We are adding more and more templates for our customers to utilize every day! We have different shapes, key tags, key fobs, and everything in between. Our Standard Card size, of 3.375" x 2.125", is our most requested template. Click here to view our avaliable templates!
We support Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign CS4 and Acrobat. We also support PC versions of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint (some programs may be subject to extra system time charges.)
Please prepare artwork to size and include all linked graphics. Keep all critical text and logos inside the Safe Design Area as shown on our card templates.
Submit art files at no less than 300 dpi at 100%. Lower images will result in poor quality.
Allow 1/8” over cut lines for bleed images. Ruler scales must bleed at least 1/8” and the shortest increment of the scales by be 1/8” from the cut edges.
Send all fonts or convert text to outlines. By doing this, your porject will go more smoothly and quickly. Check out our video, to the right, on how to convert your text to outlines.
Should be bold and at least 6 pts at the thinnest part of the character, as fine serif or script type may fill in.
All colors need to be properly CMYK defined (do not use RGB colors).
Must have 1/8” clearance from cut edge and/or from image to hole placement.
Finished Standard Card cut size is 3.375 x 2.125. Please make art 3.625 x 2.375 to account for bleeds.
Data transformation is the process of converting data from one format (e.g. a database file, text file, or Excel sheet) to another. Because data often resides in different formats, data transformation is necessary to ensure data from one application or database is moved into the correct format needed for personalization. Data Creation is the process of taking a string of numbers and inserting the necessary machine codes to create a format needed for personalization. This document lists the standards for the inbound data files and what is with-in the scope of standard data transformation and creation at CARDSource.
If CARDSource is creating the data, Please provide:
If you are supplying CARDSource data to be used for personalization Please provide:
CARDSource offers Data scrubbing, Truncation or Concatenation of data fields, and Presort services for mail files including NCOA services. All data cleansing, reformatting or manipulation of data files other than the standard data transformation processes listed above is billed at $175.00 per hour. You will be notified of pending issues with data files and an estimate will be provided to you in advance of the work being preformed.