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Postcards

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Description

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.

  • Diverse paper types for different looks & feel
  • Uncoated paper, which makes your cards writable
  • Not possible to print in white on metallic white, gold, silver, or pearl paper
Product specifications
Material Matt | Eco | Standard | Special
Size 6 sizes
Shape Landscape | Portrait
Weight Diverse options (283 gsm up to 400 gsm)
Print technique High quality digital print
Quantity Starting at 10 pieces
Design guidelines
Add 3 mm bleed.

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 4 mm safety margin.

Keep all important text and images at least 4 mm away from the edge of the finished size.

Resolution of at least 300 dpi.

Make sure the resolution of the images and graphics in your artwork are at least 300 dpi.

Use CMYK as the colour mode.

Prepare your files using CMYK as the colour mode, not RGB. Use colourmode FOGRA39 (ISO Coated v2). 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 the right values for full colour black.

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.

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.

Convert fonts to outlines or embed all the fonts.

Make sure you convert fonts to outlines or embed all the fonts when saving it to PDF.

Fonts should be at least 6 pt.

Fonts should be at least 6 pt.

Make sure the ink coverage isn't higher than 300%.

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%.

Check line thickness.

Lines should be at least 0.25 pt. Negative lines should be at least 0.5 pt.

Check your artwork for overprint.

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.

Using a border/frame is not recommended

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.

Provide your design for both sides in a single file.

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.

Guide PDF
A7 Portrait (74 x 105 mm) PDF Indesign
A7 Landscape (105 x 74 mm) PDF Indesign
A6 Portrait (105 x 148 mm) PDF Indesign
A6 Landscape (148 x 105 mm) PDF Indesign
A5 Portrait (148 x 210 mm) PDF Indesign
A5 Landscape (210 x 148 mm) PDF Indesign
Small square (132 x 132 mm) PDF Indesign
Square Medium (148 x 148 mm) PDF Indesign
Frequently asked questions
Can I write on my postcard ?
  • 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.

Will my Postcards be folded?
  • No, your Postcards will not be folded.
    Looking for folded cards? Check out our greeting cards.

What materials can I choose from?
  • 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.

What is this product? And what can I use it for?
  • 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

What is the fastest possible turnaround?
  • The fastest possible turnaround for Postcards is:

  • Next day

  • 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.

Which production techniques do we use?
  • 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.

Which carriers are used for the delivery?
  • 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).

Will my pictures look darker once printed?
  • 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.

I can't find the product I'm looking for. Can I request a quotation?
  • 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.

Ordering process
Ordering with own design
Choose and configure: Choose the product, select your preferences and your desired delivery time.

Add to cart: Add to cart, review your preferences and edit/duplicate if needed. We recommend opting for Premium Artwork Check.

Checkout: Choose the delivery and invoice address.

Payment & design: Choose your preferred payment method in this step. You can also choose to upload your artwork first and pay at a later stage.

Design check: Upload your design. We'll send a digital proof for your approval before the order gets sent to production.

Sit back and relax!
Using editor design
Choose and configure: Find the best product for you, configure it and choose your delivery time.*

Design in the editor: Now you can upload and edit your artwork, if necessary, with the help of our editors. From here, you can add your product(s) to the cart.

Checkout: Choose the delivery and invoice address.

Payment: Choose your preferred payment method in this step.

Design check: We'll send a digital proof for your approval before the order gets sent to production.

Sit back and relax!

Form: Portrait design

If you've selected a folded card, please keep in mind that our cards are folded from the left.

Material: 300 gsm Silk

Folded card: the interior of the card is writable, as it is not laminated.
Unfolded card: for a writeable back, please select either Standard (290 gsm) or Glossy (300 gsm).
Note: It is not possible to print white colours on kraft, metallic gold, metallic silver, metallic white or pearl paper.

Option: No envelopes

The matching envelopes are made from a premium white, 100 gsm wood-free offset material. The envelopes are gummed for easy sealing.

Note: By default, the envelopes will match the size of the cards chosen.

Estimated delivery date

Upload and approve your files before: Monday, 22 April 2024 17:00

£24.70 £14.79 Excl. VAT

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Size

Printing options

Our range explained:

    • Writable
      • The most popular selection for greeting cards
      • Tends to offer a more textured feel compared to matte and coated papers
      Writable
    • Matt
      • The matte paper range offer a smooth, non-reflective surface
      • It doesn't reflect light, which makes it ideal for designs where you want to avoid glare or a shiny appearance.
      Matt
    • Eco
      • The eco range is designed with environmental sustainability in mind
      • The surface texture and appearance of eco-friendly paper can vary, some are almost identical to standard paper while others offer a more natural appearnace
      Eco
    • Special
      • The options in the special range offer a unique, shimmering or metallic finish that reflects light, giving it a distinctive appearance
      • It creates a striking and eye-catching effect, often used for designs where a touch of luxury or opulence is desired
      Special

Material

Lamination types:

    • Single-sided Gloss lamination
      • Adds a shiny and reflective finish
      • Creates a professional and polished look
    • Single-sided UV Glossy

      UV-varnish: The UV-varnish finish gives your flyer an ultra glossy appearance, making it look quite luxurious.

      Single-sided UV Glossy

Print run

Option

Delivery