- Things You Should Know
- File Prep
- Print Specs
Print as few as 10 small cards on 18pt coated one side cardstock with fast same-day 6-hour, next day or 2-3 business day production time. This C1S cardstock is the best of both worlds as you can write on the uncoated side of the cards but still get a pop of colour on the coated side. 18pt coated one side stock is great for cards you need to write on, including frequent buyer cards or tags you need to punch or stamp on the uncoated side.
Coated one side stock is also referred to as C1S and is well suited to designs with your branding, logo and messaging on the coated side leaving the uncoated back for multiple functional uses. Add some zing with corner rounding or add hole drilling to turn any card into a hang tag. Multi-tasking? Yes, you have that under control.
Can I Get A Colour Proof For 18pt Coated 1 Side Cards?
If you are concerned about colour, be sure to request a printed proof for this product. This gives you a chance to see how the colours and finish turns out before we print your project.
Will Gradients Show Banding On 18pt Coated 1 Side Cards?
Sometimes gradients aren't as smooth in print as they are on screen. Request a printed proof when placing your order so you can see first hand how it will turn out prior to production.
Is There Colour Variation On Solid Blue?
For great blue results, we recommend a 30% difference between your Cyan and Magenta levels to ensure a nice rich dark blue, rather than purple.
Can 18pt Coated 1 Side Cards Have Frayed edges?
It is common to see "frayed / rough edges" on uncoated stocks, especially with ink coverage that extends to the edge of the cards. When a stock is not coated the fibers can break loose when trimmed. Choosing a coated or laminated card will help avoid this issue.
What Is The Difference Between Digital Toner And Offset Ink?
As with all digital printing, we use a dry polymer based toner, which sits on top of the stock instead of soaking into the stock like a traditional ink. So using full/heavy coverage will cause the stock to look slightly shinny and will give a similar appear to a coated stock. We recommend the uncoated stock for artwork that uses minimal ink coverage and allow the stock to show through. If using solid fills and heavy coverage, the C2S is probably going to be a better option.
Technical Specifications + Templates
Bleeds: all files must have a 1/8" bleed on each side
Live Area: keep all critical text and artwork 1/8" inside the trim
Colours: supply your files in CMYK colour (Pantone/RGB colours will be converted or rejected)
Resolution: 300 dpi minimum (400 dpi preferred)
Fonts: fonts must converted to curves/outlines (we do not accept fonts).
Transparencies: flatten all transparencies
Types Of Files We Accept: MAC & PC files from Photoshop (PSD), Illustrator (EPS or AI), CorelDraw (CDR or EPS), Adobe Acrobat PDF, TIFF or JPEG.
|Trim Size||File Size||Template|
|Square Card||1.75" x 1.75"||2" x 2"||UNAVAILABLE|
|Square Card||2" x 2"||2.25" x 2.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|Square Card||2.5" x 2.5"||2.75" x 2.75"||DOWNLOAD|
|Name Card||3.5" x 1.5"||3.75" x 1.75"||DOWNLOAD|
|Name Card||3.5" x 1.75"||3.75" x 2"||DOWNLOAD|
|Business Card||3.5" x 2"||3.75" x 2.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|Hang Tag||4" x 2"||4.25" x 2.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|Trading Card||4" x 2.75"||4.25" x 3"||DOWNLOAD|
|Square Card||3" x 3"||3.25" x 3.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|Trading Card||4" x 3"||4.25" x 3.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|Promo Card||4" x 3.5"||4.25" x 3.75"||DOWNLOAD|
|Hang Tag||5" x 2"||5.25" x 2.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|Square Card||4" x 4"||4.25" x 4.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|Hang Tag||6" x 2"||6.25" x 2.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|Bookmark||7" x 2"||7.25" x 2.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|Bookmark||8" x 2"||8.25" x 2.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|Club Flier||5" x 3.5"||5.25" x 3.75"||UNAVAILABLE|
Digital Printing using dry electrostatic transfer system
18pt gloss coated one side cover, 30% post-consumer waste (324gsm or 119lb)
Full Colour Both Sides (4/4) or Full Colour One Side (4/0), using PxP-EQ toner