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Paperless Post Review

Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been replaced by another product.

Our Verdict

Paperless Post is a good photo card service; the website that is easy to navigate and has plenty of options so you can find and create the card you want.

For

  • Paperless Post has high quality paper and a wide variety of templates to choose from.

Against

  • There are no custom design services to create a photo card from scratch.
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We ordered a matte and a satin card from Paperless Post.

We ordered a matte and a satin card from Paperless Post.
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The cards we got from Paperless Post were both nice and thick.

The cards we got from Paperless Post were both nice and thick.
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Paperless Post embosses the logo right on your envelopes for a classy look. The envelopes themselves are top quality – made of thick, textured paper.

Paperless Post embosses the logo right on your envelopes for a classy look. The envelopes themselves are top quality – made of thick, textured paper.
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Paperless Post allows you to create and send online greeting cards as well as physical greeting cards. Make sure the card you choose is available in the format you want to use.

Paperless Post allows you to create and send online greeting cards as well as physical greeting cards. Make sure the card you choose is available in the format you want to use.
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Paperless Post offers many foil stamped photo cards for different occasions.

Paperless Post offers many foil stamped photo cards for different occasions.
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Creating your photo cards is simple using Paperless Post's online interface.

Creating your photo cards is simple using Paperless Post's online interface.
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Paperless Post will warn you if your photo isn't high enough resolution.

Paperless Post will warn you if your photo isn't high enough resolution.
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You can personalize text on your Paperless Post photo cards by changing color, size, font and spacing.

You can personalize text on your Paperless Post photo cards by changing color, size, font and spacing.
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Paperless Post gives you many different options to use on the back side of your photo cards.

Paperless Post gives you many different options to use on the back side of your photo cards.
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Paperless Post allows you to print addresses directly on envelopes.

Paperless Post allows you to print addresses directly on envelopes.
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You can choose between several different font options when adding addresses.

You can choose between several different font options when adding addresses.
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Paperless Post offers three different paper options to choose from.

Paperless Post offers three different paper options to choose from.
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There are many stylish Christmas cards to choose from on Paperless Post's website.

There are many stylish Christmas cards to choose from on Paperless Post's website.
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Paperless Post also offers a variety of photo-less Christmas cards.

Paperless Post also offers a variety of photo-less Christmas cards.

Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been replaced by another product. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information.

Paperless Post is a photo card service with above average card and design quality, a good holiday template selection and some nice convenience features that make searching the website easy. Unfortunately, there are no custom design services, so if you have a specific design in mind and want to create your own card from scratch, you’ll have to find a different service.

The website is easy to navigate, with many filters to help you narrow your search and quickly find the card design you want. You can search several categories all at once (like Christmas photo cards, holiday photo cards and Christmas party invitations), or search one category at a time. Many of the template designs on the website seemed a little dated, but there are enough templates to accommodate most people’s tastes.

There are no custom design tools, however, which would allow you to create a new design from scratch or seriously alter existing templates. So, if you have a specific design in mind you may need a different card maker service. You can choose from three types of paper, stationary cardstock, and matte or glossy photo paper. The cardstock options are pricier than the photo paper, but they are higher quality. The photo paper, on the other hand, provides a more affordable way to buy cards in bulk.

Paperless Post lets you order one card at a time, which can be a nice way of confirming whether the design you selected is the one you really want before ordering in bulk. Paperless Post also ships individual test cards free of tax or shipping costs. While other services charge shipping for individual cards, Paperless Post charges more than average per card. We ordered two cards on cardstock as part of our photo card testing. It took five business days for the cards to arrive, which was about average.

The testers were generally impressed with the quality of the cards, which got high scores for paper quality. While the photo quality wasn’t bad overall, some complained that it was a little grainy. One tester criticized the layout and look of a card that grouped the collage of photos on one side, while a rather dated Christmas message occupied the other half. Another template would probably have worked better with our photos, which does emphasize the fact that picking the right template design is an important factor with this service.

Paperless Post is a solid photo card service with plenty of template design options for all kinds of holidays and events. While some of the templates seem dated, there are enough options that it’s not a big problem and the website is modern, attractive and easy to navigate. You can order cards one at a time so you can see if you like a design well enough to order it in bulk. You can order cards on high quality cardstock or more affordable photo card paper.