Metallic Rack Cards
Capture and Hold Attention Beautifully
Metallic rack cards are a stunning way to advertise. Display the standard size (4” x 9”) cards in literature racks near cashiers or lay flat on display tables or counters to catch the eyes of potential and existing customers.
Trade shows are a great place to display metallic rack cards. There are many other events and organizations that may be happy to help promote local businesses. Here are some ideas:
- Coffee shops
- Fitness centers
- Government buildings
- Medical offices
- Retail stores
- Swap meets
Add shimmer to any CMYK color when you print metallic rack cards. Silver foil is layered beneath the color to make it twinkle—making it instantly striking to the eye.
Want to add some shine? Add Spot UV coating to any part of your design for a glossy pop of color. Metallic printing and Spot UV are available for rack cards on both sides, front only, or back only.
Q & A
What are the file requirements if I use my own artwork?
Follow these guidelines for your artwork files:
- Images and artwork should be at least 300 dpi
- Make sure your file is in CMYK color mode
- Leave a 1/8" (0.125") bleed around the trim size
- Keep a 1/8" (0.125") safe zone inside the trim line—1/4" (0.25") from the bleed line
If you don’t have your own artwork yet, we can help. Just use one of our free, downloadable file setup templates.
I want to use spot UV with my own design. What are the guidelines?
- Files must be vector-based
- Avoid using small text or fine lines
- Minimum font size is 7 or 8 pt.
- Border and stroke must be more than 1.5 pt
- Use a 1/16” gap to prevent spot UV overlap with foil
- Include a spot UV template file along with a regular full color file so our prepress team can see where the UV will be placed
Can I see a proof before printing starts?
Absolutely! We highly recommend this free file proofing—especially if you’re on a tight deadline, in a rush, or have specific design concerns. Our highly-skilled prepress team checks your design to see if it meets printing standards and ensures the artwork is error-free before it goes to print.