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How To Print

If you like the designs here, found others you like, or want to create your own – but you’re stumped about how to set them up for printing – here are some guidelines and free templates for you to use!

Paper
Use card stock. The minimum thickness for a postcard, according to USPS, is .007″ thick – about as thick as an index card.

Alternately, you can buy perforated postcard paper from an office supply store or online. (I can’t guarantee the templates below will work with perforated postcard paper, but you can probably download templates specifically for that paper.)

Size
According to USPS, to qualify for mailing at the First-Class Mail postcard price, postcards must be: Rectangular. At least 3-½ inches high x 5 inches long x 0.007 inch thick. No more than 4-¼ inches high x 6 inches long x 0.016 inches thick.

Most Postcards for the Resistance designs are 4×6 inches.

Setting up to print
Download the template you need and open it in Word.
for 4×6″ postcards, use this 2-up postcard template
for 4.25×5.5″ postcards, use this 4-up postcard template

Right-click on the image and select “change picture”. Select the image you want to use on your postcard. Click and drag at the edges to resize as necessary. You can add the same image to all four postcards or a different image in each one.

Print (always do a single sheet for a test run), cut, write, stamp and mail!

Still not sure about printing them yourself? You can have them printed by Vistaprint or Staples, but they have high minimum print runs. If you don’t want 25 of the same postcard, check with your local print shop – they might be willing to work with you on print minimums per design if you’re still planning on buying a sizable number of postcards overall.

If you’d rather buy your postcards, there are lots of great resistance postcards on Etsy and many of ours and plenty of other resistance postcards are on Zazzle.