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June 13, 2024 by DONNA A MURPHY DONEY ( WA )
“My postcards were never received. I spoke to a PrintPlace representative, and they sent new postcards immediately. I will definitely return.”
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“As always prices are reasonable, and the printing is professional. When I need help they are always quick to work with me.”
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“I have ordered these postcards for several years. They are always excellent quality.”
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“Using PrintPlace is my preferred method for all my printing needs. I am satisfied with the product, price and customer service.”

Create Personalized Messages With Custom Postcards

In a sea of messages, distinguish yours with a personal touch. Let your words shine and establish a connection that only custom postcards can make possible.

With various customization options available at PrintPlace, creating custom printed postcards is quick and convenient. Explore our design templates or upload your own design to ensure your message aligns perfectly with your visuals. Order your custom postcards today.

Personalized Postcards With Sturdy Cardstock to Impress

Impress your customers and print your custom postcards on our thick and durable cardstocks. Check the table below for details on our cardstock options.

More Finishing Options

  • Perforating

    Boost response rates with perforated postcards for business cards, reply stubs, and coupons.

  • Shrink Wrapping

    We offer shrink wrapping to protect postcards during shipping and storage.

  • Templates

    Create personalized postcards using our templates or upload your own design directly.

  • Print Experts

    Talk to print experts with our live chat. We are available to assist you in every step of the way.

How to Create Your Custom Postcard Online

Indicate your specifications on the online calculator. Choose a size, cardstock, and finish that will elevate the importance of your message.

Select “Design Online” at the bottom of the online calculator. This will bring you to a blank canvas where you can create your original design

Have a print ready design? Go to “Upload Now” and you can send it directly to our site. Our preferred formats are PDF, JPEG or JPG, PSD, PUB, or TIFF.

Want to save on sending postcards via EDDM®? Check out our available EDDM® postcards for messages sent to a specific mailing list.

Custom Postcards Frequently Asked Questions

Can I write on the back of the postcard?

Yes, you can write on the other side if your paper stock is 14 pt. uncoated or 17 pt. cardstock uncoated.

What are the available postcard sizes?

Our postcards come in nine sizes:

  • 3.5" x 8.5"
  • 4" x 6"
  • 4.25" x 6"
  • 4" x 9"
  • 5" x 7"
  • 5.5" x 8.5"
  • 6" x 8"
  • 6" x 9"
  • 6" x 11"

If you don’t see the size you’re looking for, you can opt for a custom size and indicate it on our pricing calculator.

What is the standard size for mailing postcards?

  • First-Class Mail Postcard: min. 5" wide x 3.5" tall, max 6" wide x 4.25" tall.
  • Standard Letter Rate & First-Class Letter Rate: min. 4.25" tall min. 5" wide x 3.5" tall, max 11.5" wide x 6.125” tall.

Which is the most durable postcard paper and coating for mailing?

16 pt. cardstock is the thickest in terms of paper weight with a coating that provides the most protection.
Check this table for more information on our cardstock options:

Is there a minimum order quantity to avail the direct mail service?

Yes, you need to order at least 500 custom postcards for the “Mailing Services” option to be available in our online calculator.

What does turnaround/printing turnaround time mean?

Turnaround refers to the number of business days it will take for us to print your postcard. National holidays are excluded from the turnaround time.

Are shipping and mailing included in the printing turnaround time?

No, shipping transit time and direct mail processing time are not included in the printing turnaround time for postcards.

How long will it take for you to print my custom postcard?

You can choose to have your postcard printed as fast as the same day or in one business day.

Layout Templates

Use our postcard layout templates to ensure your artwork is formatted correctly for printing. Free layout templates are provided through a desktop computer in EPS, JPG, PDF, and Publisher formats for front and back side printing. If your postcard is for mailing, be sure to check the mailing requirements for mail panel design requirements.

View Postcards Layout Templates

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

Deliver Directly to Your Customers

Save time and money by having your custom postcards sent to specific customers with our direct mail services. Upon selecting Configure Mailing Services on our online calculator, you’ll be able to:

  • Upload your own mailing list
  • Indicate the number of pieces mailed
  • Specify the postage type

In order to qualify for this type of mailing, your USPS postcard must fall under the following size requirements:

For First Class Postcard Rates
  • Min. 5" wide x 3.5" tall, max 6" wide x 4.25" tall
  • 4.25” x 5.5”
  • 4” x 6”

For Standard Letter Rate & First Class Letter Rate:

  • Min. 5" wide x 3.5" tall, max 11.5" wide x 6.125” tall
  • 5.5” x 8.5”
  • 4” x 9”
  • 6” x 9”,
  • 6” x 11”

More Mail Services We Offer

  • Processing 1 mailing list
  • Duplication removal if requested
  • CASS Certification
  • Inkjet addressing
  • Postal presorting for automation rates

Good to Know:
If you hold a valid USPS nonprofit permit, we can mail under your nonprofit rate if paperwork is completed. Contact mailing services for details.

Postcard mailing services cost includes a minimal setup fee, plus postage.

If you are custom trimming your postcard, check the Postcard Mailing Requirements for size and shape specifications.

Standard Labelling Format

Marketing and Design Ideas

Standard postcard marketing works. Not only is this demonstrated by multiple studies, the rise of standard postcard printing shows that direct mail advertising continues to be effective in our real-time, digital world. Here are some of the best ways to utilize your postcard design in your next marketing campaign.

  • Entice them with irresistible offers. Customers can rarely resist a good sale or coupon sent directly to their doorstep. Mail loyal and potential consumers alike a personalized postcard that includes a special coupon or discount.
  • Personalize each delivery. Give loyal subscribers thank you postcards. Create designs that are tailored specifically to your target market based on their age, gender, income, etc. Target Marketing reports that a personalized postcard assures higher response rates than the generic ones.
  • Keep it visual. Postcards provide enough space for one or several images. New businesses can introduce themselves through powerful images showing the lifestyle they are selling or colorful infographics that can lead them right to their store location.

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