Whether you need an invitation card, thank you note, or you are merely sending your buddy a message from abroad to brighten up their day, a postcard is usually the way to go. What most people don't realize, however, is that you don't have to use that same old generic card at the store rack. Instead, you can design a more unique and personal postcard on your own at only a fraction of the cost.
The best part is that you don't have to be a professional designer to do this. By using the right layouts, you can create a memorable and creative postcard that is enough to rival the ones sold commercially.
In this blog post, we'll walk through some basics on what you need to design an awesome card that will make people want to glue it to their refrigerator doors! All these questions are answered in this comprehensive guide.
You'd be surprised to learn that postcards have been around since 1869. They would mainly be used to share vacation memories with family and friends. But now, postcards can be used for a lot more than just that. They can double up as marketing tools, business cards, or invitations, among other things.
Depending on the purpose of the card, there are a few things you can include. Below are the most common.
Creating postcards has become easier with advancements in technology. Now, you don't have to be a professional graphic designer to make your own custom postcard.
Below are a few steps you can follow when designing and printing your postcard.
Before jumping to the graphic design app, draw a few sketches of what you want the postcard to look like, including all the details we've seen above. It does not have to be detailed either. You only need a rough sketch that can be translated to a graphic design app.
The photo is the face of the postcard, and it should attract the attention of the recipient. Using a tool like CorelDRAW, you can edit the photo, remove any blemishes, or change the temperature of the photo to make it more attractive.
The message and address side also has its own special design. The two should be equally separated by a vertical line running from the top of the postcard. The center of the vertical line is where the first line, containing the address information, should be placed. Remember to mark where the stamp will be placed.
If you are satisfied with the design, proceed to print the postcard. The postcard must be between 105 to 120mm in height with a width of around 148 and 235 mm. Though there is no mandatory aspect ratio, only the postcard must be rectangular.
This blog post has provided a step-by-step guide on how to create your own custom postcard. If you're interested in creating postcards for your business or just want to learn about how they work, this article will give you everything you need.
Remember, the more information and detail put into a project like this, the better the results!
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