The cost will be dependent on the number of postcards you decide to print, the size and who does the mailing and who designs the postcard.
We can actually print a wide variety of sizes. The reason I quote the 4”X6” size in our advertising is that this is the largest size the US Post Office will allow you to mail using first class postage (currently $.27 per piece). I know this price is due to increase on May 18, 2009.
Lets discuss printing first:
These are four color on both sides, UV (very shiny) coating on one side and aqueous coating (semi-gloss) on the other. You can of course have the UV on both sides if you’d like but it makes handling them somewhat difficult. The aqueous coating can also be done on both side if you’d like… it shortens the delivery time by about a day. The cards are printed on 14 point paper. That makes them very stiff and able to be processed very easily by the Postal Service’s automated equipment meaning faster delivery time for you.
4”X6” 5”X7” 4”X9” 5.5”X8.5” 6”X9” 6”X11”
500 $255 $280 $285 $310 $325 $350
1000 $275 $305 $315 $330 $350 $375
2500 $290 $330 $340 $385 $425 $465
5000 $299 $399 $375 $450 $480 $550
Even larger quantities are available and I can quote those individually if you’d like. We have excellent prices for most applications, flyers, event programs etc. too.
Shipping to your location and sales tax if applicable will be extra.
Next lets discuss design work.
My standard charge for graphic design is $100.00 / hr. and then after the first hour it’s billable by .25 hr increments. If there’s just a little bit of “touch up” work to send the piece to print I’m sure we can work that out.
Now mailing the cards.
Obviously if you choose to mail your own cards there is no additional charge. If we mail to your names (and the list is in a format we can import) we’ll charge $.10 each plus postage. If we mail from our list we’ll charge $.20 each plus postage. If we bulk mail your piece using our bulk mail indicia there is no additional charge for that but there is a 200 piece minimum. There is no minimum on first class pieces. We can turn most mailings around within a couple of days.