Sometimes a border is necessary to maintain image proportions, other times it’s a design style to help your postcard stand out.
If your frontside image is not proportional to our postcard dimensions, we will have to crop your photo or add a border.
If you decide to add a border to the color side(s) of your postcard, you will need to specify three things in your instructions or mockup:
- Color — White, black, or another CMYK color
- Thickness — Must be at least 1/4 inch thick (see below)
- Number of sides — 1, 2, 3, or all 4 sides
(Which side(s)? Top? Bottom? Left? Right?)
Be sure to accurately describe your border to us in your mockup or instructions.
1/4 inch thick is the minimum border thickness
The following examples illustrate some of the most common border types:
1-sided top border
1-sided bottom border
2-sided vertical border
color border (specify color)
2-sided horizontal border
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