Custom Postcard Printing

Custom postcards are a tried-and-true marketing tool that has stood the test of time. Easy to produce and cost efficient to mail, full color postcards printed by our experts at U.S. Press will help you spread your message and get your brand noticed. Choose to hand them out at tradeshows or let our team mail them to a list of recipients for you.

Size: 6" x 4", 6" x 8", 6" x 9", 4" x 9", 6" x 11", and 8.5" x 11"

Paper: 130# Gloss Cover

Printing: Full Color Both Sides (4/4)

Coating: Gloss UV Coating on Front

Artwork: Print-Ready PDFs Preferred

Custom Postcards Add a Personalized Touch to Your Marketing

Whether you're announcing a grand opening or promoting an event, online custom postcard printing offers the versatility and affordability you need while delivering the results you want. When you create custom business postcards, your clients will notice and appreciate the tangible connection with your company. The best part? People tend to hold onto custom postcards, which means you can stay in front of your customers for months to come.

Benefits of Custom Postcard Printing

Custom postcards are a unique way to reach your customers or clients. We naturally associate postcards with happy times and vacations. And because there is no envelope, there is no physical barrier for your message or offer to reach your target. Custom postcards allow you to:

  • Raise brand awareness.
  • Drive traffic to your website or storefront.
  • Reduce costs compared to conventional mailings.
  • Lessen your impact on the environment.
  • Avoid spam filters.

Ways To Use a Personalized Postcard

Custom personalized postcard printings are a versatile way to engage with your target audience. Whether you mail them or hand them out, you can let your creativity run wild. Here are some of our favorite ways to use custom postcards:

  • Advertise promotions, sales and events
  • Provide discounts
  • Give appointment reminders
  • Show off real estate
  • Stuff in boxes or bags
  • Advertise drink or food specials
  • Exhibit happy hour menus
  • Test advertising campaigns
  • Promote political campaigns
  • And more!

Custom Postcard Printing and Mailing With U.S. Press

We've been the postcard printing experts since 1981, which means we have 40 years of experience creating direct mail custom postcards that not only look and feel great, but are also highly effective in getting your message across. Our customers turn to us year after year because we deliver expert-quality custom postcards that help them grow their business.

Our standard postcards are printed full color on both sides on 130# gloss coated cover, a heavy paper stock with a glossy coating. They are then UV coated to provide a protective laminate that gives your graphics a dynamic, eye-catching finish.

FAQs About Custom Postcard Printing

If you have questions about ordering custom postcards, our team will help you select the best products, offer suggestions, help with design and more. Here are some of the most common questions about placing a custom postcard order. If you can't find the answers you need, please visit our FAQ page or contact us.

Do You Offer Unique Postcard Sizes?

Yes, we offer custom sizes for postcard printing. Call 1-800-227-7377 to speak with a friendly sales associate to learn more about the available sizes for custom postcards.

Can You Mail My Custom Postcards For Me?

Yes, we offer complete mailing services to help you save both time and money with your direct mail campaigns. Each week, we send over a million custom postcard orders and provide USPS postage discounts for our customers. Our services include:

  • List processing (including CASS and NCOA certification)
  • Addressing
  • Sorting
  • Bundling
  • Delivery to USPS (postage additional)

To order mailing services with your postcards, simply select the "Include Mailing Services" option on our instant postcard pricing calculator. After placing your order, our mailing team will process your mail list and send you a separate invoice for the postage based on live USPS postal rates.

What Are Common Options for Mailing Custom Postcards?

The most popular choice is to submit your mail list to U.S. Press. We then mail your postcards as a bulk mailer either at the Presort Standard Rate or First Class Rate, depending on your preference.

If you do not have a mail list, you can opt to use the USPS's Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM), a service that allows you to mail to each household on a specified route without obtaining a targeted mailing list of recipients. For more information, read about how EDDM can benefit your business or check out our EDDM Postcards.

Can You Help Me With Custom Postcard Printing Designs?

Absolutely! We have a library of pre-designed postcard templates, so you can customize and order your postcards in just a few simple steps. But if you don't see a template you like and want a completely custom design, our design team is here to help. Please give us a call at 800-227-7377 for a custom postcard printing estimate.

Leave a Lasting Impression With Custom Postcards from U.S. Press

Our custom postcard printing will have your customers talking. We have the tools and expertise to handle the entire process, so you can focus on running your business. U.S. Press has been your best source for custom postcard printing for more than 40 years. Shop custom postcards now!

Postcards are printed on 130# gloss cover, which is a heavy, bright white, coated cover stock with a glossy appearance. We add Gloss UV Coating to the front of your postcards to add shine and provide protection against damage. You cannot write on products with UV Coating.

Document size: Same size as final trim size of piece

Bleed: Set your bleed to .125" on all sides

Safe Area: Set your margins to .125" and keep all important elements (logos, text, and images that do not bleed) within these margins

Resolution: 300 PPI for all images is strongly recommended for best print quality

File Type: PDFs are preferred

Uploading files: You can upload files directly to this product page by clicking "Upload Your File & Order Now". Or, if you prefer to send your files a different way, you can send files here.

If you need any help with creating your print ready artwork, please give us a call at 800-227-7377 or email us at

Proofing: After you place your order and upload your artwork, our prepress team will begin inspecting your files to ensure your document size, bleed lines, margins, image resolution, and more are correct in order for the best print quality. They will email you a soft proof (PDF) for your approval prior to printing. Most proofs are sent within 1 business day of order placement; more complex art files can sometimes take longer. Soft proofing is an easy way to see what your finished product will look like and make sure the content is correct. However, soft proofing is not intended for exact color matching. Every monitor displays color differently, and on backlit screens, colors may appear lighter than the actual colors contained in your files. If color matching is critical, please give us a call at 800-227-7377 to order a hard proof.

Production Time: Production time begins after proof approval and is the time required to produce your order before it ships. It is calculated in business days, starting at the next occurrence of 9:00 AM Eastern on the 1st business day after the proof is approved. U.S. Press is closed Saturdays, Sundays and all major holidays; thus, these days are not included in the production schedule.

Shipping Transit Time: Once production is complete, your order will ship out via the shipping method you select at checkout. All of our orders ship from our location in Valdosta, Georgia. The transit map below shows expected transit time from our plant in Valdosta to your location based on FedEx Ground shipping. Alternatively, you can select an expedited shipping method (FedEx Express Saver - 3 business day transit), FedEx 2nd Day Air (2 business day transit), or FedEx Overnight Standard (1 business day transit).

Save time by using our guideline templates. Our templates have been setup with proper bleeds and margins and an optional mail panel, assuring your print job turns out accurate. To download, select an orientation (landscape or portrait) and postcard size.

Horizontal (Landscape) Postcard Templates

Vertical (Portrait) Postcard Templates

How to Start Your Direct Mail Postcard Campaign with U.S. Press

Select Your Postcard Details

Start by choosing your postcard size and quantity with our instant calculator above. Next, answer the questions above about leftover postcards, duplicate removal, and NCOA forwarding.

Get an Instant Price

Once you have configured your postcard product, our calculator will display an instant price on our printing and mail services. Note: Postage is additional from the above pricing and will be invoiced separately after list processing.

Upload Your Artwork and Complete Checkout

Upload your artwork then breeze through checkout. Since we’re mailing your pieces for you, select “Mailing Services” under shipping options to avoid a shipping fee.

Send Us Your Mail List

After checkout, you'll receive a link to upload your mail list. We will then process your mail list to determine the final quantity and postage cost.

Pay for Postage

Once your list has been processed, we will send you an invoice for the postage total. Postage must be paid three days prior to your mail drop date.

We'll Handle the Rest

We’ll print, address, prep, bundle, and deliver your pieces to USPS for you. So sit back, relax, and watch your sales grow!

Estimate Postage

Postage is an additional cost to your printing subtotal and is dependent on the finished size and weight of your piece, the mail class you select, as well as the specific addresses on your mail list. The below rates are average, standardized rates set by USPS and are subject to change. Your exact postage cost is determined at list processing after you place your online order and will be invoiced separately. Postage must be paid three days prior to your mail drop date.

Average Postage Costs:

  • First Class Postcard (6" x 9" and under / Minimum 500 pieces):$.39
  • First Class Presorted Letter (Up to 3.5oz / Minimum 500 pieces):$.571
  • Standard Presorted Letter (Up to 4.0oz / Minimum 200 pieces): $.385
  • First Class Flat (Up to 1oz / Minimum 500 pieces): $1.244
  • Standard Flat (Up to 3.5oz / Minimum 200 pieces): $1.006