Business Card Print and File Specifications

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Print dimensions and other design specifications

If you are creating your own business card design, rather than using our customizable design templates, it is important that you follow these basic design specifications in order to ensure that your file upload goes smoothly and your order prints as you intend.

Preparing Your Files

If you have not already done so, please review our guide to Preparing Your Files for acceptable file types and file specifications. This page covers important terminology and file setup, including:

  • Bleeds, inner margins and trim size
  • CMYK color and color matching standards
  • Image resolution and DPI
  • Embedded fonts and linked files
  • Copyrighted images and other content
  • PDF and printed proofs

We want to print your business card order and ship it to you as quickly as possible. Spending a little time familiarizing yourself with the file preparation information helps prevent delays.

Bleed Business Card

Not sure what a bleed is? Our business card printing page has more information.

Bleed Business Card

Set the dimensions of your design to: 3.75" x 2.25"

The final trim size will be: 3.5" x 2"

Inner Margin (design area): 0.125" within the trim line
  • As trim lines may vary slightly, keep any text or graphics that you want to preserve within design area.
Bleed: 0.125" beyond trim edge
  • If you want your background to print to the edge of your design, extend any background images or colors beyond the trim line.
bleed business card starter files

Downloadable Starter Files:

Microsoft Publisher
Apple Pages
PNG
Adobe PDF

Starter File Instructions

Non-Bleed Business Card

Non-bleed Business Card

Set the dimensions of your design to: 3.5" x 2"

The final trim size will be: 3.5" x 2"

Inner Margin (design area): 0.125" within the trim line
  • As trim lines may vary slightly, keep any text or graphics that you want to preserve within design area.
business card starter files

Downloadable Starter Files:

Microsoft Publisher
Apple Pages
PNG
Adobe PDF

Starter File Instructions


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