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Print postcards with unsurpassed thickness on 32 point thick uncoated card stock. This hefty matte finish stock is perfect for postcards that never flop over or bend.
These postcards are printed in full color with UV inks that dry instantly to enure brilliant color on this uncoated stock.
Substance and style abound with many custom finishes to choose from including embossed and debossed elements to add raised or indented areas, foil stamping, painted edges and custom shape die cutting. The creative possibilities are boundless.Full Coverage Not Recommended
Full coverage (aka floods) of ink on uncoated stocks are not recommended. While offset wet inks will absorb to some degree into the stock, the overall result of covering uncoated stocks with ink will produce a low sheen instead of a matte appearance. Heavy ink coverage may also highlight the appearance of natural fibres on uncoated stocks. If your art / design includes heavy ink coverage and you want cards with a matte appearance we recommend one of our laminated stocks instead.
Custom Size Postcards are available by Custom Quote.
NOTES ON EMBOSSING / DEBOSSING
Elements that are embossed will appear as a debossed effect on the reverse. Elements that are debossed may show a slight impression on the reverse.
Printing your postcards on this sturdy uncoated card stock will convey the message of your uncompromising style and taste. Isn't it time unleash your potential?
Technical Specifications + Templates
Die Line: Supply a file that includes a vector path outline indicating the shape and size of your die cut card. Pricing is based on simple shape, so your dieline should be as simple as possible or the order may be placed on hold to quote the complex die.
Foil Stamping: Include a separate file/artboard with these elements colored with Pantone Black to denote the foil stamping. Alternatively, if you would like to include these elements in the same file, place these elements on a separate layer and colored with a Pantone color (typically Pantone Black) that denotes the Foil Stamping.
Embossing / Debossing: Include a separate file/artboard with these elements colored with Pantone Black to denote the debossing or embossing. Alternatively, if you would like to include these elements in the same file, place these elements on a separate layer and colored with a Pantone color (typically Pantone Black) that denotes the Foil Stamping.
Bleeds: all files must have a 1/8" bleed on each side
Live Area: keep all critical text and artwork 1/8" inside the trim
Colors: supply your files in CMYK color (Pantone/RGB colors will be converted or rejected)
Resolution: 300 dpi minimum (400 dpi preferred)
Fonts: fonts must converted to curves/outlines (we do not accept fonts).
Transparencies: flatten all transparencies
Types Of Files We Accept: MAC & PC files from Photoshop (PSD), Illustrator (EPS or AI), CorelDraw (CDR or EPS), Adobe Acrobat PDF, TIFF or JPEG.