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Postcards with Exclusive Finishes

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Description

Do you want to print postcards with an extra special touch? Take a look at our Postcards with Exclusive Finishes. You can choose from various foils including gold, silver, rose gold and copper. If you want a special yet subtle finish, choose the spot UV. It is a transparent layer, which adds a beautiful shine to the elements you wish to emphasise. 

Product specifications
Material Invercote G 310 gsm
Special finishing Spot UV | Gold | Silver | Copper | Rose Gold | Glitter Disco | Silver Rainbow
Format Portrait | Landscape | Square
Printing options Single-sided | Double-sided
Special finishing Single-sided
Design guidelines
Customised submission specifications for Spot-UV & Foil printing.

We have customised submission specifications for Spot-UV and Foil printing.

  • Fonts should be at least 12 pt. for the finishing.
  • Lines should be at least 1 pt. thick for the finishing.
  • Logos or text should be vectorized for the finishing.
  • The exclusive finishing should cover less than 50% of the surface area of the product.
  • The exclusive finishing cannot be applied to the edge of the page. This is to avoid the risk of tearing when the paper is trimmed.

Find the full guide here.

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.

Fonts should be at least 6 pt.

Fonts should be at least 6 pt.

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.

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.

Guide PDF
A3 Landscape (420 x 297 mm) PDF Indesign
Rectangle A3 (297 x 420mm) PDF Indesign
A4 Landscape (297 x 210 mm) PDF Indesign
A4 Portrait (210 x 297 mm) PDF Indesign
A5 Landscape (210 x 148 mm) PDF Indesign
A5 Portrait (148 x 210 mm) PDF Indesign
A6 Landscape (148 x 105 mm) PDF Indesign
A6 Portrait (105 x 148 mm) PDF Indesign
A7 Landscape (105 x 74 mm) PDF Indesign
A7 Portrait (74 x 105 mm) PDF Indesign
A-Long Landscape (210 x 74 mm) PDF Indesign
A-Long Portrait (74 x 210 mm) PDF Indesign
Square Large (210 x 210 mm) PDF Indesign
Square Medium (148 x 148 mm) PDF Indesign
Square (105 x 105 mm) PDF Indesign
US Landscape (210 x 99 mm) PDF Indesign
US Portrait (99 x 210 mm) PDF Indesign
X-Long Landscape (297 x 105 mm) PDF Indesign
X-Long Portrait (105 x 297 mm) PDF Indesign
Frequently asked questions
Will my Postcards with Exclusive Finishes be folded?
  • No, your Postcards with Exclusive Finishes will not be folded.
    Looking for folded cards? Check out our greeting cards.

What is this product?
  • Postcards with Exclusive Finishes 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 with Exclusive Finishes 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 with Exclusive Finishes, 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.

Will my postcards be printed on both sides?
  • No, your Postcards with Exclusive Finishes are not automatically printed on both sides. We offer three possibilities for your Postcards with Exclusive Finishes:

    Blank backside: Your Postcards with Exclusive Finishes will be printed on one side only. If you choose this option, you only need to send us the file for the front side.

    Personalised backside: Your Postcards with Exclusive Finishes will be printed on both sides. You can print different designs on each side.

    Standard backside: Your Postcards with Exclusive Finishes will be printed on both sides. The front will have your design, and the back will have a standard postcard design. If you choose this option, you only need to send us the file for the front side.

Which carriers are used for the delivery?
  • For the delivery of Postcards with Exclusive Finishes, 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).

  • The Postcards with Exclusive Finishes chosen in most cases can be selected via our website.

  • 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!

FAQ

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

Postcards with Exclusive Finishes are cards that can be designed according to your wishes. Choose from various shapes, sizes and materials and create a unique product that will stand out in the minds of customers, colleagues, friends and family!

This product can be used:
- Distribute at events
- Personally communicate with friends or customers
- Notify others of your upcoming events

Which production techniques do we use?

For the production of Postcards with Exclusive Finishes, 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.
Offset Lithography/Litho printing: This technique uses wet ink and aluminium and rubber plates to transfer images and text onto paper sheets, resulting in sharp, vibrant, and consistent prints. While this method may require slightly more setup than digital printing, it's the most cost-effective option for larger print runs.

What is the fastest possible turnaround?

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.

Exclusive finishings: Gold Foil

Note: The exclusive finishing will be applied on the outside/front side of your cards.

Estimated delivery date

Upload and approve your files before: Monday, 22 April 2024 10:30

£62.99 Excl. VAT

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