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How to Test Out Your Postcards Using Microsoft Word

So, you have spent a few evening reading up on how to design a postcard for your business. You finally used a photo editing software to create your very own postcard. Now it is time to get the postcards printed. Your wife likes it, so do your friends. But how do you know how your customers will respond and think? The short answer is: you don’t. Here is a piece of advice: the proof is in the pudding. Clichéd, but true. Come to think about it, it’s not a question about the few hundred dollars you will have spent on the postcard printing, but it’s about an ad campaign gone bad and the negative feedback from customers; that’s more important.
To protect yourself from this possible hassle, it’s a good idea to test market your effort before getting the postcard printing going. Print in small quantities, and have them distributed to test the waters. You can never be too careful right? The following steps will take you through from designing to printing postcards using Word.

  1. Buy a box of coated postcards from your stationery shop. The box will have 100 postcards. Why coated? Because the images will come out crispy and the printed postcards will be shiny. Customers like shiny postcards as they stand out and give a lively feel.
  2. Open your Microsoft Word 2007 and click the New Document option.
  3. The New dialogue box will have a vertical bar on the left. It lists out various types of documents that you can open. Scroll down till you see Postcards and click. Word will open a list of templates that are available and select the one best suited for you.
  4. Add your text and images as you deem fit. You should spend a few hours on this step making sure the postcard is saying exactly what you want.
  5. You don’t have to worry about safety margins while designing. It’s all taken care of by the software.
  6. Once you are ready, you need to a mailing list that will merge the addresses onto your postcard.
  7.  Select the Mailings Tab and click on Select Recipients. Word will give you three choices: make a new list, use an existing list or use your Outlook list.
  8. If you have been diligent, you probably should have all the contact details in your Outlook. If not, guess you will be spending a few nights creating a new list.
  9. Creating a new list is straightforward. The form pops up and you begin typing the first, last names, address lines, state, zip. While at it, might as well add email addresses and telephones. You can send your postcard as an email to your loyal customers. Sending out emails to new customers may just end up in their junk folder.
  10. To start printing, click the Start Mail Merge tab and select the Labels option. When Word prompts you for the size of the label, simply select Postcard.
  11. The postcards sheets will be thicker than your standard A4 paper so put in 2 or 3 at a time.
  12. Print!

Postcard printing was never this easy. Once you get good feedback, call 55printing to order larger quantities. The company offers cheap postcard printing.


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