Make sure your
artwork's resolution is at least 500 dpi. This
resolution will ensure that your design will appear
crisp and sharp instead of blurry and pixelized.
should be saved in CMYK mode before you send them to
us. When we receive a design file in
RGB mode, we
automatically convert the files to CMYK mode for
printing. RGB files cannot be printed on professional
four color presses. Not every RGB color has a CMYK
equivalent, and the result could be more than just
subtle color shifts.
are file formats which are the easiest to work with
and which provide the best results:
forget to "rasterizing" or "render" your font layers
If your plastic
card size will be 3.375" x 2.125", (85.75mm
x 54 mm)
Your design work
should be 3.5" x 2.375" (90 mm x 58 mm - with
"Bleed" is a
printing term used to indicate the area that will be
trimmed off after the job is printed and cut to the
finished size. Since the bleed extends 1/8" all around
the card, your design document set-up should be 1/8"
wider all around.
Since the bleed area will be trimmed off during the
cutting process, there can be no text or other
important information in the bleed area.
require an additional 1/8" buffer margin inside the
edges of the card.