Postcards that incorporate eye-catching graphics, bright colors and "to the point" copy will attract attention and increase sales. Postcards are cost effective, allowing you to reach out to customers frequently.
Custom post card printing can be used for business or personal use. If you are using them for your business, they are generally used externally as direct mail pieces. Informing customers and new prospects of current specials and promotions. You can use post cards as coupons encouraging customers to visit your store or website. Some individuals ordering postcards will use them as save-the-date or as thank you cards. Get a free quote now!
For your custom post card printing order, no matter who your audience is, keep it simple and short! Try to make your message clear in as few words as possible. Use bold, serif fonts, such as Times New Roman, because they are easier to read. If you are using a sans serif font, such as Ariel, then make sure that it is large. Use graphics that compliment your postcard purpose.
We offer several different color options for your postcards in our quick quote system. Full color on both sides is our most popular option because you can use any color combination for a unique postcard on the front and back! We also offer a full color front with black text on the back and an option for full color on the front and a blank back. If you have color questions, please use our live chat to get quick answers.
Our standard stock offered on our quick quote is a high quality 14 point card stock. UV coating is added to the front of your postcards as a standard service. This coating protects the front of the postcard and gives it a quality gloss front look. Aqueous coating is also available for your postcards. Having a coating on one side allows you to write on the back side of the postcards, which works well if you are passing the post cards out in your store and you need write notes, specs or phone numbers down for customers.
We offer many standard size options including a 4 X 6, 4.25 X 6, 6 X 9, and 6 X 11 in our quick quote. If you have a custom size, fill out a custom quote form to receive an estimate for your custom postcards. If you are mailing your post card make sure what you are printing is not too expensive to mail. A 4.25 X 6 is the largest size post card to mail at a first class postcard rate. If your post card will be die- cut it is important to check it with the post office to make sure that it can be mailed before you have it printed.
You can design your own post cards or work with our graphic design team to create something brilliant! If you are designing your own postcards consider using our free templates that outline the bleed lines, safety lines and trim lines necessary for print. Also, check over our print ready checklist before placing your order and uploading your files for print to make sure that your files meet all of our requirements. For example, all images must have a high resolution to ensure that the images will not print blurry. If you need design assistance our graphic design team will work with you to create a postcard design that exceeds your expectations.
Marketing for your post cards may seem like a small task; however it is one of the most important. Your message must be clear and interesting to keep customers attention. You generally only have a few seconds to capture a prospects attention especially if it is a direct mail piece. Some post cards are included with a purchase in a shopping bag. It is important to create a postcard that stands out in that circumstance because it will be tempting for your customer to throw it away with the bag after removing their product. For example, if the card is being used as a discount post card then make sure that the percent is listed in a large, bold font.
We offer digital and sheet-fed offset printing. If your order is for 500 or less we will print your postcards digitally. If your order is for more than 500, then your postcards will be printed on a sheet-fed offset printing press. Both sheet-fed offset printing and digital postcard printing offer a high quality product. Printing custom sizes, stocks and with custom inks is available.
In addition to printing services, we offer laminating, foil stamping, die-cutting and hole drilling for your post card orders. If your postcard is going to be die-cut and mailed make sure that it approved by the post master before having it printed.
If you are not mailing your postcards we offer various shipping options. If you place your order in advance we will ship your post cards ground with UPS for the most affordable. If you need your faster, we offer overnight and two day air shipping. Blind shipping is also available if your post card order needs to ship directly to your customers without them knowing that it came from us.
If you are mailing your postcards, use our cost effective and fast mailing services! Save time by not sending your postcard to a third party where they can be lost or damaged in transit. Simply send us your mailing list or speak with one of our print professionals about ordering a new mailing list to reach out to a new audience. We are CASS certified and offer move-update services to make sure that more of your mail is deliverable.
If you are interested in post cards, then you may also be interested in business cards. Flyers, booklets and rack cards are other printed materials that allow you to share your products and services in an easy format. Consider adding an order form inside your booklet or brochure for easy ordering.
Visit Print Lion today and start your next custom postcard printing project.