Postcard Printing

Written by Amy Hall
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Postcard printing has certain requirements that must be met in order for the finished product to look sensational. First, the type of printer being used to print the postcards is probably the most important factor. A six-color Komori printer is capable of creating exceptional, high definition post cards that have full color printing on both sides with an aqueous gloss finish for a totally professional look.

Next, you want to make sure you are using the best paper for postcard printing, so that the ink does not smudge and the text is clear. You also want graphics to be concise, as you are working within a limited space. 12 pt. cover card stock is most often used for postcard printing, as well as for rack cards, door hangers, and take out menus.

Also keep in mind that the aqueous gloss finish is optional, though highly recommended. If you opt for the gloss, it has to be done on both sides of the postcard, or not at all. Finally, if you are unsure what the final product would look like with the gloss or without the gloss, you can request some samples.

Postcard Printing and Gloss Finishes

You would be very smart to request some samples that you could actually hold in your hand, to give you a better idea of how the finished product will look. Ordering samples helps eliminate mistakes or misunderstandings, and there is no charge to you for the samples. Many online printing facilities actually encourage their patrons to order some samples so that they can be sure they are getting what they want.

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