Postcards


They are a popular choice for thank you cards, announcements, and business marketing. Whether you have a custom design or need one of our in-house designers, you have a diverse selection of options for crafting the ideal custom postcard. We discuss benefits and design tips for Postcard Printing.

How to Select the Right Paper Stock for Your Print Product

The paper stock used for your print project is a key detail. It should help your project perform well and send the right message.

The paper stock used for your print project is a key detail. It should help your project perform well and send the right message. Therefore, the type of paper you use is an important decision that needs careful consideration. You can choose from a wide variety of paper stock types for your business cards, posters, […]

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The paper stock used for your print project is a key detail. It should help your project perform well and send the right message. Therefore, the type of paper you use is an important decision that needs careful consideration. You can choose from a wide variety of paper stock types for your business cards, posters, affordable postcards, flyers and more.

Before making any decisions about the characteristics you want for the paper, consider both the message and function of the print project. Think about whether the finished product will be handled frequently or put on display, such as an event poster. If it needs to withstand wear and tear or long-term usage, the paper’s durability is an important factor to consider. Coated paper is more resistant to dirt, moisture and wear. Determine whether the project should look more straightforward or artistic. This could make a difference in what you choose for the color or texture of the paper stock.

Coated paper is often used for projects involving art or photographs. The paper has a type of coating that prevents the paper fibers from absorbing the ink. This allows the ink to stay at the top of the paper and gives the paper a smooth and glossy texture. The smoothness can range from matte to gloss. Semi-matte and gloss are the best for images.

Postcard Printing Options

Coated paper is often used for projects involving art or photographs. The paper has a type of coating that prevents the paper fibers from absorbing the ink. This allows the ink to stay at the top of the paper and gives the paper a smooth and glossy texture.

  • Glossy Coated UV Postcard

A benefit of selecting a postcard with Glossy UV coating is that it can help protect and increase the longevity of the postcard. Additionally, the glossy UV can enhance the overall design.

Uncoated paper offers more texture than coated, but is usually better for projects that involve mostly text. More light reflects on coated paper, which can cause difficulty when trying to read text. Additionally, uncoated card stock allows the ink to absorb into the paper, which can result in slightly dull colors. The advantage is that you can easily write with a pen or pencil without fear of smudging. Such paper stock are generally used for appointment cards, real estate brochures, menus and others.

Uncoated card stock will allow the ink to absorb into the paper resulting in slightly duller colors. The advantage is that you can easily write with a pen or pencil without fear of smudging.

  • Uncoated Business Cards

Uncoated paper allows the ink to take in the paper, which can possibly result in somewhat duller colors. This paper allows you to easily write on them with pen or pencil without smudging. Uncoated business cards are a great selection if using them as appointment cards.

This lightweight card is perfect for anyone trying to achieve a traditional looking business card. The linen paper is nicely textured, yet still allows for writing and adds a touch of class!

  • 100LB Uncoated Linen Cover Stock

If you look closely to the logo, you can see the cross hatch design, which gives this paper a somewhat textured feel and look to it. Linen business cards are lightweight, that’s perfect for anyone trying to achieve a traditional looking business card.

The thickness and weight of your paper stock will affect its durability. Generally, heavier paper will be thicker, and the thinner paper will be lighter. If sent out in the mail, such as an Every Door Direct Mail postcard, keep in mind, they will be picked up, rifled through, and moved around, so a thicker paper would be a good option.

Your choice of paper stock will make a notable difference in how your project looks and feels. At Printsocial, we offer a free sample packet which includes a variety of paper stocks and finish.  If you carefully consider each characteristic of the paper and what will work best for your project, the paper you choose will greatly improve the quality of your finished product.

If you have any question about selecting the right paper, we’ll be happy to help you.

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Make Your Save-the-Date Cards Beautiful With These Tips

Wedding planning can be a hectic time for the bride and groom as they decide on the wedding venue, colors, receptions and honeymoon. Printing save-the-date cards give guests the heads up and brief information about the wedding which can help them plan in advance.

Wedding planning can be a hectic time for the bride and groom as they decide on the wedding venue, colors, receptions and honeymoon. Pre-wedding planning can be difficult for guests as well, especially individuals with busy schedules or for those that will need to travel to attend the wedding. Printing save-the-date cards give guests the […]

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Wedding planning can be a hectic time for the bride and groom as they decide on the wedding venue, colors, receptions and honeymoon. Pre-wedding planning can be difficult for guests as well, especially individuals with busy schedules or for those that will need to travel to attend the wedding.

Printing save-the-date cards give guests the heads up and brief information about the wedding, which can help them plan in advance.

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Traditionally, save-the-date cards lists the bride and groom’s name, date of the wedding and the location of the ceremony. This information can help guests to make travel plans, weigh the expenses of the trip and take off work if necessary.

Save-the-date cards are more than just information; they often coincide with the wedding theme and color scheme. Additionally, the design can allow the bride and groom to express what type of wedding ceremony and reception will occur.

Designing a Save-the-date Card

Save-the-date cards are great for keeping friends and family in the loop. Have fun with the design. You’ll want to create a save-the-date that gets a little attention and sets the tone for the wedding weekend.Have fun with the design. You’ll want to create a save-the-date that gets a little attention and sets the tone for the wedding weekend. Is the wedding being held at a beach resort? Try to include fun beach colors or include flip flops and sand into the design. Also, you can include fun facts about the resort and even include events that guest may be interested in during the wedding weekend.

If you want a more traditional save-the-date, you can always add shimmer by selecting our pearl metallic paper stock and include the wedding colors. The save-the-date is a great way for you to introduce wedding colors.

Save-the-Date Information

As mentioned above, the primary information should include the names of the bride and groom, wedding location and the date. Some wedding couples mail the cards with a preliminary RSVP to get an idea of the number of those possibly attending. Because they are sent out before any wedding plans have been finalized, the numbers may be inaccurate.

Additional information can include a brief descriptions of the wedding events such as bride/groom welcome breakfast, rehearsal dinner and send off breakfast or brunch. It’s best not to include registry information or information about events that are for a selective group.

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How to Design a Beautiful Baby Girl Announcement

Designing a baby announcement can be extremely fun for new parents. There is no reason to not give baby announcements the custom treatment. We've included some helpful tip for creating a baby girl announcement.

Although baby announcements are something people will expect from you, making them doesn’t have to be a challenge. In fact, designing them can be extremely fun for new parents. This is where as a new parent, you get to brag a bit. You get to indulge your pride in your little bundle of joy. There […]

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Although baby announcements are something people will expect from you, making them doesn’t have to be a challenge. In fact, designing them can be extremely fun for new parents. This is where as a new parent, you get to brag a bit. You get to indulge your pride in your little bundle of joy. There is no reason to not give baby announcements the custom treatment.

Baby Announcement Design Tips

The Color Pink

Pink is the shorthand way to signal “It’s a girl!” This can leave some people feeling stymied as to how to be creative when the color scheme has been predetermined. However, there is no reason to feel boxed in. Not only are there multiple shades of pink, there are endless other colors available for creating a custom design scheme. For example, selecting fuchsia with white will be dramatically different from a soft pink with black.

Backgrounds

Color can be exciting, but there are other important details to look into when designing an announcement.  Should you include a textured background or use background patterns, such as stripes or polka dots? Often times, a baby photo can be used as the background. It adds a nice touch to the design.

The Importance of Lettering

Selecting the right font has a significant impact on the design. Possibilities including varying the font style, playing with the font size and using a monogram as the initial letter. Play around with the different fonts and colors to determine which looks best with the rest of the design. Choosing a silver or gold color for the fonts can look especially striking.

Other Detail Options

You can add some pizazz by including accents, such as dividers, symbols, or stylized borders. Such details can also be used to highlight key information such as your baby girl’s name and weight. Use of strong contrast or unexpected color combinations can be fun and add character to the design.

Don’t forget that friends and family will treat the baby announcement as a keepsake. Design it with that fact in mind. Because some may want to keep them as a memento of this special occasion, it is important to have them made with premium paper or card stock.

At Printsocial, we offer a variety of printing options for your custom baby announcement that will result in the highest quality print. You’ll be proud of the design years later when showing off the family scrapbook to family and friends. Some of our printing options include Glossy UV Coated, Velvet Laminated, Silk Laminated, natural, Uncoated and Pearl Metallic.
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Print Your Invitations and Announcements with Printsocial

Print your custom invitations with Printsocial. Invitations and Announcements are a great way to keep your friends and family in the loop with special events and announcements.

We’re excited to introduce our latest print products; invitations and announcements. Custom printed invitations are great for telling your family and friends where to be and when to show up for your event. The following often use invitations: birthday parties, business occasions and events, graduation invitations, wedding invitations, baby announcements, holiday parties, and more. As […]

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We’re excited to introduce our latest print products; invitations and announcements. Custom printed invitations are great for telling your family and friends where to be and when to show up for your event. The following often use invitations: birthday parties, business occasions and events, graduation invitations, wedding invitations, baby announcements, holiday parties, and more. As you can see, invitations are great for any occasion.

Do you have a special milestone or announcement you want to share with friends and family? Well, our custom printed announcements are perfect! Announcements are great for announcing an engagement, change of address, graduation, births, and more. Share your big news with announcements printed by Printsocial.

Our invitations and announcements are offered in a variety of sizes and finishes, printed on premium paper.

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