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    Artwork


    Print set up: 9,2 cm x 6,0 cm
    Final format: 8.6 cm x 5.4 cm


    Artwork template:

    Artwork template PDF Artwork template PDF





    Below you will find further information to additional options and artwork creation:

    Personalization Personalization


    Personalize any card with individual data, such as name, customer number or winning code, for example.
    Personalization is available in the colors black and white.

    • Please provide an Excel file with the data to be personalized.
    • Per line on the card, one column is needed in the Excel file
    • Formatting: standard or text
    • If you want a special font, we need the desired font style


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               


                Picture Personalization

                Personalize your card with a individuel custom photo

                Data:

  • The photos must all be in the same format
  • We need the photos separately as single jpg.files
  • Please provide an Excel file with the names of the photos (e.g. photo1.jpg, photos2.jpg., etc.)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               



             Barcode Barcode


              Provide any card with an individual barcode in black.

              Choose from the following barcode types:
              EAN8
              EAN13
              Code 39
              Code 93
              Code 128
              EAN 128
              UPC-A
              Codabar
              Code2/5 Interleaved

              More detailed information about the different barcode types is available in following PDF file:

Barcode DetailsBarcode-Detail-Infos 

              Data:

  • Please provide an Excel file with the barcode data
  • Please note the data requirements for each barcode type
  • Formatting: Standard or Text


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               


Embossing Embossing


In accordance with international standards, we can only emboss the lower half of a plastic card. In addition, the distance to the edge must be at least 0.5 cm. The embossing can be dyed in the colors gold, silver, black and white. This dying process must however be performed so that the original background color of the embossed surface is still visible. The additional charge always refers to a variable (usually an Excel column).

When embossing, there are two standard sizes and fonts:
Large font
    Small font




      Signature panel Signature panel


      Signature panels are essential if you subsequently want to write something by hand on the card (e.g. customer name, signature…).
      The size of the signature panel can be individually selected.



      Scratch panel Scratch panel


      Add a scratch panel to your card, thereby extending the possible uses of the plastic card.

      Example uses: competition, access code, password.

      If printed digitally, the size of the scratch panel can be freely selected. In offset printing, a scratch panel has a standard size of 36 mm x 6 mm.
      In both cases, however, the position can be individually selected.



      Transparent cards Transparent cards


      Transparent cards can only be printed on one side. Transparent plastic cards have a very sensitive surface, which can very easily become scratched. Please be aware of this when making your selection.



      Frosted cards Frosted cards


      Frosted cards have a surface similar to translucent glass, and can only be printed on one side.



      Matt finish Matt finish


      Give your cards an elegant matt finish. Please note, however, that these cards can generally not subsequently be personalized or printed.



      Gold cards Gold cards


      Both sides of your cards will have a gold background, and will then be printed with the required layout. Please note that yellow/orange colors will be very faint.



      Silver cards Silver cards


      Both sides of your cards will have a silver background, and will then be printed with the required layout. Please note that grey colors will be very faint.



      Possible file formats/extensions: PDF or JPG.

      Files from image editing software
      We require files created using image editing software such as Photoshop to be in JPG format.

      JPG Files

        PDF Files

        PDF files should conform to standardPDF/X-3:2002. Please take note of the following specifications:

          The following applies in addition to the PDF/X-3:2002 standards:

            Data format/trimming/resolution

              Color

                Font size
                Avoid font sizes below size 6.

                Set up black color correctly  - Black and grey objects
                Text and lines must always be correctly set up to print in pure black color
                Cyan 0%, Magenta 0%, Yellow 0%, Black 100%.

                Font size: 13 pt (approx. 5 mm)

                Font type: OCR

                Possible characters: 0 – 9

                Maximum number of characters (including spaces): 20

                Font size: 9 pt (approx. 3 mm)

                Font type: Gothic

                Possible characters: 0 – 9, A…Z, &, period (.), minus symbol (-), slash (/)

                Maximum number of characters (including spaces): 28

                Only use the standard JPG format, e.g. not JPG 2000

                Save with maximum quality and base line (Standard)

                Must be PDF version 1.3

                No transparency

                No colored sample cells / tile patterns

                No comments or form fields

                No encryption (e.g. password protection)

                No OPI comments

                No transfer curves

                Configure an output intent profile.

                All fonts must be converted to paths

                No layers

                • Please set up the format of print data as described for each product on its respective specification sheet.

                • Resolution: 300dpi

                Color mode: CMYK

                Maximum color density: 300 %

                Minimum color density:
                If the ink coverage is below 10%, the color printed will appear very weak.