Gloss? Or matt? It’s a hard choice
with original INKO business cards.
Not sure to go gloss or matt? Depending on your design, you will want to make the right decision. Here’s some technical advice: if your design features a high-res image or lots of fancy colors, then it’s best to go with a gloss finish to reach the most intense colors. If your design contains sharp lines and original typography, then we would suggest a matt finish. (A gloss finish can affect the readability in a very subtle way.)
Free CMYK print on both sides!
Recto/verso print: just add a second page to your document.
Bleed (+ 3 mm)
Extend the background of your design to fill the full “bleed area”. This way you don’t end up with white edges when your business cards are trimmed.
Safe area (- 2 mm)
Keep all the important stuff for your design (like the text, logo, etc.) inside this area. Not your background – that still needs to run to the edges of the “bleed area”.
This will be the actual size of your business card.
Before exporting files:
Remove all objects from the artboard that are not intended to be printed, including any extra swatches, links or extra objects. Your artwork should be in CMYK color mode. Images should be at least 200 dpi (we prefer 300 dpi). Delete the guidelines layer if you used a template.