We have prepared the following guide to assist you in uploading your card design. If you have other questions or concerns that is not covered in this guide, please feel free to contact us. Improperly prepared files can cause delays in manufacturing.
There are 3 options in which you can create or upload your card design. These are the Custom Design, Browse Design, and Upload Design.
If you want to create a card artwork from scratch, then choose the Custom Design option. This option opens a web-based blank canvas where you create your own card design. Here, you may add texts, shapes, and images and there are available fonts and galleries to choose from. You may also add your own icons, clip arts, logos, and background images on the card from your computer. Just make sure that each image resolution is at least 300 dpi. The image file format should be in jpg/jpeg, png, gif, pdf, svg, or bmp.
Another option is to start creating your card design with one of the templates on Shop on Cue. These templates are editable and easy to revise according to your preferences. Basically, the interface is the same with Custom Design, only you won’t have to start with a blank canvas. Other elements such as texts, shapes, and images may be added or replaced on the template. You can either choose from the galleries or upload image/s from your computer. Just make sure that each image resolution is at least 300 dpi and the image file format should be in jpg/jpeg, png, gif, pdf, svg, or bmp.
If you already have a ready-to-print card design, then you can upload your card design straightaway. Do take note of the following requirements:
- Card dimensions
- Standard: 88.5 mm x 56.65 mm
- Oversized: 140 mm x 88 mm
- Resolution: 300 dpi
- Texts on the card should be legible and crisp.
- Color Format: RGB
- File Format: jpg/jpeg, gif, png, eps, ai, pdf, zip, tar, rar, cdr, psd or bmp
- File size: less than 50mb.
We provide PDF files as electronic soft proofs. These digital proofs intend to show you the layout and design elements of your job, but cannot be a guarantee of color accuracy. If color accuracy is of extreme importance to you, please ask for a hard copy proof.