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Postcard Printing in NYC

For more than 40 years, we have been the place New Yorkers go when they need premium postcard printing services.

Print unique, premium postcards in NYC with Japan Printing.

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We are postcard printing specialists.

Japan Printing and Graphics is a printing company in NYC with more than 40 years of experience printing a wide variety of postcards. Having so many years of experience printing postcards made us realize what our New yorkers needed: multiple options. Every company has different needs, and Japan Printing is the best option when you need a printing company to put your ideas into paper.

Postcards can be very useful for established and developing businesses in marketing their services and retaining customers. They can serve as a greeting or a thank you, in addition to communicating information about products or services. Postcard printing and design can make a big difference for companies that apply the right techniques and employ the right postcard printer. As a professional printer located in New York, Manhattan, we are able to offer this very useful service to our customers.

Choose From Different Postcard Finishes

From flat-printed postcards to letterpressed postcards, we offer the broadest range of postcards in NYC! Below you’ll find some of our most popular finishes, but we have many more; if you’re looking for something else, contact us to receive more options.

Raised Ink Postcards

Three-dimensional Raised Ink Printing.
Unique Pantone colors that always remain the same.
Cost-Effective.

Spot UV Postcards

Custom Glossy Lamination.
Premium Velvet or Silk Laminated Paper.
Raised Spot UV Option Available.

Foil Postcards

Premium Metallic Ink Stamping.
Premium Velvet or Silk Laminated Paper.
Raised Foil Stamping Available

Embossed Postcards

Make elements stand out with Embossing.
Exclusive and uncommon finish.
Premium cotton papers.

Painted Edges Postcards

Available in any color.
Thin and Thick Papers Available.
Straight or Rounded Corners.

Choose From Different Postcards Papers

Not only do we offer postcards in many finishes, but we also provide them in a wide variety of papers. Our papers offer many different textures, thicknesses, and colors. Pick one of our premium papers to print your postcards in NYC.

**Take note that not every paper is available with all finishes**

Suede Postcards

Our premium-feeling paper.
Fully matte and soft-touch la minated.
Great for any design.

Mohawk Eggshell Postcards

Japan's preferred paper.
Naturally Eggshell textured.
Great color absorbent/taker.

Silk Postcards

Matte and highly durable lamination.
Smooth, silky texture.
Great for Foil and Spot UV finishes.

Linen Postcards

Great for Raised Ink printing.
Elegant and classy crosshatch linen texture.
Superior Ink Retention.

Mohawk Eggshell Postcards

Highly Durable Paper
Cost-effective
Matte-finished

Matte Coated Postcards

Highly Durable Paper.
Cost-Effective.
Glossy-finished.

Cotton Postcards

Lightweight paper.
Great for Embossed and Letterpress printing.
Uncoated and Naturally Textured.

We Make Printing Postcards Very Convenient

Our postcard printing services in NYC offer many benefits to our customers. In particular, our flexibility is what makes our printing service so unique. We offer both long and short-run digital postcards printing, which can significantly reduce the cost of printing. With the traditional offset press printing method that most other New York City printers utilize, the minimum quantity of postcard prints is usually very high. Our high-quality digital printers allow us to print small quantities of postcards, which lowers our customer’s overall costs.

When used in conjunction with our business cards, our postcards services can be an effective tool that anyone can use for growth. With almost 40 years of experience servicing the downtown New York City area, we are among the very best in the industry. Try us out for your next set of postcards or business cards. If you are located in the NYC area, we invite you to come and visit our office for a free consultation.

Contact us today at 212-406-2905, or email at info@japanprint.com for more information!

Next-Day and Same-Day Postcards Printing in NYC

We understand sometimes our customers need postcards printed as soon as possible, and when sacrificing quality for faster turnaround times isn’t an option, Japan Printing’s postcards are your best option. We offer same-day and next-day postcards printing services in NYC. If you want to order postcards using our rush options, please follow our guide below:

You Have a Postcard Design

To order same-day postcards, send us your postcard design at info@japanprint.com before 11:00 am, and we will process your order. Your postcards would be ready at 5:30 pm for pick up at our downtown NYC office.

To order next-day postcards, send us your postcard design at info@japanprint.com anytime the day before you need the postcards. We will process your order to have it ready by 5:30 pm for pick up at our downtown NYC office. If you need the cards to be delivered to you the next day, contact us the day before you need the postcards before 11:00 am, and you will receive your postcards the next day.

You Don't Have A Postcard Design

To order same-day postcards without a ready-to-print design, you can send us an email at graphics@japanprint.com before 10:00 am, and we will create a quick postcard design for you. We've got to work fast here, so once we send you the design, it needs to be approved before noon to have it ready on the same day at 5:30 pm for pick up.

To order next-day postcards without a ready-to-print design, you can send us an email at graphics@japanprint.com anytime the day before you need the postcards, and we will create your postcard design. You will receive the design on the same day or by the next day in the morning at the latest. The design must be approved before noon, on the same day you need the postcards. The postcards will be printed and be ready for pick up at 5:30 pm.

If you need the cards to be delivered to you the next day, contact us the day before you need the postcards before 11:00 am, and you will receive your postcards the next day.

Why Print Postcards
With Us?

We are a team with an unparalleled work ethic, efficiency, and eye for detail. We believe that consistency, quality, and responsibility is what keeps our clients coming back and not sales pitches. This is why many of our customers have been working with us for more than 30 years. With us, you can expect to be sure about your order from beginning to end.

More than 2,500 businesses trust us with their image!

See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Postcards and Printing Services

Our
Promise
To You

We strive to make your experience with us as easy and pleasant as possible. We promise a warm welcome when stopping by or calling our office. We want to be a new breed of printers by offering our customers a free consultation with a hands-on approach to deciding how you would like your postcards constructed. Sometimes customers do not realize all of the different finishes that are offered, and each customer will have the chance to see any or all of them.

We pride ourselves on our creativity. When you use us, rest assured that your project is receiving our undivided attention. We will offer our customers new and innovative ways of producing their postcards so that they will look like no other. Even our most basic products abide by this philosophy. We want our products to be as unique as our customers.

Send Us An Email Or Call Us

It is our priority to create a pleasant and meaningful relationship with our customers. Whether utilizing one of our high quality business card related services, or one of our professional translation services, we invite you to put us to the test. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

FAQs
Postcards

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We offer postcards in all sizes, but some custom sizes are not available for some finishes or papers. Our most requested postcard sizes are 5” x 7” and 4” x 6”

Our postcard thicknesses start at 10pt (80lb – 100lb and go up to 42pt. The thickness availability depends on the type of card you are printing. When dealing with postcards, it is important to consider that the thicker they are, the more boxes you will need to carry them and the more expensive they will be. For your reference: a credit card is 30pt thick.

When designing a postcard, we recommend you first pick the postcard style you would like to have and then design it based on that. We recommend this because some designs aren’t printable in some styles. 

Another thing it’s essential to take into account is the bleeds. In printing, every design must have a bleed area to give printing machines room for error. In this area, you will find three mains sectors: bleed’s area, final (actual) size, and the safe zone. Anything in the bleed’s area is very unlikely to appear on the card. Anything in the final size is likely to be in the card, but there’s a chance it’s not. And finally, anything in the safe zone will definitely be on the postcard. If your design has text or anything that must be in the final product, make sure it is in the safe zone.

If we use the standard size of postcards in the USA (5 x 7 inches), the size with bleeds would be 5.125 x 7.125 inches. On the other hand, the safe zone would be the opposite, 4.875 x 6.875 inches.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us at info@japanprint.com. Or call us at 212-406-2905.

Printers can print postcards with many different combinations, but not every combination is possible. Below is a list of the factors you can change on a postcard:

  • Straight or rounded corners.
  • Size.
  • CMYK printing. 
  • Offset Pantone Printing. 
  • Paper/Texture.
  • Single or double-sided. 
  • Shapes. 
  • Finishes: Spot UV, Painted Edges, Letterpress, Raised Ink, and more.

There are postcard papers that cannot have some finishes or even straight corners (like plastic postcards). So to avoid back and forth, we always recommend our clients to start by picking the finish they would like to have and then see what other features can be added to the postcards. 

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us at info@japanprint.com. Or call us at 212-406-2905.

After 40 years of printing postcards in NYC and Japan, we have vast knowledge about what should be on a postcard. For us, the most important information would be the message, purpose, or service offered, phone number, email, and website(if you have one). For businesses like restaurants, retail stores, or such, adding the business’ address is also a good idea. 

What you put on your postcard also depends on your industry and the postcards’ purpose. For example, if you need your postcards to attract customers, then adding information like coupons, offers, and services can be a good idea. Instead, if you need your postcards to be a way to give your information after meeting a client, then adding your contact information is more than enough. Of course, that would be considering you already shared with your client all the information you needed him to have.

Postcards are much more cost-effective when bought in larger quantities. So in many cases, the more postcards you print, the better it is. However, there are some reasons why you shouldn’t print too many postcards at once:

  • You’re planning to move soon. (You can also print postcards without a business address) 
  • Your phone number or email address is going to be replaced for new information. 
  • Your company is redesigning its corporate image.

Basically, if any information you have in your postcards is likely to change for something else, it is best to print a small quantity and then print postcards in a larger amount. 

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us at info@japanprint.com. Or call us at 212-406-2905.

Yes, you can print pictures on a postcard. However, there are some things you have to keep into account before doing it. 

  • Pictures can only be printed using CMYK colors, not Pantone. 
  • Some printing techniques require Pantone colors, like Raised Ink postcards, so it is not possible to apply thermography if there is a picture as the background of the postcards. 
  • Any photo with less than 300 DPI will look blurry and bad overall, so it’s essential to ensure every image has a high-resolution quality before printing. 
  • Pictures usually look best when there is little to no text on top of them. If you want to combine information with pictures, it is always best to ask a designer to give you professional advice on doing it.
  • Pictures look best in papers with high color-absorbing capabilities, like Mohawk Superfine Eggshell paper or 100% cotton papers. 

Apart from that, if you need pictures printed on your card, we will make sure to give you the best recommendation!

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us at info@japanprint.com. Or call us at 212-406-2905.

We offer more than 100 different postcard papers. Here’s a list of the most common ones:

  • Mohawk Superfine
  • Suede Laminated
  • Strathmore
  • Cotton
  • Finch Smooth
  • Classic Crest
  • Dull Matte
  • Glossy
  • Silk Laminated
  • Linen

And many more!

We offer postcards in all the styles and finishes below.

  • Raised Ink Postcards
  • Letterpress Postcards
  • Spot UV Postcards
  • Raised Spot UV Postcards
  • Foil Postcards
  • Raised Foil Postcards
  • Embossed Postcards
  • Painted Edges Postcards
  • Plastic Postcards
  • Transparent Postcards

In case you don’t find the finish you’re looking for in the list above, send us an email at info@japanprint.com to get more information about custom postcard projects.

Yes, we can create your postcard design based on the reference you give us.

There is no limit on the colors you can add to a postcard. However, that depends on the ink you’re using. If the printer uses CMYK colors, there is no limit; but there is a limit if the printer uses Pantone colors. 

In printing, there are two different ways to print: digital printing and offset printing. Digital printing uses CMYK colors, and since it is a digital printing technique, it can print as many colors as needed, although colors tend to vary in each set (not much, but they vary). 

On the other side, we have offset printing. Here, printers need to prepare the inks manually (each Pantone color). This process creates limitations on the number of Pantone colors you can print on a single postcard, varying from one to five. Five being the maximum colors you could add to a postcard without making it unaffordable.

To give you an example of when to opt to use offset printing and not digital printing, we’ll use Coca-Cola as an example. Coca-Cola’s branding is exceptional, and one of the reasons it is like that is because they always use the same red color, no matter where you find it. To make sure their red color always looks the same, they use a Pantone color and print it in an offset printing machine; that way, there are little to no variations in how the color looks. If they used CMYK colors, variations would be more common.

To make the colors of your postcards always look the same, you have to use Pantone colors. If you also want your postcard colors to be the same as other printing materials you have. In that case, you can use the same Pantone color across other stationery you have, and the color will be the same. 

If your company doesn’t have Pantone colors picked yet, feel free to visit us and choose one from our Pantone books. When picking Pantone colors, it is best to do it live because colors on a screen look very different from what they look in real life. 

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us at info@japanprint.com. Or call us at 212-406-2905.

Postcards can last years if they are taken care of properly. In our record books, we have 7-years-old postcards that still look great. There are two main reasons our postcards look so good after so many years. The first one is that our papers and inks are of the highest quality; the second one is that we carefully store them in a cold, dry place in plastic postcard slots. 

However, we know that’s not the case for every business or person. When handling a postcard, the card mustn’t be dirty, bend, or anything like that. If you want your postcards to remain like new even after months or years, we recommend keeping them in a postcard holder. 

Also, if durability is the most important postcard factor for you, plastic postcards might be your best option. Our recyclable plastic postcards can last long periods without losing quality at the same rate paper postcards do. 

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us at info@japanprint.com.

The main difference between standard postcards and premium postcards is that standard postcards are plain and don’t have features. In contrast, premium postcards have features like Spot UV, Thermography, Foil, and more. Premium postcards also use premium papers like suede. 

Under the standard line, we offer postcards like 14pt uncoated, 16pt dull/matte postcards, and 16pt glossy postcards. Even though they are standard postcards, they still offer a high-quality presentation for their price; the only factor you would be losing when ordering these cards is that they won’t be significantly different. In case you need to print postcards in bulk, these cards are a great pick if you’re looking for the most cost-effective postcards possible without losing too much on quality.

If you didn’t find the answer to your question, please feel free to email us at info@japanprint.com

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To place an order, click on this link and see all the postcards we have available.