Metallic Postcards

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  • Bright and sparkly way to reach out to more people
  • Cost-effective, efficient, and handy marketing tool
  • Durable 16 pt. cardstock gloss feels premium
  • Wide range of postcard sizes for every need

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Shine a Light on Your Mail With Metallic Postcard Printing

Get out of the dark and into the light. With metallic postcard printing, your mail will shine bright and stand out. Advertise, brand, promote, invite, remind, or sell. Whatever your goal is, metallic postcard printing will do the job well.

Our metallic postcard printing is a standout because of its vibrant shine and:

  • many sizes available to suit your specific needs.
  • thick and sturdy 16 pt. cardstock gloss paper.
  • one or both sides printing options.
  • rounded corners option for a different look.
  • optional spot UV coating that highlights your design.


But What Exactly Is Metallic Printing?

Metallic printing uses a simple process. Silver foil is applied to the paper first, then your artwork is printed on top of it using CMYK ink. The end result is a sleek and shiny metallic print that shimmers when it catches the light and shows off your design well.   

What Postcard Size Should I Use?

You may not realize it but postcard size matters. Too small and it runs the risk of getting lost in the mail. Too big and it may end up in the trash for being too much of a hassle to handle.

Check out the postcard sizes we offer below that are just right:

  • 4” x 6” is the standard in postcard mailing and the most affordable. This compact size is ideal for bulk announcements on promotions, discounts, product launches, or even store openings.
  • 4.25” x 6” postcards have slightly more space than the traditional postcard size. This is is perfect for artwork with a lot of visual elements.
  • 5” x 7” postcards are big enough to get noticed faster, but still compact enough to carry around. Use this to send out discount coupons and sales promotions.
  • 5.5” x 8.5” postcards have ample space but is still cost-effective. You can put more information without the added cost.
  • 6” x 9” is noticeably bigger but still easy to handle and give out to people.
  • 6” x 11” postcards are the largest of the bunch that can be mailed. This will stand out anywhere it goes.

How Can Metallic Postcard Printing Help My Business?

Postcards do more than spread the word on your promos or discounts.

They are also:

  • Easy on the pocket. You can reach more people without paying a lot of advertising money.
  • More personal. You can communicate to your customers and acquire new ones in a more friendly and approachable way.
  • More likely to be read first. Postcard are easy to read compared to direct mail letters. You don’t need to open an envelope to get to the information because everything can be seen at a glance.
  • Compatible with other marketing tools. Send them out to prospects as an introduction before an e-mail or phone call, or to follow up on your conversation.

Once your artwork file is ready, you can upload it to our site . You can also start creating a new one using our free downloadable templates.

Get our free PDF proof option after uploading so you can review everything before we start printing.

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When will my postcards arrive?
This is dependent on your “turnaround time” and shipping time”. The “turnaround time” is how long it takes to produce your order. This plus your preferred estimated shipping time is the total number of days before your postcards arrive to your delivery address.

What is a bleed?
A bleed is a printing term to show the area where the image needs to extend beyond the trim edge of your paper. This is to ensure your design will not be accidentally cut off. You need to add 1/8” on all sides of your artwork.

What is a PDF proof?
PDF proof is our free file check service to ensure your artwork is up to printing standards before we print it. Our talented prepress team reviews your design to check for errors.


Guidelines for setting up your artwork

To set up your file for metallic printing, follow these important steps:

  • Your file should contain two layers.
    • One layer contains your artwork
    • Another layer to show where the metallic will be applied
  • The artwork and metallic layer should align properly.
  • For ideal text outcome, use san serif fonts 12 pt. or larger.

Download our free file template.

If you need help setting up your file, call our customer service at
888-296-5760 or use our Live Chat.


What Material Is Used for Metallic Postcard Printing?

Our metallic postcards are printed on:

16 pt. Glossy Cardstock

  • Stiff stock with reflective coating
  • Shows off vibrant colors on both sides

Guidelines for setting up your print file: 

  • For ideal text outcome, use san serif fonts 12 pt. or larger.
  • The metallic mask and CMYK print file should align properly.
  • Avoid using dark colors. The metallic effect shows up more with lighter colors.
  • The metallic foil should be a separate layer on your file (download our free file setup template for more information).
  • Use at least 15%K in the white area if you would like to create high quality plain silver foil.

If you need help setting up your file, call Customer Service at 888-296-5760 and ask about our Design Services.

Spot UV

Spot UV

High Gloss UV Coating is applied to selected areas. It draws attention and provides visual interest to your prints. If your artwork has both Spot UV and Foil, please leave a 1/16" gap in between. They cannot overlap.
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