Technical Specifications for Plastic Card Printing

Artwork specification for plastic card printing:

Finished size is 85 x 54mm (91 x 60mm with 3mm bleed) with a corner radius of 3 mm.

Include 3mm bleed on all sides

3D Spot UV / Foiling cannot be placed outside of the 3mm safe zone

3D Spot UV / Foil artwork must be supplied as a vector artwork

Supply as a CMYK PDF

Outline or embed fonts

300dpi resolution

The minimum font size for 3D Spot UV and Foiling elements is 10pt and line thicknesses should be at least 1pt.

For plastic cards with a special finish:

If you are printing on one side of the card, then a 2-page PDF is required:

Page 1 is the CMYK artwork

Page 2 is the Foil/3D spot UV artwork

If you are printing a double-sided document, with foil / 3D UV on one side, please submit a 4-page PDF:

Page 1 is the front of the artwork

Page 2 is the back of the artwork

Page 3 is the foil artwork for the front

Page 4 is blank

The Foil/3D spot UV artwork should contain solid black shapes in the exact position where the special finish is required. Please ensure Foil/3D spot UV artwork is supplied as a vector and 100% black only and does not contain any cyan, magenta or yellow.

Please note: Foil application has registration tolerances of approximately ±0.5 mm. It is not therefore recommended that small text or thin lines are foiled as perfect register cannot be guaranteed. The minimum font size is 10pt and line weights should be at least 1pt.

For more guidance on how to successfully set up and submit your artwork, see our technical guide.

Membership Cards Printing

Our plastic membership cards are printed on 500 mic plastic and are available either in white or transparent finishes. Transparent Membership cards are only suited for one sided colour print where as the white option can be printed full colour both sides. For an extra touch of class our membership cards are available with the following high end finishes; 3D Spot UV, Silver Foil and Gold Foil. 3mm radius rounded corners are standard.

UK shipping is free, exceptions apply.

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Don't have your own artwork?

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