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Artwork Specifications

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Scratch Off Cards

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To make sure your job is proofed and produced quickly and seamlessly, we ask that you please send it back in the file you created it in (Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop file).

Everything is set up for you, all we ask you to do is the following:

  • Follow directions in the template
    • [extra href=”#bleed” title=”Bleed” info=”popover” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”Reference to an extra 1/8” (. 125 in) of image or background color that extends beyond the trim area of your printing piece. The project is printed on an oversized sheet that is then cut down to size with the appearance that the image is “bleeding” off the edge of the paper.”]Bleed [/extra]
    • [extra href=”#safearea” title=”Safe Area” info=”popover” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”The area to keep all important type, logos and images within. Usually .25in. smaller than the card size.”]Safe Area [/extra]
    • [extra href=”#embed” title=”Embed” info=”popover” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”The integration of links and/or images.”]Embed [/extra] all images and assets
    • Provide all [extra href=”#typefaces” title=”Typefaces” info=”popover” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”The design of lettering that can include variations in size, weight, slope, width and so on.”]typefaces [/extra] and [extra href=”#fonts” title=”Fonts” info=”popover” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”A font is the combination of typeface, size, weight, slope, and style to make up a printable or displayable set of characters.”]fonts [/extra]
  • Please leave enough space for the [extra href=”#control” title=”Security Control Number” info=”popover” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”A unique number printed on each card. That number will indicate which prize is under the scratch area. You will receive a spreadsheet upon shipping which will tell you what prize corresponds with which control number.”]security control number [/extra]
  • Save your file in its [extra href=”#layered” title=”Layered” info=”popover” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”The different levels at which one can place an object or image file. In the program, layers can be stacked, merged, or defined when creating a digital image.”]layered [/extra] [extra href=”#nativeformat” title=”Native Format” info=”popover” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”The respective file that the artwork was created in.”]native format [/extra] (.AI or .PSD) and send to graphics@dev.scratchoff.com.

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Under the Scratch

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Standard text [extra href=”#prizes” title=”Prizes” info=”popover” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”Winning or losing gifts that are given out.”]prizes [/extra] are printed black in Calibri – Regular font. Please submit all standard text prizes through the prize creator. It will show you exactly how it will print underneath the [extra href=”#scratcharea” title=”Scratch Area” info=”popover” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”The designated area to be scratched.”]scratch area [/extra].

Non-standard text prizes, including varying sizes/weights/colors, icons and images are considered upgrades and are a $50 upcharge. These prizes can be submitted with the artwork for your card design.

For any additional artwork questions or templates, please contact our designers at graphics@dev.scratchoff.com.

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Example Images

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It’s important to keep important information and design elements away from the scratch off safe zone as slight shifts can occur during the application process. For best results, we advise our customers to not design directly around the scratch material.

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It’s important to keep important information and design elements within the card safe zone as there can be slight shifts during the cutting process. For best results, we advise our customers to avoid designing outside of the card safe zone.

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Downloadable Templates

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Description Dimensions Horizontal Template Vertical Template
Business Card 2″ x 3.5″ Download Download
Credit Card 2.125″ x 3.375″ Download Download
Index Card 3″ x 5″ Download Download
Small Post Card 4″ x 6″ Download Download
Medium Post Card 5″ x 7″ Download Download
Large Post Card 6″ x 9″ Download Download
Raffle Ticket 2″ x 6″ Download Download
Raffle Ticket with Perforation 2″ x 6″ Download Download
Retail Short Hanging 3.375″ x 4.875″ Download
Retail Long Hanging 3.375″ x 7.25″ Download

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Custom Template Requests

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Upload Artwork

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Please email your artwork to graphics@dev.scratchoff.com and remember to include your job number so that we can efficiently process!

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