Guidelines

Correct File Setup

Incorrect File Setup

Card Specifications

Ink: 4/4
Stock: 11.4pt Invercote G C2S
Size: 2+3/8" High x 7/16" Deep x 3+1/4" Wide (2.375" High x .4375" Deep x 3.25" Wide)

  • Three-hole punch
  • Digital Print

All files must incorporate a 1/8" (.125”) bleed on all four sides.

"Bleed" = the area that will be trimmed off after the card or label is printed and cut down to the finished size.

Since the bleed extends 1/8" (.125”) all around the card, the document set-up should have an additional 1/4" (.25”) on the top and 1/4" (.25”) on the bottom as well as on the left and the right beyond the finished size of the card.

Full Bleed Images
Size your image to the Green Bleed line edges to ensure your background extends past the trimmed edge of the card. A full bleed background image needs to extend to the green line. Be sure to extend the background image to the bleed line or the white of the paper may show in the final trimmed product.

Non-Bleed Art
Should stay within the Black Trim Line

Color: CMYK images recommended
File Types: JPEG > Turn off the Guide layers prior to saving final art for upload
Resolution: 355 dpi

Printed Areas
If no artwork is uploaded for the INSIDE of the card, the inside will print white.

Safety Area
Illustrates the cutting margin. We can potentially cut the card up to this point. Anything extending outside of this area or too close to the edge of the Safety lines risks being trimmed.

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Bleed Area
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Trim/Cut Lines
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Score and Fold Lines
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Safety Area — all vital artwork/copy should remain inside this area to avoid being trimmed off

Accepted File Types
Card: High-Resolution 355dpi JPEG
Clear Label: High-Resolution 355dpi PNG 24 with Transparency

Fonts
For best results, we require all text and images to be embedded and outlined prior to uploading the design file. We recommend submitting flattened files.

Images
To ensure the best production quality on press, all Hi-resolution images must be 355 dpi, no less. All images must be CMYK or quality and color will be affected.

Rules/Line Weights
Type smaller than 5 pts could result in registration and legibility issues
Rules should be 1/4" (.25") or higher to ensure print quality
Black type should be 100% black not 4 Color black

Proofs
You will see an online proof after you’ve uploaded your artwork. Please note that your monitor's calibration affects what you see on your screen. Colors viewed on computer monitors may vary significantly from the appearance of the final printed piece. Our online proofs are only meant to be a visual tool for proofing, and are only a rough draft of the final printed piece. Do not trust the colors on your monitor unless you have a monitor that has been accurately calibrated to SWOP standards. We cannot guarantee exact color matching.

General
Arcade Beauty reserves the right to determine the suitability of all files and/or proofs supplied.
Any press downtime or additional pre-press costs incurred by the failure to meet specifications may be charged to the customer.

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