4-Color Offset Printing

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Description

Postcards can be printed 1 or 2-sided and are often mailed. They come in a wide variety of sizes and on a broad range of heavier substrates. Different coating choices and optional rounded corners add to your unique design.

  • Standard Sizes
  • Any Trim Size

Standard Sizes

Our standard sizes, listed below, are the most popular in the industry. Any sizes in blue are EDDM eligible. To learn more about EDDM, see the EDDM page under the "Services" tab.

  • 1.5" x 7"
  • 2" x 6"
  • 2" x 8"
  • 2.75" x 2.5"
  • 2.5" x 8.5"
  • 3" x 5"
  • 3.5" x 8.5"
  • 3.66" x 8.5"
  • 4" x 3"
  • 4" x 4"
  • 4" x 8.5"
  • 4" x 9"
  • 4.25" x 2.75"
  • 4.25" x 3.66"
  • 4.25" x 4.75"
  • 4.25" x 11"
  • 4.25" x 12"
  • 5" x 7"
  • 5" x 8"
  • 5.5" x 8.5"
  • 5.5" x 2.125"
  • 6" x 4.25"
  • 6" x 8.5"
  • 6" x 9"
  • 6" x 11"
  • 6.5" x 9"
  • 6.5" x 11"
  • 7" x 8.5"
  • 8.5" x 7.5"
  • 8.5" x 11"
  • 8.5" x 14"
  • 9" x 12"
  • 11" x 17"
  • 12" x 18"
  • 14pt Uncoated Cover
  • 14pt Gloss Cover
  • 16pt C1S Gloss Cover
  • 16pt C2S Gloss Cover
  • 100# White Linen Cover
  • Sample Books

14pt Uncoated Cover

You may be familiar with this type of stock from thick index cards, though the finish is much higher quality.

This is a very versatile stock. The uncoated finish is good when you don't want a slick and shiny look, while the firm 14 Pt. stock folds precisely.

16 Pt C1S Gloss Cover

You may be familiar with this type of stock from heavy bookmarks or other products printed on a semi-rigid card stock.

This is our thickest stock and comes with a gloss coating on one side. Because of its thickness, it is not ideal for folding unless scored first.

16 Pt C2S Gloss Cover

You may be familiar with this type of stock from heavy bookmarks or other products printed on a semi-rigid card stock.

This is our thickest stock and comes with a gloss coating on both sides. Because of its thickness, it is not ideal for folding unless scored first.

  • 4/4 (Full Color Both Sides)
  • 4/1 (Full Color Front / B&W Back)
  • 4/0 (Full Color Front Side Only)

4/4

Full color on both sides of the sheet. This option can reproduce the range of colors you see in a typical photograph out of the standard 4 printing colors: cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. Typical examples of this are magazine covers and high-end catalogs.

  • AQ 1 Side
  • AQ 2 Sides
  • Satin AQ
  • UV 1 Side
  • UV 2 Sides
  • Spot UV

AQ 1 Side

AQ is short for Aqueous Coating. This is a semi-gloss, environmentally friendly, water-based coating applied to the front of the printed piece. It provides additional gloss and protection, and it can be written on with a ballpoint pen.

  • Explanation of Turnaround Time
  • Next Day
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  • 1-2 Day
  • 2-3 Days
  • 5 Days
  • 5-7 Days

Explanation of Turnaround Time

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Turnaround times begin when the proof is approved. All times are based on standard business days Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays. For orders shipping to the West, please use the Pacific time zone (California). For orders shipping to the Midwest and East, please use the Eastern time zone (New York). Please see the below map.

Please note that turnaround time does not include shipping or mailing time. You may select from available production turnaround times and your preferred shipping time as you place your order.

Our products are the same great quality for every turnaround time we offer.

  • Rounded Corners
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Rounded corners

Rounded Corners use extra finishing to convert regular square corners into rounded corners. Rounded Corners represent 1/4 of a circle. We offer them in 4 sizes. Sizes are described by the radius of the full circle.

  • 1/8" on all 4 corners
  • 1/4" on all 4 corners
  • 3/8" on all 4 corners
  • 1/2" on all 4 corners
  • If you prefer rounded corners on only 1, 2, or 3 corners, please submit a custom estimate.

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    Quantity

    The quantity available is dependent on the order specifications you choose. To see available quantities, complete all order specifications in the pricing calculator and click on the "Quantity" dropdown menu.

    Due to our printing process, we print in specific quantity increments. If you would like an amount not listed in the pricing calculator, you have two options.

    1. Request a custom estimate for the specific quantity you need
    2. Order a larger quantity and ask us to ship only what you need

    Ordering one of our specified quantities is generally more affordable than a custom estimate. Let us know how many units you would like shipped and we will recycle the excess for you. Simply choose the amount of items you would like recycled under the "shipping" section after placing your order.

    For example, if you would like 700 units, you can order 1000 units and let us know you only want 700 shipped. We will responsibly dispose of the extras.

    We typically print more than the quantity ordered. Because printing is a manufacturing process, the total finished quantity may vary. We usually ship a few more than you order, but sometimes quantities can vary +/- 5%. Standard industry procedure is to consider this range shipment in full.

    When to choose Offset

    4-Color Offset printing is ideal for lower prices on large quantity orders or any time you would like coating on your products.

    Almost always, people choose this option when ordering large quantities.

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