Postcards2018-12-27T22:15:14+00:00

Description

Postcards can be printed 1 or 2-sided and are often mailed. They come in a wide variety of sizes and on a broad range of heavier substrates. Different coating choices and optional rounded corners add to your unique design.

Recommendations

The most common order options are 6″ x 4″ and 8.5″ x 5.5″ on 14 Pt. Gloss Cover stock. Almost always, Postcards are printed in full color on both sides (4/4) or full color on the front and black on back (4/1).

For higher quantities and additional stock choices, please check out our 4-Color Offset Postcards.

Marketing Tips

Postcards are one of the most popular marketing tools. Whether mailed or left on display, the broad range of size choices caters to many marketing messages. Postcards are available in various sizes to fit your budget, convey your message, and command attention. When mailed, they help your message reach a target audience. Postcards are also one of the most popular marketing items displayed in a retail environment and make great marketing takeaways with product or upcoming event information.

Postcards can also be a great product for people to buy as souvenirs or to mail.

A wide variety of coating and square or rounded corner options add to your unique design and help your postcard grab attention.

Standard Sizes

Our standard sizes, listed below, are the most popular in the industry. Any sizes in blue are EDDM eligible. To learn more about EDDM, see the EDDM page under the “Services” tab.

  • 1.5″ x 7″
  • 2″ x 6″
  • 2″ x 8″
  • 2.75″ x 2.5″
  • 2.5″ x 8.5″
  • 3″ x 5″
  • 3.5″ x 8.5″
  • 3.66″ x 8.5″
  • 4″ x 3″
  • 4″ x 4″
  • 4″ x 8.5″
  • 4″ x 9″
  • 4.25″ x 2.75″
  • 4.25″ x 3.66″
  • 4.25″ x 4.75″
  • 4.25″ x 11″
  • 4.25″ x 12″
  • 5″ x 7″
  • 5″ x 8″
  • 5.5″ x 8.5″
  • 5.5″ x 2.125″
  • 6″ x 4.25″
  • 6″ x 8.5″
  • 6″ x 9″
  • 6″ x 11″
  • 6.5″ x 9″
  • 6.5″ x 11″
  • 7″ x 8.5″
  • 8.5″ x 7.5″
  • 8.5″ x 11″
  • 8.5″ x 14″
  • 9″ x 12″
  • 11″ x 17″
  • 12″ x 18″

Any Trim Size

You can order custom sizes by using the “Any Trim Size (Edit Below)” option in the pricing calculator. First select the standard size option which is larger in both dimensions (height and width) than your desired custom size. In the “Any Trim Size (Edit Below)” box on the pricing calculator (shown below), type in your desired dimensions. Please remember if you are ordering “Any Trim Size” for a product that is folded, “Any Trim Size” dimensions are for the product before it is folded.

Be mindful of the custom trim when submitting a file to prevent any part of your design from being trimmed away. It’s extra important to look at a proof when ordering custom trim.

14pt Uncoated Cover

  • You may be familiar with this type of stock from thick index cards, though the finish is much higher quality.
  • This is a very versatile stock. The uncoated finish is good when you don’t want a slick and shiny look, while the firm 14 Pt. stock folds precisely.

14pt Gloss Cover

  • You may be familiar with this type of stock from presentation folders.
  • This thick and stiff stock is coated on both sides with a glossy finish.

18 Pt C1S Gloss Cover

  • You may be familiar with this type of stock from heavy bookmarks or other products printed on a semi-rigid card stock.
  • This is our thickest stock and comes with a gloss coating on one side. Because of its thickness, it is not ideal for folding unless scored first.

16 Pt C2S Gloss Cover

  • You may be familiar with this type of stock from heavy bookmarks or other products printed on a semi-rigid card stock.
  • This is our thickest stock and comes with a gloss coating on both sides. Because of its thickness, it is not ideal for folding unless scored first.

100# White Linen Cover

  • You may be familiar with this type of stock from business cards or notecards with a subtle, woven, fabric-like finish.
  • This sturdy paper offers a unique non-glossy look enhanced with a subtle, woven linen finish.

4/4

Full color on both sides of the sheet. This option can reproduce the range of colors you see in a typical photograph out of the standard 4 printing colors: cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. Typical examples of this are magazine covers and high-end catalogs.

4/1

Full color (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black as above) on the front and black on the back. A typical example of this is a flyer.

4/0

Full color (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black as above) on the front and no printing on the back. A typical example of this is a poster.

No Coating

Coating is unavailable on Digital Printing

Rounded Corners

Rounded corners use extra finishing to convert regular square corners into rounded corners. Rounded corners represent 1/4 of a circle. We offer them in 4 sizes. Sizes are described by the radius of the full circle.

  • 1/8″ on all 4 corners
  • 1/4″ on all 4 corners
  • 3/8″ on all 4 corners
  • 1/2″ on all 4 corners

If you prefer rounded corners on only 1, 2, or 3 corners, please submit a custom estimate.

Shrinkwrap and Rubber Bands

Shrinkwrap is a thin, plastic wrapping designed to group the items you order into desired quantities. Additionally, it helps your order arrive in tip-top condition because it reduces rubbing during shipping. It is called “shrinkwrap” because after the plastic is placed around each bundle, it is shrunk with gentle heat for a better fit.

Orders can also be grouped using rubber bands.

Options:

  • 5 per package
  • 10 per package
  • 25 per package
  • 30 per package
  • 40 per package
  • 50 per package
  • 75 per package
  • 100 per package

Please note that if your order quantity and the number of pieces per package will result in more than 200 individually shrinkwrapped packages, your order may require an additional 1-2 days for fulfillment.

For other quantities, please submit a custom estimate.

File Preparation

In order to ensure your files are print-ready, we recommend that you upload them in PDF format. When you generate a print-ready PDF, your computer will use the settings in Adobe Acrobat Distiller or any other PDF generating programs you may use. Please make sure that these are set properly before generating your PDF file.

If you are uploading PDF files created in Photoshop, please be sure all layers are flattened.

We also accept .JPG (JPEG), .EPS and .TIF (TIFF) file types, however PDF is the preferred format.

Check your file to make sure it meets our file creation guidelines. This will help speed up the production of your project and give your printed piece the best results.

    1. Use the CMYK colorspace (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, blacK). These are industry standard printing colors. CMYK colors are different than RGB (Red, Green, Blue), which are used to display colors on your screen.
    2. Use a minimum resolution of 300 dpi for image files.
    3. Specify trim area with crop marks. (Don’t place crop marks inside the work area.)
    4. Artwork should have 1/8″ (0.125″) bleed extending past the trim line. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.
    5. Safe Area is the 1/8″ (0.125″) area inside the trim line. Do not put critical information or images within the Safe Area. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.
    6. If you want printed borders, they must be placed a minimum of 1/8″ (0.125″) inside the trim line and include bleed. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.

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