print NG has digital and offset services for printing POSTCARDS. We print locally in Toronto and have eco friendly options, including 100% recycled Canadian made paper and FSC certification.
Digital printing is more cost effective and best suited for short runs and fast turnaround. Typical digital quantities for postcards are 250 – 1000, but we can print exactly what you need and will happily quote a few quantities for you. Digital inks are CMYK only and it’s a good idea to print a sheet of swatch colours if you’re trying to get a close match to Pantone or other colours. Paper is available in 80lb to 160lb cover with silk, matte, gloss or uncoated finishes. Turnaround is two days with a hard copy proof, from the press, on your stock. We recommend checking a hard copy proof, but PDF’s are also available if you need your cards a bit faster.
If you want to print larger quantities and use Pantone ink, foil stamping, embossing or special coatings, offset printing is the way to go. There’s also a wider range of paper choices – colours, textures and weights. Contact us in advance and we can show you samples and provide estimates for a few options. Offset printing takes longer if you need foil or embossing. Allow at least four business days for production and add 2 or 3 days for foil, embossing or die cutting.
Typical postcards are 4 x 6 or 5 x 7 inches but you’re not restricted to those sizes. You’ll get best pricing if your card fits at least 4 up on a 12 x 18 sheet for digital. Die cutting is available for special shapes in digital or offset. Remember to include trim marks and bleed in your file. Keep in mind Canada Post standards if you plan to mail your postcards.
If you need advice re any aspect of printing postcards, contact us and we’ll help find the best print solution for your cards.