How do I prepare a card design for traditional offset printing? download file
How do I prepare a transparent card design? download file
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Card design template (Corel Draw 9 and PDF) download file CDR

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Card production order form. download file

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.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 was adopted on 14 April 2016, and became enforceable beginning 25 May 2018. GDPR is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union and the European Economic Area. The GDPR aims primarily to give protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement
of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/WE (defined as ”GDPR”). In view of the above, we wish to inform you about the rules governing the processing of your personal data.

The Information Clause

Your personal information is controlled by CARDMAN Krzysztof Wołoszyn with its registered office in Kraków, Lipska 49 Street, hereinafter referred to as CARDMAN. We would like to inform you that your personal data (name and surname, the company’s name, NIP (eng. taxpayer identification number), REGON, PESEL, telephone number, e-mail address, address, KRS) will be processed for the following purposes:

a) the performance of the sale and purchase contract concerning the goods and services offered by CARDMAN – pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point b) GDPR – the processing of your personal data is necessary for the performance of the contract;

b) direct marketing – pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point f) GDPR – the legitimate interest of CARDMAN Krzysztof Wołoszyn, up to the termination of the contract or the objection to the processing of data;

c) financial and accounting purposes – pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point c) GDPR – the processing of your personal data is necessary for the compliance with the law, incl. the tax law, including Art. 74 of The Accounting Act, up to the time required to comply with the tax law;

d) defense against claims for compensation or claims procedures – pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point f) GDPR – the legitimate interest of CARDMAN, up to the expiry of the period of the claims under the Polish civil code;

e) conducting complaint processes – pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point f) GDPR – the legitimate interest of CARDMAN, during the period of 5 years beginning with the termination of the contract;

With regard to the aforementioned purposes, the recipients of your personal data may be the intermediaries in the contractual obligations performed by the administrator, e.g. IT services providers, accountants and law firms.

We would like to inform you that you have the right of access to your personal data, the right to correct, delete and limit our processing of this data, the right to data portability and the right to object (e.g. if your data are processed on the basis of your consent or for the marketing purposes as well as for the purpose of data sharing).

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Should you wish to withdraw your consent, please contact our CARDMAN office or send an e-mail to biuro@cardman.pl. You have the right to lodge a complaint to the supervisory organ – the President of the Personal Data Protection Office (pl. Prezes Urzędu Ochrony Danych Osobowych; previously referred to as GIODO).