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Get peace of mind knowing you’ll get your order fast.

We have flexible service and mailing options to accommodate your unique schedule.

Print Production Options

Production time is calculated after your final approval is received.

  • Next Business Day (after 11:00 am PT final approval)
  • 2 Business Days (after 3:00 pm PT final approval)
  • 3 Business Days (after 3:00 pm PT final approval)
  • 4 Business Days (after 3:00 pm PT final approval)

Turnaround Timeline

Turnaround Time Chart showing how long print and mail production services take

Submit Materials

Deadline for submitting materials is 12:00 noon PT.
Note: Mailing lists need to be submitted at least 4 days prior to the mail date.

Approve Proof (Final Approval)

Proofs must be approved by 11:00 AM PT for next business day production or 3:00 PM PT for 2, 3 or 4 day production. Production time is calculated after your final approval is received by Modern Postcard.

Print Production

Production time includes business days only – weekends and holidays do not apply.
View our Holiday Schedule

Mailing Services Preparation

After print production time, add 2 business days for list processing, inkjet addressing and postal pre-sorting.


Items are shipped on the last day of print production. Shipping times will vary depending on the number of days in transit for the selected shipping method.


The time of year, class of mail and destination are contributing factors to the time it takes for mail to deliver.

Shipping Methods
  • UPS Next Day Air (normally delivers by 10:30 a.m.)
  • UPS 2nd Day Air (delivery by the end of the 2nd business day)
  • UPS Ground (days in transit depend on delivery zip code, delivery by the end of the business day)

To calculate UPS delivery to your ZIP code, go to UPS.

Please visit our pricing estimates page to calculate your shipping cost based on your order details and delivery zip code.

For other shipping options, please call Customer Care at 800.959.8365 x6205.

Important Factors that Affect Your Production Time
  • Timely response to the Final Layout Approval is necessary to maintain production time schedule (see approval deadlines listed above)
  • Color proofs add one business day to production time schedule
  • Resubmissions/changes add at least one business day to production time schedule
  • Bindery options such as folding, trimming, and perforations may add one business day to production time schedule
  • Production time for 100lb text paper, specialty products, booklets and recycled paper products is quoted per project.
  • Please ask your rep for more details at 800-959-8365.