- Things You Should Know
- File Prep
Magnets are a perfect way to get your company name and information in front of your customer for a season, a year or a lifetime. Magnets are great promotional tools for home services, sporting and school events, real estate offices, political campaigns, and even calendars.
These magnets are printed in CMYK full color on 36pt thick white magnet stock and cut to standard square, rectangle, oval and circle shapes or custom shapes you supply.
Custom Shape Magnets - Please order a standard size from the menu that will fit your artwork and supply your art with a dieline layer and include the final dimensions in your order notes.
Where Can I Use My Magnets?
These are magnets suitable for fridges or similar indoor use. Not weatherproof, or suitable for cars as not a super strong magnet. When in doubt, request a sample and you can check it out for yourself.
Should You Use Rich Black?
For the richest of deep dark blacks in print use 50/40/40/100 as the CMYK value. If printing small black text (or knocked out text), we recommend a k only black (0/0/0/100) to avoid misregistration issues.
Can Greys Can 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?
Due to the nature of club-run printing 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
Custom Shape: supply a file that includes a vector path outline indicating the shape and size of your custom shape magnet. The die line should be as simple as possible or the order may be placed on hold. For best results, keep your customized shape basic and smooth.
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.