Choose from four types of coated and uncoated paper stock
Full color printing both sides
All standard sizes are eligible to mail at USPS automated Letter rates
Postcards can include a tear-off perforation
UV Coating cannot be added to the address/mail side if job includes mailing services
6x8.5 half fold to 6x4.25 can mail at the Card rate only if it perfs, so that half of the card is used for reply only. It must also meet all USPS guidelines for Double Cards
Printing folded postcards give you twice or triple the space of flat cards. Add a perforation for a business reply card, return form or coupon. Because folded postcards mail at the lowest Standard Letter size postal rate, convert your existing newsletter, brochure or catalog to a folded postcard to save money without sacrificing sales.
In a rush? Same Day turnaround option is available for folded postcards printed on 10pt and 14pt cover, gloss 2 sides.
More on Folded Postcards
So many companies use postcards for their direct mail advertising, and it's easy to see why with their low cost and high return on investment. Even with their many benefits, postcards still come with a major disadvantage - the limited space. Some companies try to solve the real estate problem with a larger postcard, but this also increases mailing costs.
Fortunately, there is a solution. Folded postcards not only provide more space to work with but can also retain the sizes required for cheap mailing. Below are five ideas that make the most of the extra space when designing folded postcards.
Take advantage of the added real estate in folded postcards by including a response card. Whether it be a comment card, survey form, or order form, a reply card gives your customers an easy way to respond to your advertisement. Simply request perforation when completing your online order with PrintPlace.com.
Nothing excites customers more than a discount, free trial, or redeemable prize included in a direct mail piece. Include perforation so that clients can place the incentive in their wallet or purse to be redeemed when they visit your office.
With so much more space available on a folded postcard, you have the room to make your advertisement useful to clients. Include industry-related tips, emergency phone numbers, a mini-calendar, a local high school sports schedule, or even recipes.
The interior of your folded postcards could include a mini-catalog, complete with product images, descriptions, prices, and an order form. This is great for a small sample of new product lines to come in the next catalog or simply for putting your most popular products in front of customers.
You may have heard of using an oversized postcard for a miniature newsletter; a folded postcard, whether standard or oversized, simply gives you more room to include the information that clients need. Plus, a postcard newsletter takes less time and effort than a full page newsletter, giving you more time for more important tasks.
Try one of these five designs using our free downloadable templates at PrintPlace.com. Then simply place your order, choosing from our variety of paper stocks, sizes, and coatings for full color folded postcards that really capture the attention of your customers.
Print folded postcards to stand out in the mail and maximize your message or offer.
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Standard sizes are eligible to mail at the USPS automated Letter rate (average $.298 each for Standard).
Mailing Panel: must include a 4" wide x 2" tall unprinted area in the bottom right corner
Coating Options: the front/outside (or mailing side) cannot have High Gloss UV or Dull UV coating. Print Place can inkjet on pieces with aqueous coating. If your cards are mailing elsewhere, check with your mail services provider about coating requirements.
Tabbing: Folded postcards require double tabbing at the top edge if mailing through USPS.
Custom Trim: if you choose to trim to a custom size, check the ratio of the final/folded dimension: width divided by height must fall between 1" and 2.5"