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Printing Your Trading Cards With Primoprint
Printing Your Trading Cards With Primoprint

We’ve listed some common questions to help you get started with your trading card project.

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Can I print multiple images within one set/run of cards? Primoprint is unable to print various artwork files within one set/run of cards. Each card will be a standalone order. For example, if the stock and finishing option you choose for your cards has an order minimum of 100, you will need to print 100 cards with the same artwork on each card.

Can I have borders in my artwork?

Primoprint does not advise adding a border to your artwork. There is the potential for a shift of up to 1/16" (0.0625") in any direction during trimming making us unable to guarantee exact margins when trimmed. Artwork submitted with borders will not be eligible for QA consideration if a shift occurs and is within the tolerance of 1/16" (0.0625").

Can I have rounded corners added to my trading cards? Yes, however, you would need to request this as a custom order. You can submit a custom order request here. Once received, a member of our estimating team will be in touch within 24 hours to discuss your project and provide a quote.

Do you offer foil packaging or custom boxes? Primoprint is currently not offering any packaging options for trading cards.

Trading Cards, Kids Trading Cards, Sports Trading Cards, Sport Team Trading Cards, Hero Cards

If I print multiple cards for my trading card project, can you collate them into decks? At this time, we are unable to assemble trading card sets into unique packs. Each card will ship independently, and the trading card decks would need to be assembled by the purchaser.

Do you offer smaller runs on your trading cards, I don't need 100+ of each card? We have provided some links below to options that allow for short runs of 25 cards each:

The stock and finish I want do not show a short run of 25, can I order them at a

lower quantity?

The order minimums listed on the trading card pages are the smallest available

quantities we can provide for that specific product.

Trading Cards, Trading Card Sets,

Do you offer holographic foiled cards? We do not provide a holographic foil for our trading cards. However, you can print Inline Foil Trading Cards and simulate a holographic effect within your artwork. You can view an image of this simulated effect or read our blog on How to create a Holographic Foil look with inline foil.

How do I create my files for Inline Foil? We have a great article that explains all you need to know about how to create your Inline Foil artwork files. Inline Foil requires a separate mask file that is in CMYK color mode and colored 100% black (0,0,0,100) to indicate where you would like the Inline Foil material to be applied.

Do you offer lenticular trading cards? Unfortunately, lenticular cards are not something we currently offer.

I need help designing my trading cards, do you offer graphic design services? Yes, we provide graphic design services! Our in-house designers are available for hire to create a customized, useful card that will grab the attention of everyone. To get started, please fill out our Graphic Design Request Form, and one of our designers will contact you within 24 hours.

Can I order samples of trading cards before I place my order? Yes, we would be happy to send you a sample pack highlighting all of our stock and finishing options. As we offer such a wide range of products, not all samples will be reflective of a trading card. However, a majority of the various stock and finishing options are included within the pack that you could choose for your trading card project. Order your Free Sample Pack now!

Do you have pre-designed templates that we can populate with text and artwork?

Unfortunately, at this time, we are not able to offer a template that you can populate. We provide templates that are sized as needed and indicate the bleed, trim and safe areas we require for each of our products. We require print-ready files to be provided when placing an order. If you need assistance, we have a fantastic design team that can assist you with an additional setup fee. To get started, please fill out our Graphic Design Request Form, and one of our designers will contact you within 24 hours. If you know you’re ready to order and need Design assistance, you can request these services during the order process under the Artwork Tab when placing your order.

File Orientation

Here at Primoprint, we print "head to head" or "top to top." Meaning that the stock will be flipped from left to right to print the backside. Please keep this in mind when submitting files in different orientations, i.e., one landscape and one portrait. We've created an infographic to walk you through file orientation, ensuring your project prints successfully.

Now that you know the ins and outs of how to print your trading cards, you will be able to move forward with your print project. If you are ready to place your order, you can view all of the options available to you here. If you have further questions, you can chat with one of our Customer Service Representatives; they are available and ready to assist you! We look forward to working with you soon.

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