Telford, PA (PressExposure) August 25, 2009 -- Post card printing is not a perfect process. Many people, beginners or experts alike, still can run into a few problems as they deal with the postcard printing process.
This should not discourage you however to scrap your post card printing plans in favor of better mediums. In fact, I think there are no better mediums at all when it comes to using postcards for greeting and marketing purposes. Therefore, you should dig in and try to overcome your postcard printing problems. Trust me. It will be all worth it in the end.
This is why, in this article, we will help you reach that end. Below are a few common solutions to the usual problems that people encounter in post card printing. Hopefully with these tips, you should overcome them and make things a little bit easier on you.
Lack of money - The most common problem that people need to overcome is the lack of money. It seems that everybody just lacks the resources these days to print what they really want. However, there are a few ways to circumvent the problem of the lack of money.
The best thing that you can do is to size down your postcards and use less expensive materials. Whilst this may lower the postcard's quality and longevity a bit, it will not hamper the quality of your design concept. Therefore, while your postcards may deteriorate quicker, at least your message will still have that initial impact. That initial message impact is of course your focus in sending your custom postcards.
Lack of quality - Next, a common problem for other people is the lack of printing quality. For these people, their postcards usually do not match up to their expectations of how postcards should be, especially considering the costs of postcard printing. The problem usually here lies in the postcard printer itself.
To maintain a certain level of quality in your postcards, all you have to do is to always specify what you want in all the aspects of postcard printing. Decide on a specific paper stock, ink material and chemical coatings for all your postcard batches. By having a standard list of quality options, you can always have your printer maintain the quality that you want with their work. If they perform less than expected, you may want to look at another printer.
Lack of original design - Designing is also a big problem in color postcards. There are so many postcard design concepts out there that it is indeed hard to come up with something that has not been done yet. The easy solution to this is to always have one aspect that is uniquely your own idea. You do not have redesign the postcard as we know it, and you do not have to think too hard about doing some kind of revolutionary work.
Just focus on one main property of a postcard and do something that is uniquely yours. For example, an original slogan is easy to come up with. Symbols, cartoons and themes can easily be thought of and adapted for your design. Therefore, while there are many ideas that have been thought of out there, there are still a million more waiting for you to think of. Just focus and it will come.
Therefore, as you can see, the biggest and most common problems usually have simple solutions. You just need to overcome that initial annoyance with the problem and just work on its details. Hopefully, this article shed some light on a few of these details for you so that you can get into the path of a solution for postcard printing. Good Luck!