Outside Design Agencies
Either download our Card Design Specifications which includes a template or reference the material below for artwork parameters.
Acceptable File Formats
Provide artwork files in Illustrator, Photoshop or InDesign format. Otherwise, submit PC compatible files in PDF format.
Provide all placed/linked images or embed/rasterize them. Save any submitted images as CMYK in either EPS or TIFF formats. Files supplied in RGB format will be converted to CMYK and can result in minor color shifts. Prevent accidental deletions by removing all objects placed as temporary guidelines or templates.
Image resolution should be 300 dpi minimum, 1200 DPI for line art. Lines need to be at least .25 pt in thickness.
We offer CMYK 4 Color Process Printing as well as PMS Spot Color Printing at no additional charge (provided it is not an unusual color we have to special order). The heat-lamination process may cause colors to darken slightly when compared to a Matchprint proof.
If certain that the work needs no adjustment by us, convert all type to outlines. Otherwise, include all printer and screen fonts used to create the artwork. Do not use the "style" menu to designate font style. Some fonts do not have a "bold", "italic" or "bold italic" versions and using the style menu could cause problems with the file output. Fonts should not be smaller than 6 pt.
Trapping for heat-laminate card production may be set to the same tolerances used for offset printing. We use a .25 point spread for vector artwork.
- CARD SIZE: 3.375" x 2.125" with corners at .125" radius.
- SAFETY AREA SIZE: 2.875" x 1.625". It is suggested that all text and images fit within this area unless bleeding the edge.
- BLEED AREA SIZE: 3.625" x 2.375". Images that are to be printed to the trimline must have a bleed allowance of no less than 1/8" beyond the trimline.
Zip folder containing all submission files and upload to an online file transfer utility such as www.senduit.com. After upload copy and past the generated code into the message box of the QUICK CONTACT form below. Reference our Card Design Specifications PDF for email and mail submission methods.