Silk Postcards

Silk Postcard Printing That’s Easy on the Eyes & Smooth to the Touch

Treat your customers to the luxurious touch and feel of silk postcards. Give away your silk postcard printing orders at an event or include it as part of their in-store purchase.

Lead Them in With Luxury

Custom silk postcards have the same look and feel as the luxurious fabric. It also gives the material the following features:

  • Postcard becomes water and tear-resistant
  • Material lasts longer compared to regular postcards
  • Addition of silk lamination adds to the 16 pt. cardstock’s durability

Shine in One Spot

Spot UV printing can be applied on the front, back, or both sides of your silk cards. This technique draws attention to specific images or text by:

  • Applying a high gloss sheen
  • Gives the area a textured surface
  • Complementing the subdued appearance of silk lamination

Sort Them By Size

We offer a wide range of sizes that include the following:

  • 6” x 4” is the standard size for postcards.
  • 5.5” x 4.25” is a medium size that your customer can keep for display.
  • 11” x 6” is our largest size available.

Spot UV Printing File Requirements

Keep in mind the following file requirements below as you create a design using our downloadable templates:

  1. The font size should be a minimum of 7 or 8 points. Avoid printing small text or fine lines in spot uv.
  2. Border and stroke must be more than 1.5 points.
  3. Images and artwork should be at least 300 DPI.
  4. All files should be in CMYK color mode.
  5. Make sure there is a 1/8" (0.125") bleed around the trim size.
  6. The safe zone should be 1/8" (0.125") inside the trim line.

How to Prepare Your Artwork for Spot UV Printing

  1. Create two layers that differentiate the areas printed in regular ink from the elements with spot UV printing.
    1. The regular CMYK layer shows which areas are printed in ink. The elements should show their actual colors and sizes on print.
    2. The spot uv printing layer only shows the elements that will appear in spot UV. The element(s) that will be printed in spot UV should have the same location as seen on the CMYK layer. Apply 100% K on the spot UV area and place the rest of the design in white.
    3. The images below show the difference between the two layers:

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  2. Alignment is crucial to the file preparation process. The CMYK and spot UV printing layers should both have the same size. Common elements must be in the same position on both layers.

Silk Postcard Templates

Our layout templates will show you how to format your artwork. This ensures your postcards print correctly. Follow the steps below to prepare your product for spot uv printing:

  1. Create two layers on your file.
  2. The first layer shows the design in regular CMYK color.
  3. The second layer shows which areas will be printed in spot uv. Color all portions for spot uv printing in 100% K. All other sections that will be printed in regular CMYK should be colored white.

View Silk Postcards Layout Templates

Need help with our layout templates?
Please refer to our guided layout instructions.

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