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Grab the Spotlight With Comp Cards

Everyone who works in the entertainment business knows 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 composite cards, zed cards, and model cards) are the business cards for models, artists, and actors. Some examples of comp cards 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 today. NextDayFlyers guarantees high-quality and cheap comp card printing for any budget. Our model cards are made with premium and thick cardstock in customizable sizes and glossy coatings. Upload your photo or design now and our printing experts can proof your file for free.

What Do You Put On a Comp Card?

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 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 add 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

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Comp Card FAQs

How do you make a comp card?
The first step is to use our product calculator to customize your comp card’s size, paper stock, coating, quantity, and other printing specifications.

Next, upload your artwork to our website. If you don’t have a print-ready file on hand, use our professional design services or create a layout from scratch using our online design tool. We have a collection of postcard design templates that you can edit for free.

Once everything’s in order, proceed to checkout so you can pay for your order. If you have your photo and design ready, go ahead and upload it on the website. If you don’t have an artwork file yet.

How big should a comp card be?
The industry standard comp card size is around 5.5” x 8.5”. It is slightly larger than a regular postcard.

Do you offer comp card templates?
Yes, we offer free print templates you can download and use with your preferred editing application like Photoshop or Illustrator. Choose your preferred comp card size on the Templates tab and download the ZIP file. These are blank print templates that include predefined guidelines like bleed, trim, and safety zones.

How much does it cost to print comp cards?
Comp cards are quite affordable, but the price depends on your order’s size, material, and quantity. You can get an instant price quote using the order calculator. Just select your preferred printing specs from the dropdown options and the website automatically updates the price of your order.

When will I receive my comp card order?
You can check the delivery estimate of your order using the calculator. First, select your preferred printing specs and printing turnaround time. Then click Get Delivery Estimate and input your 5-digit ZIP code. The website automatically generates shipping options and costs you can choose from.


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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