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Date published: 2020-10-18
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Date published: 2020-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Media/Promotions Director We ordered 250 postcards custom designed by myself, Heritage Apostolic Church Promotions Director. I could not be happier with the quality product that PrintPlace provided for us. My graphic uploaded easily and their website and live chat option was super easy to navigate. My graphic needed to be sized further to fit the postcard size which I could not do. I spoke with a representative and she had my proof to a specialist and out to me with in a few hours and it was just as I had described. We will definitely be a repeat customer with PrintPlace!! Thank you so much!!!
Date published: 2020-09-16
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A Timeless & Effective Promotional Solution: Custom Affordable Postcards

Custom postcard printing continues to be an integral part of direct mail advertising. Research shows that unlike digital marketing, high-quality postcards offer a tactile advantage that makes recipients more likely to respond to your offers and recall your brand. Your conversion rates are likelier to increase through this cost-effective marketing solution.

Make a Memorable Impression

The weight and feel of your custom postcards will determine a customer’s first impression of your brand. It’s crucial to have your big branch announcement or upcoming sale printed on thick and durable cardstock.

10 pt. Cardstock Postcards

10 pt. Cardstock

  • Our lightweight, flexible option
  • Easy to hand out or insert in customer purchases 
  • Available in gloss, matte, or high gloss UV on one or both sides 

14 pt. Cardstock Postcards

14 pt. cardstock

  • The sturdy, standard material also used for business cards
  • Apply gloss coating on one or both sides to protect it during mailing 
  • Uncoated option available on both sides for writability 

16 pt. Cardstock Postcards

16 pt. cardstock

  • Significantly more substantial than the 14 pt.
  • Gives your postcard design a premium weight 
  • Available in gloss, high gloss UV, or matte on one or both sides 

17 pt. Cardstock Postcards

17 pt. cardstock

  • The heaviest and thickest material available
  • Perfect for luxury brands targeting high-end customers 
  • Uncoated texture on one or both sides allows for a writable surface 


Find That Fine Finish

Our coatings offer form with every standout finish and function with their protective qualities. High quality postcards are guaranteed with every choice. 

  • Gloss allows each color to pop and protects a design from damage during mailing.
  • Matte offers a quiet but impressive finish with its elegant, easy-to-read surface.
  • High gloss UV gives the most stunning shine & brightest print on every color. It is abrasion resistant and the most durable against multiple handlings.

More Finishing Options

Perforating: Maximize your postcards’ response rates by including perforations for business cards, reply stubs, or coupons.
Shrink Wrapping: We also offer shrink wrapping that protects postcards during shipping and storage.
Templates: Our postcard templates help you get started on your personalized postcards. If you have a ready file, feel free to upload the design online.
Print Experts: Should you have any questions, our print experts are available every step of the way.


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: 4.25" tall min. 5" wide x 3.5" tall, max 11.5" wide x 6.125” tall

Is there a minimum order quantity for the direct mail to be available for my order?

Yes, you need to order at least 500 postcards for the “Mailing Services” option to show on our online calculator.

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

  • 16 pt. cardstock is the thickest in terms of paper weight and most protective in terms of its coating.
  • 14 pt. cardstock high gloss is recommended for its ability to withstand multiple handling and resist damage on both sides.
  • 14 pt. cardstock high gloss UV front, uncoated back is suitable for companies that sell travel postcards and require a writable back side.

What should I keep in mind while designing the flyer?

Color choice determines the effectiveness of your business flyer. A bright or bold color attracts a reader to pick up the flyer, while a dull one will go unnoticed. If you want to entice customers with a fun approach, stick to orange and yellow shades. Companies that require a more professional tone can opt for cool shades such as blue, gray, and green.

Do the printing turnaround times for postcards include shipping or mailing to the indicated address?

Our printing turnaround time for postcards refers to the number of days indicated to produce the order. Choose to have your postcard printed as fast as the same day or in 1 business day. It does not include shipping transit time or direct mail processing time. All turnaround times are based on business days and exclude national holidays.

What is the benefit of selecting a folding option for my postcard?

Folding options make it easy to store and transport large quantity orders. The fold you choose will depend on how you want to organize the flyers before handing them out.

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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