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Hello! I'm looking for some recommendations for printers to get some illustration post cards made up. I do watercolor, so I need a printing company that can print on thicker paper and still stay true to the watercolor detail. Any suggestions?
#1 - January 15, 2019, 05:08 PM
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I use Vistaprint for mine, their recycled matte. You might like moo.com cotton paper. I use it for my business cards it's really nice thick and tiny bit of texture.
#2 - January 15, 2019, 05:23 PM
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Hi Marla! Thanks so much. I did look into VP and I've used moo before for business cards. I loved them! Plus they seem to have more options than VP-like rounded corners!
#3 - January 15, 2019, 06:00 PM
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I also use Vistaprint for both printing and mailing my postcards! I ALSO use Moo for business cards and conference postcards.
#4 - January 29, 2019, 10:39 AM

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Im curious, i just ordered a bunch of postcards from uprinting (as per someone’s recommendation) and was wondering, when you send them out to publishers can you simply state “art director/editor” or do you HAVE to put someones name?
#5 - February 26, 2019, 05:47 PM
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aleksey, it's always nice if you can address the AD by name on the postcard but if you just can't find that info (and some publishers make it hard) then it's absolutely fine to state their position.
#6 - February 27, 2019, 03:32 AM
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Thanks so much I’ve been going a little coocoo trying to figure this out
#7 - February 27, 2019, 05:25 AM
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Vista print, matte.  They have sales all the time, so look for one that applies to postcards before you order. 
#8 - February 27, 2019, 09:30 AM
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Vistaprint and Moo are both great! Just see which has a deal.
#9 - March 04, 2019, 09:29 AM

Dana Carey does a monthly Post Card Post interview with illustrators that you might find helpful. She asks which printers each artist prefers amongst other helpful things! https://subitclub.com/category/the-postcard-post/
#10 - March 04, 2019, 03:12 PM
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nikkee-vincent - I've heard good things about Vista Print and Moo, but haven't used them for artwork. Have used a local printer until recently. Have a new local printer I'm going to try next time. If that doesn't work, I'm going to try Vista Print or Moo. Good luck!

aleksey, since you're an scbwi member, you have access to "The Book" which has names, titles, and addresses for publishers (under "publications" tab on the scbwi site - you have to be logged in to download it). Some publishers have specific instructions on their websites too, so always good to double check before sending.

#11 - March 06, 2019, 07:42 PM
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