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New York, NY 10013, USA

Silk Laminated Postcards

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    Choose from either uncoated or coated cardstock.

    Your business cards will be ready the same day! 

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Silk Laminated Postcards Printing

Silk laminated postcards are printed on full CMYK color on either single or double sided 16PT card. After printing, the postcards have a protective silk lamination applied to both sides of the postcard, giving them a tear and water resistant final result.

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Use CMYK Colors

In offset printing, the standard color mode used in CMYK. When you are creating your files, be sure to check the color mode as programs like Photoshop by default use RBG color, not CMYK.

Accepted File Formats

We require industry standard formats for all uploaded files. We accept the following file formats: TIF – JPG – PDF – EPS – PSD – AI – CDR.

Rich Black vs 100% Black

Large black areas or fonts bigger than 36 points should use Rich Black which stops areas appearing gray. Rich Black is created with 30% Cyan, 30% Magenta, 30% Yellow, 100% Black.

What Paper to Choose?

We offer a wide range of different thickness and texture card stocks. Our text weight is based on pounds and our card stock is weighted by points. Want to feel the difference? Order a Free Sample Kit today.

What is Font Outlining?

We might not have the same fonts on our systems as your computer, so when saving your files in a vector based program (Illustrator, InDesign, Quark, CorelDraw) please outline your fonts.

Coating Types

We have many coating options at Printing New York including Matte, UV, silk and spot UV. UV coating can’t be written on with pen, but Matte can. Ask our team if you have questions on Coating Types.

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Review Highlights - Silk Laminated Postcards

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4.6 / 5
2371 Total reviews
91% Would order again
  1. alphaelf (verified owner)
    2-17-20
    United States
    Verified Buyer

    I purchased photo postcards, which arrived one day early and were stunning! The color was beautiful, and the thickness was wonderful, so I ordered three more! I’m very pleased! The postage, on the other hand, was more expensive than the cards. Thank you very much!

  2. Dimbulb (verified owner)
    2-20-21
    United States
    Verified Buyer

    These cards were produced to memorialize a year-long mastermind group that I was a part of. The quality, as well as the turnaround time and customer service, were all excellent. For the rest of my life, I’ll be a ‘Printing New York’:)

  3. Mimmy99 (verified owner)
    10-19-20
    United States
    Verified Buyer

    The postcards arrived in excellent condition, and we are extremely pleased with their appearance. Beautiful and professional, with quick shipping and a simple online creation process. We were pleased to learn that we could have cards like this printed at a reasonable price as a small family-owned business! Thank you, Printing New York!

  4. Random_NPC (verified owner)
    7-12-20
    United States
    Verified Buyer

    Printing New York sent us our first order, which included 500 4×6 postcards printed on 14pt gloss cardstock. Using the online editor to create our postcard was simple. The template’s “trim line” and “safe zone” were really useful in ensuring that our material was placed exactly where we wanted it. All of my questions were swiftly and properly answered by the people on the live chat. We were a little nervous about the final product outcomes because it was our first time ordering from Printing New York; nonetheless, we were pleasantly delighted and impressed with what we received. Each postcard arrived in perfect condition, with no bleedovers, runs, ink stains, or other flaws. We elected to address our postcards by hand, and found that a fine tip sharpie was much easier to use than a ball point pen. The ink on the ballpoint pen smeared/smudged a little (when written by a left-hander). The sharpie’s fine tip dried almost instantly and did not smear or smudge. The 14pt gloss cardstock withstood postal delivery admirably. We’ll use Printing New York again without a doubt!

  5. Sidain (verified owner)
    5-13-20
    United States
    Verified Buyer

    My Save the Dates were printed on normal 4×6 postcards with a 16 pt thickness (matte) and our custom design turned out beautifully. The color and printing are excellent, and the final product is exactly to the digital draft. I’m very pleased with my purchase and would strongly recommend it!

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Printing Templates

Download a printable template for your products below. For optimal file compression, kindly upload files in PDF or JPG format and please outline fonts when using vector formats.

CategorySizeProductEPSPDFJPG
Direct Mail6.25″ x 11″Postcards (Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Direct Mail8.5″ x 11″Postcards (Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Direct Mail8.5″ x 14″Postcards (Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
EDDM Postcards4.5″ x 12″HorizontalEPSPDFJPG
EDDM Postcards6.5″ x 12″HorizontalEPSPDFJPG
EDDM Postcards6″ x 12″HorizontalEPSPDFJPG
EDDM Postcards8.5″ x 7″HorizontalEPSPDFJPG
EDDM Postcards8″ x 6.5″HorizontalEPSPDFJPG
EDDM Postcards9″ x 6.5″HorizontalEPSPDFJPG
Postcards1.5″ x 7″(Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards11″ x 4.25″(Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards2″ x 6″(Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards2″ x 8″(Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards3.5″ x 5″(Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards3″ x 3″(Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards3″ x 4″(Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards3″ x 5″(Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards4.25″ x 2.75″(Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards4.25″ x 3.66″(Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards4.25″ x 5.5″1/4″ Radius – (4) Round Corners (Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards4.25″ x 6″(Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards4.25″ x 6″1/4″ Radius – (4) Round Corners (Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards4.75″ x 4.75″(Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards4″ x 4″(Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards4″ x 5″(Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards4″ x 6″(Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards4″ x 6″1/4″ Radius – (4) Round Corners (Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards4″ x 6″1/8″ Radius – (4) Round Corners (Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards4″ x 8.5″(Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards4″ x 9″(Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards5.5″ x 2.125″(Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards5″ x 7″(Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards5″ x 7″1/4″ Radius – (4) Round Corners (Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards5″ x 7″1/8″ Radius – (4) Round Corners (Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards5″ x 8″(Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards6.25″ x 9″(Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards6.5″ x 9″(Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards6″ x 11″(Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards6″ x 8″(Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards8.5″ x 11″(Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards8.5″ x 2.75″(Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards8.5″ x 3.5″(Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards8.5″ x 3.66″(Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards8.5″ x 6″(Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards8.5″ x 7.5″(Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG
Postcards8.5″ x 7″(Horizontal)EPSPDFJPG

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Frequently Asked Questions

What makes a postcard mailable?

A postcard is deemed mailable once it satisfies the designated size criteria, features a correct address placement, contains adequate postage, and complies with any supplementary postal regulations.

What is a silk coating on paper?

A silk coating on paper is a sleek, non-glossy finish that is added to elevate the look and texture of printed materials.

Where should you not write on a postcard?

Please refrain from writing on the lower right corner of a postcard, as this area is designated for postal barcodes and could potentially disrupt the delivery process.

What cards should not be laminated?

Cards that are not suitable for lamination include magnetic stripe cards, smart cards with embedded chips, and cards with embossed or raised elements.

What is the difference between laminate and lamination?

Laminate is a term that pertains to an artificial substance utilized for surface covering, whereas lamination involves the application of a safeguarding coating onto printed materials.

Does laminated paper turn yellow?

The protective layer on laminated paper prevents discoloration and maintains its original appearance, making it resistant to yellowing.

What is the point of laminating paper card?

Laminating paper cards not only boosts their durability but also shields them from damage, while imparting a sleek and sophisticated look.

Does laminating paper make it waterproof?

Laminating paper provides a safeguarding shield that enhances its resistance against water damage, yet it does not render it entirely impervious to water.

Should you laminate postcards?

Laminating postcards offers an extra layer of safeguard, enhancing their durability and longevity against wear and tear.

What are the benefits of lamination?

Lamination provides a multitude of advantages, encompassing heightened resilience, safeguarding against damage and deterioration, enhanced aesthetics, and prolonged lifespan for printed materials.

Is it illegal to put postcard in mailbox?

No, it is not against the law to place a postcard in a mailbox as long as it adheres to the size and weight guidelines established by the postal service.

Is satin paper the same as silk paper?

No, satin paper and silk paper are distinct due to their varying textures and finishes.

Can you send any piece of paper as a postcard?

No, you cannot send just any piece of paper as a postcard since postal services have specific size and weight requirements in place.

Are postcards worth keeping?

Postcards hold immense value as they act as tangible mementos, evoking nostalgia and serving as reminders of cherished moments. Additionally, they can be proudly displayed or collected for their aesthetic appeal.

What are the disadvantages of postcards?

Postcards offer a restricted area for details and lack confidentiality due to their open format.

What is the difference between silk and soft touch business cards?

Silk business cards boast a sleek, non-glossy surface, whereas soft touch business cards offer a plush texture that imparts an opulent sensation.

What is a silk cardstock?

Silk cardstock is a premium paper with a sleek texture, often chosen for printing business cards, postcards, and other promotional materials.

What is the difference between silk gloss and uncoated paper?

Silk gloss paper boasts a sleek, lustrous coating that amplifies hues and imparts a heightened vibrancy, whereas uncoated paper offers a matte surface that bestows a genuine and tactile sensation to printed media.

Is silk better than gloss?

Silk is a favored option for printing materials because of its sleek texture and capacity to enhance colors, rendering it a preferred alternative to gloss in numerous instances.

What is silk lamination?

Silk lamination is an exclusive finishing method that entails the application of a delicate silk film onto printed materials, yielding a sleek and opulent texture while also boosting their resilience.

What is the difference between silk paper and satin paper?

Silk paper boasts a sleek, non-glossy texture, whereas satin paper exudes a subtle luster and an opulent aesthetic.

Is silk paper coated or uncoated?

Silk paper is expertly coated, resulting in a sleek and lustrous surface.

What is silk paper used for?

Silk paper is frequently utilized for premium printing endeavors, including brochures, catalogs, and upscale packaging, owing to its velvety feel and exceptional print capabilities.

What are silk postcards?

Silk postcards offer a premium, long-lasting alternative to traditional postcards. Crafted from a sleek, silky material, these postcards deliver an exquisite and unparalleled visual sensation.

What is the best finish for a business card?

The optimal choice for a business card's finish relies on the preferred aesthetic and functionality, with matte, gloss, and spot UV finishes being among the favored options.

What is the best finish for postcards?

A high-gloss UV coating is the optimal choice for postcard finishes, as it enriches colors and imparts a resilient and polished appearance.

What is the best material for postcards?

The optimal choice for postcards is a premium, sturdy cardstock that is both resilient and capable of withstanding the demands of mailing.

What type of lamination is best?

The optimal choice of lamination relies on the distinct demands and prerequisites of the undertaking, encompassing alternatives like glossy, matte, satin, and soft-touch finishes.

How do you display postcards without damaging them?

To exhibit postcards without causing any harm, contemplate utilizing acid-free adhesive or photo corners to affix them onto a backing board or mat. Subsequently, encase them with UV-protective glass or acrylic within a frame.

How can I send a postcard without damage?

To prevent any damage while sending a postcard, make sure to safeguard it by utilizing a robust envelope or packaging material and contemplate incorporating extra cushioning or reinforcement if needed.

What pen to use on postcard?

When selecting a pen for postcards, it is advisable to choose a waterproof and fade-resistant ink pen. This will guarantee enduring and vivid outcomes, ensuring the longevity of your postcards.

What are the disadvantages of lamination?

Although lamination offers improved durability and aesthetics, it also presents certain drawbacks. These include the possibility of damaging the underlying material, challenges in recycling, and an associated increase in cost.

Can a laminated card be photocopied?

Yes, it is possible to duplicate a laminated card using a photocopier.

Can you write on laminated cards?

Absolutely! As a graphic designer, I possess the ability to craft one-of-a-kind visual designs on laminated cards for a multitude of purposes.

Can fabric postcards be mailed?

Absolutely! Fabric postcards can indeed be sent through the mail, provided they adhere to the size and weight guidelines established by postal services.

Can you mail glossy postcards?

Absolutely! Glossy postcards can be sent through the mail as long as they adhere to the size and weight guidelines established by postal services.

Can you laminate a post it note?

Yes, it is feasible to apply a laminate coating onto a post-it note.

Is lamination a plastic?

Yes, lamination is a meticulous procedure that encompasses the application of a slender plastic coating to safeguard and elevate printed materials.

Can you write on silk cardstock?

Yes, silk cardstock proves to be an ideal medium for printing owing to its impeccably smooth texture and remarkable durability.

Can you write on silk laminated business cards?

Yes, silk laminated business cards have gained significant popularity as an exquisite and long-lasting choice for crafting visually captivating promotional materials.

Can you write on silk laminated paper?

Yes, silk laminated paper offers a wide range of possibilities and serves as a high-quality choice for crafting visually captivating printed materials.

Can silk paper be printed on?

Yes, silk paper offers a versatile and sophisticated option for a multitude of printing requirements due to its printability.

Can you draw on silk paper?

Absolutely! Silk paper can serve as a versatile canvas for artistic expression.

Can you write on silk postcards?

Yes, specialized techniques can be employed to print on silk postcards, guaranteeing vivid hues and an opulent texture.

Are there different kinds of lamination?

Yes, there exist various forms of lamination, encompassing gloss, matte, satin, and soft-touch options.

Can I mail a laminated postcard?

Absolutely! It is indeed possible to send a laminated postcard through the mail, provided that it adheres to the size and weight guidelines established by postal services.