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PDF Guidelines

PDF Guidelines

Learn how to set up your files for print

Artwork Guidelines

Upload all your designs in one PDF
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Page 1
The artwork on page 1 will be printed on one side of all your designs

Page 2, 3+
Each subsequent page (page 2 onwards) will be printed on the other side of page 1

Upload a multi-page PDF to design multiple sets of cards

Setting up your PDF

We print using an Indigo Digital Press, so we print in dots. Follow these tips to get the best results

Get product dimensions

Get product dimensions

Or download an Adobe template to get started on your design faster

No crops or printers marks

No crops or printers marks

We automatically detect where your crops should go

Include a 2mm Bleed

Include a 2mm Bleed

Make sure all backgrounds extend to this area

2mm Margin / Safe Area

2mm Margin / Safe Area

Make sure anything you want printed is well with this area

PDF Preset

PDF Preset

Save to PDFx1a (2001) and ensure the greatest print accuracy

Line weight

Line weight

Thicker lines print better. We recommend 0.5pt and above

Opacity

Opacity

For the best print quality set opacities to no less than 40%

Transparency & Overprint

Transparency & Overprint

To make sure your design prints as expected flatten transparencies and turn off overprint

Resolution

Resolution

All imagery should be above 300dpi

CMYK

CMYK

No Spot Colours. We use Coated FOGRA-39 if you're into ICC Profiles

No Rich Blacks

No Rich Blacks

Fonts using 100% K will be crisper and more legible

Font sizes

Font sizes

8pt and higher will ensure the best legibility

Special Finish

How to prepare your files for gold foil, spot gloss or raised spot gloss finishes.
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How it works

A special finish will print on top of the rest of your design artwork.

Upload a multi-page PDF to design multiple sets of cards
Create two PDF's

Create two PDF's

We ask for two PDF files, one for your artwork and another for the special finish. The two files should have the same number of pages.

Matching Pages

Matching Pages

Each artwork page should have a matching special finish. E.g if an artwork page doesn’t have a special finish leave a blank page in the special finish PDF file.

Special finish PDF

Special finish PDF

The special finish PDF should be vector based, black and white. The black parts will denote which parts of your design we apply special finish to.

Setting up your Special Finish PDF

Follow these tips to get the best results

Line weight 1pt or higher

Line weight 1pt or higher

Thicker lines print better. We recommend 1pt and above

Font size 10pt or higher

Font size 10pt or higher

10pt and higher. Otherwise, the small gaps in typography will cause pooling

Vector graphics

Vector graphics

Create your special finish in vector to ensure clean, crisp lines

Small gaps

Small gaps

Avoid small gaps less than 1pt to prevent pooling

Two PDFs, matching pages

Two PDFs, matching pages

Your main artwork PDF and your special finish PDF should have the same number of pages. If you have a page without a special finish, include it as a blank page

Alignment Accuracy

Alignment Accuracy

Be sure to check your desired alignment and be aware whilst printing is accurate, it may shift ever-so-slightly in the printing process.

Black & White

Black & White

Only use black (100% K) and white. The black parts will denote which parts of your design we apply the special finish to.

Upload a multi-page PDF to design multiple sets of cards

Stickers

Upload all your designs in one PDF
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One pdf for your stickers, many designs

You can choose if you want your designs shuffled in one pack or sorted.

Dimensions & Adobe templates

Find product sizes and download Adobe templates to get started faster

Business Cards

Postcard, Notecard, and Invites

Flyers and Letterhead templates

Stickers

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