4-Color Offset Printing

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Features

  • Photo Quality Printing

  • Premium Thick Paper

  • Many Options

  • Downloadable Templates

  • Description
  • Recommendations
  • Marketing Tips
  • Mailing Info

Description

In our digital culture, mailing a postcard might seem to be left over from a previous era, but a postcard can actually be a very effective marketing method. A direct mail postcard that is well designed and brightly colored catches a potential customers eye very quickly, and it wont accidentally end up in their emails spam folder. Postcard marketing is an incredibly valuable tool for any business, and an effective postcard mailing service makes that process possible.

Postcards are printed on heavy paper to handle the rigors of the mailing system. When choosing your paper, you have the option of 100 pound white linen cover, 14 point gloss cover or its uncoated version, and 16 point gloss cover. The postcards can be printed on just one side or on both sides. Choose to make your item distinctive by electing for rounded corners on your postcards.

Of course, a postcard is not much use until it is mailed to a list of potential customers. With our direct mail services, we are able to assist you through the entire process from design to mailing. There are several reasons to choose our postcard mailing service rather than opting for another company. First, our prices are some of the lowest in the mailing industry, so working with us is good for your bottom line. Second, postcard mailing through our company makes the whole process go more quickly, since no time is wasted shipping the postcards to another location to be processed for mailing.

Our direct mail services include the purchase of mailing lists, design of your postcard, printing the card, and sending it to the addresses on your mailing list. Since we use current postal software to process your mailing, we can make sure that you are paying as little as possible for postage. In fact, with the bulk rates available to us, you may be able to save as much as 20 cents per postcard. We are also very familiar with postal regulations, so we can review your artwork to make sure that it is in compliance.

The software we use is designed to ensure that you get the best delivery ratios possible. We use CASS certification to make sure that the addresses are input accurately. CASS stands for Coding Accuracy Support System and is certified by the Postal Service to standardize and correct address information. We also utilize the National Change of Address registry and move update services to catch any individuals that have recently moved. Our software will scan your list and remove any duplicates to save you money and heighten your credibility.

  • Standard Sizes
  • Any Trim Size

Standard Sizes

Our standard sizes, listed below, are the most popular in the industry:

  • 4" x 9"
  • 6" x 4"
  • 6" x 4.25"
  • 6" x 9"
  • 6" x 11"
  • 7" x 5"
  • 8.5" x 5.5"
  • 8.5" x 11"
  • 14pt Uncoated Cover
  • 14pt Gloss Cover
  • 16pt C1S Gloss Cover
  • 16pt C2S Gloss Cover
  • 100# White Linen Cover

14pt Uncoated Cover

You may be familiar with this type of stock from thick index cards, though the finish is much higher quality.

This is a very versatile stock. The uncoated finish is good when you don't want a slick and shiny look, while the firm 14 Pt. stock folds precisely.

16 Pt C1S Gloss Cover

You may be familiar with this type of stock from heavy bookmarks or other products printed on a semi-rigid card stock.

This is our thickest stock and comes with a gloss coating on one side. Because of its thickness, it is not ideal for folding unless scored first.

Note:C1S stock tends to dry slower than C2S. If you are placing a rush job, we recommend ordering C2S stock.

16 Pt C2S Gloss Cover

You may be familiar with this type of stock from heavy bookmarks or other products printed on a semi-rigid card stock.

This is our thickest stock and comes with a gloss coating on both sides. Because of its thickness, it is not ideal for folding unless scored first.

  • 4/4 (Full Color Both Sides)
  • 4/1 (Full Color Front / B&W Back)
  • 4/0 (Full Color Front Side Only)

4/4

Full color on both sides of the sheet. This option can reproduce the range of colors you see in a typical photograph out of the standard 4 printing colors: cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. Typical examples of this are magazine covers and high-end catalogs.

  • AQ 1 Side
  • AQ 2 Sides
  • Satin AQ
  • UV 1 Side
  • UV 2 Sides
  • Spot UV

AQ 1 Side

AQ is short for Aqueous Coating. This is a semi-gloss, environmentally friendly, water-based coating applied to the front of the printed piece. It provides additional gloss and protection, and it can be written on with a ballpoint pen.

  • Explanation of Turnaround Time
  • Next Day
  • Next Day + 1 Day
  • 2-3 Days
  • 5 Days
  • 7 Days

Explanation of Turnaround Time

Please note that turnaround time does not include shipping time. You may select from available production turnaround times as you place your order.

Should you choose, you can place a print order immediately and upload your mailing list at a later date. This helps prevent your direct mail campaign from being delayed. Keep in mind that the mailing turnaround time is 2-3 days after your order completion date.

Turnaround times begin when the proof is approved. All times are based on standard business days Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays. For orders shipping to the east, please use the Eastern time zone (New York). For orders shipping to the west, please use the Western time zone (California). Please see the below map:

Our products are the same great quality for every turnaround time we offer.


  • Rounded Corners
  • Shrinkwrap

Rounded Corners

Rounded corners use extra finishing to convert regular square corners into rounded corners. Rounded corners represent 1/4 of a circle. We offer them in 4 sizes described by the radius of the full circle.

Please Note: The USPS will not mail items with rounded corners in excess of 1/8" Since this product is mailed, the only rounded corner option is 1/8"

If you prefer rounded corners on only 1, 2, or 3 corners, please submit a custom estimate.

  • Quantity
  • When to choose Offset
  • Custom Orders

Quantity

The quantity available is dependent on the order specifications you choose. To see available quantities, complete all order specifications in the pricing calculator and click on the "Quantity" dropdown menu.

Due to our printing process, we print in specific quantity increments. If you would like an amount not listed in the pricing calculator, you have two options.

  1. Request a custom estimate for the specific quantity you need
  2. Order a larger quantity and ask us to ship only what you need

Ordering one of our specified quantities is generally more affordable than a custom estimate. Let us know how many units you would like shipped and we will recycle the excess for you. Simply choose the amount of items you would like recycled under the "shipping" section after placing your order.

For example, if you would like 700 units, you can order 1000 units and let us know you only want 700 shipped. We will responsibly dispose of the extras.

We typically print more than the quantity ordered. Because printing is a manufacturing process, the total finished quantity may vary. We usually ship a few more than you order, but sometimes quantities can vary +/- 5%. Standard industry procedure is to consider this range shipment in full.

When to choose Offset

4-Color Offset printing is ideal for lower prices on large quantity orders or any time you would like coating on your products.

Almost always, people choose this option when ordering large quantities.

  • Get Templates
  • File Preparation
  • File Orientation
  • Bleed and Safe Area
  • Proofs and File Check

Please Select Template Below:


PDF stands for Portable Document Format. This template can be imported into: InDesign, Quark Express, Illustrator, Corel Draw, and many other content creation programs.

JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group and is a basic raster file format. This template is recommended for Photoshop.

EPS stands for Encapsulated PostScript. This template is recommended for advanced Illustrator users only.

For detailed information about advanced file setup, please click here Click Here

  • Custom Design
  • Basic Logo Samples
  • Corporate Logo Samples

Custom Design

We create fully custom designs that help represent your company, brand or product in a professional way. Custom Design includes consulting to come up with a concept and design revisions, so you're truly part of the process. You can also add either a basic or corporate custom designed logo to your design.

There are 3 design packages to meet your needs:

1. Full Custom Design:

With this option you get complete, professional custom design for the product of your choosing. This includes consulting to discuss the concept, images, text, and revisions.

2. Full Custom Design plus a Basic Logo

With this option you get the complete design just like Custom Design Option 1 plus a basic logo. Basic logo design consists of a single font with a simple icon. See the examples under the "Logo Samples" tab.

3. Full Custom Design plus a Corporate Logo

With this option you get the complete design just like Custom Design Option 1 plus a corporate logo. Your corporate logo design has no limit to font styles so long as they are in our library. You also get a fully designed graphic to accompany your text. See the examples under the "Logo Samples" tab.

To see Custom Design pricing, number of images and revisions for this product, select "Custom Design" on the dropdown menu in the calculator and click the link underneath the menu.

Keep in mind that this price is estimated and includes limits on the amount of images and revisions that can be made before incurring additional charges. We will notify you prior to performing any services that cost more money.

Basic Logo Samples

Corporate Logo Samples

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