[Business Card] 01-Guideline for Preparing Business Card Artwork

Business Card Artwork Specification

-Artwork Dimension : (Refer to diagram) -Bleeding : 1.5mm each side -Margin (Safe Zone) : 2.0mm each side

FILE FORMAT

Adobe Acrobat Document (*.pdf)

Provide better printing quality

JPEG Image (*.jpg / *.jpeg)

Provide fairly good printing quality if the file is converted under certain specification but text or vector images appear less sharp compared to PDF file format. JPEG file format : Set resolution at or above 600dpi.

CREASING FOR THIN FOLD AND FAT FOLD

-Only 1 creasing line -Customized creasing are acceptable, minimum 10mm by the edge

THIN FOLD OPEN SIZE

Example : 52mm x 172mm

FAT FOLD OPEN SIZE

Example : 86mm x 104mm

HOLE PUNCHING

-Diameter 3mm / Diameter 5mm -1 Hole at fixed position (Shorter side) at Centre of Top -Not applicable for Thin Fold and Fat Fold

ROUND CORNER

-Radius 6mm -15 types of options -Not Applicable for Thin and Fat Fold -The round corner position if follow exactly as shown in ordering page diagram for either portrait or landscape. -No rotation required.

ARTWORK

-Artwork is prepared in our Product Size Templates -Background design expand to Full Bleed size -Vital elements are within Safe Zone -No crop mark are applied

FONTS

-No fonts of less than 4 pts -Curve / Path / Create outline all fonts

DESIGN

-All images have been exported / converted : Background, design effects, photos, images to TIFF files (not including text / vector images) -Never manipulate images in layout program -Resolution : 300 dpi -Color Mode : CMYK color mode

LINE WEIGHT

-No lines are less than 0.25pts -Color : CMYK mode

MARKING & TRAPPING

-Remove all the crop mark or guide lines before submit the artwork.

FILE FORMAT

-PDF File Format Artwork is saved in required file format : Adobe acrobat Document (*.pdf) Resolution : 300 dpi Color Mode : CMYK color mode Total File Size (front and back design) : smaller than 20 MB -JPEG File Format Artwork is saved in required file format : JPEG file format (*.jpg) Resolution : 600 dpi Pixels Dimension : 2100 x 1300 pixel Color Mode : CMYK color mode Total File Size (front and back design) : smaller than 20 MB

FINISHING

For full details of how to prepare your artwork for finishing such as – Spot UV – Hot Stamping – Round Corner Kindly refer to the General Guidelines at our website.

ARTWORK PREPARATION FOR FROSTED PLASTIC CARD

-For order with 4C + White Page 1: White artwork with Process Black Colour (K100) Page 2: Printable artwork only (CMYK) -For order with 4C Page 1: Printable artwork only (CMYK) White Base Artwork followed by Full colour Printing.

IMPORTANT NOTES IN PREPARING WHITE BASE ARTWORK

-Fill the artwork with black (K100) to indicate the area for white base. -Rename colour to precisely “White” to indicate the area of white base instead “WHITE” or “white” *Printboxer will not held responsibility on any wrong white spot colour naming error. (eg. “WHITE” or “white”) -Only use Adobe Illustrator to prepare the white base artwork. Rename the color swatch name by using Adobe Illustrator 1. Fill colour with K100 2. Double Click the colour at Swatches 3. At Swatch Option Choose Color Mode to “Spot Color” and rename the Swatch Name to “White. 4. Double confirm by checking the artwork is filled with K100 with “White” swatch name.

ARTWORK PREPARATION FOR CUSTOM DIE CUT BUSINESS CARD

-Front Page 1: Overview artwork (CMYK + Die Line) Page 2: Printable artwork only (CMYK) Page 3: Die Line only *Die-line must ONLY in a single line with colour (C100,Y100) -Back Page 1: Printable artwork only (CMYK)

IMPORTANT

1. Safe Zone: Vital elements of artwork MUST BE within the Safe Zone, 2mm from all sides of die-line. 2. Full Bleed: Expand your background design (bleeding), 2mm from all sides of Artwork Height & Width dimension. 3. Please refer to the example below how to determine your Artwork Size, Safe Zone & Full Bleed.

SAFE ZONE, BLEEDING, DIE LINE

Example: Input the artwork actual size at Ordering Page when you place order. Let’s say your artwork = 54mm x 89mm Actual Artwork Size 54mm x 89mm (Input at Ordering Page) Full Bleed Size 58mm x 93mm Safe Zone 2mm from all sides of die-cut edge

PREPARING FILE FOR BUSINESS CARD WITH DIE LINE ARTWORK SPECIFICATION

DIE LINE PRECAUTIONS

Cutting Edge Tolerance: + – 1mm Below are mis-registration scenario that can be happen during the die-cut process when die line is not correctly placed, Scenario 1: What happens when die line falls exactly on the artwork line. Scenario 2: What happens when die line is exactly on different colour background. * Member is advised to revise artwork when these problems are detected. * Printboxer shall not be held liable for any of defect in printing outcome due to artwork sent not correctly prepared as advised.

GAP BETWEEN MULTI-EDGES DIE LINE

How to define “Multi-Edges Die Line” – More than 5 cutting edges within 10mm.

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