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Specifications

 Label Template for “Rectangular” Card

Download actual size 267Kb GIF image.
After downloading, change resolution in Adobe Photoshop from 72 ppi to 1443 x 1047 @ 300 ppi (4.81” x 3.49”) and save in the file format you require (EPS, PICT, TIFF) for a template.

 Label Template for “Rounded Side” Card

Download actual size 223Kb GIF image.
After downloading, change resolution in Adobe Photoshop from 72 ppi to 1389 x 993 @ 300 ppi (4.63” x 3.31”) and save in the file format you require (EPS, PICT, TIFF) for a template.

Label Graphic Requirements and Layout Instructions

  • Acceptable Macintosh applications & formats: Quark Express 3.3 and higher, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Freehand, TIFF, JPEG, EPS, PSD, AI, QXD, CDR.
  • Acceptable Windows formats: TIF, JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG, Corel Xara or Corel Draw Version 6.0 and higher.
  • Minimum image resolution is 300 dpi.
  • Color image must be a CMYK file (cyan, magenta, yellow, black).
  • Keep the background image and text separate -- especially if the text changes on different portions of the order.
  • Include all fonts with the graphic file.
  • When printed, the background is mirror silver unless underprinted with white. If there is white in your design, a white underprint is required.
  • Include a color proof.


 To lay out your label art, first download from this page the actual size GIF image for the card shape you ordered. Open it in Photoshop and change the resolution from 72 to 300 dpi. Do not resize the image. Save it in an appropriate file format so you can use it your layout program.

 Position the background graphic for your label behind the template which should be set to 25% opacity. The background image must bleed off the edge of the card. Take notice of the card edges, center hole, and indented circle when positioning the graphics and text.

 Crop to just beyond the edge of the card.

 Place all your text on separate layers. This is your final art for the label. Do not cut out the outside or inside edges to conform to the shape of the card. We will do that. Send this file to me.

 So we can see the final layout as you visualize it, please make a comp cut to the shape of the card. Also include a printed color proof.


How to Determine Total File Size for Content Recorded on the Card

The maximum capacity for the prerecorded cards is 30Mb. When you check your computer for file size, it gives you two numbers: the actual file size and the space it fills on your hard drive or CD-R. It is this second number, which is usually larger, that must be 30Mb or less.

While you are creating your presentation, you can get an approximate total file size by checking it on your hard drive. However, because that reading is affected by the size of the partition in which the files are located, you will only get an accurate reading by recording your presentation on a CD-R and checking the file size there.

On a Macintosh hard drive:
  • Put all the content files you want to record on the card into a single folder
  • Select that folder
  • Select Info (Command I)
  • In the dialogue box after Size: you see “#MB on disc (# bytes)”
  • All the files you want to record on the card must be less than “30MB on disc”

On a Macintosh CD-R disc:
  • Record on a CD-R all the content files you want to record on the card
  • Select the CD-R disc
  • Select Info (Command I)
  • In the dialogue box after Used: you see “#MB on disc (# bytes)”
  • All the files you want to record on the card must be less than “30MB on disc”

On a Windows PC:
  • Put all the content files you want to record on the card into a single folder or record them on a CD-R
  • Select all those files (Control A if in a folder)
  • Select Properties
  • In the dialogue box after Size: you see “#MB (# bytes) # bytes used”
    It is the third number that is important
  • All the files you want to record on the card must be less than “30,000,000 bytes used”

Transfer Media for the Presentation and Label Graphics

Please send the presentation content and label graphics on separate discs.
For technical reasons, it is best to send the presentation content on a CD-R.
But files can be also be delivered on:
  • Iomega 100Mb Zip
  • Iomega Jaz
  • 3.5” floppy disk (label graphics only)
  • FTP server (this is not as reliable as disc because data can be lost)
  • eMail (label graphics only)


These cards are no longer for sale.




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