If you are a graphic artist or just have a bit of a flair for graphics, then you are more than welcome to upload your own artwork files to our website for use on your business cards. We have costed our service that all orders are taken via our website. As such, you must upload your files for printing using the options and sections on our website. We DO NOT accept files via email.
For a complete business card with text in your file, the best file type to use is a pdf. If your software can save as a pdf, then use this option always where there is text in your file. Otherwise, if you are just uploading a logo or photo to use on a card design from our site, then tif or jpg are great.
Use a tif file for logos, line art and text. Always use LZW compression.
Use a jpg file for photos or images with graduations of colour. Use high quality, low compression.
Your file MUST be UNDER 2mb. Any file larger will be rejected and will fail to upload.
If you are uploading a whole business card pdf your artwork must measure 91mm x 55mm which allows for 1mm bleed all the way around which is trimmed off after printing. The trimmed cards are 89mm x 53mm in size so keep your text and logos a minimum of 2-3mm in from this trim egde to avoid any text being cut off in the trimming process.
Once uploaded your image needs to be positioned on your card with the LEFT -1mm and TOP -1mm so that the artwork overhangs the edge for bleeding correctly.
All photos and pictures should be 300dpi in resolution. All logos and text should be 600dpi.
We have outlined the follow Acrobat Distiller settings for optimising your pdf files.