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If you are considering an order for plastic cards in our company, you certainly have an idea which we can turn into reality. The following information will help you take the steps which will help us start working on your design.

How do I prepare a card design for traditional offset printing?

1. Send the design in a file, e.g.:

  • Corel (*.cdr)
  • Adobe (*.ai , *.eps)
  • PDF (*.pdf)
  • and enclose a preview in one of the formats: JPG, GIF, BMP

2. The size of the design should be 90 mm x 58 mm. This is the card size plus 2 mm bleed. When cut out, the card will be 86 x 54 mm.
3. Fixed elements of the design (i.e. graphics, logo, inscriptions) are set at least 3 mm from the edge of the card (86 x 54 mm).
4. Use CMYK colours.
5. The design of the card should have no rounded corners.
6. The optimum resolution is 300 dpi.
7. The fonts used should be converted into curves.
8. Line-screen resolution 150.

NOTE!
Please remember that the colours of the card will be different than printout and screen colours. This is due to the differences in calibration of the devices and print parameters (base colour, inks used, laminate). Cromalin or Matchprint are a credible method to verify colours of the design.

How do I prepare a design for Indygo print?

1. Send the design in a file, e.g.:

  • Corel (*.cdr)
  • Adobe (*.ai , *.eps)
  • PDF (*.pdf)
  • and enclose a preview in one of the formats: JPG, GIF, BMP

2. The size of the design should be 90 mm x 58 mm. This is the card size plus 2 mm bleed. When cut out, the card will be 86 x 54 mm.
3. Fixed elements of the design (i.e. graphics, logo, inscriptions) are set at least 3 mm from the edge of the card (86 x 54 mm).
4. Use CMYK colours.
5. No large, flat single-colour elements may be used in the design.
6. All types of textures on flat areas are welcome.
7. Please avoid large grey and black areas in designs for indygo.
8. The design of the card should have no rounded corners.
9. The optimum resolution is 300 dpi.
10. The fonts used should be converted into curves.
11. Line-screen resolution 150.

NOTE!
Please remember that the colours of the card will be different than printout and screen colours. This is due to the differences in calibration of the devices and print parameters (base colour, inks used, laminate). Cromalin or Matchprint are a credible method to verify colours of the design.

How do I prepare a transparent card design?

Transparent cards are in standard dimensions: 86 x 54 mm, 0.76 mm thick. The difference comes in using transparent foil for overprinting. The card consists of three layers of transparent foil and is laminated.

The card is designed just like a regular one, but some information has to be taken into consideration.

1. Only one side of the card is usable because the reverse is its mirror image.
2. One has to remember that inscriptions will be legible only from one side of a full transparent card.
3. The effect of non-transparency may be achieved in fragments of the card set for inscriptions as follows:

  • Design the face side of the card with graphics and inscriptions (the external foil)




  • Design the inside of the card with flat areas in the places for inscriptions (internal foil)



  • Design the back of the card with graphics identical to the face side and with inscriptions in the same places, but mirrored (the external foil)

NOTE!
Please remember that the colours of the card will be different than printout and screen colours. This is due to the differences in calibration of the devices and print parameters (base colour, inks used, laminate). Cromalin or Matchprint are a credible method to verify colours of the design.