Uncoated Postcard Printing

On this page you will find useful information about our Uncoated Postcard Printing. Our Uncoated Postcards are beautifully printed in full colour on litho or digital presses on 400gsm uncoated board. When you are ready to work out a price, please use the price calculator on the Uncoated Postcard Prices page.

Our Uncoated Postcards are printed on 400gsm uncoated card. They are available in any size from 40mm x 40mm up to and including A3.

For a slightly cheaper product on 450gsm silk with a gloss or matt lamination on one side, please see our Promotional Handout Printing page.

A wide variety of finishing can be carried out on Postcards, such as Perforating, Drilling, Creasing and Round Cornering, making them perfect for a huge range of special applications, for example as Swing Tickets as well as more straightforward uses such as luxury promotional flyers or invitations.

Uncoated Postcard Sizes

Our standard sizes are:

  • 105mm x 148mm (A6)
  • 99mm x 210mm (1/3 A4)
  • 210mm x 148mm (A5)
  • 297mm x 210mm (A4)
  • 420mm x 297mm (A3)

Custom sizes:

We can produce any other size you may require from 40mm x 40mm up to a maximum of 420mm x 297mm.

Litho and Digital Printing

If you only require a small quantity of Uncoated Postcards, Digital Printing is cheaper than Litho Printing – as the quantity increases, Litho Printing becomes much cheaper than Digital Printing. Digital Printing also allows you to have different artwork on every copy. Prices are displayed for both options in the price calculator. The right hand two columns are for Digital Printing and the first three columns are for Litho Printing.

Print Finishing (i.e. Creasing etc.) of Postcards

If you would like your Uncoated Postcards to be perforated, creased, round cornered and/or drilled then please select the Finishing box under the Optional Extras heading and make you selection. The figures in the price table will automatically update to include the cost of the finishing.

Production times for printing Uncoated Postcards

If your Uncoated Postcards only require printing and trimming with no extra finishing such as creasing, the following choices of turnaround times are available.

Express turnaround – your Uncoated Postcard printing order should be despatched in three working days.

Express Plus turnaround – your Uncoated Postcard printing order should be despatched in two working days.

Economy turnaround – your Uncoated Postcard printing order should be despatched in six working days.

If you require extra finishing, the number of working days will increase by a day or two. The despatch time, including the time required for the extra finishing, will be shown in the Product Description.

For a day to be treated as the first working day, we require your printing order and payment along with print quality artwork before 10am. Alternatively, for an additional charge, you can delay the printing order, payment and print quality artwork cut-off time to 3.30pm.

Due to the nature of uncoated stock, extra drying time may be required for heavier ink coverage, so turnaround times will be confirmed on order.

Artwork and PDF requirements for Uncoated Postcards

  • We operate a PDF workflow, so please supply your artwork as a Press Quality PDF. If you prefer, we can create a PDF for you, in which case we will email a proof to you for approval. There is an additional charge for this PDF creation service of £20 plus VAT.
  • If any print reaches the edge of your finished job, please add 3mm bleed to all sides of your artwork
  • We need a "quiet area" to ensure nothing important is too near to the edge of the finished item; so please leave a 5mm inner margin for anything other than backgrounds
  • Supply files to us in CMYK, not RGB please
  • Image resolution should be 300dpi or more
  • Please embed fonts or convert all of your text to shapes

If you would like to download a PDF template, you can do so from the Templates page which is also accessible via the top menu bar.

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