Direct Mail Postcards; Printing and Mailing

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Available in 5 USPS approved sizes and 3 quality paper stocks, ALL expresscopy.com First Class & Standard Mail postcards feature:

  • Full-color digital printing (both sides)
  • Same day turnaround time
  • Low minimums (order as few as 10 postcards if we mail them)
  • Use your postcard design or customize one of ours (for FREE)

Whether you want your postcards printed and shipped to you, or you want us to mail your postcards directly to your customers (or potential customers) for a direct mailing.

Mailing Options

Option 1: Print, Address & Mail

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We print and address your postcards and mail them to your customers or contacts via your choice of USPS First-Class™, Standard Bulk Mail or Every Door Direct Mail. See our Direct Mail Services page for more information.

Option 2: Print & Address

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We print and address your postcards and ship them to you via your choice of UPS Ground or UPS Next Day Air. When you receive your postcard printing shipment, you take them to the USPS to mail them.

Option 3: Printing Only

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We print your cards and ship them all to you via your choice of UPS Ground or UPS Next Day Air. If you're handing out postcards in person (for example, in a retail store or at an event) and just need quality online postcard printing, this is the option you want.

You may want to visit our postcard printing page if your postcards will not be mailed.

Direct Mail Postcard Sizes

We offer five USPS approved postcard sizes.

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Size 1: Regular 4.25" x 5.6" Postcard

This is the most common size of postcard we print and mail. This is often also referred to as a 4 x 6 postcard, but the finished product is a slightly different size.

Size 2: Jumbo 5.5" x 8.5" Postcard

This is a larger card mailer, exactly the same size as a sheet of office paper folded in half from top to bottom.

Size 3: Block 6.125" x 8.25" Postcard

This card is a wonderfully versatile sized postcard, ready to accommodate all mailing options - EDDM, First-Class and Standard Bulk.

Size 4: Panoramic 5.75" x 11.25" Postcard

This is a wide format postcard (as the name implies) which can be very attention-getting when mixed in with regular mail and smaller postcards, especially with a large exterior shot or landscape photograph.

Size 5: Giant 8.5" x 11" Postcard

This is the largest format available for postcard printing and mailing. It is exactly the same size as a standard sheet of office paper. It is a very bold, attention-getting postcard size that will often be delivered wrapped around other mail, which means your customers will definitely see it.

If you would need more information about the postcard sizes allowed by the USPS or available for online printing through Expresscopy, please view our Postcard Regulations page or Connect with our VIP Support team.

Paper Options

Laminated Cover Stock

Our laminated cover stock option for postcards applies a slip-film lamination to a heavy cover stock. This lamination protects the cards and the printing on them, and provides a high-gloss coating for maximum impact. The only downside? Slip-film laminated cards cannot be recycled using traditional recycling.

TIP: The USPS uses machines in the mail sorting and delivery process that employ rollers that move your postcards through the system. These rollers can remove ink (or toner) from your printed postcards, leaving them looking not exactly as good as you hoped when delivered. For this reason, many of our customers choose the laminated cover stock option to ensure their postcards reach their customers looking their very best.

UV Coated Cover Stock

UV coated cover stock is an aqueous (water based) coating applied to a heavy cover stock paper, which provides a rich, glossy finish, and additional protection against handling versus uncoated paper stock. UV coated cover stock does not provide 100% of the protection that standard slip-film lamination does, but, unlike standard lamination, UV coated postcards can be recycled curb side in most cities, along with other paper.

Uncoated Heavy Card Stock

Uncoated heavy card stock is, as the name suggests, a "card" stock, a little heavier than the greeting cards at the supermarket. Postcards printed and left uncoated have a smooth, matte surface, and rich colors come out looking great, with a surface you can write on with a pen or pencil. However, due to USPS mail sorting, we do not mail postcards printed on uncoated stock - they are too susceptible to damage in transit. When ordering postcard printing on uncoated stock...just chose the "shipping" option, rather than mailing option.

Uncoated Cover Stock

Uncoated cover stock is very similar to the feel and weight of a typical greeting card. Left uncoated, this stock still shows rich colors, but is smooth and matte (not shiny). This is a great combination of weight and durability for postcard-sized printed pieces that will be handed out or mailed using Every Door Direct Mail, rather than First Class™ or Standard Bulk Mail.

Terms like "heavy", "rich", "glossy", and "smooth" are all subjective. If you have any questions about what any of our postcard stock options look or feel like in person, we would love to send you a free sample packet of our postcard printing and paper stock options. Request FREE samples today!

Direct Mail Postcard Design Options

Create Your Postcard Online

If you know you would like to order postcard printing but aren't sure where the graphics for your print piece will come from, don't worry! expresscopy.com has thousands of online postcard design templates available for customization. It's simple enough anyone can do it, and the use of our designs is completely free. You pay only for printing and mailing, or any other services you choose.

Our designs are organized by category, with some very popular categories including:

To get started with our direct mail postcard designer, visit one of the categories above, or choose a category that matches your industry, select a product type that matches the size of postcard you wish to have printed, and fill out some simple forms to customize the design with your information and images.

Upload Your Own Postcard Design

Do you have a postcard design already created, or are you about to create one (or have your graphic designer create one for you)? For the very best results with your printing order, please see our Postcard Print Specifications page for important details about postcard sizes, printable and non-print areas and bleeds. Following the specifications helps to ensure that your design prints as you intended and your postcards come out looking exactly how you envisioned.


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