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Discussion in 'Printing & Print Design Forum:' started by HippySunshine, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. HippySunshine

    HippySunshine Senior Member

    Ok, so I designed some Business Cards and used moo.com for the print.
    They weren't trimmed correctly!
    So... this guide that they provide you with, where do they cut the card???

    As I want my design to stop right on the edge and it wasnt on the edge on my old cards and it looked daft and all off centered!

    Anyone help?

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  2. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    they cut the card on the red dotted line, the orange should have your coloured edges extended into it (so if you have an all grey card then the grey should go into the orange). The green box is basically where you sling your text as its safe and shouldn't be cut off etc
     
  3. Becky

    Becky Member

    Even if you go into the red they seem to trim it strangely though. I created a set for my sister that had a huuuge red border, well over the red dotted line and the "bleed". So err yeah :p

    Send them an email and complain. I hear they're pretty good with money back etc.
     
  4. HippySunshine

    HippySunshine Senior Member

    Thats what I thought Levi.
    So I did my background colour all through to the orang bit, then my design stopped at the top, bottom and left red dotted edge (right on the edge)
    HOWEVER, they seem to have the left hand side right, but the top isnt on the edge and has a border and the bottom as some cut off!

    I told them this and they said...
    So, do I leave a 2mm gap around my design, inside the red dotted line?

    Stupid moo!
     
  5. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    No, you just design a business card the size of the bleeding area, but keep all the critical elements inside the safe area...
     
  6. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    your design should have been extended too (I'd class that as a background), anything that goes to the edges needs to be taken all the way into the bleed, my background was just a very simple example (so sorry if it confused)

    Think of it another way, anything that isn't the text (or equivalent) needs to go into the bleed edge if you want it to do edge to edge printing. Any important stuff stays in the green area.
     
  7. HippySunshine

    HippySunshine Senior Member

    Ok.. image 01. is how I designed and uploaded my card.
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    Image 02 is how it was printed and sent to me.
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    Notice hoe the "e" is not on the edge and the bottom of the "b" is cut off, yet the left side is spot on.
    So, in theory I must of kinda had it in the right position, its just cut wrong?


    Please note, I do want all the edges to be RIGHT ON THE EDGE like the left side is!
     
  8. berry

    berry Active Member

    Should have went to Sarah at Printedeasy.com. Unless you know how to spec artwork up it pays to get a printer you can talk to.
     
  9. HippySunshine

    HippySunshine Senior Member

    Printedeasy.com good are they?
     
  10. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    Berry, that looks like its a printing/cutting issue to me rather than the layout being wrong, it's following the guidelines perfectly.
    It looks like the paper fed in a few mm out and as such the cropping is off, I'd be chasing up with Moo on that myself,
     
  11. berry

    berry Active Member

    Yeh, I know, was more about getting good help and communication and quality control issue
     
  12. HippySunshine

    HippySunshine Senior Member

    Well they have given me a coupon to get my next batch free once I have "corrected my design" - but its their error right?
     
  13. berry

    berry Active Member

    Coupon! Corrected? Fetch me a phone!
     
  14. Oh dear.. here comes an incident :lol:
     
  15. tbwcf

    tbwcf Active Member

    I had some printed by printedeasy, delivered promptly and excellent quality 500x litho printed + matt laminated both sides - £46 BARGAIN! (almost feels like I stole them)
     
  16. Becky

    Becky Member

    If they did different colours within one batch, a la moo, would be even better :p

    Tis why I tend to use them, to print labels (minicards) and business cards for my sister's business so she can have a range of different products showing in one run
     
  17. tbwcf

    tbwcf Active Member

    moo will be digitally printed which means no plates need to be made for printing hense they can print more than one design at the same cost. They're not cheap though. 250 cards digitally printed normally around £20, they're offering 50 for £12.99.
     
  18. Becky

    Becky Member

    *shrug* I like them, the minicards are perfect as labels for goods, and the quality of the postcards are fabulous. The business cards not so much though, but I can't see myself ever wanting more than 50 'cards at a time
     
  19. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    I thought they did (albeit a round about way), I know they listed multiple name options (needed multiple names), so I can't see a reason why it couldn't be flipped so that the name is consistent and the backing is different but I suppose it depends on how the printing is being done.
     
  20. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    yes, not because I have used them, purely because Berry said so.
     

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