Paper: 130# Gloss Cover

Printing: Full Color Both Sides (4/4)

Coating: Gloss UV Coating on Front

Artwork: Print-Ready PDFs Preferred

Custom postcards add a personalized touch to your marketing.

Whether you're announcing a grand opening or promoting an event, postcard printing is versatile, affordable, and receives great results. Full color, custom postcards grab attention and give your audience a tangible connection with your company. The best part? People tend to hold onto postcards, which means you can stay in front of your customers for months to come.

About Postcard Printing and Mailing

We've been the postcard printing experts since 1981, which means we have 38 years experience in creating direct mail postcards that not only look and feel great, but are also effective. Our customers turn to us year after year because we deliver expert quality postcards that help them grow their business.

Our standard postcards are printed full color both sides on 130# gloss coated cover, which is a heavy paper stock with a glossy coating. They are then UV coated to provide a protective laminate that gives your graphics a dynamic, eye-catching finish.

Looking to mail your postcards? We can handle that, too. Each week, we mail over a million postcards and provide USPS postage discounts for our customers. Complete mailing services are available for just $24 per 1000 pieces plus a $75 processing charge (postage is additional). Simply select "Inkjet and Mail Prep" under the mail services tab, and our team will process your mail list, address, sort, and bundle your postcards, then deliver them to the USPS.

Postcards FAQ

Do you offer custom sizes for postcards?
Yes, we offer custom sizes. Call 1-800-227-7377 to speak with a friendly sales associate and learn more about custom size postcards.

Can you mail my postcards for me?
Yes, we offer complete mailing services to help you save both time and money with your direct mail campaigns. Our services include list processing (includes CASS and NCOA certification), addressing, sorting, bundling, and delivery to USPS. To order mailing services with your postcards, simply select “Inkjet and Mailprep” under the mailing services option on our instant postcard pricing calculator.

What are common options for mailing?
Two of our most popular recommendations are using EDDM mailing for the most cost-efficient option, or securing a tailored mailing list to reach a target audience for higher response rates. EDDM is a service by USPS that allows you to mail to each household on a route without having to obtain a specific mailing list. Targeted mail lists are also available through our third party providers. To purchase a mailing list, please call us at 800-227-7377.

I need some help with my postcard design, can you help me?
Absolutely. We have a library of pre-designed postcard templates you can choose from, customize, and order your postcards in just a few simple steps. Alternatively, if you're looking for a completely custom design or don't see a template you like, our design team is standing by ready to help you. Please give us a call at 800-227-7377 for a fast design estimate.

Postcards are printed on 130# gloss cover, which is a heavy, bright white, coated cover stock with a glossy appearance. We add Gloss UV Coating to the front of your postcards to add shine and provide protection against damage. You cannot write on products with UV Coating.

Document size: Same size as final trim size of piece

Bleed: Set your bleed to .125" on all sides

Safe Area: Set your margins to .125" and keep all important elements (logos, text, and images that do not bleed) within these margins

Resolution: 300 PPI for all images is strongly recommended for best print quality

File Type: PDFs are preferred

Uploading files: You can upload files directly to this product page by clicking "Upload Your File & Order Now". Or, if you prefer to send your files a different way, you can send files here.

If you need any help with creating your print ready artwork, please give us a call at 800-227-7377 or email us at

Proofing: After you place your order and upload your artwork, our prepress team will begin inspecting your files to ensure your document size, bleed lines, margins, image resolution, and more are correct in order for the best print quality. They will email you a soft proof (PDF) for your approval prior to printing. Most proofs are sent within 1 business day of order placement; more complex art files can sometimes take longer. Soft proofing is an easy way to see what your finished product will look like and make sure the content is correct. However, soft proofing is not intended for exact color matching. Every monitor displays color differently, and on backlit screens, colors may appear lighter than the actual colors contained in your files. If color matching is critical, please give us a call at 800-227-7377 to order a hard proof.

Production Time: Production time begins after proof approval and is the time required to produce your order before it ships. It is calculated in business days, starting at the next occurrence of 9:00 AM Eastern on the 1st business day after the proof is approved. U.S. Press is closed Saturdays, Sundays and all major holidays; thus, these days are not included in the production schedule.

Use our optional layout templates to turn your custom artwork into a print-ready file.