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Grab the Spotlight With Comp Cards

Every actor and model knows that in the fashion, commercial, and entertainment business, it’s all about making a great first impression. With comp card printing, you can increase your marketability by showing off your best photos and highlighting the most important information about yourself. They’re an important tool for creative professionals in these industries.

Comp cards, also known as zed cards or model cards, are in essence the business cards made for models and artists. They include the best images from a model’s portfolio, including headshots and full body photos. A professional comp card is the key to potential employment opportunities. Use it to achieve the best first impression and land your next gig.

Grab the spotlight using our comp card printing service. Our model cards are made with top-quality thick cardstock with customizable sizes and glossy coatings. Popular sizes include 4” x 6”, 5” x 7”, and 6” x 9”.

Comp Card Tips

Your comp card should be both visually appealing and at the same time, include essential information that potential employers can reference. Here are some ways you can use your cards to land your next gig.

Use a variety of images in your model card.

Typically, you should include 3 or 4 images in every comp card you print. Vary your images with different types of shots, such as headshots and full body shots, as well as different styles of hair and make-up. These images should show your experience, and your range as a model or actor. Consider using a larger size comp card if you want to feature more photos.

List your measurements and your contact information.

Include typical measurements such as height, weight, chest, waist, and hip size. You may also include eye color, shoe size, and dress size. For contact information, add the best way employers can contact you immediately. Finally, if you have a portfolio website, you need to include that as well.

Consider using a coating for your comp card.

Add a little more pizzaz to your comp cards by using paper coatings. Gloss and high gloss UV adds shine to your images and makes them pop. Matte coating is subtle and subdued which adds a luxurious style to your card. Choose any of these comp card printing options to stand out from the crowd.

Additional Resource:
Cool Zed Cards – Get FREE Comp Card Photoshop Templates for Actor Headshots and Model Promotion


Does your 4 x 6 comp card with UV on the front meet the postal maximum of .016 thickness?

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, we offer 16 pt cardstock on this product; this would be 0.016" thick, regardless of the coating option you select.
Answered by: Vanne
Date published: 2020-05-09

I noticed when adding photos one side is limited to one full photo and the back side only accepts one photo. I'd like one side to contain at least 4 photos and one side to show a full portrait like the picture shown in your website How can this be done?

Asked by: Jared
Great question. For comp card printing, our system is set up to take press ready artwork. Press ready artwork is sized to fit the comp card that will be printed and features graphics, images, and text in 300 dpi resolution or higher. Press ready artwork is typically created using design software like Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. If you do not have access to design software, we offer a free design tool that can be accessed on the comp card printing page by selecting Create Design Online - Be sure to select the correct size on the pricing calculator before accessing the design tool. Or, if you would like to be quoted on graphic design services, select Use Our Design Services Team. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to answer this important question about comp card printing.
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2019-08-05
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