide about how to supply artwork for die/kiss cutting.

Folded, Perforated or Drilled Products

Indicate any crease lines, perforation lines or drill holes using a 1pt magenta line on a separate layer or separate page.

Spot Colours

Supply your artwork as CMYK + 1 Spot Colour. See our helpful guide about how to supply artwork for spot colour printing.

Name your spot colour layer with the colour you've chosen, for example 'gold' or 'silver'.


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Click the icon above to download our PDF template including all available sizes.

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