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    business card help

    hey guys. I've been asked to design a business card for a friend. it's for an auto detailing business. Unfortunately, I've never done a business card, so I'm asking for your help. I guess i need to know some of the required standards. such as dimensions and ppi. should i make the graphic using illustrator? I feel more comfortable with photoshop.

    any help/pointers would be appreciated. cheers


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    You can make the business card with either Illy or PS. Most print companies require a card that is 3.625x2.125 (either direction). Make sure that your text stays back from the edge all around. And 300 DPI is standard.
    Christina Wilkinson
    Sabre Design

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    thank you

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    Post some of your ideas and we'll give you some pointers

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    maybe go for a unique size? the printer is gunna print X number on a sheet and cut it down to the size youve specified anyway! square looks good! just remember its gotta fit into a wallet!!

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    85x55mm 300dpi, Illustrator
    We don't use mm in the U.S. : )

    Also an odd size for a newbie is gonna get you nothing but trouble. I'd stick with the standard size until you've gone to press a few times. Nothing link losing money because the file you submitted won't work. Just my opinion.
    Christina Wilkinson
    Sabre Design

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cwilk View Post
    We don't use mm in the U.S. : )
    Really?! What's your standard unit of measure then? Inches?

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