Design FAQs (& Answers)
This section covers the answers to a few of the frequently
concerning the design of a Marketing Card.
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the exact size of a Marketing Card?
much bleed should I add onto my design?
If you are designing you own card and have an
image which runs to the very edge of your card, then please add an extra
canvass size should I use to layout my card including bleed?
With bleed all around all four edges then the
overall canvass size would be 86(+4mm)x53(+4mm)=90x57mm
software design program do you use?
We use Quark Xpress software on Mac's. We can
accept Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator files.
you accept Adobe pdf's?
Yes. Set up to our exact sizing specification
and cutting requirement.
resolution images do you require?
format do you want the images in?
We print using CMYK files and can convert from
I have a crease or perforation on one of your cards?
Yes. See full product range. If the crease or
perforation is an addition to one of our standard products then there
will be an additional £40+VAT charge.
you cut-out the background of one the images I'll be sending?
Yes, at an additional cost of £20+VAT.
close to the edges can I squeeze my text?
We strongly recommend that ALL text is held
back at least 4mm from all edges of the cards. This implies working
inside a text box of no larger than 86(-8mm)x53-(8mm)= 78x45mm
do you want to receive my finished artwork?
Digitally along with a print out to show what
we are working towards. This can be sent through the post on disk; the
digital file can be Emailed.
I ask my designer to liaise with you?
Yes. We can explain directly how we would like
to receive your instructions.
Please ask them to call us on 01943 603600 or alternatively send us
I have a landscape design on one side with a portrait design on the
you manipulate the image for me?
Not normally, as the prices are all based on
using the image provided without any modification.
However, depending on your requirements we can give you a quotation.
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