Product Review – GotPrint Postcards


Hello fellow illustrators!

I recently ordered a pack of 1000 postcards from GotPrint to send out and give away as part of a summer promotion for my illustration business, and I wanted to share a product review with you.

It has been a couple of years since I sent any promo cards, and I thought it was about time to do so in order to supplement all my online and email promotions while giving Art Directors something nice to hold in their hands and (hopefully) hang on their walls.

First, here are the technical details of what I ordered:

Size: 4×6
Paper: 16pt Dull Cover with Matte Finish
Color: Full Color on Both Sides
Coating: Gloss UV Coating on Front Side Only


The process of uploading your design for the front and back of the card was super easy using their online system and the customer service all around is great and attentive in my experience. I received the box of cards in less than a week and was really excited to greet the delivery guy at the door like a kid on Christmas morning.


What I was most impressed by was the quality of the image and how well it matched up to the digital illustration I uploaded. I wasn’t surprised since I’ve used GotPrint a few times in the past, but you never know how it’s going to look until you see it in person.


For this order I did something I haven’t done in the past by choosing to include full color on both the front and back of the card. Although I wasn’t featuring an additional illustration on the back I thought it would be a nice touch to carry over the background design element from the illustration.

You may also notice that although the front of the card had the glossy UV coating for a little shine, I chose to go without the coating on the back because it makes it a lot easier to write on and keeps the ink of your pen from rubbing off. This is perfect for the more “utilitarian” side of the postcard.

So to sum up, I was please all around by the product quality, ease of use, and customer service offered by GotPrint and would highly recommend them to anyone interested in sending out promotional postcards in the future. And of course you can also use their service to create business cards, brochures, calendars, catalogs, and a whole host of other promotional products.

Go check them out at!

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Thomas James

Thomas James

Thomas James is an Illustrator who has worked with The New York Times, WIRED, Pentagram, Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and many others. You can see his portfolio at
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Posted by Thomas James on 05/21/14 under artists
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