Bristol printer-Christmas card competition for Professionals

Friday, October 28th, 2016 at 10:31 am

Everyone loves a competition so look no further if you would like to get some Christmas cards printed for free or take advantage of a 40% off offer on print of greetings cards in November and December. This is a competition that you won’t want to miss out on if you are a professional artist, designer or writer trying to launch into the greeting card market but don’t quite have the confidence or the funds to run off a thousand copies to get you started.

There are 2 categories available, Professional and Amateurs with different prizes.

This category is for the Professionals and the prizes on offer are for a run of  500-1000 A5 (or smaller) onto a 300gsm stock, printed 4 colours to both sides and supplied with an envelope.

Merry Christmas card.

Merry Christmas card.


We are looking for individuals wanting to launch into the greeting card market or individuals who may already be in that market but are struggling to find the funds for that last minute Christmas design that just came into their head. Perhaps you are a creative type with a bottom drawer full of ideas that you always fancied getting printed to see if they would sell.  Well now is your chance.

Bristol printer, Apple Colour are giving away over £1000 worth of print to the lucky winners to help them launch or progress their business.  Whether you sell at the local market or are looking to supply a few local outlets these prizes will be perfect for you.


1st Prize – 1000 copies of A5 Card (or smaller) printed in 4 colour on both sides onto 300gsm stock and supplied with a white envelope

2nd Prize – 750 copies of A5 Card  (or smaller) printed in 4 colour to both sides onto 300gsm stock and supplied with a white envelope

3rd Price – 500 copies of A5 Card  (or smaller) printed in 4 colours to both sides onto 300gsm stock and supplied with a white envelope

(don’t need this many? – then check out our Amateur Category for your chance to win 50 copies)


Follow Apple Colour on Twitter or Instagram or Facebook

Tag your post with #winfreeprintprofessional

(If you are entering on Facebook please post your design on the Apple Colour Printer Bristol page  with one of the above # so we know which category to enter you into.)

and if you would rather email, send to (but please make sure files are less than 10MB)

…and why not invite a friend to have a go too.

CLOSING DATE: 14th November at midnight (we are very strict)

RULES: UK residents only, enter as many times as you like, the Judges decision is final.

The prizes will be judged by a panel of experts on November 15th (which is no time at all so you had better get drawing, painting or writing) and the printed items will be delivered into you w/c 21st November.  Just in time for the Christmas rush. (Remember we may need you to send us the originals to print from)


….and if you are not a winner or just can’t wait then why not take advantage of the Apple Colour Cracking Christmas offer:

40% off the price of printed cards (for November and December 2016 only)

A5 card (or smaller) cards printed both sides onto 300gsm stock.  Folded and supplied with a white envelope

number of copies price delivery 
 20 £10 £5
 50 £25 £5
 100 £40  £5
 250 £100  £10
 500 £190  £10
1000 £330 £10

(but remember you must like our social media page to get these offers)

If you want to take advantage of the offer please email your artwork to, quote offer ‘card1’ and  state the quantity and contact details.  Payment is required via bank transfer and details will be confirmed by email when you place your order.

Want something different?

If you would like a different size or a fancy envelope or you would like the card die cut, drop us an email to  and we’ll give you a quote to your specification.

We are looking forward to being spoilt by your many talents whether you be an illustrator, art director, photographer, designer, poet or writer.

Good Luck and don’t hang around, you don’t have much time.