Custom Postcard Printing

This postcard estimating service is free. Just fill in the following web form and press submit one time to receive a custom postcard production quote or estimate. On submission the form emailed to each of our printer subscribers. The printing firms who can best meet your postcard printing requirements will contact you shortly.

A WORD ABOUT THE PAPER ON WHICH POST CARDS ARE PRINTED. According to postal regulations the paper has to have a minimum spec .007 inches.

A WORD ABOUT THE SHINY PLASTIC COATINGS THAT APPEAR ON MOST POSTCARDS THAT ARE SOLD TODAY. The idea behind the coating is to enhance and protect the picture while it travels through the mail. Coatings listed in this form are with ease of application.
  1. Aqueous coating. Press applied as last step in printing. Glossy lie coating.
  2. UV coating. A gloss plastic liquid resin applied after printing. More durable coating found on some commercial post cards.
  3. Film lamination is found on most commercial post cards.
The rule on thumb tells us the number one coating is the least expensive because it is a single process printing application. However a specialty postcard company can process film laminated postcards within a hhalf a cent on the aqueous card. My position on the coating is as follows. Postcards used for advertising products generally have a short life span and it does not make any difference how the card is coated. Cards upon which memories are captured for a lifetime should be film laminated. So you have a choice to make in the form below.

The cost of printing equipment determines how post cards are printed. Every postcard printer will print as many postcards on the same sheet of paper as his press size will allow. For this reason you can order postcards in standard quantities like 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000. Some printers will offer you quantities like 1000, 1500, 2000, 3000, 6000 etc. It is up to you to choose the printer, price and quantity that best fits your budget.

This web form has five required contact information fields. They are Name, Email, WPhone, State and Quantity. The information you provide is distributed to the printers who subscribe to this information service. We do not, we will not sell contact information under any circumstances.

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General Information:
- Your Name is a required field.

- Company or Organization
- Street Address
- City
- State is a required field.
- Zip Code - Country Code
- Work or Cell Phone is a required field.
- Home Phone only if applicable
- Fax Number
- Email Address is a required field.

The form will not process without a minimum of your Name, Email address, Work Phone, and Quantity to be printed because the printers who subscribe to this service
will reply by email and or phone or fax.




Enter the quantities to be quoted in this box and separate with a comma. Example; 1000, 2500, 5000 etc. This is a required field. This is a required field.


Postcard standard sizes in inches:
3.5 x 5.5
3.5 x 8.5
4.125 x 5.875
5.375 x 7
5.5 x 8.5
6 x 9
8.5 x 11
Non standard - enter size below


- Enter custom postcard size here.



How many Ink colors and what Coating do you want? Select one:
1 color both sides uncoated stock.
1 color both sides coated one side stock.
2 colors front and 1 color black back uncoated stock
2 colors front and 1 color black back coated one side stock
2 colors front and 1 PMS color back coated one side stock
Living color front and 1 color black back coated one side stock. Least expensive color post card.
Living color with aqueous plastic coating on front plus 1 color black back. The aqueous coating is applied on the press after the last color is printed. Aqueous is the leas expensive kind of coated post card.
Living color with aqueous plastic coating on front plus Living color on the back. The back is not coated.
Living color with UV coated front plus living color back uncoated. UV coating is a liquid gloss plastic finish applied after printing.
Living color laminated front plus 1 color black back.
Living color laminated front. Living color back uncoated.


Home many pictures will be on the postcard?

Bleeds: When the image prints off the edge of a sheet it is called bleeding.
Will your postcard bleed or print off the edge of the card? Choose one.
There are no bleeds.
The post card bleeds.


Who will provide the color separations?
The Printer will furnish the separations and film.
We will furnish the separations and film.

Will you require design services?
Yes, we require design services. No, we do not require design services.

What will you furnish for copy?
Rough design ideas
Final camera ready copy
Final electronic files
Combined hard copy and electronic files

Our electronic files were created on a Macintosh computer PC computer

Our design software is: Include the version number if you know it. Here are some prompts to assist you.
Macintosh: Adobe Illustrator, QuarkXPress, Adobe Pagemaker, Micromedia Freehand, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat Distiller, Adobe Indesign.   PC: Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Corel Draw, QuarkXPress, Pagemaker, Adobe Freehand, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat Distiller, Illustrator, Filemaker Pro., Other brand


If the order delivers to another location please provide the address?


Will you require mailing services?
Yes, we require mailing services. No, we do not require mailing services.


If mailing is required what kind of data base will you provide?


Fulfillment services: Will you require special shipping, delayed shipping, or daily or
weekly order fulfillment?
Yes,
No,
Please describe your fulfillment requirement.


Production time:
What date will the copy or files be ready?
When do you require delivery at your door?
If the order is being mailed, what is the mailing drop date?


Please use this space for Questions, Comments or Special Requests.


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