Good morning, TSBC’ers!  We wanted to let you know about a fantastic giveaway hosted by DeFrance Printing, one of TSBC’s sponsors and an all-around great resource for your printing needs.  DeFrance is launching Free Paper Fridays, a monthly giveaway where you submit your design for a chance to win a free print run.  Each month will have a new design challenge, and this month’s call for entries asks for a design for full-color greeting cards.  What a perfect way to celebrate the National Stationery Show, don’t you think?

Here are the details, so you can join in the fun.

Dates you should know:

April 3 – Submissions open
April 13 – Submissions close
April 24 – The winning design will be announced
May 1 – The finished product will be featured by DeFrance

Terms of Submission:

To be eligible for consideration, a #FreePaperFriday submission must include press-ready digital artwork with the following specifications:

  • 8.5″x5.5″ artwork (4.25″ x 5.5″ [A2] when folded)
  • CMYK or solid black color (NOT Pantone [Spot] or RGB)
  • 1/8 (0.125) inch bleed
  • 300dpi or higher
  • Submit file as a flattened PDF with outlined fonts

You should also submit your contact information including Name, Company Name (if applicable), Email address, and Shipping address.

Sounds like a great opportunity to us!  To submit, send an email to  You can learn more at DeFrance’s blog.  And if you send over an entry, be sure to let us know.

Happy designing!


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