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Papers For 5.5x8.5 Postcards / Flyers

Papers for 5.5x8.5 Postcards / Flyers

70# or 80# Text

Generally, people prefer thinner text papers as an affordable way to market events, light posters, leaflets, letterhead, advertisements, and any other situation where a budget is a primary concern.

Cover Papers for 5.5x8.5 Postcards / Flyers

70# or 80# Cover

Sometimes, handouts need to be thicker but not quite as durable as postcards. To grasp the thickness, think about the cover of a magazine. Sometimes, this stock can also provide welcome savings compared to other cover media.


We offer additional heavier archival stocks for many Flyer Printing sizes in our fine arts printing area.

5.5x8.5 Postcards / Flyers

$ 23.99


Printing 5.5x8.5 Postcards / Flyers

Learn More About Printing 5.5x8.5 Postcards / Flyers

Graphics artists design medium "half-page" sized 5.5x8.5 postcards or flyers for mailings, framed artwork, handouts, inserts, brochures, and much more. Many real estate companies, small businesses, and office managers also incorporate this versatile size for various marketing solutions.

Higher quantities of 5.5x8.5 cards (2500+) are available that are cost-effective and UV coated.

Features and Benefits

  • Two convenient card options (gloss and matte)
  • Two cheaper and thinner paper options
  • 5.5x8.5 cards are versatile in usefulness
  • We carefully check artwork before printing 
  • Printkeg designers automatically adjust small art issues

Four Total Paper Types

  • Gloss Paper (80# Text) – This lightweight paper stock feels similar to the inner pages of the typical magazine.
  • Matte Paper (70# Text) – Uncoated paper is excellent when the shine of gloss paper is undesired. 
  • Gloss Card (110# Cover) – Popular for postcards and artwork, our heavy and glossy card stock hosts rich colors.
  • Matte Card (100# Cover) – An artist favorite, the matte card is an elegant and uncoated alternative to gloss.

Paper Tip

The term “text” is an indication of lightweight paper and is generally used for cheap flyers. Furthermore, “cover” papers are heavier and more appropriate for postcards and artwork.

Turnaround Time (Business Days)

25 to 1000 - 2 days
1250 and up - 3 days

Rush turnaround for 5.5x8.5 cards is available in the "Design / Rush" option list. Rush orders are usually shipped one day early. Please let us know if you have a deadline. 

Digital Proofs for 5.5 x 8.5 Cards and Flyers

By default, we now only email digital proofs if we notice problems with artwork. If there are issues concerning bleed, resolution, and size, we will contact you and email a PDF proof showing our concerns (frequently within 4 to 6 business hours). Otherwise, your artwork will move straight to production. We check and observe all artwork before printing to ensure your 100% satisfaction.

Upon request, we are happy to provide proofing - leave us a note in the messages area or contact us. Digital proofs will alter turnaround by adding one extra day (not including approval time). Turnaround time begins once the art is approved.

5.5 x 8.5 Template

To help you visualize bleed areas for 5.5" x 8.5" postcards, we provide a PDF template to place art. Please note that the file is 5.75" x 8.75".

5.5 x 8.5 template (horizontal/landscape)

5.5 x 8.5 template (vertical/portrait)

More Information About 5.5 x 8.5 Cards/Flyers

Half the size of a standard 8.5x11 sheet, 5.5x8.5 postcards are effectively utilized by businesses, entrepreneurs, and artists since they are cheaper alternatives to full sheets and are more versatile. They can be flyers, cards, hand-outs, slip-ins, and mailers, allowing for multi-purpose possibilities. 

Customer Reviews

"I'm an artist and illustrator so the color, clarity, and quality are really important to me. These postcards are perfect. Every detail. The card stock, the printing, the color. I am speechless. Thank you for providing this high-quality service at such amazing prices. AND on top of that, making the customer service experience one I'll remember because of how easily you helped me out. Many, many, many thanks. I will be back time and time again and tell everyone which online printer to use. BIG high fives." - J. Miller

"I am so happy with my prints! Seriously, the whole experience could not have been better. I received my prints fast, I was notified right away of potential issues with the files that I uploaded, great communication, and awesome quality. So happy. Thanks so much, everyone, you work hard and it shows. :)" - Aryanna

Shipping Your 5.5 x 8.5 Postcards and Flyers

We configure shipping fees during the checkout process. You can select from a list of UPS and USPS methods for most postcards and flyer deliveries. Cards and flyers are shrink-wrapped in stacks and surrounded by bubble wrap inside a durable shipping box resulting in safe transportation (99% of the time). We also add chipboard to 5.5x8.5 paper flyer stacks for extra protection.

Note About Textured Paper

This page does not offer a textured card stock option for 5.5x8.5 cards and flyers. Don't worry; there is a workaround. Try ordering from our 6x9 Postcard page and let us know you would like 5.5x8.5 in the instructions area.