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Want direct marketing that gets results? The key is creating relevant, vivid designs and messaging that are irresistible to recipients. Not sure where to start? Partner with the marketing professionals at AlphaGraphics for custom postcards that create engagement.

Whether you're hosting a grand opening celebration, planning a can’t miss event, or starting a lead-generation campaign, you need direct mail with gusto. Your postcards should concisely communicate what your business can do for the recipient, and most of all, they must demand attention.

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  • Comprehensive direct mail marketing strategy
  • List acquisition
  • Design, copy, and layout personalization
  • Variable data printing and maps
  • Professional printing and finishing
  • Full-service mailing and distribution
  • Multi-channel campaigns
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  • State-of-the-art full color or black and white digital printing
  • Matte, silk or glossy coated cover stock
  • Standard USPS postcards from 3.5 x 5 inches to 4.25 x 6 inches
  • Oversized cards from 5.5 x 8.5 x 11 inches, plus custom sizes
  • Integrate PURLs, custom emails or 1-800 numbers to track ROI



  • Generate leads
  • Promote sales
  • Encourage customer loyalty
  • Enhance marketing packages and publicity campaigns
  • ROI tracking for maximum results


With so many marketing messages swirling around potential buyers each day, a sound communications strategy is a must. That’s where AlphaGraphics comes in.

Revitalize your marketing efforts by partnering with our team of marketing professionals; for energetic mailers that spark - and nurture - lasting relationships.


Want to learn more about how postcards can benefit your business and draw attention to your next event? Contact the AlphaGraphics team today!

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Postcards are an easy and cost-effective way to promote your business! With so many options available from design to print, there are no wrong choices! So…how do you get this project off the ground?


How would you like to use these postcards? Will you be handing out your postcards at an expo at McCormick Place, or will you be mailing postcards to a select list of prospective clients on Michigan Avenue? Pinpointing a specific use for your marketing postcards will lead directly into our next step.


Design. It’s as simple as this: do you have a print-ready PDF file you’re sending us to print? If you do, great! Make sure your PDF file is set up with the appropriate crop and bleed marks and send it over via email or via our file sharing website.


If your design isn’t print-ready, we’re happy to help out! AlphaGraphics Chicago North features a full-service, in-house graphic design studio, so we’re happy to help with any edits needed, whether it’s a major design overhaul or minor tweaks to photos and text. You’ll need to provide all photos, logos, taglines, and text, and our team of design experts will work quickly to show a range of different design options. For full-service graphic design options from scratch, the first round of graphic design proofs can be ready within 48 hours. Subsequent rounds of graphic design changes and edits are typically turned around within 24 hours, and you’re welcome to make as many design changes as necessary until we produce artwork you love.


Select your paper and finishing options. Sometimes this can be the trickiest part of the whole process; there are literally thousands of paper stocks on which postcards can be printed. Thankfully, we’ve got your back throughout this process! Not only are our staffers happy to help recommend paper stock options, AlphaGraphics is always happy to print complimentary hard-copy proofs out of our Lincoln Park-based production facility. Can’t decide between glossy and matte? Not sure if you’d like smooth stock or something with a bit more texture? Print proofs on multiple paper options and decide which paper you like better in person! Hard copy proofs can be printed within 24 hours of your request.


Want to add a cool finishing touch to your postcards? Ask us how to help your piece make a true impact! From budget-friendly options like spot UV or full UV coating to higher-end finishes like embossing or foil stamping, we have options to help your card stand out in the crowd!


Spread your message! Once design and paper stock have been selected, we can get to print! Our team of production specialists can have most orders printed within 24 hours and then it’s time to get your message out there! Bring your cards to expos, festivals, conferences, and events, or use them for in-house events.


If you’re planning on mailing your postcards, let AlphaGraphics help with the grunt work. Our Lincoln Park-based production team can quickly merge recipient information onto the front of your postcards, add appropriate postage, and get these into the mail for you. We know you’re busy – no need to spend time doing what we’re capable of doing for you!


AlphaGraphics Chicago North is looking forward to helping you with your next postcard project!

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