The good old postcard continues to be a popular product for advertising agencies, companies and private individuals, even in today’s digital age. Because the paper card is versatile, and may be used as an invitation, info-post or circular. If you have your postcards printed at print24.com, you’ll be able to choose from many different paper types, formats, refinement options and printing inks. We’ll print your cards in top quality, at low prices. Start configuring your order here now. Print your personal motifs, texts or designs for a guaranteed lasting impression amongst your recipients!
Planning a wedding, large family celebration, company anniversary or big charity gala? Then we recommend having your invitations professionally printed, tailored specifically to the event. We offer you more than 10 different types of paper for your invitation cards, with even more scope for creativity when it comes to the refinement options. So you not only convey your appreciation to your guests but also accentuate the event’s uniqueness. If your event has a particular motto, or you want to adapt the invitations to the table or room decorations, you can choose from special colours. Our service advisors will be glad to assist you with the various configuration options.
Print postcards in the classical DIN-format or in special format
Allow us to print your postcards for info-posts
Familiar with the problem of a full inbox? Do you delete promotional or info-mails without even reading them? A hard-copy info-post card can have a completely different effect. On the one hand, it is made from “tangible” material, and on the other, the combination of attractive motifs, texts, paper types and refinement options creates numerous possibilities for your info-mailing to be noticed and enjoyed by the recipients. Use print24.com’s card-printing facility to ensure your product or business information reaches its recipients, and take advantage of the many different configuration options!
Ideal for circulars
Circulars don’t generally have a very good reputation. The recipients often feel as if they are being hassled by intrusive advertisements or information, and throw the papers straight into the bin. Yet these promotional mailings have great potential. It’s all about the presentation. Thanks to numerous options here at print24.com, your creativity or the imagination of your marketing team, circulars can actually be made into a huge success. You’ll also benefit from our low-cost, top-quality printing, allowing you to protect your advertising budget while simultaneously receiving premium print products for your promotional activities!
Printing large volumes of participation cards
Planning a competition or other marketing campaign in which interested parties can participate via postcard? Then let print24.com take care of printing! We can create up to 50,000 participation cards per order. And the ordering process is very simple. You can personally design these postcards beforehand according to your wishes, upload the design to our configurator, and select refinements, papers and printing inks. You can then start the order process and complete your purchase. Our team will then reliably attend to your printing order.
Greeting cards, the secretly striking marketing tools
Who isn’t familiar with the colourful card stands at pubs, cinemas or museums, where funny and varied free greeting cards just wait to be picked up? Do you too want to print greeting cards for your target group, advertising your products and services in an ironic, witty, humorous or simply just attractive manner? Take advantage of our print shop’s expertise, and create greeting cards people actually want to collect and distribute, thereby reliably boosting your brand awareness. Our service staff will be glad to assist if you have any queries!
Digital printing: Gold and Silver colours even in small print runs
Double-sided printing for added design options
At print24, you can print postcards folded or unfolded, and order these online. Single or double-sided printing is available for the unfolded version, while the folded version allows you to print all four pages. If you choose the 2-sided option for an unfolded DIN A6 card, the front and back will be printed on. These are the available printing options:
- Black + Pantone
- Black + Gold
- Black + Silver
- CMYK + Pantone
- CMYK + Gold
- CMYK + Gold Digital
- CMYK + Silver
- CMYK + Silver Digital
As a special highlight, we offer two options for printing gold or silver inks. First the classical method in offset printing and second in digital printing. With the latter, it is also possible to use with small print runs. The luxurious silver and gold decorations invite you to touch, marvel at and browse the pages and stylishly complete your professional appearance. Whether delicate highlights or full-surface printing - silver and gold inks can mean the difference between just looking at and wanting to keep. Give your print the "Midas touch".
The typical postcard has the DIN A6 format and is printed in 4/1-colours on 300 gsm chromo carton. The carton is glossy on the front which offers a high vibrancy of colours. The back, on the other hand, has a rough surface which makes it ideal for writing.
Different sizes for your postcards
At print24.com, you can have your postcards printed in six different formats, in portrait or landscape:
- DIN A7 (74 x 105 mm)
- DIN A6 (105 x 148 mm)
- DIN Long (105 x 210 mm)
- Maxi-Card (125 x 235 mm)
- DIN A5 (148 x 210 mm)
- DIN A4 (210 x 287 mm)
- Special format (between 74 x 74 mm and 210 x 297 mm)
When selecting the format, make sure each side has a 2-mm bleed!
Paper selection – from simple to premium
You can choose between different paper types here, and thus optimally adjust your postcards to suit your intended purpose. An inexpensive alternative is our coated art paper, which varies between 170 gsm and 350 gsm. If the postcard needs to be particularly robust, both premium 400 gsm cardboard and 300 gsm chromo board are good solutions. The latter grammage can be used as an invitation card but is also well suited as mailshot. For environmentally friendly customers, print24 uses white recycled paper certified under the Blue Angel label.
In addition to these papers, our wide range also includes premium papers for extra special occasions. Our Chamois, Ribbed, Bright White and Linen premium papers are distinguished by their unusual feel and elegance. We also offer postcards with Luxecore design in DIN A6 format, which, along with the aforementioned effects, also has a coloured core.
Colourful, glossy or matte – get more out of your postcards
If you print your postcards on coated art paper (170, 250 and 350 gsm), you can also select the “Glossy” option, which gives your mailings or invitations a classy look. These paper types and the 350 gsm premium board can also be configured matte, giving your prints a subtly elegant feel. All Luxecore papers are available in blue, red and black. Combined with refinements, you can create amazing postcards for extra special occasions!
Take advantage of all modern printing processes
We use the CMYK process for all papers available for your postcards. You can also select Pantone, which offer you 25 special colours. You’re bound to find one perfectly matching your corporate design! Your invitations can get extra luxurious with gold and silver inks, which can be used in combination with the CMYK printing process on coated art paper, premium and chromo board, offset paper or recycled paper.
Create a great impression: Your refinement options
Refinements play a particularly key role for invitations. Spice up your "save the date"-card for an upcoming wedding. Refinements can also add that extra touch to mail circulars. When selecting refinements, please note that these depend on your chosen format and paper.
- Blind embossing: Effectively accentuate individual text components.
- Laminating/Cellophane coating (Glossy/Matte/Linen finish/Soft-touch): Add structure to your postcards.
- Hot foil flat embossing: Create visual and tactile effects to create a lasting impression among your recipients.
- Hot foil relief embossing: Create parts of your postcards as reliefs.
- Relief varnish: Accentuate certain parts of the card by applying this varnish.
- UV varnish: The entire card is covered in a particularly attractive varnish.
- UV spot varnish: Accentuate individual components of your postcards.
Digital or hardcopy previews
To get an initial idea of your postcards, you can choose from a digital preview (screenproof) or hard-copy paper view – both features available for a small surcharge. You can then either cancel or start the order. We create your screenproof instantly with a resolution of 150 dpi, and store it in your customer account, allowing you to look at the preview directly on your screen. Please note here that screenproofs are not true-colour, and the colours of the finished product may differ.
FAQ to product postcards
1. Do the postcards have elements on one side for postage stamps and recipient address?
No, you have to choose a 2-sided postcard and create it separately on page 2. You can use our FreeDesign tool. It provides you with free-of-charge designs and templates!
2. Which paper selection is suitable for postcards?
Of course the highest quality is always the use of a premium paper, but beautiful and most of all stable, with a "familiar" feel is the use of Chromokarton. Most postcards are ordered on Chromokarton with an one-sided lamination.
3. Are there suitable envelopes for my postcard order?
Matching envelopes can be ordered here separately.
4. Can I also order postcards folded in the middle?
Yes, these are generally referred to as folded cards and can be ordered here online.
The paperproof option allows you to print the front and/or back, and to receive a true-colour, Fogra-certified preliminary print. On the back is a sticker and a green strip to check for good light. You will also be provided with a screenproof.