There are only a few professional printers in the United States who specialize in postcard printing, and they do not deal directly with the final purchaser, but rather through photographer / dealer / representatives. We are a representative for two companies whom we have found to do excellent printing at fair prices. The particular company we choose to print your postcards will depend on your specific requirements of size, quantity, speed of delivery, and what you provide us to work with. We produce postcards from either digital artwork created in Powerpoint, Photoshop, Corel DRAW, or from original photography. We can work from either RGB or CMYK files. Many companies are unable to make postcards from these programs.
You may supply a digital file on disk, a glossy photograph less than 8" by 10", or we can do the original photography for you. Postcards are available in many sizes (3.5 x 5 inches, 3.5 x 8.25 inches, 4 x 9 inches, 5.375 x 7 inches, 6 x 9 inches, 6.125 x 11 inches, 8 x 10 inches, 8.5 x 11 inches), but probably the most popular size postcard is 4" by 6". Prices for 500 of this size, with a gloss coating on the picture side and up to 50 words of simple black text on the message side cost $240, when made from your 8 x 10 inch or smaller glossy photograph. One thousand of these cards cost only a bit more - $260, and the price per postcard keeps dropping the more you order at one time. Basic postcards which are 6" by 9" cost $385 for 500 and $415 for one thousand. We can add words, combine photos, and do all types of digital corrections and enhancements, but we would have to see your specific photos / files to quote a price. Shipping costs are not included in the price of these items.
The same printers we use for postcards also produce custom 4-color glossy brochures, reply cards, posters, greeting cards, calendar cards, and presentation folders. We are representatives for the best specialty printers available. Call or mail us when you want it done right, with no headaches. One thousand 2 by 3 1/2 inch color business cards professionally printed are available for $170 plus artwork creation / digital editing costs, if necessary. You may design the layout of your cards and brochures using any software we support, including Powerpoint, Freelance Graphics, or CorelDRAW. Shipping costs are not included in the costs of these items.
Production of these items has ended. This page is for information only. Photographic Specialties is no longer producing slides and transparencies. I have been self-employed for 35 years, but looking forward to retirement since my wife died five years ago. With the decline of conventional photography and the recent recession, the availability of film and chemicals as well as the volume of work has declined to such an extent that it is no longer possible to have fresh chemicals to develop film. I hope that if you still need conventional slides and transparencies, you will be able to find someone who can produce them for you. Thank you for your orders over the years.