Plastic

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Description

Digitally printed white Plastic is available for items sized from business cards (3.5" x 2") up to 17" x 11" and is also available with custom trim. It's a more durable option for a wide variety of products as an attention getting choice where paper is more often used.

Choose from either 8 or 11 mil plastic for a flexible and sturdy printed piece.

Recommendations

The most common order options are 3.5" x 2" on 11 mil White Plastic. Plastic usually prints in full color on the front (4/0).

Marketing Tips

Digitally printed white Plastic is a great option when you want extra durability or a waterproof substrate. Consider Digital Plastic for menus that you can wipe off without requiring lamination. Digital Plastic is also a great choice when your printed piece needs to hold up better than paper. It's a common choice for small signs and unique business cards or postcards. When you need waterproof applications, such as car dealer license plate frame inserts and field guides for wildlife and plant identification or other printing for outdoor use, Digital Plastic is the way to go.

Consider adding a QR code to your design to link directly to additional online information. This can be a great way to provide more detail than you would want to cram onto your Plastic. Since a QR code can link to an online message, you can change the online message without the need to reprint the QR code.

Paper

8 mil White Plastic

This flexible, satin finish plastic stock provides durability, tear resistance, and is water proof.

11 mil White Plastic

This satin finish plastic stock provides durability, tear resistance, and is water proof.It is about 1/3 thicker than our 8 mil White Plastic and a bit more rigid.

20pt Clear Plastic

Durable and thick plastic stock. Please note when designing, Clear cards are transparent.

20pt White Plastic

Durable and thick plastic stock.

20pt Frosted Plastic

Durable and thick plastic stock. Please note when designing, Frosted cards are transparent.

Turn Times

Explanation of Turnaround Time

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Turnaround times begin when the proof is approved. All times are based on standard business days Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays. Please note that turnaround time does not include shipping or mailing time. You may select from available production turnaround times and your preferred shipping time as you place your order.

File Setup

Templates
File Preparation

In order to ensure your files are print-ready, we recommend that you upload them in PDF format. When you generate a print-ready PDF, your computer will use the settings in Adobe Acrobat Distiller or any other PDF generating programs you may use. Please make sure that these are set properly before generating your PDF file.

We also accept .JPG (JPEG), .EPS and .TIF (TIFF) file types, however PDF is the preferred format.

Check your file to make sure it meets our file creation guidelines. This will help speed up the production of your project and give your printed piece the best results.

  1. Use the CMYK colorspace (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, blacK). These are industry standard printing colors. CMYK colors are different than RGB (Red, Green, Blue), which are used to display colors on your screen.
  2. Use a minimum resolution of 300 dpi for image files.
  3. Specify trim area with crop marks. (Don't place crop marks inside the work area.)
  4. Artwork should have 1/8" (0.125") bleed extending past the trim line. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.
  5. Safe Area is the 1/8" (0.125") area inside the trim line. Do not put critical information or images within the Safe Area. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.
  6. If you want printed borders, they must be placed a minimum of 1/8" (0.125") inside the trim line and include bleed. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.
Bleed and Safe Area

We require that you extend any images that run up to the trim line a minimum of 1/8" (0.125") past the trim line to create "bleed". Depending on what program you use to create your file, this may or may not change the total image area of your file. Programs like Photoshop that do not allow the creation of "bleed" or the addition of crop marks will require an image area that is 1/4" (0.25") larger than your desired final overall image area in both dimensions.

Safe Area is the 1/8" (0.125") area inside the trim line. Do not put critical information or images within the Safe Area. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge. If you choose to make less than this minimum clearance, we will NOT be responsible for items that are cut off in this area.

Proofs and File Check

We offer three proof options:

1. Online PDF Proof: You will be sent a link to view your proof via email. Please keep in mind that this is only a proof for content and positioning; the color on your screen may vary from the color of your final product, depending on your monitor and viewing conditions.

2. Hard Copy Proof: The Hard Copy Proof can either be picked up on-site or shipped to you. Please keep in mind that this is a proof for content and positioning and is not printed on your actual job stock. Color may vary slightly when printed on the stock you ordered. When ordering a Hard Copy Proof, you will receive a complimentary Online PDF Proof, as well.

3. No Proof, Run As-Is: This option is for the industry professional who is certain their project is ready to hit the press and does not require the additional security of a proof.

File Check:

If our prepress department sees anything questionable with your file, we will contact you via email with our concerns. Should prepress email you, please note that your job is not considered fully submitted until you respond to this email. This should be factored into your turnaround time.File check does not apply to No Proof, Run As-Is. No Proof, Run As-Is jobs print from the exact file(s) you upload unless it is not possible to print because your supplied file does not match the specifications ordered.

Please Note: The charge for our technical team to review your file when first submitted is included in the price of your order. If they note technical concerns with your file, they may email you with their concerns so you can upload a corrected file. If subsequent uploads still contain errors, you may be charged an additional prepress fee to review your file again.

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