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Formatting Guidelines

Here at Print & Play Admagic, we do our very best to ensure a good looking, quality product. Since we are a small company that caters to single prints and prototype games, everything we do is hand made to some degree. We have provided some help below on making sure your product looks as professional as possible!

Setting Up Your Print Files

  • Read all appropriate formatting instructions and templates to ensure your success.
    • Scroll down on each page.
    • Follow the links provided for additional, special instructions as needed.
  • Find and download the appropriate templates provided for the items you are having us print.
    • We have templates in Adobe Illustrator (AI), Adobe Photoshop (PSD), PDF and JPG format.
    • Some print items have separate front & back templates which are downloaded/uploaded separately. Each file is labeled/named “FRONT” and “BACK” appropriately so this will be obvious. If you download one, don’t forget the other.
  • Load the relevant template into your image editing software.
  • Place your assets (images and graphics) onto the template. Do this for the front and back of each component, as appropriate for your project.

 

Read this full page to best set up your print files! Scroll down.

 


Card Template

Color Standard for our Templates

  • Green is our safe color. All images or text within the green will be safe and preserved to your final product.
  • Blue is our cut line. This is the intended border or edge of your card, counter, board, etc.
  • Red is suggested bleed. Anything between the red and green may or may not end up in the final product.

Make sure to remove all of these layers, Especially the cut lines before uploading!

 

 


Make sure to add Bleed

DON’T Add a white border as the “bleed” of the design. Bleed has to be part of the design. If the full bleed area is white, then the final print might have a white sliver on the edges after printing.  If your background is completely white, this however, is acceptable.

 

DON’T Put text/important icons outside the safety area. Anything outside of the safe area risks being cut off during  production.

 

-DO Extend whatever edge art/background color you have all the way to the OUTER Edge of the bleed.


Print Files – Set Yourself Up for Success!

You will be using a software program to place your art work and graphics where you want the to appear on the items we are printing for you. THEN, you will EXPORT a print file. That print file needs to be a single layer file unless specific instructions communicated by us are being followed.

 

Repeat customer? Double check print file requirements. We update our requirements when we make changes to our process. Please double check all instructions that pertain to the items we are printing for you.

 

If you have any questions, send us an email or call. We are glad to help clear up any confusion.

 

Before you EXPORT each print file:

  • Correct orientation? See both general and specific formatting instructions for each item being ordered.
  • Remove all the template (cut, bleed, safe) guidelines.

 

Before you UPLOAD your files to us:

  • Single layer print file? “.jpg” and “.png” are single layer print files we always accept.
    • “.pdf” files need to be saved as “PDF /X-1a” or else there may be issues with fonts or layers not appearing correctly when printed.
  • File size? See both general and specific formatting instructions for each item being ordered.
    • Make sure the pixel size exactly matches what our instructions ask for.
  • Resolution? Are your print files saved to the correct DPI?

 

If it isn’t exactly what we need, the website will reject your files. It is possible that very large files will also fail to upload. Please contact us if you are having any issue uploading your print files.

 


If you have any questions about this process, ask us! We’re here to help you get your game to the table!