Best Tent Cards in 2020



Hamilco Blank Tent Name Place Table Cards 3 1/2" x 11" Folded Card Stock - White Cardstock Paper 80lb Cover - 100 Pack Review:


I needed the Tent Name Place Cards for a conference I was coordinating and I needed them fast. I went to a local office supply store and a similar product was twice as expensive. Between Hamilco and Amazon, I had the card stock next day, printed everything, and am ready for the conference with a day to spare. Hamilco offers a printing template, if requested. Another plus!



Avery Place Cards, Laser & Inkjet, 160 White Printable Cards, 2 x 3.5 (5302) Review:


I bought this product to make escort/seating place cards for my wedding reception. I had already DIYed so much that I wanted something easy and cheap. These worked well for my needs.

I did these in Word using the template from Avery.com, mail merge and a spreadsheet with guest names, table numbers and entree selections. Highly recommend using Mail Merge (found a tutorial online). It meant I could format a single page and have the data populate for all my records, pulling straight from the spreadsheet.

If you do go the Mail Merge route, don’t use the Avery 5302 template built into Word. The size and alignment are all off. Instead, download the official Avery template and then launch Mail Merge.

These were easy enough to print. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow. My Canon Pixma only gave me trouble with a few sheets, which isn’t uncommon when printing card stock on it.

Definitely follow the guidelines on each sheet for folding and tearing on the perforated lines. Fold backwards first, then forwards. I’d you printed in full bleed color, folding forward and then tearing may ‘turn up’ the white edge of the paper. I found that smoothing the edges down with a fingernail worked just fine to remedy that.

I would have rated 5 stars, but a handful of the 20 sheets I printed weren’t perforated enough to separate easily after folding, leaving some extra paper (and saggy edges) which can be trimmed off with scissors.



Avery Small Place Cards, Laser & Inkjet Printers, 150 Printable Cards, Textured (5011) Review:


I bought this product to make escort/seating place cards for my wedding reception. I had already DIYed so much that I wanted something easy and cheap. These worked well for my needs.

I did these in Word using the template from Avery.com, mail merge and a spreadsheet with guest names, table numbers and entree selections. Highly recommend using Mail Merge (found a tutorial online). It meant I could format a single page and have the data populate for all my records, pulling straight from the spreadsheet.

If you do go the Mail Merge route, don’t use the Avery 5302 template built into Word. The size and alignment are all off. Instead, download the official Avery template and then launch Mail Merge.

These were easy enough to print. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow. My Canon Pixma only gave me trouble with a few sheets, which isn’t uncommon when printing card stock on it.

Definitely follow the guidelines on each sheet for folding and tearing on the perforated lines. Fold backwards first, then forwards. I’d you printed in full bleed color, folding forward and then tearing may ‘turn up’ the white edge of the paper. I found that smoothing the edges down with a fingernail worked just fine to remedy that.

I would have rated 5 stars, but a handful of the 20 sheets I printed weren’t perforated enough to separate easily after folding, leaving some extra paper (and saggy edges) which can be trimmed off with scissors.



C-Line Printer-Ready Scored Name Tent Cards, 11 x 4-1/4 Inches (Folded Size), 8-1/2" x 11" White Cardstock Sheets, Box of 50 (87517) Review:


I purchased these with Avery Place Cards, Laser & Inkjet Printers, 160 Printable Cards, 2 x 3.5 (5302) to sign the food at the buffet table for my son's wedding. They survived the event well and are ready to be used again.
These are clear and shiny, providing a nice presentation. Once assembled with the tent cards, they can be packed back up in the box for safe transport. They are quite sturdy but light, so if they will be used outdoors where it is windy, they are likely to catch the breeze and move or flip.
My second son is getting married in a few months and his bride-to-be has already decided that she wants to use these as placecards for the guests at their wedding. Needless to say, I will be ordering more!



Avery Printable Tent Cards, Laser & Inkjet Printers, 100 Cards, 2.5 x 8.5 (5305) Review:


If everything is fine, I give products 5-star ratings. With these medium embossed tent cards, everything is almost fine. I can use them in my printer without any problems. I can even feed, through the letter tray, a half a card.

The problem is that the crease, for folding the cards, is poorly impressed on the cards. Therefore, you have to be very careful folding the cards or they will not fold right. Additionally, it almost seems the cards are designed to be folded like an upside down squared off "U." Avery could make this fold clearer and easier to do.

Hopefully, somebody at Avery will fix their product so it gets 5-stars.



Avery Printable Large Tent Cards, Laser & Inkjet Printers, 50 Cards, 3.5 x 11 (5309), White Review:


These cards were perfect as place cards for my wedding! I had these at each place setting, with the guest's name and meal choice sticker on the front. These cards are plain and slightly thinner than cards you'd probably get from somewhere like Minted or other stationary websites/stores. However, these were great for my purposes after dressing it up a bit. People probably don't save these cards and they most likely get tossed at the end of the night, so I didn't want to spend too much. I bought a calligraphy font off of Etsy for $5, and it worked great in Microsoft Word with the card template. The font looked great on these cards, and with the metallic gold meal sticker, it looked super cute. The one thing to note is that you absolutely must crease all the perforated edges before tearing the cards out. It'll keep the edges crisp and clean. Also, I would use a setting on your printer where it's high-quality/uses slightly more ink than the "normal" setting so it looks more saturated.



C-Line Plastic Name Tent Holders, 4-1/4 x 11 Inches, Clear, Pack of 25 (87507) Review:


I purchased these with Avery Place Cards, Laser & Inkjet Printers, 160 Printable Cards, 2 x 3.5 (5302) to sign the food at the buffet table for my son's wedding. They survived the event well and are ready to be used again.
These are clear and shiny, providing a nice presentation. Once assembled with the tent cards, they can be packed back up in the box for safe transport. They are quite sturdy but light, so if they will be used outdoors where it is windy, they are likely to catch the breeze and move or flip.
My second son is getting married in a few months and his bride-to-be has already decided that she wants to use these as placecards for the guests at their wedding. Needless to say, I will be ordering more!



Avery Ivory Place Cards, Laser/Inkjet Printers, 1-7/16x3-3/4, Pack of 150 (5012) Review:


I bought these at my daughter's request to print place cards for her reception. They were heavy weight, printed well in my laser printer. The instructions say to load one sheet at a time, but I put in a whole stack, and they did not jam. None of them tore during printing, which might have been a reason to instruct the loading of only one sheet at a time. The color is true ivory - ever so slightly off white, with a warm hue. The micro perforations ensure that the cards tear out of the sheets very nicely. Avery's website contains templates for designing the printing on each card. My daughter designed her cards and then I logged in to print them. When I had to print a few which had been missed a couple of days before the ceremony, I logged in to revise the cards for her, and I found Avery's design page very hard to use But these cards were first-rate, and I would use them again if I needed place cards.



Avery Small Ivory Tent Cards, Laser/Inkjet Printers, 2x3-1/2, Pack of 160 (5913) Review:


These come on an 8 ½ x 11 page for easy printing in your laser or inkjet printers. Holding this page landscape, about ½ inch on the top and bottom will snap off (these have been laser perforated, and snap off cleanly after you have printed them – and once those edges have been removed, there is no indication that they have been removed, the snap off is very clean).

There is a nice crease/indentation built into the middle of the page indicating where these are to be folded after they have been printed.

I don’t think it matters if you print the front of the back of the page first. They are “uncoated.” The embossing makes these very professional looking, and forms a 3 inch x 10 inch box on the top and bottom halves of each page.

Typically, as a name tent, you would print the name on the bottom half inside the boxed area, and again upside down on the top half, so that when folded it would be a nice name tent, showing the name to those in front of you as well as to anyone who sits on the side or in back of you. Of course, you can use these for other purposes too. In my use of these, I’ve never had a need to print on the back (or what would be the inside of the tent if it was used as a name tent, but other more creative uses might have a need for that).

These are ivory -- a light colored ivory. These tent cards are a nice heavy card stock weight but I was not able to find the spec for how heavy the cards are, I’m guessing around and at least 30-36# but they are not a problem for any of my Canon inkjets or HP laserjets (B&W or Colored printers).



Place Cards - 60-Pack Large Tent Cards, Blank Foldover Table Placecards, Seat Assignment for Wedding, Holiday Dinner, Restaurant Reservation, Laser and Inkjet Printer Friendly, 3.5 x 11 Inches Review:


I used these foldover placecards as name tents for students in my adult ESL class. I asked them to write their name (in large letters) on the front and draw three pictures of what that like to do on the back (as a way for them to introduce themselves to each other and me). The placecards are a good size for this activity, and they are easy for students to write on using either magic markers or Sharpies (the ink did not bleed through). The firm paper stock and perforation at the bottom of each placecard means that they can be kept on students' desks without losing their shape.