POSTCARDS - Akuafoil
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Reach new markets, maintain contacts and more with full color Postcards! Printed on premium quality card stock, Postcards and Tear-off Postcards are an ideal way to attract new business, stay in touch with existing clients, thank and reward loyal customers.
POPULAR USES & IDEAS Mailing promotions (sales, grand openings, etc.) Thank you cards Holiday cards Retail store handouts
Radiance never seen before – dazzle you can afford! Akuafoil gives you a wide range of CMYK colors with a sparkling foil finish and an ideal reflection that is priced to give you a true competitive advantage. State-of-the-art features allow you to produce large solid areas as well as reversed out areas of foil. You can produce foiled half tones, gradients and have multiple colors in foil on the same design. The design possibilities are limited only by your imagination, giving you an exquisite edge.
With Akuafoil, you can turn a wide range of CMYK colors into multi-colored foils. Akuafoil uses a special processed foil system that is applied under a four color process to create an array of foil colors. It's simple, affordable, and makes your prints stand out from the crowd.
Akuafoil set up
For an Akuafoil job, you must include an Akuafoil mask file along with your CMYK file. The mask file indicates where the Akuafoil will be applied. The file setup is the same as Spot UV. Use 100% K where Akuafoil needs to be applied and white where the Akuafoil is not applied.
As shown above, the file on the left is the normal CMYK print file. If you want the logo to be Akuafoil, then your Akuafoil mask file should look like the file on the right. The white indicates no Akuafoil and black 100% K indicates where the Akuafoil will be applied. When uploading, please remember to upload separate files.
Here are few things to keep in mind when creating your Akuafoil artwork: Make sure the mask and CMYK print file are aligned. They should match exactly in size and position. Akuafoil works best on lighter colors. The darker the CMYK color, the less vibrant the Akuafoil effect. Do not use very thin or small text and artwork with Akuafoil. Use San Serif fonts above 12 point for best results. If you have Akuafoil applied to a white area, it will have a plain silver Akuafoil look. For better quality we recommend creating mask files in vector based programs such as Illustrator or CorelDRAW. If you would like plain silver Akuafoil to print, make sure to have at least 15% K in the CMYK print file area in order to obtain the highest quality silver Akuafoil effect.
Get your message out with custom postcards.
Versatile & efficient When it comes to marketing your small business, a little custom postcard can go a long way. This handy item can be used in so many ways – from direct mail campaigns to invites, giveaways and more. Whether you’re hosting a special event or advertising your online store, give customers and prospects all your information on one convenient, portable postcard.
Simple & attention-grabbing A go-to advertising tool, business postcards are a popular way to add a personalized, professional touch. Our postcards are made from FSC® certified paper, and we offer a variety of customizable options. Choose the paper stock, thickness, corners and size that will make your postcard a delight for recipients to receive. Plus, we offer postcard mailing services if you’re looking for a quick and affordable way to send postcards to your contact list.
Easy to design Ready to start designing? Begin by exploring our assortment of fully customizable templates, including options for specific industries or events. (Have your own design ready to go? Use our design upload option.) Once you’ve found a favorite design, make it yours by adding all your key information and selecting the options that work best for you. We’ll take care of the rest, and your postcards will arrive looking crisp, polished and ready to get to work.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to send postcards to people? Are there other ideas for how I can use them? The beauty of a well-designed postcard is that you can use it in a wide variety of ways. Some popular approaches include coupons, street marketing handouts and more.
Do you have postcard design tips for postcard printing? Yes – here are a few things to keep in mind as you design. (1) Keep your design simple. Always remember that postcards are small, so a lot of complicated information can overwhelm its recipient. Identify the top few things you want a customer to know, and then focus on those points. Including a strong call to action – a website URL, phone number or address – gives people a way to learn more once they’ve become interested in what you have to say. (2) Stand out with photography or a logo. Odds are good that your business postcards will be competing for attention with other promotional pieces – in a letterbox, on a notice board or even in your business. Bold colors, a high-quality image or your logo can help your postcard get noticed. (3) Create a consistent look. It’s easy to use your font choice, logo and colors to create a matching business look across other marketing products, like business cards, signage and more. With a few matching products, you’re well on your way to establishing a recognizable, professional brand.
100 to 5,000
4.25"x2.75" 5.5"x4.25" 6"x4" 6"x4.25" 7"x5" 8.5"x3.5"
8.5"x5.5" 9"x4" 9"x6" 11"x4.25" 11"x6"
Print artwork horizontally (landscape) or vertically (portrait)
Full Color & Akuafoil Front, Blank Back Full Color & Akuafoil Front, Grayscale Back Full Color Both Sides, Akuafoil Front
Full Color Front, Full Color & Akuafoil Back Full Color & Akuafoil Both Sides
16pt C2S Cardstock 16pt C2S Cardstock + UV Gloss On Both Sides
16pt C2S Cardstock + Spot UV Gloss On Front Only 16pt C2S Cardstock + Spot UV Gloss On Back Only 16pt C2S Cardstock + Spot UV Gloss On Both Sides
Spot UV set up
When creating a Spot UV job, you must include a Spot UV template file along with the regular print file. The Spot UV template file is used to show where the UV coating needs to be applied. For better quality we recommend creating mask files in vector based programs such as Illustrator or CorelDraw.
Please only use solid 100% K to indicate where you would like the UV. Do not use shadows, glows or gray scale images. White will indicate no UV. Remember, if it's white, you can write!
Quick Tips C1S indicates coated on one side and uncoated on second side. C2S indicates coated on both sides. Glossy stocks provide brighter colors, whereas matte and uncoated stocks provide softer colors. We do not recommend using heavy, dark ink on uncoated stocks due to offsetting. Ultra Violet (UV) Gloss is a high gloss coating. You cannot write or print on UV-coated stocks, and we do not guarantee that you will be able to write on Aqueous-coated stocks.
No shrink wrap
In sets of 25, 50, 100, 250 or 500
8-10 Business Days
5-7 Business Days
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Use our layout templates to ensure your document will turn out how you expect and to avoid any delay in turnaround time. See our print file checklist for help with setting up your file correctly.
Resolution: 300dpi Color Mode: CMYK Bleed: 0.125" File Type: PDF (recommended), EPS, JPEG, PNG and TIFF
4.25"x2.75" 5.5"x4.25" 6"x4" 6"x4.25"
7"x5" 8.5"x3.5" 8.5"x5.5" 9"x4"
9"x6" 11"x4.25" 11"x6"
2.75"x4.25" 3.5"x5.5" 4"x6" 4"x9"
4.25"x5.5" 4.25"x6" 4.25"x11" 5"x7"
5.5"x8.5" 6"x9" 6"x11"
Don't see what you want? Please request a custom quote. Find the same thing for less? Enjoy peace of mind with our price match program. Cut off time is 12:00pm Eastern. Plan your project with our turnaround time table. Resolution - 300dpi; Color mode - CMYK; Get high quality print with our print file checklist. We are happy to guide you through any part of the process. Please contact us.