4-Color Offset Printing

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  • Photo Quality Printing

  • Next Day Available

  • Premium Thick Paper

  • Downloadable Templates

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Full Color Postcard Printing Description

Full Color Postcard Printing

If you are looking for an inexpensive way to market your business or promote your organization or special event, full color postcards are just the answer. We provide you with many sizes and finish options to get your products or event in print, seen by your targeted audience quickly and within your marketing budget. Using one of our templates or one that you create; our custom design team will be sure to make your postcards stand out and receive attention.

As you might know, postcards are most effective when mailed using direct mail in an aggressive and consistent marketing campaign. Many of our postcard printing sizes are compatible with the US Postal Service's Every Door Direct Mail program (EDDM). If you are not familiar with the EDDM program, it deserves your attention. You can target a specific neighborhood or business district without having to purchase an address list. And with our complete mailing services here to assist you, you can save money and a lot of headaches by allowing us to do the complete job for you. We are a one-stop shop that makes your mass mailing project a lot easier.

Full color postcards have also been proven to be effective as handouts. Put your message or product representation directly into the hands of your audience at exhibitions, fairs, parades, or other local events. By placing the postcards on your business's counter, customers can easily take important information home with them.

Our postcards are printed on premium, thick 14 or 16 point stock, or 100# white linen cover stock. And you can choose from over 30 size variations or enter your own custom size. Postcards are available with full color printing on both sides (4/4), full color on 1 side over black ink (4/1) or full color on one side with nothing printed on the back of the card (4/0) Your postcard will receive a high-gloss UV coating, satin or semi-gloss AQ coating, or spot UV. Use the spot UV to bring attention to a specific spot of your choosing.

Tired of being square? Rounded corner postcards are available. To make your printed postcards really unique, you can choose to round your corners on only 1, 2, or 3 corners. You will need to ask for a custom estimate. Check out this detail under the "Finishing" option.

Need your postcards tomorrow? We can do it! Make sure and check out our "Turnaround" options and pick the one that meets your needs. Need a small quantity? No problem. We also offer a short run postcard printing. It is possible to have your double-sided, full color postcards sooner than you had imagined.

  • Standard Sizes
  • Any Trim Size

Standard Sizes

Our standard sizes, listed below, are the most popular in the industry. Any sizes in blue are EDDM eligible. To learn more about EDDM, see the EDDM page under the "Services" tab.

  • 1.5" x 7"
  • 2" x 6"
  • 2" x 8"
  • 2.75" x 2.5"
  • 2.5" x 8.5"
  • 3" x 5"
  • 3.5" x 8.5"
  • 3.66" x 8.5"
  • 4" x 3"
  • 4" x 4"
  • 4" x 8.5"
  • 4" x 9"
  • 4.25" x 2.75"
  • 4.25" x 3.66"
  • 4.25" x 4.75"
  • 4.25" x 11"
  • 4.5" x 12"
  • 5" x 7"
  • 5" x 8"
  • 5.5" x 8.5"
  • 5.5" x 2.125"
  • 6" x 4.25"
  • 6" x 8.5"
  • 6" x 9"
  • 6" x 11"
  • 6.5" x 9"
  • 6.5" x 11"
  • 7" x 8.5"
  • 8.5" x 7.5"
  • 8.5" x 11"
  • 8.5" x 14"
  • 9" x 12"
  • 11" x 17"
  • 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.

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
  • 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 and your preferred shipping time as you place your order.

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 Pacific 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. Sizes are described by the radius of the full circle.

  • 1/8" on all 4 corners
  • 1/4" on all 4 corners
  • 3/8" on all 4 corners
  • 1/2" on all 4 corners
  • If you prefer rounded corners on only 1, 2, or 3 corners, please submit a custom estimate.

    • Quantity
    • When to choose Offset
    • When to choose Digital
    • 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
    • Create Your Own 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.

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    • 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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