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Plastic Business Card Printing Guidelines

How to prepare your files for printing

**Skip these steps if WE are designing your plastic card

In order to ensure you get the best plastic cards possible, please read the following printing guidelines.

Standard Plastic Card Size

Below is an image of what the size of your plastic card should be. Keep in mind there is a “bleed” area all around the card that will be cut off. Our cards are the same size as a standard credit card (final size - 3 3/8" x 2 1/8") with 1/8" die-cut rounded corners. You can download a Photoshop plastic card template here.

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Minimum Artwork Resolution and Colors

In the printing world, resolution is everything. In order to ensure that your plastic cards don’t end up blurry, pixilated or unreadable, it is important that the files you send be saved at a minimum resolution of 500 dpi to ensure sharp image and text. It’s also important that the file be converted to CMYK mode before it is sent. We do not print files sent in RGB mode (which is really designed for on screen viewing only) as CMYK is the standard for all our plastic card printing. CMYK mode assures that the final product will remain true to your original color scheme. With both the minimum resolution and correct CMYK mode, you can rest assured there will be no nasty surprises.

Accepted File Formats for Plastic Card Printing

These are the file formats we accept for printing:

jpg (at least 500 dpi resolution); tif; eps; bmp; psd; ai

Please remember to "rasterize" your font layers. If you are designing in Adobe Illustrator, you will have to “create outlines” from your text.

Once this is complete, you can send us compressed files using WinZip or StuffIt Expander.
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