Postcards

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Our high-quality postcards can be an excellent addition to your marketing pack or can serve as RSVP reminders or ‘thank yous’ for special events. Personalised envelopes in a range of colours are also available.

Paper stock

350gsm silk
300gsm uncoated matt
330gsm true card (gloss one side)
350gsm Conqueror card

Printing Processes

Digital and Litho

ARtwork

Standard artwork size: 
A6 (148 x 105 mm)

We can also print any non-standard size specific to your requirements.

Press-Ready Specifications

PRESS-READY PDF
  • Manually select 'Print' and choose the 'Press Quality' setting
  • Add crop marks (outer corner marks, not full colour bars) outset by 6 points, so they do not touch the cut size of the document
  • Include bleed
APPLICATIONS AND FONTS
  • Optimise your PDF for print (300 dpi images)
  • Embed your fonts or outline
  • Any ultra light, light or Thin fonts change to outline
  • Choose "Press Quality" when creating your PDF
COLOUR
  • Artwork should be CMYK or greyscale
  • Please be aware that screen colours (RGB) may appear duller or lacking in contrast when printed
SCANS AND IMAGES
  • Colour images should be CMYK colour mode
  • Scanned or bitmapped images should be 300 dpi
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • We accept files saved using one of the following software: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • For the Adobe packages please save all files with the outlined fonts. Files created in one of the Microsoft packages usually get better results if they’re saved as pdfs.
  • To help as many people as possible, The London Printers accepts a range of different formats. These are: JPEG, PNG, PDF. For the photography artwork we would recommend high resolution JPEGs (preferably un-compressed).
  • For Graphics or Text files please save it as print-ready, vector based PDF.
  • For a mix of graphics and photography artwork the best solution would be print-ready PDFs.
BLEED REQUIREMENT
  • The usual bleed requirement is 2mm all round

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