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Business Card
« on: April 28, 2015, 12:53:43 am »
I have designed a business card I really like on Scribus. I was hoping to then transport it to Vistaprint to make a business card-much like I did with Illustrator once. My first question is:
Can this be done? What software do I need to use to save it in a way that Vistaprint will take? Zamzar will not work.

Second question: Assuming the above does not work, where can I get a blank business card template that will work with Scribus? The ones in the program all have backgrounds I do not want so that's what I mean by blank. And assuming that can be done, what cardstock can I use? Avery? What number?



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Re: Business Card
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2015, 08:57:29 am »
if you have the size of the card, scribus can create document of any size.

just set the size of the page when creating the document.

and it can create a PDF output that you can upload to any service that accepts PDFs

if there is a template with the right size, you can use it and eventually remove the artwork you don't want (possibly on the edit > master page)

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Re: Business Card
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2015, 01:38:45 pm »
From what I understand Vistaprint accepts a PDF with the design (one card), they will then handle impositioning.

From their homepage the specifications are:
Full Bleed Size (starting document size)
Finished artwork should use the full bleed dimensions for best results
3.62" x 2.12"
92 x 54 mm
1085 x 635 pixels
Document Trim Size (final size after being cut)
3.50" x 2.00"
89 x 51 mm
1050 x 600 pixels
300 DPI

I think that there somewhere also is information about safe distance to the edge (cutting tolerances), I've looked it up before.

So, in Scribus, set up a page size of 89x51 mm, bleed 1,5 mm on all sides.
« Last Edit: April 29, 2015, 01:46:56 pm by Nermander »