How did the practice to print postcards actually start? During the late 1890s, it was only the United States Post Office who could manufacture postcards. You can write a message on one side while the back page is where the mailing address is printed out. In the next decade, the Post Office authorized the use of private mailing cards manufactured by others and it worked pretty much the same way. In the early 1900s, the printed material was known as a Post Card. From here up to the late 1930s, the appearance of postcards evolved from something plain that you can write a message on, to the full-color photograph postcards that we see up to now.
Postcards for Marketing Your Business
With the improvement of the postal system and photography technology, postcards have become the go-to ‘short message sender’ for most people. If you’re in a foreign country and you want to send a quick hi to your family back home, what you can do is mail out a postcard. There’s no need to use paper and seal it inside an envelope because you can simply write a short message at the back of the postcard. This convenience is something that you can also use if you want to include postcards in your list of brand promotional materials.
Fortunately, there are many companies that print postcards online. You can take your pick from some of the most popular sizes including 3” x 4”, 4” x 6”, 4.25” x 6’, 5” x 7”, 6” x 9”, and 8.5” x 5.5”. When choosing a color postcard printing service provider, look for a company with state-of-the-art printing presses and a wide range of printed products to choose from. Aside from the available sizes, postcards should be printed using thick card stock. For the finish of the print, you can usually take your pick from high gloss or matte with a dry surface.
Postcards can be included in direct mailers, they can double up as discount coupons, and they can be distributed during trade shows and similar events. From its humble beginnings as a plain and functional card that people can write messages in, postcards have now evolved into a cheap yet effective marketing material that business owners can take advantage of.