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Here you will find important information concerning printing processes, paper stock, card sizes, etc.

We recommend not putting a border around the front or back of you card because with any printing process there is a possibility of a slight amount of shift. If there is even a small amount of shift, this may make the card look uncentered.

Bleed is printing that goes beyond the edge of where the sheet will be trimmed. It is impossible to cut every sheet exactly where the printed ink ends, so printing is extended beyond the card edge so the end result is the card appears to print to the edge of the sheet. In other words, the bleed is the area to be trimmed off. (note: the yellow line below on the left is the cut line.)

Many customer supplied images are too low of resolution to print clearly. Generally speaking, image size is a quick way to determine image quality. 300-500K images are considered low resolution but often print OK at the small size of a prayer card. If unsure, always error on the side of a large file size.

Also, copying and pasting into software packages ca further deteriorate images. It is best to attach the image itself to an e-mail message free from Word or any other software package.