Use postcards to advertise a sale or event, offer a coupon, or promote specials for the month. There are a variety of ways to use postcards creatively and for the ultimate effectiveness in delivering your message. At Publishing Xpress, we want to make your postcard printing projects easy and convenient. But we also want to ensure that the final printed postcards are exactly what you imagined in terms of quality and powerful design.
Our normal production time for postcard printing is 3 business days after proof approval. Weekends and holidays are not counted in the business day calculation.
Expedited production times include:
2 business days after proof approval for an additional 10%
1 business day after proof approval for an additional 25%
Same business day as proof approval for an additional 100%
Before ordering same day service, please call us to make sure we can handle your order on that day. Whether we can do it depends on how early in the day we receive your file and how many copies you need.
These production times only include processing within our facility. They do not include UPS shipping days to your location. Please see the shipping page to determine how many days it will take for UPS to deliver your order by ground service, which varies from 1 to 4 business days. UPS also offers overnight, 2nd day, and 3-day shipping options for an additional charge. Don’t forget that orders over $399 receive UPS ground shipping for free.
Once you add your order to your cart and start the checkout process, you can input your zip code and get an estimate of UPS shipping charges for all shipping options (ground, 3 day, 2 day, and overnight). While we will charge you actual UPS shipping costs, we have found that these estimates are fairly accurate.
For online postcard printing, we offer six standard sizes:
4 x 6
4¼ x 6
4 x 9
5 x 7
5½ x 8½
6 x 9
But you are by no means limited to printing those sizes. We can print any size up to 6 x 9 inches. Custom sizes are never an issue.
When printing custom sizes up to 6 x 9 inches, just use the price calculator for the next largest standard size. For instance, if you want to print a 4 x 4 inch postcard, use the 4 x 6 inch calculator.
We offer numerous paper options for postcard printing. We only carry white paper; we do not carry cream or other colored paper.
All of our papers are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) as being responsibly forested. All of our standard paper stocks contain 10% to 30% post consumer waste content.
For postcards, we offer:
- 80# matte cover
- 80# gloss cover
- 100# matte cover
- 100# gloss cover
- 120# matte cover
- 120# gloss cover
Please feel free to order our sample kit, which includes a plastic coil bound book with samples of all our standard paper stocks. Many clients find this very useful when deciding on paper stocks for their online business card printing, postcard printing, and rack card printing orders.
At Publishing Xpress, we offer the following lamination options for postcards:
- One sided gloss lamination
- Two sided gloss lamination
- One sided soft touch lamination
- Two sided soft touch lamination
- One sided leather lamination
- Two sided leather lamination
- One sided linen lamination
- Two sided linen lamination
Your online postcard printing files must be submitted as high-resolution PDF files, which will embed fonts and graphics. This will ensure that nothing on your page will shift or move to another page, which often happens when the native file is opened on another computer. Before uploading your file, please review every page of your PDF to make sure it is correct.
You will have the opportunity to upload your postcard printing files during the ordering process.
Your customer service rep will review your postcard printing order before it is printed and again before it is shipped. They will often notice things like layering issues, low-resolution graphics, and even typos at times. If they notice a printing issue with your online business card printing, postcard printing, or rack card printing order, they will contact you so that it can be corrected. We cannot guarantee that we will notice all issues with a particular order.