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Postcard Printing for Versatile and Effective Marketing

Postcards are powerful. Even with e-mail marketing and social media, traditional postcards still hold a lot of value for businesses today. Postcards are not only affordable to produce and mail, but they also get high readership. It’s been proven especially cost-effective when postcard printing is used to acquire a targeted customer base.

Plenty of businesses benefit from postcard printing. Their versatility makes it easy to adapt to all types of messaging. You can use postcards to tell potential customers about your products and services, promote discounts, and the latest offers. Highlight your website, invite customers to your social pages, or simply provide your phone number for more information. And because postcards are tangible, they’re likely to get noticed compared to emails.

Custom postcards look professional and don’t cost a lot, which is why they’re so popular with smaller businesses. They are a great way to introduce a company, connect with customers, and keep the engagement running. Creative freelancers like graphic designers, photographers, and illustrators can use postcards to showcase their work samples to prospective clients.

Sending custom postcards is key to standing out from your competitors. At NextDayFlyers, we offer a wide range of customization options for size, cardstock, and coating so you get the most out of your postcard printing. You can print postcards and personalize it to suit your message and branding. Print in a compact size to use as giveaways or order large dimensions to stand out as soon as your customer sees your postcard in the mail.

Use our postcard mailing services to ease your workload and focus on other important facets of your business. If you’re interested in our mailing services, you can check out our Direct Mail Postcards and EDDM postcards.

You can upload your own design or choose from our free templates to customize online. We also offer free file proofs at checkout to ensure your postcards print according to your exact requirements.

Discover all the possibilities with postcard printing. If you have questions, our customer service team is available via live chat or at 855-898-9870 to discuss order options with you.

Why Choose NextDayFlyers?

Here’s why we are the leading online company for all your printing requirements.

  • Customization Options. Use our convenient online design tool to create postcards that will present your message in the best possible way. Whatever size, coating, or special finish that you want, you can indicate your product specifications on the order calculator.

  • Superior quality. Choose from our selection of premium cardstock material that can withstand handouts and direct mail promotions. Our full-color printing capabilities ensure your posters come out bright, vibrant, and fade-resistant.

  • Guaranteed turnarounds. Your time is important. That’s why our process makes it easy for you to get an instant quote, design your postcards, and receive your order faster than brick-and-mortar print stores.

Choose your Postcard Type

Standard Postcards

NextDayFlyers offers the widest variety of postcard sizes. With standard postcards, you can choose from 10 sizes starting from 3.5” x 8.5” up to 8.5” x 11”. Our most popular and affordable size options are 4" x 6", perfect for sending out bulk announcements on a product launch or store opening and the slightly larger 5” x 7” for more impact.

Select from our different coating options to add shine and protection. If you would like recipients to be able to write on their postcards, we suggest uncoated or matte. High gloss UV on the front with an uncoated back is also a good choice for writing on one side.

We offer same-day printing turnaround for standard postcards.

Direct Mail or EDDM® Postcards

For local companies, this is an effective way to reach your primary demographic by selecting the right locations. The best part about postcard campaigns is that they’re easy to track and measure. Restaurants, laundromats, real estate, and schools are just a few of the businesses that use postcard mailing.

We offer two mailing options to send your postcards:
  • Direct mail postcards are effective if you’re targeting a certain demographic.
  • EDDM postcards, which are less expensive, can target every household in your chosen neighborhood.

Learn more about the difference between direct mail and EDDM.

Premium Postcards

Make your promotions stand out from the mail with our premium postcards. Our special finishes and printing options will bring your postcards to another level. Print metallic postcards and add a touch of elegance to your design with choices of gold, silver, or bronze accents. Raised Spot UV postcards apply several layers of spot UV to lift important design details. You can also print Silk Postcards for an elegant, smooth finish. These are tear and water-resistant, protecting your design as it’s handed out or sent in the mail.

These are just a few of the postcards we can print for your business. We have more customization options for you to create the perfect promotion to suit your strategy and goals.

Same-Day Postcard Printing

Upload your design and your postcards can be printed and ready for shipping as soon as today. We guarantee to deliver you exceptional printing on time—or it’s on us.

If you need your postcards printed immediately and would like to pick up your order, just select “Ready Today” under “Printing Turnaround”. If you upload your press-ready files by 10:00 a.m. PT, Monday through Friday, your prints will be ready to ship between 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on the same day.

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Postcard FAQs

How much does it cost to print postcards?
You can get an instant quote using our order calculator. The price of your postcards depends on the printing specifications you choose. Just choose your preferred postcard size, material, and quantity and the order calculator instantly generates the price based on your selection.

Where can I make my custom postcard?
You can create your postcard for free using NextDayFlyer’s online design tool. We offer dozens of customizable design templates you can easily change according to your business and branding. You can filter these templates according to size, industry, and style. Just choose your preferred layout or start from a blank canvas, then add images, adjust colors, and edit text with our easy online design tool.

What are the popular postcard sizes?
Choose from our wide range of sizes that best suits your design and content. Our most popular USPS-qualified postcard sizes are 4” x 6” and 5” x 7”. Size 4” x 6” is the standard size, but if you need something bigger to stand out go for size 5” x 7”. Learn more about which of the two sizes would suit your goals.

Can I print other postcard shapes?
Yes, we offer die-cut postcard options for unique and standout designs. You can choose from a wide variety of options such as circle, heart, flower, and bottle-shaped postcards to suit special occasions and messages.

Can I print on both sides?
Yes. You can choose between full-color printing or black and white for the back of your postcards.

How do I get my postcard design checked for free?
You can upload your design first then select your preferred proofing option.

Choosing “I want a PDF proof” ensures that you review the PDF file before we proceed to printing. Note that you’ll need to approve the file for us to proceed with production.

What is the fastest printing time for my postcards?
We can print your postcards as fast as today for orders placed and approved by 10:00 a.m. PT, Monday to Friday. Printing time does not include shipping time. Learn more about our same-day printing and next-day printing services.

Written by: Leslie Taylor