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Designing Your Own Postcards

Please take a seat and clear your head. Give your full attention to this article in case you have been thinking about designing your own postcard for your postcard printing project. We are going to talk about tools that you can use to design your own postcards. All these tools are handpicked and are free to download and use. Each tool has its good points and highlighted so you can make up your mind without much hassle.
Whether it’s a 4×6 postcard printing project or a 5×7 postcard printing project, you have to learn three terms:
First, the Trim: trim is the actual size of the postcard. If you ordered a 4×6 postcard, the card will measure out to 4×6.
The second term is Bleed. Essentially, the bleed margin lies outside the 4×6 area and it can extend from 1/16th of an inch to 1/4th of an inch. Printed postcards come out in sheets. These are then cut out using a cutter. Here is the problem: the blade of the cutter, however thin, has some width. If the cutter is kept right at 4×6 size, it will cut a smaller size. Therefore the cutter is usually kept at the bleed margin so that the we get 4×6 size after cutting.
If there are no background colors, the edges will have a white border on all four sides. In order to avoid this white border, we let the background colors bleed till the bleed margin so that the cutter cuts through the colors and the end is without the white borders.
The last thing to know about postcard printing designing is the Safety Margin. Safety margins also vary between 1/16th to 1/4th of an inch range. What is this margin exactly? You keep all your text and graphics within this margin. The cutter can cut anywhere outside this margin and you do not want any part of starting or ending sentences to be cut off. Same applies to the artwork.
Therefore, anytime you begin postcard printing designing, it is important to create these margins before you get your postcards printed. Every tool has ruler lines as a standard feature and it is easy to mark of the margins.

  1. Photoscape is free and regularly updated. The best feature is the unlimited number of Undo operations. If you have gone through 50 operations and you want to come back to your starting point, not a problem! With a library of clip art and the options to import external images, and great text handling, this will get you started in no time.
  2. Pixlr is an online photo editor. There are 3 versions to it and for postcards you have to use the Advanced version. When you click on the Advanced version, you will be surprised at how quickly the menu appears. The professional option made available is very impressive. Once you set the width and the height, off you go designing.
  3. PhotoPlus  is the right option in case you want to use some old photographs in your postcard printing project. It offers many features to enhance ld pictures which are worth exploring. If your idea is to give a nostalgic feel to your printed postcard then this tool is a must.



Postcards Printing


  1. Cheap Color Copies
  2. Business Cards
  3. Every Door Direct Mail
  4. Postcard Printing
  5. Brochure Printing
  6. Flyer Printing
  7. Vinyl Banners
  8. Letterhead Printing
  9. Envelope Printing
  10. Car Door Magnets
  11. Poster Printing
  12. Event Ticket Printing
  13. Door Hangers Printing
  14. Digital Booklet Printing
  15. Offset Booklet Printing
  16. Bookmark Printing
  17. Calendar Printing
  18. Catalog Printing
  19. Notepad Printing
  20. Collectors Card Printing
  21. Mini Menu Printing
  22. Yard Signs
  23. Invitations Printing
  24. Stickers Printing
  25. Presentation Folder
  26. Rackcard Printing
  27. Rip Business Card
  28. Rolodex Printing
  29. Roll Label Printing
  30. Staggered Cut Flyer
  31. Hang Tag Printing
  32. Table Tent Cards
  33. DVD Package Printing
  34. CD Package Printing
  35. Window Cling
  36. Window Decal
  37. Appointment Cards
  38. Loyal Cards Printing
  39. Banner Stands
  40. Canvas Printing
  41. Die Cuts Printing
  42. Folded Cards Printing
  43. Gift Certificates Printing
  44. Greeting Cards Printing
  45. Magnet Calendars Printing
  46. Magnets Printing
  47. Sell Sheets Printing
  48. Custom Caps
  49. NCR Receipt Books Form
  50. Black & White Copies
  51. T-shirt Printing
  52. Mouse-pad-round
  53. Mugs Printing
  54. Special Shapes Printing
  55. PVC ID Cards