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The Most Important Features of Postcards

This article is about the important features of postcards that you should consider to make a difference in postcard printing.

By: Brad Kartel
Category: Business:Management
Posted: Feb 03, 2012
Updated: Feb 03, 2012
Views: 181


Creating a layout for postcards may seem like a simple matter, but if you want to use your postcards effectively for a goal, you have to know what key elements will make that big difference between successful postcards and simple decorative prints from that postcard printer. By focusing first on the big elements in postcard printing, you can cover the main foundational elements of its design and layout, helping you breathe a little easier once you are ready to polish its designs.

Let me explain to you each of the most important features that will immensely shape how your postcards will look and of course how they will perform as well. You will want to know this if you truly want to create proper high quality postcards for your goals.

1. The image quality and concept – The quality and the overall concept or composition of your postcard printing comes as a big factor of course in their performance. This cover image is the main feature of every similar cheap or professional postcards out there. That is why images for the cover should not be taken too lightly. It must be composed with deliberate creativity, aiming for a specific goal or audience reaction.

Do this correctly and you can elicit the right positive responses for your goals, miss the correct image theme and your money for your custom postcards is wasted. This is that big, so make sure you compose your images correctly to make sure that they make the right kind of difference.

2. The headline style and composition – If you are printing postcards for direct mail marketing, a key feature that will make a big difference (and that which you must focus on) is the headline style and composition. It is not enough to print standard greeting on your postcards.

It will be crucial that the style and composition is done right as to interest readers quickly to read more of the postcard. Otherwise, you just spout the common greeting and clichés, your cheap postcard printing will just be classified with those other cheap direct mail materials.

3. The dominant color theme of the postcard – Did you know that the color is also a large determinant in the success or failure of postcard printing? Managing the color theme is important for postcards because wrong choices in colors will cause people to ignore your postcards outright, while the right choices will always bring amazing results because they will be highly visible and noticeable.

So do not just let your cover photograph dictate the color scheme. Coordinate the colors effectively so that make the difference and develop the right impressive theme worthy of making your postcards kept and even displayed in certain places.

4. Precisely targeted postcard messages – While marketing messages in postcards are not unheard of, using precisely targeted postcard messages definitely will make a big difference in its performance.

Instead of just contributing that greeting, targeted postcard messages, typically should interest those target readers precisely and effectively. Since they were made to actually attract the audience being targeted, they will play a big role in the overall success of your postcards. That is why you should take your postcard messages seriously.

5. The quality of the postcard paper – It is also the obvious fact to many that quality paper determines a lot for the look of your postcard. Choosing cheaper thinner paper will make your postcards look less like real postcards, making them unimpressive. Your overall audience impact is actually halved if cheaper materials are used. That is why it is important to decide carefully on the quality that will be used for your postcard printing.

Take note of all these features. These will be the same feature that you will want for your postcards. So make sure you compose them properly to help them make a difference.

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