How to create a proper print file:
Before you upload your file, please be sure your files are saved as a high-resolution PDF file, which means it should be exported using the OPTIMIZED FOR PRESS from Adobe Acrobat® or use PDFX1A settings. If your artist has used transparency layers, you can overcome some problems by converting all elements to CMYK and removing all RGB and Spot Color elements and information from your file and then flattening all transparency layers. These preflights are availabe through Acrobat Professtional®. Be sure to give your file a final look before uploading. Once they file is uploaded, they are quickly processed.
Postcard files are to be submitted as one, multi-page PDF file, where page one is always your front [oppposite of mailing side] and the page two always your back [mailing side. The number of pages in your file must match your order which is one page for a 4/0 or two pages for a 4/4. All pages must include 1/8" bleeds making the pdf size 1/4" [.25"] larger than your trim size. Download or template if you are not clear on this. If you are unsure of any of these settings, contact our customer support department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPECIAL NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT SEND IN READER'S SPREAD, MULTIPLE PAGES UP OR OVERSIZED PASTEBOARDS AS THEY WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.
UV Coated Postcard Printing - Deliver with impact!
Postcard Printing Features: High-quality postcard printing features give you an edge over other your competitors:
- Your Choice of sizes and pricing to best suit your postcard printing campaign.
- Vibrant, four color process makes postcard printing pop off the page.
- Free online proofing service available for all postcard printing jobs.
- Hard copy color proofs availabe to see how your postcard printing will look after its printed.
- Postcard printing using eco-friendly, soy-based inks and recycled paper.
- Efficient printing process keeps you postcard printing costs low.
- Postcard printing templates of all of the available sizes, free of charge.
- Free online designer to save you even more on your postcard printing.
1) Choose your Product
Select a product by clicking on the product name. Fill out the product details: project title, quantity, paper, bindery details, etc. and proceed to file upload area ot upload your files.
2) Upload files
After you upload the files please click on the Continue button to add the product into the shopping cart. Choose the turnaround time and proceed to checkout.
Select your payment method and shipping address. Click Continue to review your order. Click on Submit to finish. Your credit card will be charged and we will email you your invoice immediately.
About Postcard Printing
Mailing House Friendly Postcards Because mailing houses all have different equipment and inks, it's almost impossible to create a postcard that will work at every mail facility. One main reason for this is the Gloss coatings (Gloss Varnish, Aqueous coatings, & UV Coatings) tend to resist inkjet inks causing smears or light text imaging. Postcard printing here at Printmonkey, we have only apply coating to the front [non addressed side] of the postcards. This seems to work well with most postcard mailing facilities. However, because the address panel is enamel coated, some smearing can occur at some mailing houses which use a slower drying ink or when addressing speeds are very high. We recommend that you have your mailing house test a few postcards before running the entire lot. Don't have that kind of time? Let us mail them for you! Upload your mailing list and send us a custom quote request and we will get you great pricing on your direct mail needs.