- Things You Should Know
- File Prep
- Print Specs
There’s something special about postcards that have a textured feel... Maybe it's that extra sensory element and feeling of depth that elevate these 24pt stipple textured postcards into a different category. Printed on mega thick 24pt Classic Crest Solar White Stipple stock, these uncoated postcards have a subtly pebbled textured surface. These toothy postcards evoke an understated elegance with a tactile feel and are printed in full colour on the Indigo offset press. The Indigo press uses a small press sheet making it an ideal press for postcards that must have colour consistency or that may not be well suited to our club-run offset printed postcard options.
These stipple textured postcards are favoured by wedding planners and artisans alike to portray a message that speaks a language all will understand.
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).
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|
|Postcard||4.25" x 5.5"||4.5" x 5.75"||UNAVAILABLE|
|Postcard||6" x 4"||6.25" x 4.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|Postcard||6" x 4.25"||6.25" x 4.5"||DOWNLOAD|
|Square Card||5" x 5"||5.25" x 5.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|Square Card||6" x 6"||6.25" x 6.25"||UNAVAILABLE|
|Postcard||7" x 3.5"||7.25" x 3.75"||DOWNLOAD|
|Fat Postcard||7" x 5"||7.25" x 5.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|Postcard||8.5" x 3.5"||8.75" x 3.75"||DOWNLOAD|
|Postcard||8.5" x 4"||8.75" x 4.25"||UNAVAILABLE|
|Product Card||5.5" x 8.5"||5.75" x 8.75"||DOWNLOAD|
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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