Artwork Image and Design Guides
The artwork we need for your card design will vary depending on who is creating your card design.
|If you want Access Plastic Cards to create your card design
We can create your card design using graphics and images that you provide
If you have an idea about the layout for your card design it would help if you supply a mock-up to show us
If you're not sure about sizes and image formats, just send what you think is appropriate and we can advise you from there
|If you are creating your own artwork for your card design
You can supply the artwork for your card design as an image that covers the entire card
The plastic cards we print on are 85.6mm x 54mm and we print at 300dpi
|If you are supplying print ready card images
You can supply print ready card images complete with all images, photos and variable data
When supplying print ready images, they need to be supplied at the size and format that we print from
Recommended image formats for setting up artwork are JPG, PDF documents, PSD or PNG images.
Print ready images should be in JPG format.
JPG images should be saved at the best quality option.
Colour options for your card design:
- Colour print on one side with no print on the other side
- Colour print on both sides
- Colour print on one side with black print on the other
Printing black on the card back uses pure black with the white coming from the white card. That means there is no grey available to provide anti-aliasing. This can cause images to lose detail and can cause curves & lines to appear jagged. Not all images convert well to black and white, especially if they have several colours, curves or fine detail. In most cases text and simple graphics print well in black and white.