Custom Postcards Printing
Custom postcards are an essential tool in your brands' marketing toolbox. Postcards can be printed 1 or 2-sided and can also be mailed. They make a great giveaway item to your customers and fans. Custom postcards come in a wide variety of sizes and can be made with many different paper types to best fit your aesthetic. The different coating choices and optional rounded corners add to your unique designs. Your customers will enjoy the fun and exclusive designs that you print on your custom postcards. Talk about making a memorable impression with your customers.
Custom postcards are printed using offset printing to produce full CMYK color. This will make your custom postcards stand out with its vibrant and truly captivating color depth. Your customers will always remember your brand more with the vibrancy of the colors on your postcards. Offset printing gives your postcards a truly premium look and feel.
Custom Postcard Features
- 14 pt. Uncoated Cardstock
- 14 pt. Cardstock Gloss
- 16 Pt. Cardstock Gloss Matte
- 1 or 2-sided printing
Custom Postcard Sizes
Custom postcards can be printed in many different sizes to fit your brand or company's needs. 4" x 6" postcards are the most common postcard printing size. The 4" x 6" size is sleek and compact which makes it a great size for mailing and to hand out to many different people at a busy event. Custom postcards are also printed 5" x 7" and 5.5" x 8.5" to give you more space to showcase your designs but to also let you spread more information about your brand. And last but not at all least, postcards can be printed 6" x 9" which gives you a larger platform to spread the news about your brand, promotions or upcoming happenings.
Custom Postcard Paper Types
Postcards can be truly custom with the different paper options we offer. 14 pt. uncoated cardstock is a classic option that is easy to write on. So, you can write personalized messages with ease to your many customers. Postcards can be 14 pt. cardstock gloss which gives your postcards a beautiful sheen to show off your postcards in the light. Custom postcards are also offered with 16 pt. cardstock gloss matte which gives your beautiful graphics a premium and exquisite look to portray the classy feel of your brand.
Postcard Printing Guidelines:
Files must be uploaded before the cut off time, which is 10:00 am. Pacific Time (ET) for orders produced in our West facility and 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) for orders produced in our East facility. If you request a proof, you must approve your proof by 4:00 p.m. in the time zone your order is produced for turnaround time to begin.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What's the most popular postcard size?
Our most popular postcard sizes are our 4" x 6" and 5" x 7" postcards and are a great size to use for business and event promotions, greetings, and other applications.
What is the difference between 14 pt. cardstock and 16 pt. cardstock?
Postcards made printed on a 16 point cardstock have a thicker width than a 14 point cardstock postcard.
Can I write on my postcards?
Yes! You can write on any of the postcards despite the paper type but we recommend that you choose the 14 pt. uncoated cardstock so that you can use any type of pencil, pen, or marker on the postcards with little to no bleed.
Can I print my own designs on the postcards?
Yes! Once you make your selections of the products (Size, Quantity, Paper, Printing Side, and Turnaround Time), click on the "get started" button to be bought into our online design tool and you can upload your design and make your custom postcards perfect.
How to print and design postcards?
There are several ways to print a Postcard. Our recommendation is to go with an online printer or a commercial postcard printing company that has the capabilities to print offset and with bleeds. This will ensure that you will have a professional postcard print. Learn more about tips about postcard designs here.
Do you offer pre-made designs for custom postcards?
Yes! Printleaf has an in-house design team that is available to help you bring your design idea to fruition. Contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org to get design help.
Will I receive my order in the turnaround time after placing the order?
After you place your order and upload your design, we will check to see if your design has the following:
- correct file size
- correct file format
- high-quality (if it looks blurry, difficult to read, etc.)
- other factors that may affect its design
After we finalize the design and you approve it, we will then put your Custom Postcards into production. You should receive the Custom Postcards within the said turnaround time after it's been put into production!
What Are Custom Postcards?
Make customer satisfaction with custom postcards. Digitally printed on 14pt cardstock. Premium cardstocks with UV ink provide long-lasting postcards that could be used for distribution at events and tradeshows and could be distributed to guests at birthday parties, etc. Your custom postcards could be finished with an option of your desire either a matte or a gloss finish. The common sizes for these postcards are 4'' x 6'', 5'' x 7'', 5.5'' x 8.5'', 6'' x 9''.
Custom Postcards Features
Digitally Printed: To provide the sharpest looking design we use digital printing for all our postcards.
Sturdy 14pt Cardstock: Our custom postcards will be durable and long-lasting no matter if you are handing them out or packing them in boxes.
Variety of Sizes and Quantities: We offer various sizes and quantities ranging from 4'' x 6'' up until 6'' x 9''. We offer in quantities from 50 up until 10,000 vertical or horizontal.
Single or Double-Sided: Choose which option works best for your event. You could choose whether your postcards could be single or double-sided in the price calculator up above.
Matte or Glossy Finish: Choose which finishing option you desire either a glossy finish which gives off a vibrant and bright appearance or the matte finish which offers softer colors and less polishing.
Weight: .10 Ibs for 4'' x 6'' postcards & .15 Ibs for 5'' x 7'' postcards
Thickness: .43 mm (about the thickness of 4 sheets of copy paper).
Details: Double-sided printing available, glossy or matte finish, premium 14pt cardstock
Uses: Appointment cards, invitations, events, Advertising, tradeshow materials, etc.
Print Method: Digitally printed, full color
Estimated Lifespan: Varies Depending on use
By storing them in a sturdy container it avoids bending. Avoid getting in contact with liquid, if happens quickly wipe off all surface liquid of the postcard the leave to dry. Make sure when storing them do it in a way that the corners won't get bent.