A1 cards are the smallest of the standard A sizes and can be used for a variety of things. In our experience, the A1 size is most commonly used for wedding enclosure cards (like response and reception cards) or formal invitation insert cards (like map cards and accommodation cards). Check out frequently asked questions below to learn more about A1 cards and its uses.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the letter A mean in A1 card size?
The letter A indicates a set of standard card sizes recognized throughout the wholesale and retail paper industries. The letter itself stands for "announcement". A1 indicates a 3 1/2" x 4 7/8" card size. You can download our Card Sizes Cheat Sheet
What is the A1 card size used for most?
- Response Cards (RSVPs)
- Reception Cards
- Accommodation Cards
- Map Cards
- Insert Cards
- Note Cards
The A1 card size is part of our stacked enclosure offering, which includes A1 (3 1/2 x 4 7/8), R6 (3 1/2" x 5 1/2") and R7 (3 1/2" x 6 1/8"). These card sizes fit within our invitation pockets, which are available in a variety of colors.
Are paper options available for A1 flat cards?
Yes, but the number of options and types of paper available depend on the print process you want. Check the "Select Your Paper" dropdown to see what's available for the A1 card you're interested in. For example, A1 letterpress cards have four paper options (gorgeous cotton paper!) and A1 foil stamped cards have 30+ paper options (so many paper colors!).
Are trim options available for A1 flat cards?
You can get the same trim options on many of our A1 card sizes as you can get on A7 cards, which makes creating an entire invitation suite with matching trim easy. Trim options include square, rounded corners, crest, ticket and scallop. Arch and deckle edge trim options are coming soon!
Do you offer A1 card templates?
Yes, and we highly recommend using product templates to see how your artwork falls within each trim because it can make a huge difference in your design.
What print processes are available for A1 flat cards?
All print processes and pairings are available on the A1 card. This allows you to create a perfectly coordinated stationery suite with the same print process or pairing across all pieces. You can download our Print Processes and Pairings Cheat Sheet to see all the print processes and pairings we offer.
How do I find coordinating envelopes?
You can shop envelopes by size or by print process. For A1 cards, click on A1 under envelopes and you will see all the envelope options available. Like all envelopes, A1 envelopes are slightly larger than the A1 card size, measuring 3 5/8" x 5 1/8".