Luxury Postcards - What are Silk Postcards, Suede Postcards and Foil Stamped Postcards?

Silk coated or silk laminated postcards (sometimes shortened to ”silk postcards”) are postcards with a very smooth matte lamination applied. This silk coating is significantly thicker and smoother than typical matte finish cards, which results in a luxurious effect. Suede postcards are similar, but suede is a matte lamination with a more velvet-like feel.

Whether planning to mail postcards for your business or use them in another way, creating a printed piece that stands out above the rest is important. At Vermillion Silk we print some of the highest quality postcards available with the combination of our high end offset presses, thick and premium card stock, and our smooth matte coatings. Larger pieces like our luxury postcards work great as invitation cards, holiday cards, handouts at events, etc.

luxury suede invitation cards with raised gloss, black suede postcards folded to 5x7 Suede coated invitation cards with raised gloss over the bottle image. 7x10, folded to 5x7.

If you are going to go through the trouble of mailing or handing out a larger postcard size printed piece, you want it to be one that really makes the recipient feel that they are receiving something special. In our opinion, if you are planning on printing some kind of cheaper looking flyer that is likely going to be thrown out and ignored, then it isn’t worth printing it at all.

Our silk, suede, and foil stamped silk postcards use the same thick card stock and luxury silk coating that we use on our business cards. Almost every option that is available for our luxury business cards, is available on our luxury postcard sizes as well. 4”x6”, 5”x7”, 10”x7” (folds to 5”x7”) allow for silk coating, suede coating, spot uv, foil stamping, or raised foil and raised gloss. Some of these options are also available on larger sizes like 6”x9”. Just because you don’t see it on our website directly, doesn’t mean we can’t do it. If you have an idea for a specific size, please get in touch and we will let you know if it is possible.

luxury postcard, black silk postcard with black spot uv
Black, silk postcards with blind spot UV printed on card stock cut to 6x9.

You can learn more about the differences in our finishing options in the following posts:

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GW2 Collective included a variety of foil postcards in their packaging.

Not sure what size or finishing options are best for your luxury postcards? Send us an email and we’d be happy to provide feedback. You can also order our sample pack which shows the same options available for our postcards in business card sizes.

Our advice doesn’t stop at printing. We can include envelopes if you are planning on mailing your new luxury postcards, and if there is anything about mailing that you need help with (what areas of envelopes are allowed to have printing without a permit, if a size qualifies for EDDM “Every Door Direct Mail”), we have seen it all done before and would be happy to guide you on your next order!

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