Who We Are & About Us

About Us

Modern provides expert direct marketing services, direct mail and printed promotions, as well as integrated digital solutions. All printing, mailing and shipping is managed in-house from our state-of-the-art 75,000 square foot facility located in Carlsbad, California.

As a team, our philosophy is to always exceed customer expectations by delivering the highest quality product with a fast turnaround time. Each customer receives true one-on-one service from a specialist committed to serving their needs and achieving their goals.

We look forward to helping you promote successfully.

How the Press was Won

What began in 1976, as a one-man operation in a one-bedroom apartment, has grown into a company at the forefront of the printing and direct marketing industry.

Steve Hoffman originally started the Iris Group to serve a niche he discovered in the real estate industry, providing high quality photography for properties on the market. This quickly evolved into developing brochures to accompany the photography, enabling Steve to move the business out of his apartment into a 1,200 square-foot building in San Diego.

In 1992, Jim Toya-Brown joined Steve to take the company to the next level. As a graphic designer, Jim's unique creativity and style proved to balance Steve, creating a dynamic team that helped transform the economic downturn of 1993 into a breakthrough opportunity.

With the economy in a recession, Jim and Steve came up with a way to build their business while helping others. The duo launched a line of postcard products that offered small runs of high quality cards at an affordable price. The team began working with customers to promote successfully, sustain their businesses or even thrive during the downturn.

By 1993, it was clear that their postcard products were the start of a fresh, new venture. This led to a repositioning of the company and a new name — Modern Postcard.

Now, 20 years later, Modern has helped over 250,000 clients grow their businesses, making us an industry leader in high quality postcard printing and effective direct marketing solutions.

I've been working with Modern Postcard for nearly ten years now. They are the perfect company to go to for my quarterly promotions. I recently had the pleasure of working with one particular rep, who not only helped solve an old issue regarding an order discount, but was strategic in getting my order through the system with great communication and responsiveness. It is this very sort of customer service which will keep me coming back! Thanks!
Kristine Lombardi