for 4-color business cards are now available for download
- We support native
file versions up to 11.0 and EPS files with text converted to curves
from any version.
- The page size should
be equal to the final trim size (i.e. a business cards should have a
page size of 3.5" x 2")
should be 1/8" beyond the page size
- Margins for text
and/or critical artwork should be 1/8" inside of the trim size.
- Convert all
fonts to curves.
- Convert all colors
to CMYK or grayscale.
- Import photos and
art..."copy and pasting" produces inferior results.
- Correct resolution
is 300 dpi for raster-based images like photos, but 1200 dpi for B&W
- If you're using
a large black area (not normal sized text), set the color for the black
as follows: C=40%, M=40%, Y=20%, K=100%.
- Set a box around
the page size with a stroke of "none" unless you have a bleed.
If you have a bleed set the box 1/8" outside of the page size.
This helps us position your artwork for proper cutting.
instructions to improve proofing time:
We support up to version 11 in the native format, but to increase
the speed at which you receive the proof, you can export to a Encapsulated
PostScript format if you're certain you have it set up right from any
version. We can make some changes to native .cdr files at $10
each, but EPS files can not be edited, and a resubmission will cost $30.
as Encapsulated PostScript (EPS)
- Use "selected
only" if you're sure you have everything selected
- Header should be
a 72 dpi TIFF or PICT
- Bitmap images should
be set to "CMYK" (this does not convert RGB images properly
if you haven't already done the conversion)
- Fountain steps
set to "256"
- Text set to export
- If you have multiple
pages, a file will be generated for each page. Rename the files appropriately
ie. xyz_front.eps, xyz_back.eps
here for very important notes on color.