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.
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 sizes in our fine arts printing area.
Understanding "Design/Rush" Choices for 5.5x8.5 Postcards / Flyers
Make My Graphic Work
This $9 choice informs our staff to move forward with quick fixes and tackle other potential obstacles. Benefits may include: reconsidering file dimensions, tackling border issues, and reworking bleed areas. There is one goal in mind: to ensure perfect 5.5x8.5 Postcards / Flyers.
Edit My Design
Our artists edit or place new elements into your artwork and may include imagery or text. This option is ideal if your 5.5x8.5 Postcards / Flyers art needs minor changes. The most common use of this service is changing event dates on a previously printed poster or flyer. If you need artwork created from scratch, pick the next option.
Create My Art
One of our expert graphic artists helps construct an original design for your 5.5x8.5 Postcards / Flyers project. This person will work closely with you via email until a final print file is ready and approved.
Rush turnaround will speed up your turnaround time by one day. If possible, that can mean same-day printing. Rush informs our entire staff that you need your prints urgently. We will potentially expedite the shipping transit if we can't honor the same-day printing.
5.5x8.5 Postcards / Flyers
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 5.5 x 8.5 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
Two Papers for Marketing, Two Papers for Art.
- Gloss Paper (80# Text) – This lightweight paper stock feels similar to the inner pages of the typical magazine. Not archival.
- Matte Paper (70# Text) – Uncoated paper is excellent when the shine of gloss paper is undesired. Not archival.
- Gloss Card (110# Cover) – Popular for postcards and artwork, our heavy and glossy card stock hosts rich colors. Archival.
- Matte Card (100# Cover) – An artist favorite, the matte card is an elegant and uncoated alternative to gloss. Archival.
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 Times Are Fast (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.
Commit to Quality With These Art Specs For 5.5 x 8.5 Cards
If any of the following terms seem like a foreign language to you, don't let that frighten you from ordering 5.5" x 8.5" postcards and flyers. Our specialists scrutinize all artwork before production begins. If we cannot resolve the problems we confront, one of our graphics specialists will contact you.
- Make sure to adjust your new file with 5.75" x 8.75" dimensions. Stay focused on keeping precious content at least 0.25 inches away from the edges. The pixel count for your artwork should be at least 1725 x 2625.
- Next, while starting a new design, check if you are working in a 300dpi setting. Many graphics apps default to an unprintable 72dpi (Adobe Photoshop) or low 132dpi (Procreate). Boosting the quality setting to 300dpi or higher before you begin working is essential.
- We recommend PDF or JPG file formats. Nevertheless, our internal artists accept other file types such as PNG and TIF.
- Try making your digital art while in CMYK color mode. For 5.5" x 8.5" cards, we convert files to CMYK before printing begins. Many artists incidentally operate in RGB, a color mode intended for digital media. The CMYK conversion can lead to softened colors or undesired color shifts.
This 5.5 x 8.5 Template May Help With Setup
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".
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 are Positive
"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 Safely and Quickly
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.
Looking For 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.
Why Should You Print With Us?
✓ Guaranteed HappinessWe want you to be happy with your 5.5x8.5 Postcards / Flyers, so we created the Printkeg Promise. This is our guarantee and commitment to serving artists across the nation. It doesn't help anyone if you purchase retail art you can't actually sell. We are here to ensure your success.
✓ Dedicated to ArtistsIn our "About Us" area, you can view incredible photographs of the most recent and 5.5x8.5 Postcards / Flyers projects we've worked on. We geared our entire atmosphere, including the workforce and production facility, to serve retail artists first and foremost.
✓ Fast Production TimesWe contribute some of the fastest turnaround times for 5.5x8.5 Postcards / Flyers in the industry. You'll be impressed with how we handle which includes fast production times, rush turnaround options, and expedited shipping.