Do you want to leave your friends, family, and clients feeling special? Looking for a cost-effective way to market your business or brand? Turn your artwork or logo into a custom printed postcard! At Helloprint, you can choose from a variety of materials and sizes to print postcards with your design and a unique touch.
Note: Some postcards are not writeable on the backside. For more information, see our FAQs.
|Material||Matt | Eco | Standard | Special|
|Shape||Landscape | Portrait|
|Weight||Diverse options (283 gsm up to 400 gsm)|
|Print technique||High quality digital print|
|Quantity||Starting at 10 pieces|
To allow leeway for cutting differences in production, always add a bleed of 3 mm around all edges of your design. Make sure colours, background pictures and layouts extend into the bleed area so as to avoid leaving white lines as a result of cutting tolerances.
Keep all important text and images at least 4 mm away from the edge of the finished size.
Make sure the resolution of the images and graphics in your artwork are at least 300 dpi.
Prepare your files using CMYK as the colour mode, not RGB. Use colourmode FOGRA39 (ISO Coated v2) for coated papertypes and colourmode FOGRA47 (PSO Uncoated ISO12647) for uncoated papertypes. If you are unsure of the colour mode of your file, don't worry we can always convert this for you. Keep in mind this can cause the colours to differ from the original file.
Use Rich Black (C:63% M:52% Y:51% K:100%) for larger areas and text to get a deep black colour. Do not use this value for text smaller than 15 pt or plain text. This can only be used in full colour printing. For designing black smaller texts use 100% black.
Save your files in uneditable, print-ready file formats (PDF (1.4 or higher), TIFF, EPS, JPG). Deliver your files in one layer: the background layer.
Make sure you convert fonts to outlines or embed all the fonts when saving it to PDF.
Fonts should be at least 6 pt.
Force Colour Images to CMYK with a 260% ink limit (in Photoshop > Convert Colour Profile > Photoshop 5 Default CMYK). Make sure the ink coverage isn't higher than 300%.
Lines should be at least 0.25 pt. Negative lines should be at least 0.5 pt.
Make sure no elements in your artwork are set on overprint unless you want this effect in your design. You can read more about overprint in our Help Centre.
It is recommended to count with a margin of error when stacks of copies are trimmed during the production process. This slight cutting deviation is usually not noticeable, nevertheless, we recommend avoiding adding borders smaller than 20 mm in your design for any product smaller than an A4 (210 x 297 mm). Otherwise, the design might end up looking off-centre.
Does your design contain multiple pages? Ensure that all pages of your design are included in the same file. Similarly, if your design requires printing on both sides, submit the designs in the same file.
|A7 Portrait (74 x 105 mm)|
|A7 Landscape (105 x 74 mm)|
|A6 Portrait (105 x 148 mm)|
|A6 Landscape (148 x 105 mm)|
|A5 Portrait (148 x 210 mm)|
|A5 Landscape (210 x 148 mm)|
|Small square (132 x 132 mm)|
|Square Medium (148 x 148 mm)|
It depends on the material you choose.
The postcards that can be written on the back are:
- Standard Cards (290 gsm)
- Glossy (300 gsm)
- Eco paper (300 gsm)
The rest of the cards are not writable on the back.
Note: Please keep in mind that water-based inks and stamps may easily smudge. For the best result, use quick drying, oil-based or alcohol-based inks.
No, your Postcards will not be folded.
Looking for folded cards? Check out our greeting cards.
The Metallic Materials, which are gold, silver and white, have a lovely glittery look.
Kraft Material is made from 15 % recycled pulp with visible fibres and has a natural brown colour. If you go for this material, keep in mind that white and unprinted are will appear as the background.
Pearl Marble is 300 gsm with a lovely fine glittery look and sparkles on an off-white background. This material is often used for extra special memories, messages or events.
Standard is 280 gsm thick and has a perfectly white colour. It is the best universal option as it is suitable for every design.
Glossy material is 300 gsm thick and comes with an extra layer of glossy lamination, which is great for a design with photos as it will bring the memory to life.
Biotop is 300gsm, environmentally friendly paper that has a classic look.
Note: Please keep in mind that due to the specificity of these materials, your design may appear slightly different when printed and the material texture may show through.
Postcards are paper cards which you can print on. There are a range of sizes and materials to choose from.
This product can be used:
• Promote discounts or events
Personally communicate with customers
Notify others of your upcoming events
The fastest possible turnaround for Postcards is:
Please note: Only applicable for products which require your design: To make sure that your order is delivered at the indicated time, it is important that we receive your file with your design for the product, on time (also called cut-off time). This way, the product can be moved into production on time. The deadline is always communicated at the final step when putting your product together and in the box on the right which details your entire order.
The cut-off time for your printed item may vary. This depends on the combination you choose. This has to do with the manufacturing technique and / or the order quantities.
Please note: The product delivery shifts a day every time the deadline for submission has passed. This is also the case if the file is rejected by us and corrected artwork isn't supplied before the next cut-off time.
For the production of Postcards, we use the following technique(s):
Digital printing: Uses four colours (CMYK) with toners and inks to print digital files. This option is comparable to a large home printer, and is cheaper than Litho printing for smaller quantities. This is because there are fewer starting costs, fewer components involved, and no ink drying time required.
For the delivery of Postcards, we use our most reliable carriers which, in most cases, are UPS or DPD.
We also use DHL and our own courier service. However, these carriers are only used for certain products (depending on the size, the turnaround and the quantity).
What you see on your screen is backlit by computer monitors and is made up of RBG colours. Print uses the CMYK colour space, and the physical product is light absorbing, so may appear darker than we see on our screens.
If your material type, weight, quantity, size or other specification is not listed, you can request a quotation. It is also possible to request binding in another colour. We will send you our offer within 1 working day. Depending on the complexity, this can take a bit longer.
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Prices mentioned are per design. For multiple designs, add multiple items to your cart. In order to keep our prices economical, we offer standard quantities. Are you looking for a higher quantity? Request a quote.
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