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!
Download the proper template
In order to make sure your work is properly aligned to our production standards, you need to use the proper templates.
Load the relevant template into your image editing software first (Photoshop, Gimp, ArtRage, etc…). Then, place your assets (images and graphics) on the template. Be sure to include designs for the front and back of each component, as appropriate for your project. Some components 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.
We have templates in Adobe Illustrator (AI), Adobe Photoshop (PSD), PDF and JPG format. The links below (mobile) or in the sidebar (desktop) are the next step in learning how to have us best make that game component.
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.
Upload your Files at the Correct Size and DPI
When you upload your files to our site, make sure to remove all the cut lines and make sure the pixel size exactly matches what the website asks for and is the correct orientation. If it isn’t exactly what we need, the website will reject your files. Reminder, make sure to upload files that don’t have the cut and bleed lines showing.