Caspari's History in Greeting Cards

You probably know—and appreciate—Caspari’s commitment to offering high-quality paper products ranging from napkins to invitations. What you may not realize is that everything started with individual greeting cards.
Our story begins in 1945 when H. George Caspari emphasized his reputation for excellent style as a creator of European Christmas cards. Even in the early days, he insisted on using high-quality cardstock and working with well-respected printers. We’ve maintained those standards today with our global network of printing partners. After the Christmas cards became popular, we began offering cards for more occasions and printing boxed note cards featuring museum art. Our collection still includes those, letting you enjoy the work of talented artists from around the world.
Anyone lucky enough to receive a Caspari greeting card may have noticed a beautiful shimmer within the design. That’s because some of our options feature a printing technique called gold bronzing that provides those pretty and elegant results.
Our Swiss printer, Graphische Anstalt J.E Wolfensberger AG, applies the gold bronzing to selected Caspari cards and has worked with us for more than five decades. Besides being one of the only facilities in the world using that technique, it is a carbon-neutral plant where recycled energy from the printing machines heats the building.
Our domestically produced cards—made in the USA! 🇺🇸—have charming details that make our cards treasures to give and receive, too. Many include embossed details or borders. Embossing is a printing technique where a person presses a metal plate called a die into the cardstock. The printed result is slightly raised, giving the card a three-dimensional look.
You’ll also notice die-cut details in some of our greeting cards—along with other products, including napkins, coasters, and gift tags. Die-cutting uses a customized machine to slice through the material and create specific shapes. There’s almost no limit to the shapes a die-cutting machine can make. Our die-cut cards feature themes like rubber ducks and masquerade masks, to give you an idea of the possibilities.
Then, there’s foil stamping—also known as hot stamping. You could think of it as a cross between gold bronzing and die-cutting because it adds shiny shapes to a greeting card or similar surface. Foil stamping requires creating metal dies in the desired shapes and heating them. Then, the hot die presses into colored foil and transfers it to the card. As the foil comes in contact with the paper, it forms a bond and creates a shimmering design.
Whether you want to wish someone a happy birthday, give support during an illness or express your sympathy after a loss, Caspari has thoughtful and attractive cards for all those occasions and others. An assortment of our individual greeting cards, not previously offered online, is now available on our website! Our stationery impresses people with artistic details that serve as an unforgettable complement to the words you write inside.
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