BUSINESS CARDS - Plastic
STANDARD & BULK RUN PRINTINGPlastic Cards are a great way to put your business in the lead! They offer thousands of practical and promotional applications with a huge market. U.S. Standard, Euro Standard or Social size options 20pt premium quality plastic Opaque, frosted or clear with round 1/8" or round 1/4" corners
How should I set up a Plastic Card job? When designing plastic cards, it is important to keep in mind that the frosted and clear plastic cards are transparent. Also, all plastic cards come with round corners at no extra charge!
As you can see, the difference in the transparency is shown in the image above. The clear cards (right) are completely transparent. The frosted cards (center) are semi-transparent and cannot be seen through easily. The opaque white plastic cards (left) are solid white and not transparent at all. Keep this in mind when designing your plastic cards, it will affect how your design will print.
Since there is no white ink in CMYK, it is important to keep in mind that the frosted and clear plastic cards are transparent. The three designs above are the same as in the first picture. You will notice that the white area in the clear cards (right) and the frosted cards (center) has no ink and will show the transparent material it's printed on. In this case, the clear cards and frosted cards white area show up with no ink on the printed piece. Also, keep in mind that all colors that are printed on clear cards or frosted cards will be transparent as well.
With the clear plastic cards, there might be a small percentage that may have light scratches. This issue originates from the manufacturer and is due to the material and handling. To help compensate for this, we run overs of the clear plastic cards to help meet the required quantity.
Clear plastic cards will come with a thin protective layer on one side that can be peeled off. This is to prevent the cards from scratching during packaging and shipping.
1/4" Radius vs. 1/8" Radius
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TURNAROUND: Cut off time is 12:00 pm Eastern business day. Please click here for turnaround time tables. Our turnaround times refer solely to production. Turnaround starts from the time the uploaded file is complete. If a job has revised files, is placed on hold, or is awaiting proof approval the turnaround starts from time the approval is given. Orders that are completed after 4:00 pm Eastern may not be available for pick up until the following business day.
FILE UPLOAD: Resolution - 300dpi; Color Mode - CMYK; Bleed - 0.5"; File types - EPS, JPEG, PDF (recommended), PNG and TIFF. Please click here for Print File Checklist. We prefer that you send .PDF with embedded or outlined fonts. .PDF’s are easier to handle and will likely speed up your turnaround. Remember to flatten your files before uploading.
TIPS! The more you order the less it is per piece.
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