Postcards

 

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Postcards are one of the most cost-effective and popular marketing tools, as they don't need to be mailed in envelopes. Their compact size makes them ideal for small, targeted mailings, as well as full-fledged direct response marketing campaigns.  They are the perfect vehicle to showcase your message loud and clear and are extremely useful in catching immediate attention from the customer for announcements, promotions and discounts. Postcards are inexpensive and perfect for introducing new products, announcing upcoming events, or keeping in touch with customers on a regular basis.

High-quality, full-color offset and digital postcard printing available on multiple premium paper stocks and in various sizes. Round corners, Spot High Gloss UV Coating, and other coating options are also available.

  • Get creative and design invitation cards or Save the Date announcements. Include a beautiful picture and headline on the front, and provide the details of the event on the back.
  • Highlight the core of your message in big, bold text or graphics so your customers can absorb the point of your promotion in a couple of seconds. Include a call to action for faster response!
  • Postcards make great front-counter handouts, box stuffers, and trade show materials
  • Use postcards as a call to action. Enclose them with marketing materials and include them as a mailer with your mailing address for an easy customer response.
  • Grab attention and stand out from the crowd by using square or jumbo postcards.
  • Make your cards stand out by highlighting your logo or another vital element of your design with our Spot High Gloss UV Coating application.
  • Round Corners available for softer edges. The round corner radius is .25 inches.
  • Most popular postcard: Full-color front/blank back, 14 pt. Gloss Cover, 4-in x 6-in size.

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Postcard Printing Guide

Postcard Papers

Use Glossy paper stock for a beautiful shine, 14 pt. Uncoated Cover paper for a textured look, or Matte paper for a more subdued or vintage look. Green-friendly, recycled stock available for the environmental enthusiast. High Gloss UV Coating makes the products more durable, so your postcards will last longer, however, you cannot write or print on postcards with High Gloss UV Coating on both sides. If you would like to write on the back of your postcard, we recommend 14 pt. Uncoated Cover paper.

14 pt high gloss uv coating paper
High Gloss UV 14 pt. Cover Paper
Ultra-Glossy 14 pt. (300 gsm) Coated Cover with UV Coating is a long-lasting, heavy, and thick card stock paper. It looks similar to a photo paper, with a smooth, almost plastic-like finish. The High Gloss UV Coating reflects light rays, offering exquisite shine, vibrant colors and protection against stains and damage. It enhances colors and accentuates graphics. You cannot write on paper with High Gloss UV Coating.
16 pt matte finish
Matte 16 pt. Cover Paper
Thick 16 pt. (350 gsm) Cover Paper with a Matte Finish is a tough, durable paper with a flat, non-glossy finish and a slight sheen. Light rays that strike a matte surface are dispersed rather than reflected back at the light source. As a result, the paper offers a subdued appearance with softer colors than glossy paper and has a smoother feel than uncoated stocks. The matte finish is easy to write on.
Uncoated paper 14 pt
Uncoated 14 pt. Cover Paper
Premium 14 pt. (300 gsm) cover stock paper is a thick, uncoated card stock with a slightly textured, natural appearance. The paper is easy to write on.
recycled paper
Matte Recycled 100 lb. Cover Paper
Recycled 100 lb. (250 gsm) Cover Paper with a Matte Finish is a thin card stock with a slight sheen. Colors appear soft and slightly muted, giving a classic, vintage effect. The matte finish is easy to write on.
Custom papers are available. Contact us for a quote.

Standard Postcard Sizes

2x4 postcard
2×4-in Horizontal
2x4 postcard
2×4-in Vertical
2.75x8.5 postcard
2.75×8.5-in Horizontal
2.75x8.5 postcard
2.75×8.5-in Vertical
3x3 postcard
3×3-in Square
3x5 postcard
3×5-in Horizontal
3x5 postcard
3×5-in Vertical
3.5x5 postcard
3.5×5-in Horizontal
3.5x5 postcard
3.5×5 Vertical
3.5x5.5 postcard
3.5×5.5-in Horizontal
3.5x5.5 postcard
3.5×5.5-in Vertical
3.5x6 postcard
3.5×6-in Horizontal
3.5x6 postcard
3.5×6-in Vertical
3.5x8.5 postcard
3.5×8.5-in Horizontal
3.5x8.5 postcard
3.5×8.5-in Vertical
4x4 postcard
4×4-in Square
4x6 postcard
4×6-in Horizontal
Popular Size
4x6 postcard
4×6-in Vertical
4x9 postcard
4×9-in Horizontal
Popular Size
4x9 postcard
4×9-in Vertical
4x11 postcard
4×11-in Horizontal
EDDM Eligible
4x11 postcard
4×11-in Vertical
EDDM Eligible
4.25x5.5 postcard
4.25×5.5-in Horizontal
4.25x5.5 postcard
4.25×5.5-in Vertical
4.25x6 postcard
4.25×6-in Horizontal
4.25x6 postcard
4.25×6-in Vertical
4.25x11 postcard
4.25×11-in Horizontal
EDDM Eligible
4.25x11 postcard
4.25×11-in Vertical
EDDM Eligible
4.5x4.5 postcard
4.5×4.5-in Square
4.5x6.5 postcard
4.5×6.5-in Horizontal
4.5x6.5 postcard
4.5×6.5-in Vertical
4.5x11 postcard
4.5×11-in Horizontal
EDDM Eligible
4.5x11 postcard
4.5×11-in Vertical
EDDM Eligible
5x5 postcard
5×5-in Square
5x7 postcard
5×7-in Horizontal
Popular Size
5x7 postcard
5×7-in Vertical
5.5x8.5 postcard
5.5×8.5-in Horizontal
Popular Size
5.5x8.5 postcard
5.5×8.5-in Vertical
6x6 postcard
6×6-in Square
6x8 postcard
6×8-in Horizontal
6x8 postcard
6×8-in Vertical
6x9 postcard
6×9-in Horizontal
6x9 postcard
6×9-in Vertical
6x11 postcard
6×11-in Horizontal
EDDM Eligible
6x11 postcard
6×11-in Vertical
EDDM Eligible
6.5x8 postcard
6.5×8-in Horizontal
EDDM Eligible
6.5x8 postcard
6.5×8-in Vertical
EDDM Eligible
6.5x9 postcard
6.5×9-in Horizontal
EDDM Eligible
6.5x9 postcard
6.5×9-in Vertical
EDDM Eligible
6.5x12 postcard
6.5×12-in Horizontal
EDDM Eligible
6.5x12 postcard
6.5×12-in Vertical
EDDM Eligible
8x8 square postcard
8×8-in Square
8x10 postcard
8×10-in Horizontal
EDDM Eligible
8x10 postcard
8×10-in Vertical
EDDM Eligible
8.5x11 postcard
8.5×11-in Horizontal
EDDM Eligible
8.5x11 postcard
8.5×11-in Vertical
EDDM Eligible
9x11 postcard
9×11-in Horizontal
EDDM Eligible
9x11 postcard
9×11-in Vertical
EDDM Eligible
9x12 postcard
9×12-in Horizontal
EDDM Eligible
9x12 postcard
9×12-in Vertical
EDDM Eligible
Additional sizes are available. Contact us for a quote.

Graphics

  • We accept the following file formats: .TIF, .TIFF, .EPS, .AI, .PSD, .BMP, .GIF, .JPG, .PNG, .PDF.
  • Design your files on our templates and keep all critical images and/or copy within the Safe Zone. This will ensure these elements are clearly visible and there are no registration issues when the product is bound.
  • For more information on bleed, color, file formats, file size, fonts, and resolution, please refer to our Checklist for Print-Ready Artwork
  • Artwork must be a minimum of 350 dpi (dot per inch) resolution at 100% of the final print size.
  • Images designed for the web typically cannot be used for printing as they have a low screen resolution of 72 dpi. Print images need to be created at 350 dpi or there will be a substantial drop in the image quality.
  • All color artwork and/or images must be provided in CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) color mode.
  • All black & white artwork must be provided in grayscale color mode.
  • We cannot guarantee 100% color match. We are able to match your color up to 85%, so there might be a 15% shift in color when your product is printed.
  • Verify art has 0.1-in bleed. Example:
    • Final size = 4-in x 6-in
    • Art sized with bleeds =4.1-in x6.1-in
  • For best results, please use our Templates. All the available templates already have the correct dimensions, including bleed.

Graphic design services

Need design services?
Schedule a free consultation with our marketing professionals and we’ll get your project started.

Next Steps

Getting in touch
1. Project Confirmation
After you place your order, an expert will be in touch shortly to verify the details of your project, timeline, shipping location, add-ons, proof preferences and other specifications.
proof and print
2. Proof, Print & Stage
After art is reviewed, a proof is sent for client approval. The project is printed and assembled (if applicable).
Kick off
3. Project Gets Delivered
After printing and assembly, your project will be delivered to your designated location, guaranteed on time.

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