If you set your artwork up correctly, you will be happy with the finished business cards. We have set everything in millimeters because of their ease of explaining. The finished card size is 2 1/16 x 3 1/6 inches.
The above diagram illustrates how you should make your artwork 1.5mm (1/6") bigger all the way around to allow for bleed.
If you are new to printing then this page is very important for you to learn about 'bleed'. If you have a photo or image covering the entire background of your card, then you must pay very particular attention to how your artwork is set up to ensure that you do not get white lines around the edges of your card.
If you want something to go to the edge of your card, like a photo, a line or a logo perhaps, then you must run it over the edge of the card by an EXTRA 1.5mm (1/16"). This is called bleed. This 1.5mm (1/16")is trimmed off after printing ensuring that you get your image or colour all the way to the edge of your card.
Your artwork must be 92mm x 56mm in dimensions. This includes 1.5mm (1/16") bleed all the way around which will be trimmed off after printing. Your business cards will be delivered to you 89mm x 53mm in size.
Once your artwork is uploaded to our website, it must be positioned as mentioned in order to bleed correctly. This is pre setup for you on most templates already.
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