Any tips for me?


J

Jamo

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#1
I am just about to design some business cards and I am fairly proficient in Photoshop CS2, although, I have never designed anything for print, is there anything that I need to bear in mind, any tips please?

Thanks in advance

James
 
Pixels Ink

Pixels Ink

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#2
Most business cards are 85mm x 55mm when trimmed, but you will also need to extend each edge by 3mm to allow for 'bleed'. Thyis will mean your canvas size in Photoshop should be set up at a size of 91mm x 61mm.

Keep all text 6mm from the canvas edge to ensure nothing is chopped when the card is trimmed by the printer.

Make sure the document is set to CMYK and at a resolution of 300dpi.


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hope that helps a bit.
 
J

Jamo

Member
#3
Thanks Pixel

What a great explanation, I had no idea about the dpi, bleed or CMYK thingy, you've saved me some wasted time with that post.

Thanks again :icon_smile:

James
 
Stationery Direct

Stationery Direct

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Staff member
#4
Good explanation Col :icon_thumbup:

From your post in the other thread I presume this is for the Business Cards Special Offer from me.

Col has explained what is required perfectly and if you design to those guidelines then the artwork will be perfect for print.

If you get stuck or need any further advice then just give me a shout.

Cheers

Damon
 
J

Jamo

Member
#5
Sure is, I will e-mail over the artwork later today or first thing tomorrow.

Many thanks

James
 
Pixels Ink

Pixels Ink

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#6
Thanks Pixel

What a great explanation, I had no idea about the dpi, bleed or CMYK thingy, you've saved me some wasted time with that post.

Thanks again :icon_smile:

Melanie
no problem, been there myself when i was starting out, thankfully i had a very patient and helpful printer :)
 
CheapestBusinessCards

CheapestBusinessCards

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#7
If you ever get stuck, any printer worth their salt will be able to help you to get your artwork to the required spec.

Thats how we see things anyway
 
T

tomahawk

New Member
#8
Agree with Cheapest above - a good print studio should be able to email you a PSD photoshop template with the correct resolution, colour profile and bleed margins which you can then work off - makes life a lot easier! :icon_wink:
 
Stationery Direct

Stationery Direct

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