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For best results please follow our guidelines.



FILE FORMAT:

We accept the following file formats TIF, TIFF, JPG, EPS, PNG, AI, PSD, and PDF.


FILE SIZE:

The maximum acceptable combined file size for all uploads is 20MB (megabytes).


RESOLUTION:

All file formats must have a minimum of 350dpi (dot per inch) resolution. The images designed for the web are done at a low screen resolution of 72dpi. Print images need to be created at 350dpi or there will be a substantial drop in the image quality. High Resolution Low Resolution




COLOR MODE:

All color artwork and/or images must be provided in CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) color mode. All black & white artworks and/or images must be provided in grayscale mode. Heavy black ink might cause smearing.


BLEED:

What's a bleed? Bleed is the portion of the product that will be trimmed off when it is cut to the final size.
FONTS:

a. Fonts must be embedded in PDF files.

b. Fonts must be outlined or converted to paths or curves in EPS files.

c. Some fonts have copyright restrictions and will not embed in PDF Files.


SAFE ZONE:

All critical elements (text, images, logos, etc.) must be kept at least 0.25 inside the edge. Anything left close to edge may be cut off during trimming.


BORDERS:

Please allow 1/8 cutting space around your card. No borders are recommended, as shifting in the cutting process may make borders appear uneven.