We print and address your postcards and ship them to you via your choice of UPS Ground or UPS Next Day Air. When you receive your postcard printing shipment, you take them to the USPS to mail them.
Option 3: Printing Only
We print your cards and ship them all to you via your choice of UPS Ground or UPS Next Day Air. If you're handing out postcards in person (for example, in a retail store or at an event) and just need quality online postcard printing, this is the option you want.
Direct Mail Postcard Sizes
We offer five USPS approved postcard sizes.
If you would need more information about the postcard sizes allowed by the USPS or available for online printing through Expresscopy, please view our Postcard Regulations page or Connect with our VIP Support team.
Laminated Cover Stock
Our laminated cover stock option for postcards applies a slip-film lamination to a heavy cover stock. This lamination protects the cards and the printing on them, and provides a high-gloss coating for maximum impact. The only downside? Slip-film laminated cards cannot be recycled using traditional recycling.
TIP: The USPS uses machines in the mail sorting and delivery process that employ rollers that move your postcards through the system. These rollers can remove ink (or toner) from your printed postcards, leaving them looking not exactly as good as you hoped when delivered. For this reason, many of our customers choose the laminated cover stock option to ensure their postcards reach their customers looking their very best.
UV Coated Cover Stock
UV coated cover stock is an aqueous (water based) coating applied to a heavy cover stock paper, which provides a rich, glossy finish, and additional protection against handling versus uncoated paper stock. UV coated cover stock does not provide 100% of the protection that standard slip-film lamination does, but, unlike standard lamination, UV coated postcards can be recycled curb side in most cities, along with other paper.
Uncoated Heavy Card Stock
Uncoated heavy card stock is, as the name suggests, a "card" stock, a little heavier than the greeting cards at the supermarket. Postcards printed and left uncoated have a smooth, matte surface, and rich colors come out looking great, with a surface you can write on with a pen or pencil. However, due to USPS mail sorting, we do not mail postcards printed on uncoated stock - they are too susceptible to damage in transit. When ordering postcard printing on uncoated stock...just chose the "shipping" option, rather than mailing option.