Custom Trading Cards/Sketch Card
2.5"W x 3.5"H
Choose single-sided or double-sided
Choose from many coating/finishing options
Choose from a range of laminated card options, including our 1.7-millimeter thick suede laminate, which has a matte look and a soft touch feel
Sketch Cards/Custom Trading Cards Printing
Comic book artists of all levels need accessible and visible ways to promote their comic books or other creative projects. Trading cards and sketch cards are two types of cards you can use to promote your comics and enhance the experience of your comic book fans.
Many comic book readers value collectibles such as trading cards, and some collectible cards are worth a lot of money. A comic book trading card is a great way to strengthen the relationship with your readers and promote your work simultaneously.
We provide custom trading card and sketch card printing services at Comix Well Spring. Our cards come in the standard size of 2.5"W x 3.5"H. The typical turnaround time for printing and shipping is 14 days, but we also have two rush options.
Our standard rush turnaround time is 7-13 days, while our lightning-fast option delivers your finished product in 2-6 days, allowing you to receive your promotional cards as soon as you need them.
The minimum card stock order quantity at Comix Well Spring is just 25 copies, so you don’t have to invest a significant amount upfront to create affordable cards. You can also take advantage of our bulk discount for your comic book convention needs.
Our custom card sizes are 2.5"W x 3.5"H, giving you enough space to draw or print your art in a collectible size. Our trading card template is available in PDF or PSD format and helps you size your artwork to fit the card dimensions. This process ensures that your trading cards are a professional quality product your readers will love.
Trading cards are typically in full color on both sides and are U.V. coated for durability. You can also customize your cards to include a range of laminate, foil, and U.V. finishes. Consider adding round corners to give your cards a more authentic look over a straight-edged blunt trim.
Our custom trading cards make excellent pre-order gifts for fans who order books early. You can also include them in bonus giveaways to your comic book readers.
Sketch cards are typically not laminated to allow the artist to draw on them more easily. Sketch cards enable the artist to make one-of-a-kind collectibles for their comic book fans and can be sold as rare alternates or given away as prizes.
Print sketch cards with your name, comic book series name, or logo to create a professional and unique collectible. Many artists create small batches of sketch cards which are difficult to obtain compared to common cards that are not hand-drawn. This induces excitement among readers and can generate further sales as cards become more desirable.
Our sketch cards and trading cards come with a wide range of design options. You’re in control of design options like choosing between single-sided or double-sided printing, paper type, laminate finishes, including a foil, and whether your cards include a protective U.V. coating.
Choose your paper
Our standard card is printed on 16 PT white sheet paper. We offer single-side or double-side coating if you wish to add your unique sketches to each card. There is also an option to design cards on a 130# uncoated stock with a matte finish, so you can fully design the card by hand.
A 12 PT Holo option is also available where cards are printed on a chrome card stock, with the chrome effect applying to one side of each card.
We have a wide variety of laminate options available to choose from, which increase the durability of your collectible trading cards:
Single or double-sided 1.7-millimeter suede laminate (soft feel)
Single or double-sided 1.6-millimeter gloss laminate
Thick 5 millimeter gloss laminate (plastic covering)
Single side only blacked-out laminate
You can add foil to both sides of each card, or you can choose to add foil to just one side of your cards. Our foils come in various colors, including silver, gold, rose gold, green, red, violet, blue, and iridescent silver.
You can also add two different types of foil to the front and back of your cards to create a unique look. At Comix Well Spring, we have the exciting option to use a printable foil to print full-color artwork onto your foil-covered card.
Once you have decided on customization and uploaded your artwork, you can choose to have a digital proof of your trading cards emailed to you. Adding a digital proof option helps ensure that your custom designs meet your exact specifications without any mistakes or errors.
Choosing the digital proof option may delay turnaround slightly, but it can be invaluable to get your cards perfect.
Your Custom Trading Cards
Our digital printing process provides bright colors and incredible detail to your finished product. Comics, trading cards, and other illustrations initially used a printing method that laid down spots of one color at a time.
This method was replaced by the Ben-Day dots method, which uses smaller, closely spaced dots to create secondary colors and shades, resulting in richer illustrations. This method has now become an industry standard.
At Comix Well Spring, we pride ourselves in our work and take care to make sure your custom trading cards come out the way you envisioned. You decide how your cards look, and we’ll take care of the rest.
Comix Well Spring will bring your design vision to reality, no matter what type of card you are looking for. Your printed cards will look at home in fan collections, including collections with other comic book trading cards and sports team cards.
With our fully customized sketch and trading cards, your fans can obtain a collectible that reminds them why they love your work. Cards also allow them to continue to support your art as it progresses into future series.
At Comix Well Springs, you can also design additional promotional merchandise to spread the word about your projects. Your marketing material can include a unique poster, bookmark, or business card for more visibility and fan enjoyment. Whatever your promotional needs, we know we can help you find what you’re looking for.
Call us today at (734) 927-0044 to begin designing your very own trading cards.
They came out great
I was kinda skeptical going into this product. Previously I was super thrilled and astounded with how great my comics were printed, and going into this I wasn't sure how the quality would be, or if it was formatted correctly. I used the template given on the website, and once I got them I was BLOWN AWAY by the cards quality!! Plus, they made it super easy to order multiple in the same order. Will definitely use this product again in the future - sincerely a super happy customer
We were satisfied with the trading card didn't know that they would that wide but overall we are still happy, CWS!
beautiful printing and these are great quality for making custom cards.
I printed my first trading cards with Comix Well Spring back in 2019. From there, I knew that I would continue to print my cards with them. Every time I order a set of cards, I know that they will be printed with just as high a quality as they print their comic books. Most recently, I contacted CMS to ask questions about their different trading card settings. I let them know that I wanted to make a card that would be more on the collector side of the house for the #soverse. CWS was instrumental in stepping me through the types of cards they print, they also sent me a set of example cards so that I could feel the quality for myself, and make my decision. Because of CWS, I now have a collector edition of my SoVerse Trading Cards, that the #soversefam and #soversecrew LOVE!
I'm really happy with my cards! I made four cards in the style of '90s comic book trading cards, and they came out exactly as I had imaged.
The cards feel nice and professional, the printing is bright and they're easy to draw on; my only complaint is copic markers seem to bleed right through the back of the card. I don't know if that could be remedied with a thicker card stock, but I'd say for pencils, pen, and colored pencils these are great!
Just got a trading card made with COMIX WELLSPRING and I was so impressed, I am going to print a new card with them for my crowdfunding campaign