Watch step by step visual instructions on how to set up professional templates for digital use, general print, and large format printing. In this instructional video we use a general print format, standard business card as our example (print size measuring 3.5″w x 2″h).
Pixels Per Inch, Raster Effects or Resolution Guide:
Web – 72 dpi/ppi
Large Format Printing – 150 dpi/ppi
General Print – Business cards, brochures, books, magazines, etc. – 300 dpi/ppi
General Print Guidelines:
Business Card Template
- Bleed: 1/8” – 0.125” all the way around, outside of Canvas.
Extend all background colors and images to this line.
- Trim/Canvas/Print Size: 3.5”w x 2”h
This will be the final print/document size and cut line.
- Critical Margin: 1/8” – 0.125” all the way around, inside Canvas.
Keep ALL important text, images and graphics within this margin.
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