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The 4by6.com Sample Kit contains examples of these "perfect card" techniques to help you get beautiful results.

Templates

In trimming your cards, small variations may occur. Use these tips and techniques to ensure that any minor cutting variations do not alter your card's general appearance.

Using the Templates
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Use our 4by6.com templates to tell us exactly how you would like your card printed and trimmed. Simply download the template appropriate to your software program and card dimensions then follow the directions on the file.


I'm confused

If you're having trouble with the 4by6.com template, please let us know.
Design Support would be happy to place your files on our templates.

Setting Your Bleeds

Always extend images, borders and background colors to the outer magenta bleed line on the 4by6.com template.

OK

If your bleeds are correctly extended...

Your final prints will never have white, unprinted edges.

Don't

If your bleeds are not extended...

White, unprinted paper may appear at the edge of your cards due to minor cutting variations. If this is confusing, please contact Design Support to ensure your bleeds are correctly extended.

Correct Bleed

Images and colors are correctly
extended to the magenta bleed line.

Correct Bleed

If your bleeds are correctly extended
and a cutting variation occurs, your
print will not have any white edges.

Correct Bleed

Images and colors are not extended to
the magenta bleed line

Incorrect Bleed

If you have not extended your bleeds
and a cutting variation occurs, your
print may have white edges.

Keeping Your Content Safe

Always keep important information, such as type or logos, within the safe
area indicated by the inner orange safe area line on the 4by6.com
template.

OK

If your content is within the safe area...

Important information will never be cropped.

Don't

If your content is not within the safe area...

Important information may be cropped due to minor cutting variations. If this is confusing, please contact Design Support to ensure your important information is kept safe.

Correct Bleed

Important content such as logos and
type fall inside the orange safe line.

Correct Bleed

If a cutting variation occurs, all your
important content will be safe.

Incorrect Bleed

Important content such as logos and
type fall outside the orange safe line.

Incorrect Bleed

If a cutting variation occurs, this
important content may be lost.