- Things You Should Know
- File Prep
- Print Specs
Postcards with a soft touch lamination have a velvet soft luxurious and pleasant feel to the touch. Clubcard Vancouver will print your 20pt thick soft touch laminated postcards in CMYK full colour on coated cardstock on the Hewlett Packard Indigo printing press and then add a 1pt thick layer of soft touch lamination to each side.
Soft touch cards have a subtle matte and muted look and colour that is well suited to elegant and understated designs. We suggest Indigo printing for postcard projects that require colour consistency on repeat and ongoing orders as well as colour matching on multiple sets of postcards.
Your soft touch postcards are printed in Canada with pride to ensure you always hand out a postcard that exudes the luxury and premium quality your name means to you and your customers.
Proofs Do Not Include Lamination
Because of the additional step required, printed proofs do not include the soft touch lamination.
Does Lamination Dull The Colours?
Like any lamination, soft touch lamination will dull or mute the colours when applied.
Does Lamination Help Protect The Cards?
Soft touch will be more durable and protect the ink from rubbing off especially with heavy coverage.
Can I Use Small Fonts On Soft Touch Cards?
The minimum recommended text size is 6pt. With any small text, if grey use a black ink only version; if black, use 100% K.
Can I Use Thin Lines On Soft Touch Cards?
Anything thinner than a hairline stroke (0.25") - even at 100% K may look choppy when printed due to Indigo print resolution.
Is Indigo Resolution Different From Offset?
There is a screen to the Indigo print which customers should be aware of if they're comparing to traditional offset printing.
Should You Use Rich Black On Indigo Cards?
Don't use rich black on Indigo printing. 100% K will be just fine.
What Is The Difference Between Soft Touch and Silk Lamination Cards?
Soft Touch Lamination is different than our Silk Lamination, it feels very similar to a peach. If you are unsure, ask us for some free samples.
Can I Write On Soft Touch Cards?
Coated cards aren't ideal for writing on. If this is a big deal, check out our uncoated card stock options.
Can Greys Can Shift?
CMYK Process colours in the grey range and de-saturated images can shift in colour throughout the print run and may cause the greys to appear either cooler or warmer. For a neutral grey, we recommend converting all grey values and de-saturated images to true greyscale consisting of K (black) only values.
Is there colour variation on solid blue?
Depending on the colour value, you may experience colour variation in solid fills of blue colour. For great blue results we recommend a 30% difference between your Cyan and Magenta levels to ensure a nice rich dark blue, rather than purple.
Technical Specifications + Templates
Bleeds: all files must have a 1/8" bleed on each side
Live Area: keep all critical text and artwork 1/8" inside the trim
Colours: supply your files in CMYK colour (Pantone/RGB colours will be converted or rejected)
Resolution: 300 dpi minimum (400 dpi preferred)
Fonts: fonts must converted to curves/outlines (we do not accept fonts).
Transparencies: flatten all transparencies
Types Of Files We Accept: MAC & PC files from Photoshop (PSD), Illustrator (EPS or AI), CorelDraw (CDR or EPS), Adobe Acrobat PDF, TIFF or JPEG.
|Trim Size||File Size||Template|
|Postcard||4.25" x 5.5"||4.5" x 5.75"||UNAVAILABLE|
|Postcard||6" x 4"||6.25" x 4.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|Postcard||6" x 4.25"||6.25" x 4.5"||DOWNLOAD|
|Square Card||5" x 5"||5.25" x 5.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|Square Card||6" x 6"||6.25" x 6.25"||UNAVAILABLE|
|Postcard||7" x 3.5"||7.25" x 3.75"||DOWNLOAD|
|Fat Postcard||7" x 5"||7.25" x 5.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|Postcard||8.5" x 3.5"||8.75" x 3.75"||DOWNLOAD|
|Postcard||8.5" x 4"||8.75" x 4.25"||UNAVAILABLE|
|Product Card||5.5" x 8.5"||5.75" x 8.75"||DOWNLOAD|
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Digital-offset printing using Indigo liquid ink technology
18pt coated two sides cover with 1mil soft touch lamination both sides, 30% post-consumer waste (132lb)
Full Colour Both Sides (4/4) or Full Colour One Side (4/0), using HP ElectroInk