Custom Trading Card Specs
Please use this as a resource for any custom trading cards that you are designing.
When you set up your cards, please set your files to 2.75″ x 3.75″ to include the bleed area (.125 on all sides). The bleed area will be cut off.
Overall with bleed
2.75 inches x 3.75 inches
Your cards will be cut to 2.5 inches x 3.5 inches
Live area (safe zone)
Please keep all of your important information within this area. The safe zone area is approximately .125 insides the trim line.
If your text gets too close to the edge of the card, it could get cut off during the cutting process.
Colors & Formats
All files must be flattened and in CMYK or Grayscale color mode. Please convert all RGB files to CMYK before sending.
Preferred file format
Press ready PDF: create a single Press ready PDF file for each card, front and back.
Other acceptable file formats
Unacceptable file formats
Corel Draw, Microsoft Word, Publisher, Powerpoint, Paint, Canva
These programs do not create press ready files and need to be converted to an accepted file format.