Plastic Card Printing Guidelines

Plastic Card Printing Guidelines

How to prepare your files for plastic card printing

**Skip this step if WE are designing your plastic card**

Follow these printing guidlines to ensure the best quality printing for your plastic cards.

1. Standard Plastic Card Size and Features

Our cards are the same size as a standard credit card (final size – 3 3/8″ x 2 1/8″) with 1/8″ diameter radiused corners and include all of these features for FREE as well as FREE SHIPPING anywhere in Canada and USA!

    • Full color printing on both sides of the plastic cards
• Embossing of names/numbers (individualized cards)
• Sequential or random numbering (embossed or printed)
• Barcoding
• Hot stamping (metallic foil)
• Signature panels
• Scratch-Off panels
• Gold & Silver Plastic Cards
• Opaque, transparent & frosted plastic cards available
• Choice of THICKNESS: 0.30mm, 0.50mm or 0.76mm
(credit card standard)

2. Artwork Colors and Resolution

To ensure that your plastic cards print of the highest quality, your artwork resolution should be at least 500 dpi. This will guarantee a sharp image and crisp text instead of a blurry, pixelated image. All files should be converted and sent to us in CMYK mode and not RGB. All our plastic card printing is done in four color process (CMYK) using the latest printing technology.

3. Accepted File Formats for Printing

Minimum artwork resolution should be at least 500 dpi. The following are file formats which are the easiest to work with and which provide the best print results for your plastic cards:
jpg (500 dpi resolution), tif, eps, psd, ai

Please don’t forget to “rasterize” your font layers, or “create outlines” if working in Adobe Illustrator (.ai) to ensure quality and accurate printing. If you require help with your files, please don’t hesitate to call us toll free at 1-866-904-7933.

You can send us compressed files using WinZip or StuffIt Expander.
With Business Cards 4 Me, rest assured your plastic business card printing is of the highest professional quality. See for yourself and order our plastic card sample kit today!

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