- Things You Should Know
- File Prep
- Print Specs
Printing elegant bookmarks is as simple as choosing this soft touch laminated option at Clubcard Vancouver. Soft touch laminated bookmarks have a velvet soft luxurious and pleasing tactile feel with a substantial and durable 20pt thickness.
At Clubcard Vancouver, we print these premium quality bookmarks in CMYK full colour on the most advanced Hewlett Packard Indigo printing press before a layer of soft touch lamination is added to each side. This peach fuzz-like lamination brings a subtle matte appearance to the colours in your bookmark design, providing a muted palette loved by many designers and clients.
When you are looking for a bookmark that has great colour consistency for brand colours, ongoing orders and printing multiple bookmarks with a continuous colour theme, Indigo Printing is our suggested printing method. Your soft touch laminated bookmarks will be printed with care and great pride in Canada, a sentiment we're sure you share and appreciate.
Proofs Do Not Include Lamination
Because of the additional step required, printed proofs do not include the soft touch lamination.
Does Lamination Dull The Colours?
Like any lamination, soft touch lamination will dull or mute the colours when applied.
Does Lamination Help Protect The Cards?
Soft touch will be more durable and protect the ink from rubbing off especially with heavy coverage.
Can I Use Small Fonts On Soft Touch Cards?
The minimum recommended text size is 6pt. With any small text, if grey use a black ink only version; if black, use 100% K.
Can I Use Thin Lines On Soft Touch Cards?
Anything thinner than a hairline stroke (0.25") - even at 100% K may look choppy when printed due to Indigo print resolution.
Is Indigo Resolution Different From Offset?
There is a screen to the Indigo print which customers should be aware of if they're comparing to traditional offset printing.
Should You Use Rich Black On Indigo Cards?
Don't use rich black on Indigo printing. 100% K will be just fine.
What Is The Difference Between Soft Touch and Silk Lamination Cards?
Soft Touch Lamination is different than our Silk Lamination, it feels very similar to a peach. If you are unsure, ask us for some free samples.
Can I Write On Soft Touch Cards?
Coated cards aren't ideal for writing on. If this is a big deal, check out our uncoated card stock options.
Can Greys Can Shift?
CMYK Process colours in the grey range and de-saturated images can shift in colour throughout the print run and may cause the greys to appear either cooler or warmer. For a neutral grey, we recommend converting all grey values and de-saturated images to true greyscale consisting of K (black) only values.
Is there colour variation on solid blue?
Depending on the colour value, you may experience colour variation in solid fills of blue colour. 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.
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|
|Bookmark||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|
Digital-offset printing using Indigo liquid ink technology
18pt coated two sides cover with 1mil soft touch lamination both sides, 30% post-consumer waste (132lb)
Full Colour Both Sides (4/4) or Full Colour One Side (4/0), using HP ElectroInk