- Standard & custom postcard sizes.
- Premium gloss, high gloss, & matte.
- Available in durable 16 pt. cardstock.
Every Door Direct Mail®
- USPS approved sizes
- One or two-sided printing
- Printed on writable cardstock
- More space for images & information
- Seal with tabbing options for mailing
- 10 pt. & 14 pt. cardstocks
- Plenty of space for marketing
- Add tabs for direct mail messages
- Comes in 10 pt. & 14 pt. cardstock
- Shines a spotlight on your message
- Explore various metallic colors
- Sturdy 16 pt. cardstock
Raised Spot UV Postcards
- Print on durable 16 pt. cardstock
- Comes in 2 wide, handy sizes
- Soft-touch velvet lamination
Spot UV Postcards
- Highlight your message on one or both sides
- Printed on high-quality 16 pt. cardstock
- Gloss & matte complement spot UV
- Water and tear-resistant material
- Printed on durable 16 pt. cardstock
- Apply spot UV to certain elements
Print Postcards to Mail and Handout for Important Announcements and Promotions
Compared to digital promotions, you can personalize postcards. Your small business competes with less noise when customers receive your message in-hand or in the mail.
At PrintPlace, you can customize your postcard printing design so it appeals to your market. Here are a few ways to maximize the power of print and mailing to your advantage.
Customized Postcard Printing That Speaks to Your Audience
You can also choose from several durable cardstocks for your custom postcard creations. Each material comes with a gloss, matte, or high gloss UV coating on one or both sides, depending on your preference.
The gloss and high gloss UV brighten colors and give them that extra pop. Matte is the go-to look for elegant, understated palettes in pastel or neutral shades. Select a coating that appeals to your audience and matches the intent of your design.
A durable, high-quality cardstock adds to the impact of your message. Print postcards on standard 14 pt. cardstock or select a slightly thicker, premium 16 pt. cardstock.
The 14 pt. cardstock is an affordable, lightweight material that’s easy to carry for those on the go. The 16 pt. cardstock is highly recommended for those after a heftier weight and feel to their business card.
An uncoated, writable back is also available for the 14 pt. cardstock. The 17 pt. cardstock is the thickest option for custom postcards. It offers an elegant, writable texture normally seen on wedding invitations.
Create Special Postcards With Zero Design Knowledge
Metallic postcards are perfect for holiday promos and other seasonal announcements.
The raised spot UV postcard comes with an embossed element that's printed on a soft, supple velvet silk laminated surface.
Silk postcards emulate their name sake's fabric, suitable for elegant designs that target the high-end customer.
Folded postcards let you add a coupon or other tear-off promotions to encourage store visits or site traffic.
There are a variety of options to fit any budget. We start as low as $20 for standard postcards to $100 for our premium materials.
Turnaround time can be as fast as one business day for most orders. Note that turnaround time refers to the number of printing days. It does not include shipping transit time or direct mail processing time.
Try Our Easy and Convenient Mailing Services to Send Your Postcards Directly to Customers
Have more questions? Talk to our print experts today for more information on postcard printing. They'll help you every step of the way and clarify any technicalities you’re curious to know about for creating custom postcards.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What additional features come with a postcard printing order?
A: Custom postcards come with add-ons like rounded corners for smoother edges, perforation for special discounts or coupons, and a smaller trim size to tailor the design’s overall look. Check out this helpful article for more information on customizable postcard printing options.
Q: Can I print on both sides of the postcards? Which side is writable?
A: Yes, we offer printing on both sides of the postcards. If you need both sides to be writable, select the 14 pt. cardstock uncoated as your paper type. Designs with a colorful front can select the 14 pt. cardstock uncoated back for one writable side.
The 17 pt. cardstock is also available if you want a slightly thicker cardstock and writability on both sides.
Q: What postcard sizes are available?
A: We offer the standard 4" x 6" and 5" x 7" postcards. The former classifies for First-Class mail, while the latter can be mailed in the Standard Letter and First-Class Letter rate. We also offer larger sizes such as the 6" x 9" and 6" x 11" for custom postcard printing.
Q: How do I print and mail 4" x 6" postcards?
A: The following instructions are applicable to custom postcards:
- Select the 4" x 6" size on our online calculator.
- Expand "Advanced Options" at the bottom of the online calculator.
- Check the Mailing Services box. Note: Adding a custom trim will make this service unavailable. Mailing services are available for standard postcard designs.
Q: How soon can I receive my custom postcards?
A: Select your preferred turnaround time or the number of days to produce the order. This will determine how long it will take to print your postcards.
After proceeding to checkout, you will select from several transit times as your shipping method choices. You pay less for 2 to 3 days transit but you can also select a one-day transit for a higher price.
Q: Can I have my own design printed?
A: Yes, you can upload your artwork for us to print. You can upload a file directly from your computer or from your Dropbox folder. PDF is the ideal file format for sending, but we also accept JPEG, JPG, TIF, TIFF, and EPS.
Q: How much does it cost to make postcards?
A: You can print as few as 12¢ for 1,000 5” x 7” postcards and 8¢ for 1,000 of the 4” x 6” size. The higher your order quantity, the less you spend per postcard.
Note that the unit price will also depend on your preferred size and paper type. Advanced options such as perforating, rounded corners, and mailing services will add to your total spend.
Q: Is the back of the postcard writable?
A: You can write best on an uncoated paper stock. You can print a writable postcard on 14 pt. cardstock uncoated or the 17 pt. cardstock uncoated. Both choices come with a smooth, writable surface on both sides.
There is also a 14 pt. cardstock uncoated back paper type if you want the front side to be in matte, gloss, or high gloss UV.
Q: Do you have templates available for download?
A: Yes, you can download templates in each of our postcard product pages. Go to the Layout Templates tab and select the file that you can open in your desired editing program:
- Adobe InDesign
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator
- Microsoft Publisher
Q: Will I be sent a proof of my postcard design before printing?
A: After uploading or designing your postcard artwork, you’ll be asked whether you need a PDF proof under Proofing Options.
- Select “I need a PDF proof” if you want to check your file before we proceed to production.
- The PDF proof file of your postcard will be available for download from the Shopping Cart after upload or from My Account after checkout.
- You need to approve the proof on My Account so it can proceed to printing.
Note that production time starts after you’ve approved the PDF proof.
If you select “I don’t need a proof”, we’ll do a standard file check and notify you if there are any technical problems with the file. If no problems are found, the artwork will go directly to print.
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