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Print small cards that feel big on 18pt thick coated card stock. Solid and reliable in every way, these thick 18 Point thick cards are printed in full color on a Hewlett Packard Indigo printing press, using toner suspended in liquid.

 

Indigo Printing offers fast production times and color consistency that is well suited to orders of multiple cards printed at the same time, re-orders and small cards with solid areas of ink coverage.

 

When you want a good bang for your buck, small and thick will do the trick!

 

Custom Size Cards are available on this printing option: please select the next largest size listed online that will fit your trim size. Supply your files at the final trim size and indicate that trim size in your order notes.

How Small Can Text Be on 18pt Coated Cards?

The minimum recommended text size is 6pt. With any small text, if grey use a black ink only version; if black, use 100% K.

Can I Use Thin Lines on Indigo Printed Cards?

Anything thinner than a hairline stroke (0.25") - even at 100% K may look choppy when printed due to Indigo print resolution.

Is Indigo Resolution Different From Offset?

There is a screen to the Indigo print which customers should be aware of if they're comparing to traditional offset printing.

Should You Use Rich Black on Indigo Cards?

Don't use rich black on Indigo printing. 100% K will be just fine.

Can I Round Corners on Indigo Cards with Heavy Coverage?

Heavy ink coverage can be problematic. When the cards rub together, the ink can rub off. This can be an issue for corner rounding so we generally advise clients with heavy coverage not to round corners.

Can I Write on 18pt Coated Cards?

Coated cards aren't ideal for writing on. If this is a big deal, check out our uncoated card stock options.

Can Greys Shift?

CMYK Process colors in the grey range and de-saturated images can shift in color throughout the print run and may cause the greys to appear either cooler or warmer. For a neutral grey, we recommend converting all grey values and de-saturated images to true greyscale consisting of K (black) only values.

Is There Color Variation on Solid Blue?

Depending on the color value, you may experience color variation in solid fills of blue. For great blue results, we recommend a 30% difference between your Cyan and Magenta levels to ensure a nice rich dark blue, rather than purple.

Technical Specifications + Templates

Bleeds: all files must have a 1/8" bleed on each side
Live Area: keep all critical text and artwork 1/8" inside the trim
Colors: supply your files in CMYK color (Pantone/RGB colors will be converted or rejected)
Resolution: 300 dpi minimum (400 dpi preferred)
Fonts: fonts must converted to curves/outlines (we do not accept fonts).
Transparencies: flatten all transparencies
Types Of Files We Accept: MAC & PC files from Photoshop (PSD), Illustrator (EPS or AI), CorelDraw (CDR or EPS), Adobe Acrobat PDF, TIFF or JPEG.

Templates

Trim SizeFile SizeTemplate
Square Card1.75" x 1.75"2" x 2"UNAVAILABLE
Square Card2" x 2"2.25" x 2.25"DOWNLOAD
Square Card2.5" x 2.5"2.75" x 2.75"DOWNLOAD
Name Card3.5" x 1.5"3.75" x 1.75"DOWNLOAD
Name Card3.5" x 1.75"3.75" x 2"DOWNLOAD
Business Card3.5" x 2"3.75" x 2.25"DOWNLOAD
Hang Tag4" x 2"4.25" x 2.25"DOWNLOAD
Trading Card4" x 2.75"4.25" x 3"DOWNLOAD
Square Card3" x 3"3.25" x 3.25"DOWNLOAD
Trading Card4" x 3"4.25" x 3.25"UNAVAILABLE
Promo Card4" x 3.5"4.25" x 3.75"UNAVAILABLE
Hang Tag5" x 2"5.25" x 2.25"DOWNLOAD
Square Card4" x 4"4.25" x 4.25"DOWNLOAD
Hang Tag6" x 2"6.25" x 2.25"DOWNLOAD
Bookmark7" x 2"7.25" x 2.25"DOWNLOAD
Bookmark8" x 2"8.25" x 2.25"DOWNLOAD
Club Flier5" x 3.5"5.25" x 3.75"UNAVAILABLE

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Print Specifications

Digital-offset printing using Indigo liquid ink technology
18pt Anacora coated two sides cover, 30% post-consumer waste (132lb)
Full Color Both Sides (4/4) or Full Color One Side (4/0), using HP ElectroInk

Coated Small Cards 18pt

$49.59