Postcard Printing In The Modern World

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The birth of postcards in the early days was primarily for those who could not afford to purchase stamps and envelopes. Over the years, however, postcards have become a novelty everyone enjoys sending and receiving from friends and family members. Pre-made cards used to be the only option, but now postcard printing has become customized and personalized.

Postcards have remained a staple of travel and of invitations to big events, hardly changing at all over the course of time. They still carry the same open format as they did during the time of their creation, with the writing on the back visible to anyone upon examination. Post offices and some gift shops in various exotic places often sell cards with pre-paid stamps in place to make sending one as simple as writing the note.

Cardboard paper has long been used to give postcards greater support and stability. After choosing a particular cardboard or construction paper, reduce its original size down to 3.5"x5" (this will become the base structure of the postcard). Decorate the front side of the card any way that looks aesthetically appealing. The backside should be divided into two portions so the address can be written on the right side and a small letter on the left.

Since most postcards depict a wonderful scene of nature or an impressive tourist attraction, it would be a great idea to use a photograph as a base for a postcard. Make sure the photograph is at least 3.5"x5" before continuing. After you prepare your photo to the right length, divide the backing to add an address and message. The receiver will be able to treasure the photo print, just like any other developed photo, able to stick it in a frame if so desired.

A few specialty stores do offer their customers postcard backings, which come in the form of stickers that look just like the back of a postcard. Adhere these stickers to the backside of any photo or cardboard to make a brand new postcard. Address these cards normally and add a small message before sending in the mail. This makes creating a photo print or digital design as easy as having a printer at home.

For the production of multiple postcards the best resource for convenience is online stores and printers. Print shops with online sites offer the same services online as in store, and sometimes even more. These options allow the customer to design an original work of art that has a postal function.

Many features online are for the overall design of the postcard, which is a good idea to look into if a person is less artistically inclined. However, some of these options serve a functional purpose. Most websites offer special options like prepaid postage for their products.

Anyone can make their own postcards with today's technology, and with simple creativity. Selecting the most appealing cardboard paper is a great way to start out when making one's own presentation folder. You see, postcard printing can be a wonderful pastime, as well as a frugal business venture for years to come.

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