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Business Card Template

Download a template for Business Cards

Application Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Corel Draw
Paper Business Card Download Template(0.44MB) Download Template(0.32MB) Download Template(0.14MB)
Plastic Business Card Download Template(1MB) Download Template(0.69MB) Download Template(0.145MB)

Download a template for Postcard Cards

Application Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Corel Draw
Postcard Card Download Template(980KB) Download Template(620KB) Download Template(139KB)

Download a template for Stickers

Application Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Corel Draw
Premium Sticker Download Template(11.4MB) Download Template(8.47MB) Download Template(3.95MB)
Shape Sticker Download Template(12.5MB) Download Template(2.69MB) Download Template(972KB)

Download a template for Die-Cut Shape Cards

Application Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator
Die-Cut Shape Card Download Template(14MB) Download Template(3.58MB)
* Create outlines for your text
* Resoution over 300dpi
* CMYK / We use the industry standard CMYK 4 -color process printing, and do not print PMS or Spot color ink.

Accepted File Formats

Recommended:

- Adobe Acrobat Document (*.pdf)
- Adobe Illustrator Artwork (*.ai)
- Adobe Photoshop Image (*.psd)

You may also send:

- CorelDRAW Image (*.cdr,*.clk)
- GIF Image (*.gif)
- JPEG Image (*.jpg,*.jpeg)
- PNG Image (*.png)

Resolution

The minimum resolution we recommend for print is 300 DPI. Please note that if your image or text is a lower dpi, converting it in a design program to 300 dpi won’t actually increase the resolution, you will want to make sure that the actual image or graphic was originally created at 300 dpi. Some designs may require a higher DPI.

Bleed

The very edges of the document are called the bleed area. To prevent an unwanted border from showing at the edge of your document and ruining your business cards, be sure to extend any background colors or design elements past the trim line, all the way to the edge. Make sure no graphics or texts that are not to be cut off are out of this area and within the (blue) safe zone.
business cards bleed

Trim:

Trim lines are the finished size of the product. The document is cut close to the trim line, but because of the mechanical tolerances involved in printing, the actual cut can happen anywhere between the bleeds and the safe margin. This is why it is important to keep your text and important images within the safe margin.

Safe Area / Safe Margins

You will want to make sure all text and graphics that are not intended to be cut off are within the safe zone. The safe zone is an area that is a safe distance away from the trim line where the cut will take place. Text and graphics within the safe zone are guaranteed to not be cut off.

Borders:

Borders within your design are not recommended as cuts can shift anywhere from 1-2mm due to processing.

CMYK VS. RGB

MorningPrint does not guarantee color will match the preview on customer’s monitor, as we cannot compensate for the color variance on each customer’s monitor set-up.
The color you see in your monitor is in RGB Color scheme which consists of three colors; Red, Green and Blue. These are the primary colors of light, which computer monitors use to display images on your screen.

The color to be printed on your business card is in CMYK color scheme, which consists of four colors: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. In full-color process printing, CMYK is the standard method of offset printing.

Therefore, the printed color will never perfectly match the on-screen color. Colors vary from monitor to monitor, and different printers produce different color results.

The best you can do is use a CMYK chart as a reference but if using offset gang printing you have to leave room for slight shifts. This is not just MorningPrint but an industry standard. The advantage of gang printing is that printing in the 4 color process in large quantities, it reduces the cost but there is less control of color than if you are dealing with a standardized system like PMS.

Black VS. Rich Black

Rich black in CMYK offset printing is a ink mixture of solid black over one or more of the other CMYK colors, resulting in a darker tone than black ink alone can generate in the printing process. Rich black is recommended for large, solid black areas and text over 36 points.

For regular text, do not use rich black- use 100% black (C0,M0,Y0,K100).

Recommended Values:

Rich Black for Paper stocks - C30%M30%Y20%K100%
Rich Black for White Plastic, opaque plastic, clear plastic - C20%M20%Y20%K100%
Rich Black for Silver plastic, gold plastic, silver pearl, gold pearl - K 100%
Rich Black for PVC -C30% M30% Y20% K100%

Converting Fonts to Outlines

By converting fonts to outlines in programs like Illustrator and Photoshop, you will avoid font issues such as missing fonts or missing text. When converting text to outlines, the font becomes a "shape" and will look no different than its original font. If your fonts are not converted to outlines or rasterized, your design may not be viewed the way it was meant to be seen. Illustrator - Select All text - Type - Create Outlines / Photoshop - Select text layer - rasterize
*note this does not mean to literally create outlines

Registration & Crop Marks

You must delete ALL unnecessary guidelines / crop marks / registration marks.



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Reviews

  • Lori 2017/03/21
    I received my business cards today...they are PERFECT. I have to admit I was very hesitant ordering from a place I'd never heard of...boy, am I thrilled! I'll be back soon!
  • MorningPrint 2017/03/21
    Hi Blanton, Thank you for your feedback. We will review your order sample again.
  • lee Blanton 2017/03/20
    Terrible experience, the print is so small and not what I ordered. When I called to speak with them they say it is what I ordered and blah blah blah. How would they know my order shipped from Seoul Korea. They are based in California obviously cutting cost is more important than return customers. I will never recommend or use this company again. It was a total waist of my time and effort not to mention the money.
  • Byron Green 2017/03/16
    how do you customize the cards
  • Wendy James 2017/03/09
    Love my clear cards! They aren't think but it is still something I could never have accomplished at home or even at a local printers! Very impressed with the service the options here and will definitely be buying from you guys again!
  • Wendy James 2017/03/09
    Love my clear cards! They aren't think but it is still something I could never have accomplished at home or even at a local printers! Very impressed with the service the options here and will definitely be buying from you guys again!
  • Michael Martinez 2017/03/03
    Raised ink on heavy linen with rounded corners came out spot on! Printed and delivered surprisingly fast. Will order again, thanks Morning Print!
  • Geoffrey Plank 2017/03/02
    Just to let you know that Erica promptly address my issue about printing on both sides that I submitted last night. Impressed she was so on top of it! Thanks! -Geoffrey
  • Lauren Thayer 2017/03/02
    We recently ordered several sets of the silver plastic cards..Our executives love the look of them and want me to reorder more for the entire company...
  • Jason Ralph 2017/03/01
    Thank you morningprint. I got really good comments from my clients about my biz card. I will definately reorder soon. Thanks..
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