The Safe Zone as demonstrated in the image below is the area within the blue. Here is where all important elements (text, images, logos, etc.) must be placed. Any elements outside of the safe zone will be trimmed.
The Trim Zone (trim line) as demonstrated in the image below is the black line. Be sure to extend background images or colors to the edge o the black line as this will ensure continuity to the edge of the business card. 0.1″ bleed for standard, Wink Special Shaped and folded business cards. 0.325″ for all other Special Shaped Business Cards.
Vector versus Bitmapped Image
When zoomed in, the bitmapped image appears jagged, whereas the vector graphic appears clear and crisp. You will want to keep this in mind when using images. To get the highest quality we recommend using vector images.
CMYK Color Mode
It is important that you convert your files to CMYK, since this is the only color mode that we accept for printing. Any other color mode will not produce optimal printing results.
Monitor vs Print Colors
Thus colors on printed materials may look different.