The section below should only be used if you are submitting your own artwork.
BELOW ARE "PDF" VERSIONS OF OUR
PLASTIC CARD AND KEYTAG TEMPLATES
If you will be mailing your artwork:
For logos and artwork provide large, clean art to insure the highest quality plastic card. We scan images/photographs sent by mail up to 8.5" wide X 11" high.
If you are scanning your artwork yourself and sending a digital copy by email:
Images should be scanned at 600 dpi or greater at a minimum size of 3.6" wide X 2.1" high and saved in CMYK format as high-quality .psd, .jpg, .jpeg, .cdr, .ai, .pdf
GUIDELINES FOR SENDING US YOUR DIGITAL FILES
SAVE YOUR DESIGN AS A "ACROBAT PDF" FILE
Our "Preffered" format is CMYK mode PDF or Illustrator EPS with fonts as outlines. If you use special effects in newer versions of Illustrator or specific fonts within your design, please save as a PDF with the fonts embedded inside your PDF. We cannot accept font folders with QuarkXpress or InDesign files. Please output your Quark or InDesign file to a press quality PDF before sending it to us and embed the fonts so there are not font substitutions. This will allow us to faithfully reproduce your submitted design.
OR - SAVE YOUR ARTWORK AS A "PHOTOSHOP PSD" FILE
You can save your layout as a Photoshop file. The layout should be sized to 3.6" wide X 2.1" high for business cards and 3.475" wide X 2.225" High for Credit(Gift or Loyalty Cards) size X 300 dpi with all text within a 3/16" border to allow for radius corners and cropping. Please see our Photoshop® design template for these specifics. For best results, sending us your original "layered" file is recommended. However a "flattened" image should be provided at 300 dpi or greater and saved in CMYK format as a high-quality .psd, .jpg, .jpeg, .cdr, .ai, .pdf
TRIMS AND BLEEDS
Due to cutting variances, card designs with a "framed border" are not recommended. A possible slight shift in cutting will cause the printed frame border to appear off center or uneven. Provide a bleed for all images or colors that have color all the way to the edge of the card. A "bleed" simply means that if you want color and or images all the way to the trimmed edge of the card, setup the art so that these images go beyond the die line in the template and therefore "bleeds over this line" so that the final die-cut cards will have color all the way to the edge when it is trimmed.
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