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Topic: Postcard printing
Message: Posted by: busterjuggler (Jun 19, 2007 01:27AM)
I am sure it has been discussed before but I searched for postcard on the Café and didn't find much?

Where is the best place to order postcards? cheapest and best quality?


Message: Posted by: threecardmonte (Jun 19, 2007 06:24AM)
I've always used http://www.overnightprints.com/ They have a small minimum order and they are easy to deal with.

Another popular one that some of the Café members like is:

Message: Posted by: magic4u02 (Jun 19, 2007 06:36PM)
I have also used overnightprints.com for business cards and postcards and other materials I have designed for my entertainment and business clients. they do very good quality work and the prices and minimum runs are really great. You can't go wrong withthem in my book. I just did photo business cards and they not only look perfect but I got them in 3 days and did not pay much at all.

Message: Posted by: MrHyde (Jun 19, 2007 08:28PM)


might work for you. They have branches all over OZ
You can order online, the printing gets done in Perth
and they send it to you.

Not the cheapest, but they do a great job.

Most of the outlets have a resident designer
who can work up the art work... or talk to Kyle :)
or post a project on elance.com

Message: Posted by: magic4u02 (Jun 19, 2007 10:05PM)
Thanks Tim. =) The check is in the mail. hehe

Message: Posted by: RobertBloor (Jun 19, 2007 11:03PM)
I'll also echo overnight prints - they're about the cheapest 4-color 2/sided postcards you'll find anywhere.

Message: Posted by: Brent Allan (Jun 20, 2007 02:09AM)
Maybe I am missing something. I have always thought Overnight prints was a bit expensive.

For instance, 1000 double sided 4/4 color 4 x 6 postcards at Overnight costs $114.95
At Gotprint, the same type and quantity are $64.95.

Does someone have some knowledge I don't?
Message: Posted by: Flec (Jun 20, 2007 06:55AM)
Those in the UK and Ireland, http://www.printing.com are doing an offer of the month, 1,000 postcards for £64. I've ordered two different sets, and had all my stationary from them before. Highly Recomended!
Message: Posted by: threecardmonte (Jun 20, 2007 08:50AM)
Your right Brent. But I don't remember paying that much. Usually they have some sort of sale going on. Or maybe they raised their prices? But I'll probably check out gotprint from now on. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

Message: Posted by: RobertBloor (Jun 20, 2007 09:07AM)
On 2007-06-20 03:09, Brent Allan wrote:
Maybe I am missing something. I have always thought Overnight prints was a bit expensive.

For instance, 1000 double sided 4/4 color 4 x 6 postcards at Overnight costs $114.95
At Gotprint, the same type and quantity are $64.95.

Does someone have some knowledge I don't?


Overnightprints is also $64.95 for 1,000.
As well if you're smart w/overnight prints you order in multiples of 4,000.
See you can either pay $65 for 1,000 or $125 for 4,000. That's 3,000 extra cards for only $60 more.

Plus their service is impeccable.

Message: Posted by: threecardmonte (Jun 20, 2007 09:40AM)
Hey Robert,

Maybe you are seeing something I'm not. This is the link I have for their pricing: http://www.overnightprints.com/main.php?A=pricing#postcards

I see $114.95 for 1000, am I mistaken?
Message: Posted by: kaytracy (Jun 20, 2007 10:02PM)
On th ebottom of the page it mentions short run postcards, with some already available backgrounds, etc. at 89/1000
Message: Posted by: johnobryant (Jun 21, 2007 12:58AM)
Just ordered a few thousand...I have heard good things about them so I thought I might upload my design and give it a try

Message: Posted by: TroyRoark (Jun 21, 2007 11:22PM)
Thank you!!!!!!!!

I've been trying to re-order my p-cards from my "former" printing company, and no one will return my calls!

Their loss, overnightprints gain.
Message: Posted by: magic4u02 (Jun 21, 2007 11:28PM)
Troy; As a graphic designer, I use Overnightprints.com for allmy own personal design workas wellas work I design for my design clients. They have excellent quality, great turn around times and great prices to go with it. I have been very happy with their work that have done with the designs I have created. The templates make it easy to make sure your design is uploaded correctly and the payment and shipping process is a breeze. Let me know if I can be of any help to you or answer any questions as you prepare your stuff to upload. It would be my pleasure to help if I can.

Message: Posted by: johnobryant (Jun 27, 2007 03:05AM)
I called up overnightprints and their customer service is awesome. She guided my through something I needed help with and then more. She told me a few secrets about the site, as well as how to edit a print if you see a mistake and need to fix it.

Message: Posted by: magic4u02 (Jun 27, 2007 07:59AM)
John: That is so great to hear. That is one reason why I have chosen to guide my design clients to using overnightprints.com whenever I can. I do not get anything for doing so, but as a graphic designber, I like their quality, customer service and turn around times. Their prices are also very hard to beat on some items and they are really great top work with. It is wonderful to see you had a similar good experience.

Message: Posted by: TheWebDesigner (Jun 27, 2007 01:11PM)
http://www.jakprints.com is another great printer. Very reliable & professional!
Message: Posted by: NJJ (Jun 27, 2007 05:03PM)
I used Vistaprint OZ a few weeks and got good results
Message: Posted by: Dennis Michael (Jul 19, 2007 05:06PM)
I too have used http://www.OvernightPrints.com $50 for 1,000 double sided glossy business cards. And they do a great job with postcards.
Message: Posted by: magic4u02 (Jul 19, 2007 06:17PM)
Yes they do indeed and they are not only fast and reliable, but their quality is really excellent.

Message: Posted by: Nathan Alexander (Jul 22, 2007 12:09PM)
For you school show guys, do you use mostly copy on both sides of the postcards? Do you print the addresses (to-from) on your computer or apply labels?

Have you had better luck with postcards versus letters for a first round mailing for school shows? Thanks!
Message: Posted by: Christopher Starr (Jul 22, 2007 12:26PM)

While I do not solicit school shows, I have had a good return on my postcard mailings elsewhere.

We all share the same feelings when it comes to unsolicited (junk) mail. There must be something very appealing about it or we quickly pitch it in the trash. If a company sends you an advertsiement in an envelope, what are the chances that you, or more specifically, your wife, will open the envelope and look at the contents?

School secertaries are deluged with junk mail all year long, from every fund raising company in existence, etc. So often, when our mailing comes along, it runs the risk of looking like the rest of the junk mail and is never opened.

Postcards can break that cycle, in so much as the recipient will usually glance at the darn thing as it begins it's journey toward the trash can. This is where we have one shot at placing a compelling message that makes that person slow down, absorb the message and hopeful react - by following up with a visit to our website and/or a call on the phone. Or, failing that, just making a conscious decision to save the postcard for future reference.

And I will also recommend the work of http://www.OvernightPrints.com . They have produced high quality results each time that I have used them.

Message: Posted by: Nathan Alexander (Jul 23, 2007 05:42PM)

Very insightful response. Thank you. That gives me hope for the darn things! I will check out the site mentioned as well. Thanks!
Message: Posted by: RobertBloor (Jul 23, 2007 06:13PM)

Just noticed I'd missed the question of pricing.

Overnight Prints, and a few other companies have what's called Lucky Hit pricing.

If you just type in http://www.overnightprints.com and hit their website, you'll see the very overpriced pricing that has already been listed here.

However go to google.com
Type in: cheap post cards

The first paid result should be from Overnight prints.

Now look at their prices.

And just a note w/overnight prints - their price break is incriments of 4,000.

Knock yourselves out.

Message: Posted by: Nathan Alexander (Jul 24, 2007 08:54AM)
You gotta love that. :)
Message: Posted by: magicman02 (Sep 17, 2007 12:29AM)
I found a site, where you can create your postcard by uploading your own text, pictures, etc. For $1000, postcards it is $60 and if you don't want to print with them, you can create your design, save it as a PDF and take it to any printer and have them print it.