Starting at $54.69
- This is our top selling version of this product.
- Overall quality far exceeds our competition.
- We have it sale priced to make it our best priced option.
- Thousands of variations available via custom quote.
Postcards are one of the most cost-effective and popular marketing tools. Use them as direct-mail advertisements and impress your customers.
High-quality, full-color offset and digital postcard printing available on multiple premium paper stocks and in various sizes. Round corners, Spot UV, and other coating options are also available.
Choose from …
- Multiple Size and Style Options
- Various Card Stocks
- Quantity 250 -5000
- Mulitiple Printing Options
- Coating Options
- Rounded Corner Options
- Multiple EDDM Options
Additional options available via Custom Quote Dept
For 14 pt. Gloss Coated Cover (C2S) with UV, UV Coating will be applied to the color sides, unless No UV Coating Back is selected. UV Coating will not be applied to the back if you select Grayscale Back or Blank Back.
Postcards are one of the most cost-effective marketing tools, as they don’t need to be mailed in envelopes. They are the perfect vehicle to showcase your message loud and clear and are extremely useful in catching immediate attention from the customer for announcements, promotions and discounts.
Perfect for keeping in touch with friends and family when traveling, or as invitations and personal announcements!
- Get creative and design invitation cards or Save the Date announcements. Include a beautiful picture and headline on the front, and provide the details of the event on the back.
- Highlight the core of your message in big, bold text or graphics so your customers can absorb the point of your promotion in a couple of seconds. Include a call to action for faster response!
- Make your cards stand out by highlighting your logo or another vital element of your design with our Spot UV application.
- Got Green – recycled stock available for the environmental enthusiast.
- Choose one of our Glossy stocks for a beautiful shine, the 14 pt. Premium Uncoated Cover for a textured look, or one of our Matte stocks for a more subdued and vintage look.
- UV Coating makes the products more durable, so your postcards will last longer. You cannot write or print on products with UV Coating.
- Mailing: Be sure to leave UV Coating off the back of your postcards if you will be writing on that side or addressing the back for mailers. You have the option of the 14 pt. Premium Uncoated Cover or simply selecting No UV Coating on Back on the 14 pt. Gloss Coated Cover (C2S) with UV.
- If you would like to write on the back of your postcards, you should choose the 14 pt. Premium Uncoated Cover or select No UV Coating on Back on the 14 pt. Gloss Coated Cover (C2S) with UV.
- Our No UV Coating on Back option may produce variation in color and brightness between the front and back of your product.
- Round Corners available for softer edges.
Please note that due to the fact that we print in large volumes, each product has different quantity options.
Size: Many sizes to choose from 2″ x 4″- 9″ x 12″
Paper: 14 pt. Gloss Coated Cover (C2S) with UV, 14 pt. Premium Uncoated Cover, 16 pt. Dull Cover with Matte Finish, 24 pt. Trifecta Green – Triple-Layered Ultimate, Recycled 100 lb. Dull Cover with Matte Finish
Color: Full Color Front/Blank BackFull Color Front/Grayscale BackFull Color Front/Full Color Back
14 pt. Gloss Coated Cover (C2S) with UV
The Gloss Coated Cover is a long-lasting, heavy, and thick card stock with UV Coating on the surface for exquisite shine and vibrant colors that come to life—it’s no wonder it’s our most popular stock! This stock has high color saturation for exquisite contrast and range. Our rich UV Coating has the highest quality and provides protection against stains and damage. You cannot write or print on products with UV Coating.
14 pt. Premium Uncoated Cover
One of our premium stocks: this thick, uncoated card stock is writable and offers a slightly textured, natural, and understated appearance.
16 pt. Dull Cover with Matte Finish
One of our most impressive stocks, the 16 pt. is tough (you can add UV Coating for extra thickness, durability, and shine). The writable surface has Matte Finish for a slight sheen. This stock offers an overall subdued appearance with softer colors than our glossy stocks. Ideal for a classic, vintage look.
24 pt. Trifecta Green – Triple-Layered Ultimate
Our thickest stock yet, Trifecta is a triple-layered stock with green edges. This card stock is a high-quality, “Smart White” paper with a silky finish. It’s simply the perfect paper for when you want to get noticed.
Recycled 100 lb. Dull Cover with Matte Finish
Our recycled stock is just as impeccable as our non-recycled stocks. Silky and matte, this writable card stock has a slight sheen on the surface, and is elegant and refined. Colors appear soft and slightly muted, giving the 100 lb. Dull Cover a classic, vintage effect. *C2S indicates (Gloss) Coated 2 Sides Note: The lines below are not the exact thickness of the stock; they are mere representations.
UV Coating is a liquid that’s spread over the paper like ink and cured instantly with ultraviolet light. It reflects light rays, and makes the product look shiny and lustrous. In addition, UV Coating enhances colors and accentuates graphics, making it a great choice for products with images or photography. It provides more shine and protection than Aqueous Coating, and has a surface sealant that prevents ink from seeping into the paper fibers. UV Coating has better ink holdout than uncoated stocks, and helps protect the product from water damage, fingerprints, stains, and wear and tear. You cannot write or print on products with UV Coating.
Aqueous Coating is smooth and sheen, but is not as shiny as UV Coating. This coating offers a subtle shine and protects your products from stains and fingerprint marks. When you choose UV Coating on only the front of the 14 pt. Gloss Coated Cover (C2S) with UV, Aqueous Coating will be applied to the back. There is no guarantee that you can write on Aqueous Coating.
Matte Finish is a flat, non-glossy finish with a soft, slight sheen. This writable finish provides a subtle look and has a smoother feel than uncoated stocks. Light rays striking the surface of a stock coated with this finish are dispersed rather than reflected directly back at the light source. As a result, colors appear softer. A great choice for a classic, vintage look.
The silky finish is a very subtle finish (not glossy), so colors will appear muted and softer. When applied to paper, the silky finish creates a noticeable texture and a velvety feel that’s sure to impress.
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While the bulk of our paper and card stock printing is done on not 1 BUT! 2 multi-million dollar Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 printers which can print, cut, coat, laminate, package and easily produce over 500,000 8.5×11 sheets of the finest resolution (700 dpi and higher) full color printing available every HOUR! We do not limit ourselves there. We also have dozens of other printing equipment that can produce every form/style and quality finished printed paper or card stock item in the world. So no matter what your need we can produce it faster, and better and cheaper than anyone else. That is a fact – not just a boast or claim.
So if you’re looking for old world raised ink on fine linen paper or high tech, foils, vellums, silks, metallic or plastic stocks we have you covered. (Literally thousands of options).
If you’re like 80% of our clients who want a great price on something that is exceptional — then we are the single best choice in the USA to buy from. Stopping a multi-million dollar printing press that is 2 stories high and longer than most buildings to change paper with a fork lift is time consuming and expensive. So we choose to sell our best paper and card stock for less than any of our other stocks so you don’t have to sacrifice quality for price and we don’t have to stop the presses. Win! Win! Plus with our price match guarantee you are assured of the lowest possible prices on every order. Just send us proof of the product, price quoted and all specs, terms and conditions along with verifiable contact information and we will match it or beat it.
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Understanding Paper Types
There are as many types of paper as there are ideas. However, there are several industry standards and typical commonly accepted types.
Types of Paper and Card stocks are commonly divided into categories such as Weight, thickness, density, brightness. Then they are modified with additional materials, textures, finishes and colors, then, finally they are treated with chemical stiffeners, coatings, laminates or treatments to add various effects. The final outcome is virtually endless. (think our new money and what makes it unique)
We pride ourselves in having direct and indirect relationships with every major paper manufacturer and most of the renowned specialty paper/print suppliers in the USA and can access just about anything you might want from cheap low cost newsprint to the finest, vellums, metallic and fiber substrates currently in use in the industry. However, nothing beats buying power and we produce print products by the tons. Due to the amazing quantities of a few of these high end premium papers and stocks we can actually sell most of them for less than our competitors can sell the cheap stuff for.
Paper Trends often change based on many factors… technology, economy and equipment being the usual driving factors. With our current digital age, the vast majority of all printing is image based and sub straight materials that provide the best images are the most sought after. Of course cool and unique are very nice but usually come with a much added price tag too. So, current trends lead to using our top selling Paper and Card stock. The fact that no other paper or card stock produces better images and the fact that we have made it our least expensive price option helps a lot.
Understanding Paper Weight
Understanding Paper Thickness
Thicker Paper doesn’t mean stronger or even heavier. To understand that read about density. What makes paper thickness a bit tricky is the use of the word Point or points.
In type setting (font sizes there are 72 points to an inch (almost). 12 points=1 Pica 6 Pica = .97 inches
But in scientific thickness measurements there are 1000 points to an inch exactly.
It is the latter that we measure paper thickness. So if a card stock is 10point card stock (thickness) then 100 sheets is a perfect inch. If it is 16points per sheet thick then it will only take 62 sheets to make a perfect inch. So in understanding paper and card stock thickness is a very important factor to understand.
Depending on the material that we are printing on and the method of printing that we use Total Custom Solutions is able to print on a wide range of thicknesses. Our most common card stock thickness range from 10pt – 24pt. which is twice the thickness of most other print companies. Very few printing companies have equipment that can print on anything thicker than 12pt. Our go to best priced premium card stock is 14pt. or 16pt.
Understanding Paper Density
Understanding Paper White / Brightness
Understanding Paper vs. Card stocks
While the pre-mentioned factors all contribute to the natural difference between paper vs. card stock. For example a highly dense paper that is thick is likely to also be stiffer thus making it more suitable for card stock. But, with the use of additives and stiffening agents from glues, to starches, polymers and even china clay paper can become much more dense, rigid and stiff. Think if a high quality shipping packaging vs the card stock used on the back of a pad of legal paper. The legal paper bends and is not nearly as stiff or dense.
Most current high quality paper stocks rely on the use of starches and clay to increase density and stiffness. This is also much easier to maintain product consistency. So do not be confused just by thickness or weight in gauging if something is a good card stock. Currently there are no uniform agreed ways to measures or classify stiffness and thus card stocks do not yet have a uniformed rating system and you must rely more on the chemistry of the additives and stiffening agents than anything else. Total Custom Solutions prides itself in selecting card stocks that stay firm yet bend without cracking and which is why we have selected our 14pt c2s bright white card stock as our preferred card stock and have made sure you like it by making it also our lowest cost card stock. Our best is also our least expensive and is kept on our presses at all times to keep the cost low.
Common Texture/Finish Effects/Styles
Types of Embellishments
Types of Coatings
Gloss UV coating is a liquid or film that is applied to the surface of either blank paper or can be applied after printing or even both. Gloss coating adds a smooth even hard nonabsorbent surface to the paper or card stock allowing for extreme detail and clarity to the finished process. It is perfect for photographs or art work where detail images and rich colors are desired.
Matte UV coating is similar to gloss but is designed to not have a shiny finish. Image quality is still very good and makes the print more readable. Best for text, maps or can be chosen as a style preference.
Spot UV coating is adding the gloss coating in specific areas or shapes and applied more link an ink over a matte surface giving areas or designs a very classy and elegant look which actually becomes and enhances the graphic design.
Types of Lamination
Gloss OPP (oriented polypropylene) lamination provides a wide range of uses across the whole spectrum of printed products. The properties of good gloss and strength and the advantages of low cost make it suitable for all the following applications:Company report and accounts, Brochures, Catalogues, Carrier bags, Greeting cards, Book jacket covers, Magazines, Maps, Labels, Point-of-sale and Displays.
Matt OPP – This Matt finish coupled with its smooth texture offers a very high quality image to brochures and book covers. Matt finishes are also particularly suited to surfaces which need to be easily read such as wall maps, but can be prone to scuffing and should be handled with care.
Silk Lamination – This polypropylene film appears midway between gloss and matt OPP film lamination and imparts a smooth natural finish to brochures and book covers, giving excellent clarity to the underlying print. Like matt opp the surface can be prone to surface scuffing and should be handled with care.