- Things You Should Know
- File Prep
- Print Specs
When you feel the subtle pebble-like texture and thickness of your large cards on this 24pt stipple stock, you will understand why so many choose this 165lb DTC Classic Crest for special and formal events event such as weddings, anniversaries and celebrations. Your oversize cards will have a tactile surface that evokes a sense of elegance and tradition.
We will produce your 24pt stipple textured large cards on the HP Indigo press in full colour, printed in small batches to ensure colour consistent and accurate reproduction of your art on this sturdy and subtly textured bright white card stock.
Can I Use Heavy Coverage On Stipple Cards?
Heavy ink coverage can be problematic. When the cards rub together, the ink can rub off. Heavy coverage makes this more apparent. This can also be an issue for corner rounding, so we generally advise clients with heavy coverage not to round corners.
Can I Use Small Fonts On Stipple 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 Stipple 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.
What Is The Minimum Line Thickness For Stipple Cards?
Try to keep all line weights for graphics over 0.5pt. Anything under that can break up in the texture of the stipple.
What Colours Should I Use For Small Elements?
When working with small elements like lines or text, a simpler colour build is best to avoid misregistration. For example, 0/0/0/90 is a much better build than 20/20/20/40.
What Application Is Stipple Card Stock Good For?
The finely stippled textured stock lends itself well to many applications like wedding invitations, business cards or graphics that are minimal (with lots of negative space).
Proofing Will Delay Production Timelines
Orders with proofs will not begin print production until the proof is approved. If you are ordering rush printing and printed proofs the proof printing cannot be rushed.
PDF Layout Proofs: PDF layout proofs will be sent within 1 business day, rush orders will be given priority and sent asap during business hours. If file adjustments are required after the proof is sent the turnaround time is based on the time of final proof approval.
Printed Proofs | Photos of Proofs | Mailed Proofs: Printed proofs and photos of printed proofs require up to 4 business days to produce and cannot be rushed. If file adjustments are required after the proof is sent the turnaround time is based on the time of final proof approval.
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|
|Large Card||6" x 8"||6.25" x 8.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|Large Card||6" x 8.5"||6.25" x 8.75"||DOWNLOAD|
|Large Card||6" x 9"||6.25" x 9.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|Large Card||6.25" x 9"||6.5" x 9.25"||UNAVAILABLE|
|Large Card||4.5" x 12.5"||4.75" x 12.75"||UNAVAILABLE|
|X-Large Card||6" x 11"||6.25" x 11.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|X-Large Card||7" x 10"||7.25" x 10.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|X-Large Card||5" x 14"||5.25" x 14.25"||UNAVAILABLE|
|Letter-Size Card||8.5" x 11"||8.75" x 11.25"||DOWNLOAD|
Digital-offset printing using Indigo liquid ink technology
24pt Classic Crest Stipple Cover, 30% post consumer waste, (165lb)
Full Colour Both Sides (4/4) or Full Colour One Side (4/0), using HP ElectroInk