PLASTIC CARDS – Clear-Frosted-White
Plastic Cards are a great way to put your business in the lead! They offer thousands of practical and promotional applications with a huge market. Plastics are affordable unique products. Plastic Cards are durable and printed on 20PT Plastic Opaque White, Frosted, and Clear stocks. They are even available with Foil Worx if you want to add extra flare to these premium cards.
Please note when designing, Frosted, Clear cards are transparent.
Standard business card size – 3.5 × 2 inches (8.9 cm x 5.1 cm). This is the size to which the finished card is trimmed. And 2.125 x 3.375 inches
Safe area – 3.25 x 1.75 inches. This is the area in which all your important information should appear. Generally, there should not be any writing beyond this area. Otherwise you risk having your name or phone number trimmed off.
Bleed – this is the outermost part of the card shown in white in the diagram above. The bleed is the extra bit of colour information beyond the finished size of the card. It is necessary due to cutting variations and helps to give a smooth and straight appearance to the card when cut.
In summary – The size of the card you design should be 2.125 by 3.625 inches. This will be trimmed to 3.5 × 2 inches (8.9 cm x 5.1 cm) which is the standard business card measurement. Ensure that your text is within the safe area (3.25 x 1.75 inches).
These measurements can be interchanged if you want to have a vertical card layout rather than a horizontal one. Then the height becomes 3.5 inches and the width 2 inches.