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Metallic Foil Postcard Printing

  • Our custom foil postcards are perfect for local crafters, artists, gifting, and more
  • Make your foil printed postcards as unique as your business with an enormous range of foil shades
  • Design your own custom foil postcards or team up with our in-house design experts

Perfect for showing off your artwork, gifting to customers, or selling at your local craft shop, we use state-of-the-art print and finishing equipment alongside premium materials to craft your dream foil postcard printing order, and we can’t wait to tell you more.

Printed by our veteran crafters with the utmost eye for detail, our foil postcard printing makes for a great holiday keepsake, art canvas, or wedding thank you gift. With each of your foil postcards being hand-checked by a member of our quality assurance team prior to dispatch, you can also be sure that your foil printed postcards are going to arrive ready to distribute.

Personalizing Your Custom Foil Postcards

With a tried and tested metallic foil printing process, we can guarantee our metallic postcards are amongst the best in the world. What’s more, we offer more metallic foil shades, paper materials, and premium finishes than you’re likely to find elsewhere, so what are you waiting for?

For your custom foil postcards, we have the most extensive range of foil colors and paper types, giving you an enormous combination selection for your metallic foil postcards. Better yet, because of our digital foiling technique, we don’t force you into choosing a pre-made design. You can opt for as little or as much metallic foil as your postcards require, from double-sided, full-foil coverage to single sided embellishments. We’ll even add our stunning soft-touch laminate to your chosen paper type, increasing shine and durability. Want to see our paper and foil catalogue for yourself? Head over to our sample pack order page!

Foil Postcard Printing: It’s All About Design

When it comes to foil postcard printing, design is undoubtedly the most important aspect, so let’s dive in.

If you’re putting together your own design for custom metallic postcards and just need a few pointers, we recommend reading our blog post on perfecting your artwork for foil printing. From there, download our design template from the bottom of the page to ensure you’re designing within the bounds of our print tolerances. As soon as your artwork is print-perfect, place your order and send it across to us!

Need help in the design department? Not to worry, you’re not the only one. At The Foil Printing Co., we employ a multi-talented design team who are on-hand to work with you on your design for foil postcards. Once you’ve placed your order, send us your detailed design brief and you’ll be assigned an awesome designer to get your postcards ready to hit the postboxes! What’s better, they’ll aim to have the first proof copy of your design in your inbox in as little as 1 working day, allowing you to suggest as many changes as you need.

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Can I have more than 1 foil color on my foil printed postcards?

Absolutely! You can have 1 foil color per side, from gold on the front to silver on the rear to black chrome on the front to metallic red on the rear – however you envision your metallic postcards, we’ve got you covered.

Do I have to have lamination on my custom foil postcards?

Fortunately, yes! Our customers (and our customer's customers) are regularly flooded with complements about our soft-touch laminate, it really makes our foil postcards. In order to create your foil-printed postcards, we print your postcards, laminate them, and add your metallic foil layer on top. This is a tried and trusted method, and without our silky soft-touch laminate, it simply doesn’t work the same! What’s more, foiling atop our soft-touch laminate maximizes the metallic shine of your chosen foil shade while adding additional durability to your metallic foil postcards.

Can you help me set up my artwork before I print foil postcards?

Absolutely, we can. We employ a team of in-house pre-press design experts who are on-hand to get your foil print artwork ready to hit the presses. To team up with one of our designers, hit the ‘Supply Brief & We Design’ option on your way through to the checkout and our design team will get to work perfecting your postcards.

Will I be able to write on my metallic foil postcards?

If you only need foil on the front of your postcards, we recommend keeping the rear unlaminated, making it much easier to write on with a conventional ballpoint pen. If you’re opting for foil (and therefore lamination) on both sides of your postcard, we cannot guarantee the ease of writing with a ballpoint or marker pen on top of our lamination. In this case, we recommend ordering a sample pack and ensuring that your desired pen works with our laminate.

What paper should I print my custom metallic postcards on?

Good question! When we say we have a lot of paper types to choose from, we really mean it. If you’re designing metallic foil postcards to be written on, you can’t go wrong with an uncoated stock, however if you’re going for double-sided foil, silk is perfect for bold and brilliant designs. To browse our full paper range, why not order a sample pack?

I’ve left my foil postcard order until the last minute – how soon can you have them with me?

We try our very best to get all orders out for customer deadlines, however, the printing, finishing, and quality control time frame depends heavily on your order quantity and amount of finishing. Speed will also depend on whether or not you require our in-house design service. For an approximate turnaround time, configure your order or get in touch with a member of our team today.

Artwork Requirements

The Basics

Allow 0.08" (2mm) of bleed around all artwork for cutting tolerances.

Format all artwork to CMYK.

Set your resolution to a minimum of 300DPI.

Supply your artwork in PDF, JPG or fully packaged AI formats.

Keep all text, logos and foreground images within a 0.1" (3mm) safe zone from the cut edge.

Separate all foil elements from CMYK artwork, place foil elements on a separate page, and supply as 100% K (black). See our helpful guide about how to supply artwork for foil printing.

Die Cut Or Kiss Cut (Shaped) Products Including Stickers

Indicate cut lines using a 1pt magenta line on a separate layer or separate page.

Folded, Perforated or Drilled Products

Indicate any crease lines, perforation lines or drill holes using a 1pt magenta line on a separate layer or separate page.


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Click the icon above to download our PDF template including all available sizes.

Sample Packs

Foil Printing Sample Pack