- Things You Should Know
- File Prep
- Print Specs
Printing postcards on concrete grey, 20 point thick, uncoated card stock creates a bold modern palette for your designs. This grey stock is ideal for ultra sturdy standard sizes up to 8.5" x 5.5", or your own custom size postcards.
At any size, concrete grey postcards make a very strong visual statement.
Your art is printed in full color with optional white ink on an HP Indigo press. The Hewlett Packard Indigo Printing press is ideal for postcard printing with consistent color fidelity on every card and on future reprints.
This raw uncoated concrete grey stock is from the Neenah Environment line and is ideal for subtle and elegant postcards printed on environmentally sustainable 30% recycled post-consumer fiber card stock.
Choose the beauty, strength of concrete grey inspired by natural aesthetics for your postcards.
Custom Size Cards are available: please select the next largest size you can see online that will fit your trim size. Supply your files at your trim size and be sure to indicate that trim size in your order notes.
Should I Use Small Text With Light Coverage On Concrete Cards?
If the text in the supplied file uses a very small point size, it might appear “broken-up” or illegible due to the lower halftone resolution used with indigo printing. For best results with small type, we recommend using 100% K black as opposed to grey.
Can I Use Rich Black With Indigo Printing?
Don't use rich black on Indigo printing, it can cause issues with misregistration. 100% K will be just fine. If using grey, a black-ink only grey will give also give you best results.
How Can I Indicate Spot White Layer?
For spot white printing, we require you supply a separate additional page showing the spot white areas (eg: images, text etc.).
Will Spot White And CMYK Layers Align Perfectly?
Tightly registered detail using spot white can cause 'haloing', where the spot white might not exactly align with the CMYK elements. Anywhere that the white and CMYK tightly register and end together should be avoided.
Are There Any Colors I Should Avoid With Natural Kraft Cards?
Because this is a colored stock, some colors are hard to read (like yellow/oranges, med browns, greens). If you are concerned that your color won't be visible, please request a hard copy proof.
What Is The Minimum Font Size For Natural Kraft Cards?
The minimum recommended text size is 6pt. With any small text, if grey use a black ink only version. If Black, use 100% K.
Can I Use Thin Lines With Natural Kraft Cards?
Anything thinner than a hairline stroke (0.25") - even at 100% K may look choppy when printed due to Indigo print resolution.
Is Indigo Resolution Different From Offset?
There is a screen to the Indigo print which customers should be aware of if they're comparing to traditional offset printing.
Can I Round Corners With Heavy Coverage On Natural Kraft Cards?
Heavy ink coverage can be problematic. When the cards rub together, the ink can rub off. This can be an issue for corner rounding so we generally advise clients with heavy coverage not to round corners.
Technical Specifications + Templates
Bleeds: all files must have a 1/8" bleed on each side
Live Area: keep all critical text and artwork 1/8" inside the trim
Colors: supply your files in CMYK color (Pantone/RGB colors will be converted or rejected)
Resolution: 300 dpi minimum (400 dpi preferred)
Fonts: fonts must converted to curves/outlines (we do not accept fonts).
Transparencies: flatten all transparencies
Types Of Files We Accept: MAC & PC files from Photoshop (PSD), Illustrator (EPS or AI), CorelDraw (CDR or EPS), Adobe Acrobat PDF, TIFF or JPEG.
|Trim Size||File Size||Template|
|Postcard||4.25" x 5.5"||4.5" x 5.75"||UNAVAILABLE|
|Postcard||6" x 4"||6.25" x 4.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|Postcard||6" x 4.25"||6.25" x 4.5"||DOWNLOAD|
|Square Card||5" x 5"||5.25" x 5.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|Square Card||6" x 6"||6.25" x 6.25"||UNAVAILABLE|
|Postcard||7" x 3.5"||7.25" x 3.75"||DOWNLOAD|
|Fat Postcard||7" x 5"||7.25" x 5.25"||DOWNLOAD|
|Postcard||8.5" x 3.5"||8.75" x 3.75"||DOWNLOAD|
|Postcard||8.5" x 4"||8.75" x 4.25"||UNAVAILABLE|
|Product Card||5.5" x 8.5"||5.75" x 8.75"||DOWNLOAD|
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