Tips in Designing Your Own Postcards

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It’s easy for designers to create their own print’s design and get it printed directly on a quality stock. This is not the case with people who are just starting to familiarize themselves with the latest technology in designing prints. Non-designers can find comfort in designing their own postcards with the help of these design tips.Things to Consider in Designing Your Postcard Prints * Conceptualize the design and content of your prints – Get more ideas from previously created cards and online design galleries. Check videos, articles, and blog posts for design tips and tutorials. Make sure to align the design with your marketing goals. Come up with a compelling copy and headline that will have a long lasting impact to your audience.* Choose how to design your postcards – Instead of hiring a graphic designer, seek for a reliable online printer. Create a unique design through an online printer’s website. Start from scratch or use premade standard sized postcard templates for guide. Seek design support while you design your prints online. * Include high-quality photos and images – Compelling postcard designs start from using high-quality and stunning photos and images. Use photos that are professionally taken or edited using various programs and photo editing applications like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Publisher, and CorelDraw. Insert relevant images on your print’s design and make sure that they are in acceptable formats. Check out each online printing company’s website to guide you in editing and uploading images and photos for your small or jumbo prints.* Use quality material and choose the best finishing option – Print a postcard on a quality card stock. Some printing companies provide Gloss or Matte coating to make your prints durable, attractive, and professional. Choose to create folded or unfolded cards, depending on how you are going to use the prints.You don’t need to be a graphic designer nor hire someone to design your prints. Follow these tips to come up with an attractive postcard design for personal or business use.

Kat Nocom is a Content Writer, with an experience as a Technical Writer for a Publishing company. Currently, she resides in Los Angeles, California, working in the field of writing and marketing.

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