If you want to print your own postage on postcards, it’s important that you choose the right paper and coating so that your equipment isn’t damaged. The best coating choice will offer protection and enhance the color of the graphics on the side without postage. For instance, a gloss coating makes colors appear more vivid from afar, while matte suits soft, muted colors.
For the backside that will be printed with postage, choose a paper type that is either uncoated (like the 14 pt. uncoated) or has a glossy finish on only one side (like 14 pt. gloss 1 side). Leave space for the address and postage on the uncoated backside. Note that coating also makes it difficult or impossible for printers and mailing machines to work with the paper. You may get in touch with a printing expert like the ones at PrintPlace to discuss the best paper options for your machine.
If you don’t want to address and post the orders, we offer full-service mailing for postcards, envelopes, flyers, brochures, and catalogs. All you have to do is upload your mailing list when you complete the order. We’ll address each piece separately and send it to the US Postal Service for you. You can pay us for both the print order and the postage, so you only have to deal with us.