InDesign files can be accepted as either PDF or EPS.
Please check your file conforms to the following specifications:
For landscape business cards your file should measure 91 x 61mm, for portrait it should be 61 x 91mm, this includes 3mm bleed on each edge. The finished card will be trimmed to 85 x 55mm.
Sizes for other items, and a helpful animation explaining bleed can be found on our file preparation tutorial
Your file should not contain any cutting/trim marks, printers marks or similar as these will be printed on your cards.
Very fine text, rules and keylines should be avoided.
Your file should be created in CMYK colour format to ensure the most accurate colour reproduction. We can accept RGB files, but there is a risk that some of the colours may not print exactly as they appear on your screen.
If you have an area of solid black within your document, 100% black (K) alone will not result in a solid, saturated black. Instead, please use Rich Black, as represented by C:100% / M:30% / Y:30% / K:100%.
Images placed into your document should be at least 300dpi at the size they are to be used.
Please ensure that none of the colours used have been set to overprint, except black text, as this will cause unexpected results.
If files have been saved as .eps, all text must be converted to outlines/paths. Outlining eliminates the need to send fonts along with your files, while maintaining a nice, crisp typeface. All transparency and layers must be flattened using the High Resolution preset.
If files have been saved as PDF and you are unsure which settings were used, we recommend sending them to us to be checked before you order. Please use our free File Checking service here.
.indd files should not be uploaded, and should be re-saved as PDF using the instructions and settings here.