The two standard postcard sizes in the UK are A5 (210mm x 148mm) and A6 (148mm x 105mm).
Postary supports the larger format A5 (210x148mm) postcards. We’ll have more coming soon.
The bleed and trim dimensions are as specified below. If you’re working with a designer send this to them and they’ll know what to do with it.
What is the standard postcard size in the UK?
There are two standard postcard sizes in the UK:
- A5 (210mm x 148mm)
- A6 (148mm x 105mm)
What is postcard bleed for a postcard?
The bleed is a printing term for the area which extends the elements (e.g. images) which should touch the edge of the postcard. It extends beyond the page so that there is no white margin.
What is the trim for a postcard?
The trim is where the postcard is to be cut (representing the actual edge of the postcard). The actual edge may fall anywhere within the margin of error (between the bleed and the safe-area)
What is the safe area for a postcard?
The safe area is the area where any elements you include will be not be cut off, as it is outside of the range of the trim. Make sure that anything that must be displayed is outside of this range.
I’m designing in photoshop, what size should I use?
When designing your postcard in another editor to upload to postary. It’s best to use a 2551 x 1819 pixel image. This should include the bleed area.
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