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Prepping business cards for print

So I am looking to have some business cards printed for the first time, but I'm unsure about how to prep them for print. Do I prep them as any other file; into a press quality pdf with the fonts and files packaged? Do i add bleed and crop marks?


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You'll have to ask your printer that. They might have specific requirements.

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Simonchina's picture
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Just send your design works to printer you will select. PDF is the common file that all printers from world will accept. Some may also accept word files.

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Press quality PDF with a 3mm bleed and embedded fonts is always a good starting point with business cards.
Most importantly, make sure you request/purchase a printed proof prior to runing the batch.

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aroberts's picture
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thanks everybody!

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Make sure you print your pdf to Distiller and then from the eps create your pdf. It depends on the printer you are using but sometimes exporting a pdf from InDesign can cause some real problems!

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The easiest thing in the world to do is simply ask your printer. Always an overlooked solution to most pre-press problems ;-)

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