Print Custom Postcards to Personalize Your Brand

Postcard printing allows marketers to build a relationship with their target consumers. People continue to appreciate the personalized touch of postcard marketing over their daily digital consumption. Postcards continue to be an affordable yet creative way for businesses to reach their customers in the comfort of their homes.

A standard postcard is often utilized to remind customers of a brand’s website launch, a new store branch, or an upcoming sale through postcard advertisements. Some even use postcards for printing invitations.

Handy and Mailable Custom Postcard Sizes

We offer business postcards in a variety of dimensions to help you spread an important message and showcase your business. Here are some helpful details on standard postcard sizes to help you choose which postcard size fits your message:

  • 4” x 6” postcard printing is the most affordable option, perfect for sending out bulk announcements on a product launch or store opening.
  • 4.25” x 6” is slightly larger than the standard 4” x 6” and provides more space for visual heavy designs.
  • 5” x 7” are perfect for sending out timely sales promotions and discount coupons. It’s large enough to stand out but handy enough to keep for future reference.
  • 5.5” x 8.5” postcards strike a balance between ample space for information and images without breaking your budget.
  • 6”x 9” is big enough to stand out but also easy to hand out and for customers to keep.
  • 6” x 11” is the largest mailable size available and is sure to get noticed in the pile.

Crisp Cardstock Choices

Each postcard is made from thick and durable cardstock that appears as if they were fresh from the press.

  • 10 pt. -  Our lightweight, flexible cardstock option, similar to paper used in greeting cards.
  • 14 pt. - A common choice for printing postcards in bulk. This thickness is commonly seen on standard business cards.
  • 16 pt. - Slightly thicker and more durable than the last two cardstock options. Its weight is normally felt on formal invitations for weddings and company events.
  • 17 pt. - Our most durable option that gives your postcard an upscale, premium feel. Its weight can be likened to the thicker covers of paperback books.

Four Distinct Finishes

We also offer double-sided postcard printing so you can utilize the space available.


Gloss gives your postcard design the right shine, establishing a balance between the short copy and main image.


Matte is the prime choice for luxury brands or designs that prefer a satin-like appearance. It’s easy on the eyes and guides readers through lengthier text.


High Gloss UV is extra shiny and makes every color pop even from afar.


Uncoated option gives a high end finish for brands that need a subdued look for their custom postcards.

Extend Your Customer Reach With Our Direct Mail Services

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to include direct mail in your custom postcard order:
1. Select a minimum quantity of 500 postcards for your order on our online calculator.
2. The “Mailing Services” option will be enabled since this is a benefit we offer for bulk orders.
3. You can read up on the rest of our direct mailing services process here.

Upload your postcard design today or allow our online design tool and postcard templates to guide you through the process. Select our free file proof option to ensure your file is error free before we proceed with postcard printing.

Create Custom Postcards with Our Free Customizable Postcard Templates and Online Design Tool

Creating your own postcard design has never been this easy. All you need to do is to choose the postcard template that you like best from our collection and then start customizing it. You can place your company name, logo, product image, and other design elements that you can think of.

We also made it more simple to find the postcard design template that would suit your business by categorizing all 182 designs that we have into different industries.

Want to get started in customizing your postcards? Follow these easy steps on how to use our online design tool:

  • Step 1. Select a postcard template that you want to edit.
  • Step 2. Click Customize or the image of the template itself.
  • Step 3. Start personalizing the postcard template by adding various graphic elements such as texts, photos, or background color. You can also manipulate the images you’ll add on the design by cropping and rotating it. All these tools can be easily found in the toolbar.
  • Step 4. Proceed to Order once you’re done or save your design and get back to it later.

Learn More About Postcard Printing
Does Size Really Matter? Choosing between a 4” x 6” and 5” x 7” Card
A Short History of Postcard Design
Choosing Between a 4”x 6” and 5”x 7” Card

Custom Postcards Frequently Asked Questions

What is a standard postcard?

Standard postcards are postcards available in the popular dimensions:

  • 4” x 6”
  • 4.25” x 6”
  • 5” x 7”
  • 6” x 8”
  • 5.5” x 8.5”
  • 4” x 9”
  • 6” x 9”
  • 6” x 11”

The size range lets you choose according to your design dimensions and budget.

Can I get my postcards printed today?
Yes, we can print your postcards as fast as today if we receive your order before 10 a.m. PT or as soon as the next business day. Select your preferred printing turnaround on our online calculator.

How does direct mail work?
We make things more convenient by mailing your company postcards straight from our printers to their homes. Get the word out on your product and start utilizing our direct mail services.

Which postcard sizes qualify for First-Class Mailing rates? Your postcard must be rectangular, at least 3.5” x 5” but no more than 6” x 9” to qualify for the First-Class Mail postcard price. The postal service considers it a letter and will charge for the corresponding postage if it goes beyond those dimensions. Meanwhile, the USPS postcard size should be no bigger than 6.125”x 11.5” and 0.25 inches thick.

What is the difference between direct mail and EDDM?
Traditional direct mail specifically targets recipients of a certain demographic and a mailing. EDDM is the least expensive option that targets all the houses in specific neighborhoods. Read up on the benefits of these marketing strategies.


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Cyrelle 8 days ago
Hi Tiffany, Thank you for choosing Next Day Flyers for your printing needs. Should you want to add lines on the back side of your postcards, please include them on your artwork. Request for FREE Proof so that you'll get to see how it will look after our file specialist checks on your file with the templates before we print your cards.
Cyrelle 15 days ago
Hi There! Thank you for choosing Next Day Flyers for your printing needs. We require print-ready files on most of our products. You may upload a print-ready file on the site and request digital proof. You may also take advantage of our FREE and very user-friendly design tool on the site. Use the "Start your Design Online" below the "Upload Your File" button.
Theresalynn 2 months ago
Cyrelle 2 months ago
Hi Theresa, Thank you for choosing Next Day Flyers for your printing needs. Ideally, we recommend our clients send a print-ready file for all of our products. Though we also have a very user-friendly design tool on the site that you can use to design your project. Feel free to select "Start Your Design Online" just below the Upload your File button. To add the background color, you may select any color from the pallet and click the APPLY button. You may also manually enter your desired color value on the CMYK box. Please don't forget to save your artwork and proceed to checkout. Should you want to get digital proof and would like to get real-time assistance on the design tool, feel free to call or chat with us. Customer Care Hours: M-F 4:00am to 8:00pm, Sat-Sun 6:00am to 5:00pm Pacific
Cyrelle 3 months ago
Hi There! Thank you for choosing Next Day Flyers for your printing needs. If you wish to write on the cardstock, uncoated is the best choice. You may also opt to get our gloss or matte material though if writeability is not guaranteed. If you will be using a permanent marker, you might need to allow the ink to dry up first. Feel free to request some samples here: https://tinyurl.com/3c4fdyuc
Skye 3 months ago
Hi! Thank you for your question! The file size should match the order size plus a proper bleed of 1/8". We can send you a digital proof for you to see what it's going to look like before we send it to press. You can provide us with the full specification of the order and request a free PDF proof by processing the order here: https://www.nextdayflyers.com/postcard-printing/standard-postcards.php
Skye 3 months ago
Hi CBTD, Thank you for reaching out. The available template we have online does not have the area marked where you can put the postage and address. I will bring this up with our software team so we can request to update it. For now the space you need for the postage and address should be at least 2x3 inches. Thanks,
Cyrelle 4 months ago
Hi Evan, Yes, we can help you with the mail merge of your address lists. Though this option may not be configurable on the site. Please give us a call or chat with our Mailing Specialist for more accurate pricing.
Cyrelle 4 months ago
Hi there, Yes, our substrates are white.
Cyrelle 10 months ago
Hi There, Thank you for choosing Next Day Flyers for your printing needs. We can definitely work on your custom-size postcards. The size may not be available on the standard postcards page but you may customize it from here: https://www.nextdayflyers.com/sticker-printing/custom-stickers.php Feel free to reach out to our customer service team should you need additional assistance.
Cyrelle 10 months ago
Hi There, Thank you for expressing interest in doing business with us. To answer your question, all of our cardstocks and paper stocks are white. Should our client want to have a certain background color, the color should be inherent on the file too. Feel free to request our FREE digital proof just so you can check on your file before it gets to press.
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High quality material & printing - super fast April 2, 2019 by Sweta
“I needed some postcards last minute, and this was the best price I could find. I was impressed by the quality of both the cardstock and printing - and the process was fast and seamless. Will definitely use again”
Great Service August 29, 2016 by fsbsuperv
“Always Fast Prompt Service. End Product is ALWAYS perfect.”
Turned out perfect! July 26, 2016 by Sandilaketees
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