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Guide to Printing on PVC Plastic Cards

Welcome to our guide toprinting for pvc plastic card. First of all, we will provide you with the most important tools and information. This will help you to create your files more easily. Then, we will explain how the printing guide works. In particular, we will explain the best practices to put in place so that you do not miss any more your prints.
Finally, we also provide you with downloadable templates. They will make it even easier for you to create your files to be printed on your plastic cards. Whatever your project, printing of business cards for journalists; creation of a loyalty card with a name; making your own gift card to printor easily create your membership card for your association.

With this comprehensive guide, PVC plastic card printing will hold no secrets for you.

Size and description - PVC plastic card

- Blue frame - Print size on plastic card :

It is the dimensions (length x width) of the file (background image) to provide us with for printing your plastic cards. The area between the blue frame and the red frame is the so-called bleed area. The bleed is the area thrown away after cutting of the finished shape (red frame).

- Red frame - PVC card cutting line:

This line represents the final dimensions (86mm x 54mm) of the plastic card after cutting. The red frame is also the cutting line of the card, which results in the finished format with rounded corners. The cut has a tolerance of +/- 0.4mm. That is why the background image must be on the size of the blue frame.

- Green frame - security zone of the plastic card:

The green line is the large areawhich is said to be "quiet". This field allows the definition of internal safety margins for all important elements*..

* Text and images which must not be cut after printing. This is especially true when cutting.

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- Blue frame : It is the dimensions (length x width) of the file (background image) to provide us with for the printing of your plastic cards. The area between the blue frame and the red frame is the so-called bleed area. The bleed is the area that is left after the finished shape (red frame) has been cut.

- Blue frame : It is the final dimensions (86mm x 54mm) of the plastic card after cutting with a cutter. The red frame is also the cutting line of the card which gives it its finished format with rounded corners. The cut has a tolerance of +/- 0.4mmThis is why the background image must be in the size of the blue frame.

- Blue frame : This is the important area, the so-called "quiet zone", which allows you to define inner safety margins for all the important elements that should not be cut during the cutting process.

Preparation instructions - printing on pvc card

The following diagrams illustrate good and bad practices for your cards. More specifically, on the creation of your graphic used for the printing of your plastic cards.
In these examples of personalised cards, you will see and understand why a wrong use of the print guide can have unsightly results when cutting. But it is also easy to avoid. In order to achieve a result ofoptimal printing of all your pvc cards.

To start with Figure 1: the file provided (background image) is the right size. Indeed, it is clear that the image of the visual extends to the blue line.
The The right size is therefore an image in the format of the blue frame. This is why after the cutting out the professional badgeThe end result is a success.

Secondly, in Figure 2, the file provided is not the right size. Here, we notice that the image of the visual does not extend properly to the blue line.
Cut to size, the personalised grey badge has unsightly white borders. Because the file (background image) does not respect the dimensions of the blue frame (size of the background image to be provided).

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Orientation guide to creating a pvc card

Mastering the art of creating a file suitable for printing on PVC plastic cards. With this information, it is easier than it seems to make your PVC card project a success. Often all you need is the right information and that's where this section comes in.

In this respect, the following diagrams show you how you should orientate your files (background image). This will ensure that your plastic cards read consistently after printing.

Firstly, example 1 illustrates a red nurse badge in landscape orientation. Secondly, the following example concerns a portrait orientation poker tournament event badge. And finally the last illustration shows a red professional press card in portrait with a landscape reverse side.

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Download template - printing on plastic card

In reality, having configured and ready to use templates is easier! Isn't it? To that end, here is a small selection of templates to help you create your files. They will also help you to have a preparation that respects our instructions. At Cardzprinter, we have made them available to you in free download. No need to search for "where to print your cards pvc ? "or the printing dimensions of your loyalty cards for example. Because it's all there.

In fact, below you will find templates for our different types of support. In particular the plastic pvc card without perforationthe round hole plastic card (landscape and portrait) and the oblong perforated plastic card landscape and oblong perforation in portrait.

Technical information on templates :
The dimensions of the template for printing the card The standard plastic prints are 90.34mm (1067px) long and 58.25mm (688px) wide. They are in CMYK (CMYK) with the ISO Coated v2 (ECI) embedded colour profile.

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Graphic design - Printing on pvc card

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