Layout Guide and DOWNLOAD TEMPLATES

These templates are guides so you can design your own PSMC52 Cardstock Mood Card

The files are self-extracting. Just click on them after download. Then load the template into your program. It will serve as a guide for the space that you have to work with.

Templates at bottom of this page

Business Cards 3.5"x 2"
For best results please follow our guidelines.


FILE FORMAT:
We accept the following file formats .TIF, .JPG, .EPS, and .PDF.

RESOLUTION:
All file formats must have minimum 350 dpi (dot per inch) resolutions.
The Images designed for the web is done at a low screen resolution of 72 dpi. Print images need to be created at 350 dpi or there will be a substantial drop in the image quality.


COLOR MODE:
All color artworks and/or images must be provided in CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) color mode.
All Black & White artworks and/or images must be provided in grayscale color mode.

BLEED:
Please build your press-ready digital files by adding 0 .1" dimension for Business cards, Postcards, Rackcards, add 0.125" for all other products.

We require ALL files to be built to the full bleed dimension specified for each trim size.
We automatically trim 0.1" or 0.125" off of each edge, which will result in the desired trim size
Simply add 0.1" or 0.125" to each overall dimension of your digital layout. Example: a 5" x 7" would have a bleed size of 5.1" x 7.1" and a 8.5"x11" flyer would have a bleed size of 8.625"x11.125". We can send you a template

What's a bleed?
It is the portion of the card that will be trimmed off when they are cut to the final size.

Why bleed?
The purpose of a bleed is to continue a color, image or design off the edge of the card.


FONTS:
a. Fonts must be embedded in .PDF files.
b. Fonts must be outlined or convert to paths or curves in .EPS files.
c. Some fonts have copyright restrictions and will not embed in .PDF Files.
d. Quark Express: Fonts and images must be included with all files submitted. (Mac only)

SAFE ZONE:
All critical elements (text, images, logos, etc.) must be kept atleast 0.125" inside the edge. Anything left close to edge may be cut off during trimming.

BORDERS:
Please allow 1/16" cutting tolerance around your card. We recommend no borders due to shifting in the cutting process, borders may appear uneven.

Business Cards Inch: 2"x3.5"
Pixels: 700x1225 Inch: 2.1"x3.6"
Pixels:735x1260