We offer various sizes and shapes of postcards. 4x6 postcard printing, our most popular postcard size, is a great economical option for postcard mailing.
If you don’t see a size that fits your print project, contact us for a custom quote.
Your exact delivery date depends on the size and quantity that you purchase. Our fastest option can get your postcards in your hands within 2 business days.
Need your postcards sooner? Contact us for same day and next day service.
Yes, we do. Please contact customer service for a custom mailing quote.
Every order comes back with our customer satisfaction guarantee. If you are not happy with our quality, we do our best to make it right.
Why should I create and customize my own postcard?
If you run your own business, promote events, or work in education, designing and printing your own postcards are a great way to get the word out. By sharing and dropping off your custom postcards, you can communicate what you need to quickly and inexpensively.
How does customization work?
Using common design software or image manipulation programs, you can either download one of our postcard templates or design your own card from scratch. Common dimensions include 6” by 9” and 4” by 6” (useful for business cards.) Get creative! The templates will include boundary lines and bleed markers. Creating a unique card is a great to communicate the value of your business, your event, or yourself.
What template should I use?
As mentioned before, 4” by 6” is the standard template size for business cards. For events, 5” by 7” is a great choice. Check out templates above and experiment—you may be surprised. Most, but not all, design styles for print postcards use a landscape orientation. Play around with the different templates, experiment with them, and see what makes sense for your design before you order postcards.
Fun facts about the history of postcards
Postcards have a fascinating history. Officially, postcards started circulating back in 1840 when the writer Theodore Hook received the first postcard in London through the post. However, cards have been created with messages on them since the beginning of postal services. The study and collecting of postcards is called deltiology.
The first American postcard was developed by the Morgan Envelope factory of Springfield, Mass. In that same year, Postmaster John Creswell introduced the first pre-stamped “Postal Cards”, also called “Penny Postcards.” These exploded in popularity as a convenient method of allowing US Citizens to send quick notes.
In the late 1880s, collecting postcards gained traction as a hobby among many Americans, as improving postal systems at the time, along with the relative affordability of buying, sending, and receiving cheap postcards, gave them a foreign allure. Receiving postcards from exotic foreign locales was viewed as educational and fun. As this trend took off, both postmasters around the world and private printing companies started printing postcards for this rapidly growing market. Cheap postcard printing had come into its own as a multi million dollar industry.
Postcards can also be traced back to the calling card culture that was essential in doing business across the British Commonwealth and North America from the 1870s to the turn of the century. It was considered only proper to leave one’s calling card at a residence or business before a meeting, and many of these cards were in the postal card 5” by 7” format. This is similar to the way business cards are used today.
Ideas for different sizes and paper styles
While the traditional mail-ready post card is 6” by 9”, different card size dimensions are used for mail coupons, sales, announcements, and countless other uses. Cards can range from as small as 4” by 6” and as large as 8.5” by 11”. These make postcard-style printing ideal for ads, instructional sheets, wedding and event announcements, and the like.
Different paper styles that we support:
Creative uses for postcards
Postcards aren’t just good for mailing—they’re great for all sorts of announcements, game play pieces, or other uses. Here are a few examples:
Postcards are great as hand-outs and for getting the word out. They’re recyclable and unobtrusive, yet larger than a traditional business card.
Business uses for postcards
The post card size format also has a wide range of uses for business, outside of its traditional promotional appeal. These include:
Cheap custom postcards are a boon for small businesses owners, as desktop printing technologies now mean small print runs are viable for small businesses.When it comes to business uses of postcard sized media, the list goes on and on. Postcards are incredibly effective for many uses, and you can now easily design and print postcards online.