- Things You Should Know
- File Prep
Print plastic gift cards, membership cards, promotional cards, and business cards in the same dimensions and 30mil thickness of your credit cards and bank cards.
Personalizing membership and gift cards unique barcodes and magnetic stripe encoding makes it fast and easy to add value and redeem sales through your Point of Sale Systems.
Print your cards on white, gold, silver, frosted or clear plastic with special finishing options like:
- Foil Stamping
- Magnetic Stripe
- Variable Data
- Scratch Off Area with PIN Code
- Signature Panel
- Embossed Numbers or Letters with Foil Tipping
- Spot Gloss On Silk Or Frosted Cards
Credit card size with 1/8” rounded corners is the standard size, CUSTOM SIZES are available by custom quote.
WHITE BLOCK OUT ink is available on frosted and clear stocks by custom quote.
SPOT GLOSS / SPOT UV is only available on silk finish or frosted cards.
SIGNATURE PANEL can be used anywhere you want to hand write a message, discount code or name on the card.
SCRATCH OFF WITH PIN - code can be numbers or letters with no restrictions on length.
EMBOSSED NUMBERING is limited 20 numbers at 18.5pt or 30 numbers at 13.5pt size. Numbering must be at least 5mm from edge.
MAGNETIC STRIPE - please supply an excel file with data or supply starting number.
BARCODING - barcodes can have different data on each card card.
VARIABLE DATA - printing of names and manners is done in non-embossed printing only.
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)
Spot Gloss or Foil Stamping: Include a separate file/artboard with these elements coloured with Pantone Black to denote the special finishing. Alternatively, if you would like to include these elements in the same file, place these elements on a separate layer and coloured with a Pantone color (typically Pantone Black) that denotes the Spot Gloss or Foil Stamping.
Variable Data: Include a CSV file with each data value on each line.
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.
|Trim Size||File Size||Template|
|Credit Card||3.375" x 2.125"||3.625" x 2.375"||TEMPLATE|
|Credit Card w/ Mag Stripe||3.375" x 2.125"||3.625" x 2.375"||TEMPLATE|
|Variable Data||n/a||n/a||EXAMPLE FILE|