- Provide or rent a mailing list
- Protective coating on both sides
- Highlight your postcard message
- Matte stock finish adds contrast
Your One-Stop Shop for Postcard Printing and Mailing
Postcards are an economical, efficient, and effective way to reach your target market. Promote product launches, seasonal discounts, and send out important announcements in a custom postcards.
Unlike digital marketing campaigns, postcards don’t compete with the noise in a social media feed. Your target customer is more likely to read the personalized message in the mail.
How to Customize Your Postcard to Fit Your Brand and Its Message
Our custom postcards offer several premium finishes, protective coatings, and mailable sizes:
- Mail a standard 4” x 6” postcard or go for a larger size at 6” x 9”.
- Print on high-quality 14 pt. cardstock you can easily carry around or go for the more durable 16 pt. cardstock.
- Select the uncoated, writable 17 pt. cardstock for luxurious, designs.
- Metallic postcards give your design a festive look and feel.
- Raised spot UV or spot UV postcards can highlight how much customers can save with your promo or discount.
- Silk postcards achieve an elegant look best complemented with spot UV highlights.
- Velvet postcards appeal to two senses and elevate the way you convey the message.
Make a Strong Impression at Every Doorstep
EDDM® (Every Door Direct Mail® by USPS)
You can send postcards to a specific zip code all while targeting by age group, income, or household size. It works well to increase community engagement for small- to medium-sized businesses.
EDDM® postcards come in several sizes as well, including 6.5” x 9”, 6.5” x 11”, and 8.5” x 11”.
Postcards With Mailing Services
Customers can rent a customer list or use their own. We take care of the postcard printing and mailing for you. By renting a residential or commercial list, you remove the time-consuming process of gathering leads yourself and make sure you’re targeting the right people.
Upload your design today to start enjoying the benefits of business postcard printing. Be sure to select the PDF proof so that any errors are flagged before we proceed to production.
Q&AsQ: Which cardstock allows for writability?
A: Select the 17 pt. cardstock to make both sides writeable. If you only need one writeable side, select the 14 pt. cardstock gloss front, uncoated back.
Q: Can I print on both sides of the postcards?
A: Yes, you can print postcards on both sides. The 14 pt. and 16 pt. cardstock come coated in gloss, high gloss UV, or matte on the front and back parts of your postcards.
Q: What is the fastest printing time for my postcards?
A: The EDDM® postcards are printed in 1 business day. Our standard or custom postcards can be printed in 1 to 2 business days.
Q: Is my artwork checked for errors before it is printed?
A: We offer two proofing options. If you select “Print Right Away,” your file will get a 30-point human review to ensure technical quality. We’ll contact you immediately for any problems that can’t be fixed.
Choosing “I want a PDF proof” ensures that you review the PDF file before we proceed to printing. Note that you’ll need to approve the file for us to proceed with production.
Q: How does Every Door Direct Mail® work?
A: It’s not only less expensive than regular direct mail, you can also save time delivering your postcards when you choose Every Door Direct Mail®. You don’t need a mailing list. Simply select your preferred locations and USPS will deliver your postcards to every address in the selected area. Learn more about EDDM®.
Q: What coating or laminate should I use on my postcard?
A: Depending on how you will distribute your postcards, you can choose from different coating options which include: gloss, high-gloss UV, matte, silk, velvet, or uncoated.
Q: How do I create an effective postcard design?
A: Keep it simple. Remember that your postcards will be received amongst other mail. To stand out, make your message clear and concise.
Use colors that capture attention. Sometimes, if a prospect doesn’t have time to read through all their mail, they will need something more compelling to stop and notice your postcard. Use bold, attractive colors or captivating images.
Don’t forget your call-to-action. It’s important to invite prospects to take the next step. “Call us today” or “Follow us on Instagram” are good examples.
Share an offer they can’t resist. This offer goes hand in hand with your call-to-action. Provide a discount code, coupon, or free trial to drive prospects toward your business.
Provide business information. Don’t forget to include your company logo, phone number, and social media pages. Postcards are easy to keep, and if they’re happy with your service, this allows them to reach you in the future.
Q: What are the most popular postcards sizes?
A: You can choose from 11 sizes at 48HourPrint.com, starting with 3.5” x 8.5” all the way up to 8.5” x 11”.
4” x 6” is the standard, popular choice because it fits within the US Post Office’s first-class delivery and postcard mailing rate--which means fast delivery at a low cost.
5” x 7” is great when you need additional space for copy. They are big enough to catch attention but also a good size to keep (when used as a flyer or invitation).
6.25” x 8” is the minimum size required by the post office for Every Door Direct Mail®. It’s slightly larger than your average postcard so it stands out from the rest of the mail.
6” x 11” makes a big impact. If your campaign requires a large space to effectively communicate your brand’s message, this is the perfect choice. This size also qualifies for EDDM® delivery.
Whatever size you choose for your postcards, it’s best to keep your budget and business goals in mind. Find more postcard sizes.
Q: What is the "trim," "safe zone," and "bleed" in a postcard design?
A: It’s important to know and follow printing specifications. This shows which elements of your design are within guidelines when your postcards goes to print.
“Trim” shows you the full, finished size of the printed product. When laying out your design, the images and copy placed in this area will be trimmed off.
The “safe zone” is inside the trim. This is where you should include important elements and information within your design to avoid them being trimmed off.
The “bleed” is the extra material that will be trimmed off. This area exists for you to extend a little of the unnecessary edges of your design so you’re not left with white edges.