Strut Card Printing

Strut card printing is the process of creating customised strut cards that allow promotional messages to be displayed with a fold-out stand. Ideal for use in shop counters, bars, restaurants, takeaways, reception areas, exhibitions, and so on. Printed in A5 or A4 size on 450gsm silk card with optional matt, gloss, or soft-touch lamination.

Use our Free Strut Card Design Tool to choose your own backgrounds, themes, and fonts. Once you have the design ready, just send us the file and we’ll do the rest! Our service is completely transparent and all prices are inclusive of free UK delivery!

Product Specifications

  • A5 & A4 Strut / Show Cards
  • Ideal as POS Counter Displays
  • 450gsm Luxury Silk Art Stock
  • Single Sided Printing Only
  • Includes 2mm Rudder Strut
  • Buy With / With Lamination
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    The design fee includes image sourcing and up to 3 free revisions. Logo design or enhancement is not included. Delivery dates will be affected to compensate for design time.

    To avoid delays please ensure your artwork is supplied correctly. We will only contact you if there is something wrong with your supplied file.


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Strut Card Printing from Cheap as Prints

Strut card printing presents a practical and versatile display solution, transforming any flat surface into a space-efficient advertising tool. Commonly referred to as show cards, strut cards find widespread use in retail stores, restaurants, trade shows, and so on. These displays feature a printed card affixed to a rigid support with a fold-out stand, allowing them to stand upright on surfaces like countertops, tables, or shelves. The term “strut” denotes the fold-out stand that enables the card to be self-supporting. Strut cards are compact and lightweight making them quick and easy to transport wherever needed.

Primarily employed to showcase promotional offers, discounts, new products, or special announcements, strut cards serve as an effective communication tool with customers at the point of sale. Many businesses utilise them to convey essential information, such as menus in restaurants, pricing details in retail stores, or event schedules at trade shows.

Strut cards, strategically positioned in high-traffic areas can capture customer attention and encourage specific actions, such as making a purchase or seeking product information. Their adaptability renders them ideal for showcasing temporary or seasonal promotions, providing the flexibility to change content as needed.

Designing an effective strut card involves creating a visually appealing and informative display that captures attention and effectively communicates your message. Strut cards are not meant to include too much content, unlike flyersfolded leaflets, or booklets. We recommend keeping the design compact using eye-catching colours and fonts. It may be wise to keep a consistent theme that reflects your brand making it easily recognisable. The key is to decide first whether you’re designing a promotional, informational, or directional strut card.

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At Cheap as Prints, we offer a complete strut card design and printing service at prices you can afford! We only use the best quality 450gsm card to produce our strut cards. Each strut card is affixed to a rigid box-board strut and supplied ready for display.

Order your A5 or A4 strut cards online! Then send us your artwork file or let our professional designers help! Our artwork rates are competitively priced and we can send you a design draft within 2 days. If you still wish to provide your own design you can send us your file for a free artwork suitability check!


  • What is a strut card?

    A strut card is a promotional display featuring a printed card mounted on a rigid support with a fold-out stand, commonly used for advertising in retail stores, restaurants, and trade shows.

  • What is the dimensions for A5 strut cards?

    A5 strut cards measure approximately 5.8 x 8.3 inches or 148 x 210 millimeters. A5 strut cards are compact and easy to handle.

  • What is the dimensions for A4 strut cards?

    A4 strut cards measure approximately 8.3 x 11.7 inches or 210 x 297 millimeters. A4 strut cards offer a balance between size and portability, making them a versatile marketing tool for businesses of all sizes.

  • Where are strut cards commonly used?

    Strut cards are commonly used in retail settings, restaurants, trade shows, and various businesses as a larger-sized advertising solution. They are often placed on countertops, tables, or shelves to capture attention.

  • Is the 450gsm card sturdy and durable for use in strut cards?

    The 450gsm silk stock is ideal for printing strut cards due to its substantial weight and durability, providing a sturdy base that ensures the longevity and stability of the promotional display. Additionally, the smooth silk finish enhances the overall visual appeal, making it a versatile and high-quality choice for effective advertising.

  • Is lamination required for strut cards?

    Laminating strut cards is not essential. Opting for lamination can provide different finishes like matt, gloss, or soft-touch, altering the appearance and feel of the card while offering additional protection. Although the non-laminated print may feel thinner, it presents a more cost-effective option for purchase.

  • What are the benefits of laminating strut cards?

    Choosing to laminate the strut cards will increase their longevity. The lamination film will protect the print from light water spills and damage. Please note, the variations in the laminated options will alter the overall look and feel of the product.

  • How will strut cards look and feel with matt lamination?

    Strut cards with matt lamination will have a smooth, non-reflective surface, providing a sophisticated appearance and a soft tactile feel. The matte finish reduces glare and enhances the overall aesthetic, adding a subtle touch of elegance to the printed material.

  • How will strut cards look and feel with gloss lamination?

    Strut cards with gloss lamination will feature a shiny, reflective surface, offering a polished and vibrant appearance. The gloss finish not only enhances color saturation but also provides a smooth, sleek feel, adding a touch of professionalism and durability to the overall presentation.

  • How will strut cards look and feel with soft-touch lamination?

    Strut cards with soft-touch lamination will exhibit a velvety, tactile finish, providing a luxurious and upscale appearance. The soft-touch lamination not only adds a pleasant texture but also offers durability and resistance to scratches, making the strut cards both visually appealing and resilient to handling.

  • Can strut cards be used for both short-term and long-term promotions?

    Yes, strut cards are versatile and can be effectively used for both short-term and long-term promotions. Their adaptability allows for easy content changes, making them suitable for showcasing temporary or seasonal promotions as well as maintaining a consistent brand presence over an extended period.

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Print Sides

Single sided printing is suitable for designs that rely on simplicity, clarity and minimalism where uncluttered visuals and concise information are essential.

  • Recommended for designs that prioritise simplicity, clarity and minimalism
  • Ideal for conveying uncluttered visuals and concise information

Double sided printing, also known as duplex printing allows for effectively maximising space utilisation. This not only reduces cost but also enhances content organisation by providing more room for design elements.

  • Maximises space utilisation and reduces overall cost
  • Enhances content organisation by providing more room for design content


Delivery is calculated based on working days and does not include weekends, bank holidays or seasonal periods. Please note that during busy periods, the delivery dates may vary from what is advertised online.

  • Delivery is calculated based on working days only
  • Excludes weekends, bank holidays and seasonal periods
  • During busy periods, delivery dates may vary
  • Free delivery to UK mainland addresses

PDF Proof

Your supplied artwork file will be processed for printing without a digital proof.

A PDF proof of your supplied artwork file will be emailed for reviewing and approving. Production will only begin after we receive confirmation of artwork approval from you via email. Please note the estimated date of delivery is subject to the order and artwork being approval by 12pm.

  • PDF proof of artwork will be emailed for review and approval
  • Production will only start after artwork approval via email
  • Estimated delivery date subject to artwork and order approval by 12pm


For multiple designs, you’ll need to add a quantity to the basket separately for each design.


Be sure to supply your design using the CMYK colour mode with a resolution of at least 300dpi. Additionally, embed fonts, outline text and extend bleed areas beyond the trim marks to prevent any important elements from being cut off during printing and trimming. To ensure artwork is supplied correctly to avoid delays, we recommend using our artwork templates.

Please Note: For most products, the CMYK colour mode is utilised, however, other printed materials such as carrier bags and branded writing instruments are printed using Pantone colours. Any artwork supplied in RGB will be converted in to CMYK or Pantone depending on the product. Please bear in mind this will result in a significant colour difference which we will make you aware of prior to print.

  • Designs should be supplied using CMYK colour mode
  • Resolution should be at least 300dpi
  • Fonts should be embedded and text outlined
  • Bleed areas should be extended beyond trim marks
  • RGB artwork will be converted to meet printing requirements

Please include a clear overview of the project objectives, outlining specific deliverables. This should include desired aesthetics or style preferences and any technical requirements or constraints that need to be considered. The advertised artwork rate includes one design concept with unlimited minor revisions but excludes logo creation. Please refer to our logo design services if you would like a new logo or would like to make amendments to an existing one.

Please Note: By selecting our artwork services the delivery date for your order will be affected to compensate for the design time.

  • Provide design brief outlining project objectives
  • One design concept with unlimited minor revisions
  • Excludes logo creation or amending existing one
  • PDF proof of artwork will be emailed for review and approval
  • Production will only start after artwork approval via email
  • Estimated delivery date subject to artwork and order approval by 12pm