Print set up: 9,2 cm x 6,0 cm
Final format: 8.6 cm x 5.4 cm
Artwork template PDF
Below you will find further information to additional options and artwork creation:
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
Personalize your card with a individuel custom photo
- 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.)
Provide any card with an individual barcode in black.
Choose from the following barcode types:
More detailed information about the different barcode types is available in following PDF file:
- Please provide an Excel file with the barcode data
- Please note the data requirements for each barcode type
- Formatting: Standard or Text
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:
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.
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 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 have a surface similar to translucent glass, and can only be printed on one side.
Give your cards an elegant matt finish. Please note, however, that these cards can generally not subsequently be personalized or printed.
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.
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.
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:
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 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
• 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.