What are the design guidelines for your custom business cards?
Submit your artwork as an Adobe CS5 file, PDF or 300 dpi JPG. Remember to outline your fonts and change any spot colors to CMYK. Logos, illustrations, text and photos all work great! You can upload your artwork using our easy file upload page after placing your order.
If you'd like your design to extend to the edge of the card (i.e., full bleed), please add a 1/8" bleed to all edges. For all designs, please leave a 1/8" safe area between important design elements and the edge of the card. Since trimming isn't always an exact science, it's possible that there may be up to an 1/8" "give" on your custom card size and/or artwork placement. Of course we will always do our best to trim as accurately as we can, but it's important to consider this "give," particularly if your design requires perfect symmetry. Also keep in mind that the radius of rounded corners is 1/4".
We use a 4-color (CYMK) print process, so we are able to print as many colors as you'd like to use in your design, with the exception of white. Any white areas of your design will simply knock out, allowing the natural wood to shine through.
To ensure the colors in your artwork will print well on the wood, we recommend selecting hues similar to those that you see used in the wood cards on our website. Note that there will be a degree of transparency in the printing, depending on the ink color. Lighter colors are more transparent and allow the birch wood to show through, while darker browns, reds and greens print more opaque.
- Do you letterpress on wood?
- Can you rush my custom project?
- What's the best way to contact you?
- Can I use an existing design on the website to create a custom invitation or card?
- Can you print my design on your wooden cards?
- What is the turnaround time for a custom or personalized order?
- What does my order status mean?
- Can I get a sample wedding invitation?
- What pen type should I use to write on the wood?
- Can I print on the wood with my home printer?
- Where do you get the wood that you use for your cards?
- Can I use a rubber stamp on the wood?
- Do you offer wedding invitations?
- What postage do wood postcards require?
- What postage does my invitation and reply card require?
- Can I get a physical proof of my custom project?
- Can I choose my own wording and font for my custom wedding cards?
- Can I choose my own colors for my custom wedding cards?
- Can you ship my envelopes to me before the cards arrive?
- Do I have to pay in full for my custom or wedding order?
- Do you offer mailing services?
- Do you offer a digital proof for my custom order?
- How do I check my order status?
- Can I track my order online?
- What if the topic I need isn't listed here?
- Can you letterpress my custom design?
- Do wood cards have any special mailing instructions?
- Will my custom wood postcards have the standard address lines and stamp square on the back?
- What are the design guidelines for your custom business cards?
- Do my custom design files need to have color separation?
- What colors can I use for my custom design?
- How do I submit my custom artwork?
- What file format should I use for my custom artwork?
- Why does the color and texture of the wood sometimes vary from card to card?
- What type of print process do you use on the wood?
- Do you offer custom artwork design services?
- Can I use white ink in my custom artwork?
- What is the radius of the corner rounding on the custom wood cards?
- How precisely will my custom order be trimmed?
- Can I pick the color or grain of my custom wood cards?
- What is the recommended photo size for my personalized card?
- When will my personalized Holiday Card order ship?
- What are your custom design guidelines?
- When will my custom or personalized order ship?
Contact us via email or dial us at 205-868-1619.