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.
Postcards are an effective tool for any business! Postcards can be mailed out to your current customer base or passed out at a store event or a trade show. Postcards can help you to promote products and services. You can use your postcards to direct customers to your website or store!
Postcards may seem small, but they are an invaluable tool of which Print Lion would like to help you design, market and print.
Postcards should be simple, yet bold, especially if they are being used as direct mail. It is important to make your message clear because you have a few seconds to grab someone's attention. Use easy to read fonts to reduce confusion and make your point. It is generally accepted that serif fonts are easier to read than sans serif fonts. Black backgrounds with white font are harder to reach then a white background with black text.
We offer three options for color choices including full color, full colors on the front and black ink on the back of the post card and full color on the front with a blank back. If you have questions about color postcard printing options, use our live chat to ask a print professional about your postcards order.
We offer 14 point stock that is coated on one side. This is a heavier stock with a high quality UV coating on one side. Custom stocks for your postcards are available. Please fill out a custom quote form to get an estimate.
We offer four different standard sizes for postcards including 4 X 6, 4.25 X 6, 6 X 9 and a jumbo postcard that is 6 X 11. Compare prices and consider what you are using the postcards for when choosing a size. Custom sizes are available.
Design your own postcards or have our graphic design team work with you to create an effective postcard that allows you to reach your audience. Our design team has experience across many industries and will create a fresh perspective for you. Your postcard design should reflect your company. We offer free postcard templates that show our bleed line, safety lines and trim lines. Download our print ready checklist before uploading your postcard files.
Marketing for your postcards is imperative to the success of your campaign. We offer marketing services to help you stand out and the attention of your audience. Use our live chat to ask our print professionals your marketing and printing questions.
Custom colors, sizes and stock are available to meet your needs! Please fill out a custom quote form or use our live chat to learn more. We offer many specialty services such as lamination, foil stamping and die-cutting.
We offer two types of printing at Print Lion; digital and sheet-fed offset printing. If you order less than 500 postcards, then your postcards will be printed digitally. If you order more than 500 postcards then your postcards will be printed on a sheetfed offset press. Both types of printing offer you high quality postcards that can be used for any purpose.
Print Lion offers affordable mailing services for your postcards. Use your current mailing list or speak with us about list acquisition. We are able to save you time and money because our mailing services are offered in-house. You will not face the lost time of having your postcards sent to a mail house.
If you are interested in postcards, then you may also be interested promoting your event or business with event tickets and sell sheets. Business cards and presentation folders will help you to pull all of your marketing materials together.Last Updated : 10/28/2011 11:51 AM
14 point card stock is used for postcards with a UV coating on the front cover that acts as a protective finish.Custom stocks are available by filling out a custom quote form.
14 point card stock is available with UV coating on the front side. The UV coating acts as a protective layer for your postcards
Custom stocks and sizes are available by filling out a custom quote
We offer laminating, foil stamping, die-cutting and more. View our services page to learn about everything that we offer.
If you are not using your postcard as a direct mail piece, we offer multiple shipping options to get your postcards to you quickly.Shrink wrapping in packets of your choice is available.
If you are using your postcard as a direct mail piece, we offer in-house mailing service! Send us your current mailing list or speak with us about ordering a list to reach a new audience.
FREE PDF templates of all of our standard postcards can be found below. If you need design assistance, get started with our design team.
We offer a helpful guide and video at : How To Order.
If your project is double sided or a multiple page document, please save your pages as a single PDF in the exact order that you would like them to print. Ex: Front Cover = page 1, Inside Front Cover = page 2
Combine multiple pages using this tool.
When designing full color files, please design using CMYK (4 color process; Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black). A grayscale color mode should be used when submitting black and white graphics or images.
Your monitor is currently configured using RGB (Red, Green and Black) color process. CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black) color formatting is the preferred method used for four color process printing. CMYK has the ability to reproduce the color of your graphics exactly. If your artwork was created in RBG, please convert it to CMYK before uploading. After conversion, please review your colors, as they may need adjusted.
Any files that are sent as LAB, RGB or have additional PMS (Pantone colors) will be returned to the client. If you need us to convert the files for you, there is a chance that a color change/shift will occur. This commonly happens in blues and browns.
Bleed is a printing term that refers to printing that goes beyond the edge of the sheet after trimming. The bleed is the part on the side of your document that gives the printer that small amount of space to move around paper and design inconsistencies.
Yes…If you need assistance setting up your bleed please refer to our free design templates. If you are submitting files and not using our templates, it is important that you include a 1/8" bleed on all four sides of your document. If including crop marks, please make sure to center your document within the PDF.
If you are submitting files and not using our templates, it is important that you include a 1/8" bleed on all four sides of your document. If including crop marks, please make sure to center your document within the PDF.
As you are designing your printed material, keep in mind that any images or text should be placed within the safety or trim areas as noted on our free templates or 1/8" of an inch in from the final cut.
We accept all file types. EPS and PDF are our standard preferred format, and will allow you to receive a Free PDF proof in just minutes.
.pdf PDF preserves fonts and formatting electronically across multiple platforms and will reproduce on the screen as on printed paper.
.eps EPS is an encapsulated postscript file. EPS can be processed through Illustrator or Photoshop. The preferred output when using Illustrator
Yes…However these files should be converted to a PDF document when uploading for electronic ordering. If your file is uploaded as a Word or Publisher document, a print professional will contact and assist you with your order.
Photshop files should be flattened.
Files created using Illustrator, InDesign or Freehand require that text be converted to outlines before saving as a PDF file. Photshop files should be flattened. Font sizes should be 8 pts and higher. Avoid using small or very narrow fonts with dark backgrounds as they do not print well.
Saddle-Stitched is a method of securing loose printed pages with staples down the middle of a folded sheaf of papers.
A continuous coil of wire or plastic passes through many die cut holes along one side of the papers.
Yes…Our Free design templates outline the various fold options offered.
Yes…These trim and bleed lines will print if left on the file.
Yes…We offer design and marketing assistance to help you with your next marketing project. Live chat and speak with a print professional now.
Contact a Print Professional and discuss all your mailing needs.
A list of all your previous jobs is available when signing into your account. Use the specs of the job you want to reprint, when placing your order online. You may also contact us, referencing the job number you'd like to reprint.
When creating full coverage black backgrounds make sure to create the black at 50% Cyan, 30% Magenta, 30% Yellow and 100% Black.
We also offer a helpful guide at : How To Order.