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Product Description

Guideline Templates For PostCards:


- Postcards 4.25" x 5.5"

Download here: Postcard-4.25inx5.5-Round.zip

Download here: Postcard-4.25inx5.5.zip


- Postcards 4" x 6"

Download here: Postcard-4inx6in-Front.zip

Download here: Postcard-4inx6in-H-Round-Front.zip


- Postcards 5" x 7"

Download here: Postcard-5inx7in-H-Front.zip

Download here: Postcard-5inx7in-H-Round-Front.zip


- Postcards 6" x 9"

Download here: Postcard-6inx9in-H-Front.zip

Download here: Postcard-6inx9in-H-Round-Front.zip



Postcards Printing

Most of the time used for mailing without envelope, Postcards are also used as flyers for promoting events and pass them out on the streets/events. Postcard particular size of 4”x6” and thick / durable / friendly / economic structure makes it clubs and businesses favorite to hand out.

Many places charge less for sending a Postcard than a letter in a envelope as the Postcard can have the postage pre-printed on it for easier and cheaper shipment. As a business, it’s a good way to keep contact with customers, and remind them, you care about them! People love them and hate them, but they do work!

Always use this in your favor: The more people that see your marketing flyer/postcard, the higher the probabilities to receive a call or a customer walking through your door.

Postcards are offered on different sizes: 4”x6” (Standard Postcard size), 5”x7” and 6”x9”. Rectangle shape and round corners are available upon request.



Advertise Your Business with Postcards


Postcards allow businesses to advertise their goods and services as well as reach out to their clientele and appreciate them. This is a tool of direct marketing which is used by a number of businesses these days. It is a beneficial tool as it helps companies improve their brand image and expand their customer base. The motive which is used for postcard marketing should be in tune with the care that is being taken for marketing it. The print of the postcard should have unique quality for convincing people to do business with you. Since most people prefer colored versions, which are easy for the eyes to view, the attention of the people can be easily acquired.


Colored printing can create a considerable difference in the way people perceive your business. A color printer can be used as a potential marketing tool, offering your company greater responsiveness to the needs of customers. Moreover, you save money with colored postcards. Although they seem complex to print, these devices can be created with versatile color printer, hardware, software as well as the right support for managing them. Select the right color combination and create a high quality postcard.


How to Create Successful Postcards

In order to create a successful marketing campaign, these are some of the mistakes to avoid:


  • Prevent Sales Exaggeration: You need to prevent too much of sales hype in your postcard. Sometimes, these cards are thought of as sales letters with the sender inserting too much sales hype which should be strictly avoided. Remember that people do not bother to read the postal cards if you create sales hype in them. You need to make them informational with a subtle tone that encourages readers to try your products and services.


  • Not Too Professional: If the postcard is made too professional, the customers will not understand your message. An emotional connect is required with the readers, and hence a formal tone will not be proper. Connect on a personal level so that people are interested in the information which you provide. Being too professional might alienate them and they will not be interested in your promos and offers.


  • Not Too Many, Not Too Often: A few businesses lose credibility by sending out too many postcards to customers within a short while. They do not understand that customers receive lots of things through mail regularly. They are not too excited to receive lots of things through mail regularly. It is best to send out the postal cards once a while to prevent boring your clients. You may even send the letters with offers and discounts that might interest clients.


  • Do Not Make False Promises: The postcards should not make false promises to customers. If the offer is limited period, do not make your customers feel as if it will be there for long. Once you provide appropriate information, you can win the trust and loyalty of customers. This is how you can win customers who will stay with you for a long time.



Postcard Printingat Its Best!

Your search for the most affordable postcard printing ends here.  Our postcards give the best value for your money.  Recognizing that you alone can choose what is best for your needs, we have designed our products in such a way that they can accommodate full customization.  You can choose from our creative and artistic designs, and then customize to suit your purpose. 

Salient Features

We take pride that our product carries the following features:

ñ  Printed on high quality thick paper, you can choose if you want the paper matte or glossy;

ñ  We contribute to the greening of the environment, as we use recyclable paper and special ink that are both eco-friendly;

ñ  Our postcards are resistant to smudges and scratches so you can expect to receive them in perfect condition.  We also take pride in the fact that our product will rarely wear out.

You can expect fast turnaround, as we also accept rush orders, as well as postcard direct mailing.  You can choose from our wide range of designs, or customize your postcard by uploading images or designs you want the product to carry.  For instance, you may want to include real photos of real people, or you may want the product to show your business logo.  Just give us your specifications, and you can expect that we will follow them as faithfully as possible. 

Why Choose Postcard

Postcard printing is a proven cost-effective marketing strategy irrespective of the nature and size of your business.  It does not matter if you are running your business online or offline, or you have a small, medium, or large enterprise, or it is a business to business or business to consumer, you will find that postcards give you an advantage over your competition. 

It is an inexpensive way to stay in touch with your customers and nurture relationship.  You can share important information with your recipients, or simply express your appreciation of their support of your business.  Since you have to think creatively on how to use the space wisely and concisely, the chances of your message to get read by your recipients are far greater than other forms of direct mail. 

Creative Postcard Designs

If you wish to customize the design of your postcards, here are a few things to consider:

ñ  You can add some special effects to the image you want printed on it.  For instance, you can put overlays or include textures, or instead of the usual colors, you can use sepia or transform your image/s into vintage.  There is a lot you can do to play with your image/s to get your desired effect.  You just have to exercise creativity to turn your postcard from plain to interesting. 

ñ  Use a different approach to your message.  Rather than the usual greeting or marketing message that probably other companies or businesses are writing as well, dare to be different.  Add some flavor or spice up your messages, such as humor and wit.  You may also use your postcard to give your recipients a teaser of an upcoming promotion.  

The only limit to your creativity in using and designing postcards is your imagination.  If you feel like you are running out of your creative juices, you can use our templates for replenishment and inspiration.  We share one common goal that is to produce the best results in postcard printing




Hot Print´s online postcard printing

In case that your marketing strategy still doesn’t include postcards, you're about to know a sales tool for very low cost that is highly effective. Here are just some of the many reasons why postcards should be a part of your marketing strategy that could lead towards bigger success in your business.

First of all, postcards can work for just any business. You can use a postcards to drive traffic to your store, to announce events, to announce sales, discount and similar. Creating a postcard is a very simple process that should involve a few of creativity and personal taste. You can opt for a simple 4 x 6 postcard printing and send your promotional material to your potential clients. There are as well larger, 5 x 7 postcard printing solutions, when you want to include more text information and images. Both sizes of postcards can work perfectly well when the message is clear and brief and the postcard looks attractive.

Printing postcards is a rather inexpensive process. The best option is relying on a good print store that will be able to do this work for you on a highly professional level. You can opt to print a postcard on your home printer, but the final results in most of the cases will never be as satisfying as when made in a professional and specialized postcard printing service.

A very good option is to promote your business by sending postcard prints by mail to houses of your potential clients. This marketing strategy is highly accepted by most of the businessmen. A message sent by a postcard looks more personal than when seeing TV commercial, radio commercials, when seeing billboards and similar. The truth is that postcards are often read, as they are delivered ready to be read. If your postcard seems at least a few attractive, everyone will read it, even people that don’t have a habit of reading junk mail that they receive in their mail boxes.

With the help of this marketing tool, you can expect quick marketing results. Postcards produce fast results because they are easily read and remembered and they are easy to use. For example, if you are planning to make a big sale, make sure to send your postcards at least 2 to 3 days prior to the sale. This way, people will for sure remember of it, much sooner than if you send them the notification 2 weeks in advance.

Even if you have just an online business, you can send postcards to your clients and invite them to visit your web site for more information. In other words, thanks to postcards, you will be able to generate traffic towards your web site and to make profit.

How one postcard looks? Well, it’s like a small billboard that your customers can always have near them, and that is easy to handle. If your potential client is interested in the offers you are making, it is more likely that he/she will save your postcard somewhere on the table, or keep it in the bag or on some other important place. Also, your customers that are already familiar with our business can pass on your postcard to other people as well.

Any market can be easily targeted with the help of postcards. You can send postcards to specific targeted markets you consider would be interested in the services and products that you offer. This way, with the help of simple postcards you will be able to control your sales activities much more efficiently. When you want to increase the sales, the only thing you have to do is increase the number of postcards that will be sent out to target markets.

Any marketing strategy with postcards is completely personal. Your competitors will not be aware of what you are doing. This is why a lot of businessmen still say that postcards are one of the best kept secrets of today´s modern marketing. It is a fact that they are very efficient, very cheap and very simple to use. No matter if you have a small or a large business, postcards will work for you.

Here at Hot Print you can choose postcards of different sizes that will be able to represent your business, products, and services in the best possible way. Like this, you will be able to choose among 4 x 6 inch postcards, 5 x 7 inch postcards and 6 x 9 inch postcards.

Our postcards can be printed on both sides. This means that you can choose a full color front and a full color back, a full color front and a grayscale back and a full color front and blank back part. Color postcard printing is the best marketing strategy towards inviting new clients to your business.

Depending on your needs and the size of the business you are running, here at Hot Prints you can order a minimum number of 100 postcards and a maximum number of 10.000 postcards. When it comes to the shape and style, we give you two choices – a standard square shape and a round corner style. Also, your postcards can be printed on a 14pt gloss coated cover UV and a 14pt premium uncoated cover.

How one postcard is created means a lot on the way whether your potential clients will accept it the way it is, read it and keep it for further contacts, or they will simply throw it away and forget about it. There are two options when creating your postcard. First of all, you can make your own postcards, you can hire a professional designer or you can download some of the free postcard software that can be downloaded from the internet. The second option is using some of the free postcard templates that we offer on our web site. You will be able to find free postcard templates according to their sizes, and choose a design that can suit the best your creativity needs. Postcard printing templates that we offer were created by professional designers.

Postcard printing can be a very successful marketing tool in case you know what you want. Custom postcards printing is an excellent way of reaching out to new clients but as well for cultivating client loyalty and for generating sales. Commercial printing made postcards accessible for any kind of business, and this is why this marketing tool is still one of the most used ones on the market. Marketing postcards is a very simple process that requires a little patience and a good strategy for delivering your promotional material to potential clients. This can be done using mailing lists and direct mail postcards which are a very efficient way of delivering your message to the best prospects.

Postcard marketing will be highly successful if the promotional material is designed to look like a very friendly message. People are not very interested in reading advertisements, but they don’t refuse to read friendly messages. A simple and straight message should be incorporated in your custom printed postcards and hopefully it will be able to produce a positive emotional reaction from audiences.

Custom postcard printing service offered by Hot Print is able to provide you with high quality final product that as well should be perfectly timed for its delivery. For example, if you are able to aim that your postcards reach the mailboxes of your potential clients by Tuesdays when the volume of the mails on that day is usually much lighter, there are bigger chances that you promotional material will be seen and read. So, postcard printing and mailing should be done at least on Thursdays or Fridays so that your promotional material could reach the mailboxes of potential customers in those days when they receive less mail.

Postcard print prices vary and they depend on different factors – quantity that is ordered, color options, quality of paper stock, postcard size, turnaround time, etc. However, Hot Print offers postcard printing cheap solutions which are affordable to all businesses. So, if you are looking for a cheap postcard printing, make sure to check out our offer.

Hot Print offers a digital postcard printing solution so that our clients will receive the best quality work. You can opt as well for a photo postcard printing in full color. Printing a postcard at a professional print store is not the same as printing a postcard on your home printer. Even if you are thinking that you will get a free postcard printing just because you are doing it at home on your printer, don’t forget about the cost of the toner/ink and blank postcards for printing. This all costs money, so in the end it might turn out that your custom postcard printing at home is a way more expensive solution, and this way this marketing strategy will not lead to profit and business efficiency.


Hot Print´s online postcard printing FAQ´s

Can postcard printing help grow my business? If you run a business, you know that communication between you and your clients is a key to success. Staying in touch with your regular clients is necessary as well. This is why a lot of print stores including Hot Print offer postcard printing solutions that can help you in promoting your business, making a sale, invite audiences to events, etc. It is very important that you as a businessman portray your image on these types of promotional material. So, for any company that wants to grow even more, investing into a postcard printing and distribution campaign is a must.


How should I design my postcard? There are some very simple guidelines to adhere to when you are planning to create a postcard of your business. For example, smallest postcards that Hot Print offers are 4 x 6 inches, which is the standard size of postcards. The largest size of one postcard is 6 x 9 inches. The best thing is to always design a postcard with a front and a back, although some people prefer to leave the back side empty. Make sure that the design of the postcard is designed in the way that it represents your business in the best possible light.

Can I use colored text when designing my postcard? Yes, it is even recommended that you use colors. However, if your postcard is using a very small font for the text, it is better leaving it as it is, in black, because of possible misregistration during the printing process. On headlines, it is ok if you use colored texts.

What cards of card stock should be used for postcard printing? Hot Print offers two different types of card stock for your postcard prints – 14pt gloss coated cover UV and 14pt premium uncoated cover. Coated and uncoated are the two main categories when it comes to commercial postcard printing. The truth is that choosing a card stock for your postcards will be one of the most important choices that you will have to make.

Where can I find templates or images for my postcard printing? If you can invest into stock photography, you will be able to get a variety of images made by professionals that you can later use as a background for your postcards. You can a well opt for free postcard templates that Hot Print offers on their web site. The free templates are divided by different sizes of postcards they were made for. These templates were created by professional designers.

Can you help me with the design of my postcards? Yes, Hot Print can give advices as well as custom design options for a fair price. Next, you can choose as well a background for your postcard from some of the many free postcard templates that can be found on our web site.

I run a business. Why should I print a postcard? The truth is that there are a lot of reasons why one should make a postcard. This is a very successful marketing tool, and this can be a great way of spreading out the news about your company among your potential clients. Also, you can use a postcard to announce sales, different event, or just to inform your client about changes in your address.

Can you tell me something about the history of postcards? The first postcard was made back in 1898. It was very simple; it has a written text on one side and a print on another side. Since that time, postcards have developed a lot. They mostly had an image printed on the front side and the address of the recipient as well as a space to write on the back side. Today´s postcards still look the same, more or less, where the front part is always reserved for an image and the back side is used for the address and additional message.

What is custom postcard printing? A lot of print companies offer custom postcard prints which are cheap and easy to be made. They can be made in full color or can be black and white. If you are creative enough, you can even have your custom postcard cut into different shapes. All the mentioned facts make postcards an ideal solution for your businesses next mailing.

What is the difference between postcard and other similar marketing tools? Any marketing strategy that involves postcards can be very effective and successful. One reason why many businesses opt for postcards is because they are much cheaper to be made and this can save a lot of expenses on the long run. Also, designing a postcard is much faster and easier than designing a flyer, brochure or catalog. It is very easy to find postcard printing companies.

Can I expect good response when using a postcard printing solution? We cannot guarantee that the response you will get will be satisfying for you. Everything will depend on the type of the business you are running, the market where you are running your campaign, the looks of your promotional material, etc. However, until now a lot of businesses reported very good market responses when using postcards as a main marketing tool.

What are trim and bleed in the postcard printing terminology? Trim is the finished size of one document. It is a place where the document is cut. From the other side, bleed stands for extra space that should be added to the edges of the document. For example, if printing a 4 x 6 inch postcard, the size of the document should be 4.25 x 6.25 inches.

What are the postcard sizes that Hot Print offers? Our clients will be able to choose among 4 x 6 inch postcards, 5 x 7 inch postcards and 6 x 9 inch postcards.

What are the minimum and the maximum number of postcards that can be ordered at Hot Print? The minimum size of postcards that should be ordered is 100 and the maximum number is 10.000

Which are the shapes and the styles of postcards that can be made at Hot Print? We offer two different styles of postcards – postcards with square corners and postcards with rounded corners.

What is the turnaround time for one postcard print order? We offer three different turnaround deliveries. The first is the standard, 4 to 6 business day’s delivery service. The second is the express, 2 to 3 business day’s delivery service. The third option is for our client that are in a need of rush work. In that case we offer next day printing solutions.

Can I have a design proof prior to postcard printing? Yes, we offer a free design proof which will be sent to your email. After the design is confirmed, the process of printing can proceed.

Can you print in full color on the back side of the postcard? Yes, we have three different solutions when it comes to printing on the back side of the postcard. This means that you can opt for leaving the back side completely blank, you can opt for a grayscale color or for a full color solution.

When I how can I pay for the ordered work? The payment is done online, before the work is sent to print. You can pay through PayPal, or opt for a payment with some of the following credit cards – Visa, MasterCard, Discovery and Amex. We are a verified merchant, authorized by authorize.net

Do you have a refund policy? We don’t have refund or a return policy. However, if some work wasn’t made properly due to our mistake, it will be reprinted free of charge. From the other side, if the final work which is not satisfactory to the client is a result of the clients mistake, misspelling, misleading and similar, the job can be reprinted, but it will be fully charged.





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