Plastic card artwork setup
1.The best file for plastic card printing is cdr(coreldraw), text,symbols, patterns should be all in vector. Special effects like shade, should be converted to bitmap (300dpi)
2.Finished plastic card size is 85.5X54mm, If with bleed , size should be 89X57mm. The card coner dia is 12 degree.
3.Regular embossing font is 12pt, Credit card embssing is 18pt. One card can have 19 digitals for pvc card embossing most. Embossing can be gold, silver or other colour if needed.
4.Embossing should be 5mm to the card edge. On plastic card with magetic strip. Magstrip should be 4mm to the edge.
5.When placing embossing, pls pay attention to the magstrip or barcode on the rear.
6.The ideal colour range is 18-85%, if the highlight arear lower than 18% or dark arear higher than 85% the gradence result will not be good. This will ensure the best colour performace for high quality plastic card pritning.
7.The colour mode should be CMYK, black text should use K 100
8.The stroke should be no thinner than 0.076mm. Otherwise it will disappear on the finished card.
9.The transparency of the pattern(image) as background should be no lower than 8% , otherwise, it will disappear.
10. Quantity should be marked on artwork. If use embossing, should clearly note embossing range, for example : from 0001- 1000. Pls also mark embossing type, colour.
11.Due to the different base and printing technology, PC screen or ink jet printed colour is different from the final pvc card.
Before sending your files, make sure all fonts are converted to outlines.
13. Included images: Make sure all linked(placed) images are sent with plastic card artwork, or all linked images are embedded in files.