Deliver a lasting impression with business postcards
Postcard printing and delivery stands as a timeless classic of direct mail marketing, blending eye-catching visuals with concise messaging. While your customers are overwhelmed daily by the sheer quantity of digital marketing they receive, the novelty of a postcard gives your brand a new edge.
Active Mail is proud to be your trusted partner in designing, creating, and dispatching these powerful marketing tools. Whether you need a custom size, high resolution images, or an urgent print run, we have the tools and experience to get the job done.
Why postcard marketing?
More than just a printed piece of cardboard, a postcard is a representation of your business.
Whether you're promoting an upcoming event, introducing a new product, or simply bolstering brand awareness, marketing postcards remain a tried-and-true method.
Consumers enjoy being able to hold your brand – feel the paper weight of a postcard – in their hands. Direct mail has been proven time and again to generate a better return on investment than online marketing alternatives.
Custom postcard design
Perhaps you have your own design? Share it with us to print and distribute to your customers. Or maybe you're seeking inspiration and would like us to create a high-impact design for you.
Either way, our skilled team is on hand to craft, print, and distribute marketing postcards in a variety of sizes and paper weights – all endlessly customisable to your needs.
A6 postcards (105 x 148mm)
A5 postcards (148 x 210mm)
DL postcards (99 x 210mm)
We also print full A4-sized postcards (210 x 297 mm) for when you need to make an extra big impact, and can design custom postcard sizes at your request.
Contact us today for a friendly, no-obligation chat about your requirements.
Postcard printing and paper options
Our state-of-the-art printers guarantee crisp prints, whether you're ordering in large or small quantities. Black-and-white or full colour, single-sided or double-sided – we do it all. Plus, we can recommend the paper stock that best suits your brand and campaign objectives.
Digital printing is our clients' most popular choice for postcard printing. It's most cost-effective for short runs and great if you need a fast turnaround. This printing method uses laser or inkjet to transfer high-quality images directly onto your postcard with liquid ink. Plus, it's easily customisable – meaning you can put unique names, QR codes, or other elements on each individual piece.
Offset printing is more suited to larger runs and more premium collaterals. This printing method is renowned for its exceptional precision and vibrant colours. Whether you're printing in full colour or sticking to a specific palette, we've got you covered. Though there are higher setup costs than for digital, offset printing is the best value when it comes to high volume jobs.
Paper stocks and finishes
Whichever printing method you choose, good quality postcards are as much about feel as they are about appearance. With our range of premium paper stocks and finishes, you're in control.
16 pt: This is the classic thick card that you remember from those younger days when people sent holiday postcards in the mail instead of posting about their trips on social media. Sturdy and long-lasting, 16 pt stock is still the go-to option for postcards.
Glossy: We generally recommend a glossy spot UV finish to add that professional feel. For more luxury brands, shimmery foil embellishments also make a nice touch.
Uncoated: A tactile and organic choice that's perfect for some brands.
How custom postcard printing works
Getting your postcards ordered, printed and delivered is easy. Just follow this 4-step process:
Step 1: Show us your design choice
Simply upload your artwork and send it over, along with your choice of paper and size options, printing method, and number of copies.
Step 2: Leave the legwork to us
Once we receive your brief and image file, our team will rustle up your postcard designs and send them over for approval.
Step 3: Approve your postcards
Once you approve your custom design, we'll get to work on your first print.
Step 4: Receive your prints (or send them out directly)
Once your prints are ready, just sit back and wait for them to arrive with you or your customers. If you need next day delivery, let us know.
As an Australia Post Bulk Mail Partner, you can trust us to ensure your postcards reach their intended recipients promptly and professionally. After all, what's a perfectly designed and printed postcard if it doesn’t land in the right hands?
Your business, our craft
Got a design in mind or need some inspiration? We're here to guide, design, and deliver. With competitive pricing and unparalleled service, your postcard printing is safe with Active Mail.
Still need help deciding? Reach out to us for friendly, fuss-free advice on the best solution for your needs.