Plastic Card SA - Printing
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At Plastic Card South Africa we accept files either by email to your sales rep, through a third party file sending service such as yousendit.com, or by disc through the mail. We also have an Ftp for uploading large files; please consult your sales rep regarding FTP information.

Please forward these specifications to the person preparing your plastic card artwork.

CARD DIMENSIONS (In Inches)


STANDARD CARD ARTWORK TEMPLATE


3.375 x 2.125" Standard CR80 Plastic Card Template
3.375" (Width), 2.125" (Height), 0.125" (Corner Radius)

BLEED AREA


Minimum of 0.0625"

TYPE/GRAPHICS


Fonts should be no smaller than 5 pt. in size. Fine or reverse type should be no smaller than 7 pt. in size. Convert fonts to outlines before sending for production.

MAGNETIC STRIPE POSITION (standard)


5mm from top edge of card to top of stripe.
Depth: Track 3 magnetic stripe .5"

GRAPHICS


If sending raster images (.psd, .tiff, .jpg, .png), make sure your DPI is at 300 or above. Lower DPI may result in poor print quality.

LINKED GRAPHICS


Include all linked fonts and images.

FILE FORMATS


We accept .ai, .eps, .pdf or .psd and .CDR files

OTHER


Include any Pantone (PMS) color references applicable to your artwork.


CARD DATA


The Card Number Data File can be sent in Excel File; this will enable us to know which data to encode and what its corresponding visible card number is. If you would like to have the card numbers printed or embossed on the card, please indicate in the quote request form.

SETTING UP YOUR ARTWORK


Bleeds - If you want your image to extend to the edge of the card (full bleed), a bleed of no less than 1/8" should be used. Please see our templates for a graphical depiction of this.

Document Size - Our standard card size is 3.375" X 2.125" with a corner radius of .09".

150 Line Screen - We recommend that you send artwork at 300 DPI for most jobs, or 1200 DPI for line art. For the best print quality please send Vector Graphics. Programs capable of producing vector graphics include Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator and vector files should be saved in the .cdr, .eps or .ai format.

You can also download the artwork template file here
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