(Closed) VISTAPRINT postcard printing HELP!

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Your image should go all the way to the edges. Keep your text within the dotted area.

From Vistaprint’s website:

The very edges of the document are called the bleed area. To prevent an unwanted white border from showing at the edge of your document, be sure to extend any background colors or design elements all the way to the edge.

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@JPtoBE: I had magnets made on vistaprint. I LOVED them, but some of them were cut a little off, so even though we placed a big black square in as the background image (and it went all the way to the edge of the design template), some magnets still had some white on the sides. We ordered enough that it didn’t really matter, and we sent some of the ones with white on the sides to FI’s friends who wouldn’t notice anyway 🙂

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@bikinihoneymoon: Ugh! That happened with my magnets too! (all of them!) I still sent them anyway.

 

But iheartnerds is 100% right. Make the image go all the way to the edge of the box, but know that some of it will get cut off (so no text or important design elements!)

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I added 4 photos on mine.  One I bled all the way to the edge and the other three we made sure to keep withing the inside border.  Use the inside border as the edge of your postcard but if you want an image or graphic to go all the way to the edge than make sure to push it all the way over the edge.  We used a white background just so we would not have to worry about a white border!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I made my postcard STDs with vistaprint. I found it difficult to get the image centered and the right size. I created a black boarder around the picture and put that over the bleed area. I had to keep trying different sizes of boarder around the picture in photoshop until I could finally get it right.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

There is a FAQ on the Vistaprint website that tells you the size the image should be. I just used Paint.NET and resized my image to their exact measurments and it turned out great!

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