Strut Cards

Introduction

Our strut cards are digitally printed on artboard, mounted to screen board with the strut on the back.

They are a great way to advertise those products that you want to be seen.

There light and can be placed almost anywhere.

Examples

StrutCard 2
StrutCard 1

Options

Design

Printed 1 side

Stock

Artboard, mounted to screen board with strut

Size

A6, A5, A4, A3

Finish

General Design and Printing Tips

Text and non-bleed images should always be kept at least 3mm from the trim line.

Thin borders on 2 sided artwork are not recommended due to 1-2mm movement in the printing and finishing process. It is difficult to produce an even border on 2 sides for this reason.

Complete Print always prints head-to-head orientation, so all supplied artwork should be supplied as such. Please keep this in mind for folded products like Christmas Cards or rotated orientation books like calendars.

Use a CMYK colour finder for consistent and predictable colour results.

Folding & Scoring

To minimise cracking on folded jobs, we recommend scoring the fold lines.

Rich Blacks

We strongly recommend you use CMYK Rich Black on large areas of black to ensure a nice solid result. A good mixture for CMYK Rich Black on;

Heavier stock weights use 60 / 50 / 50 / 100
Lighter stock weights use 30 / 0 / 0 / 100

Proofing

Complete Print does not supply PDF proofs for orders under the value of $800+GST. If your order is above $800+GST, please request a proof in the order notes.

A number of hard copy proof options are available for purchase, however these are not colour accurate for offset printed orders. These can be requested in the order notes and charged accordingly or can be requested at quoting stage.

SCODIX – Design for the Best Results

SCODIX looks best when you follow some basic design fundamentals where often LESS can be MORE when adding SCODIX to your design. There are a few rules to follow to achieve the best result when applying SCODIX.

SCODIX – Trim Areas

SCODIX High Build cannot bleed outside of trim area. (Please leave 3mm from the edge of the SCODIX application to the product trim area)

NOTE: This restriction does not apply to 450+ NVS Cards – this product can bleed the Scodix outside of the trim area.

SCODIX – Score Lines

SCODIX High Build cannot be applied over the score/fold areas of a Presentation Folder. (Please leave 3mm from the SCODIX application to the product score/fold area).

Supplying Final Artwork

When supplying final artwork, SCODIX artwork should be supplied as a single PDF, including all other pages, with a 100% Spot Colour named ‘Scodix’.

Things to Avoid

For the best effects, avoid applying SCODIX to thin lines, small text or finely detailed artwork.

How to Setup Your Files

  • Open your artwork in Indesign
  • Create a new layer for the SCODIX separation
  • Select the elements you wish to enhance and duplicate them to the new SCODIX layer
  • Create a new colour swatch and name it ‘Scodix’
  • Select colour type “Spot Colour”, and convert all SCODIX elements to this spot colour
  • SCODIX elements are all set to 100% Opacity
  • Export all pages and the SCODIX layer as a single PDF with all trim marks.

 

DOWNLOADS

SCODIX INSTRUCTIONS AU

SCODIX PHOTOSHOP FILTER INSTRUCTIONS