Artwork Specifications

Artwork Specifications

Membership and Loyalty cards etc.

The ID Solutions designers can work with various types of files, but to get the best possible results, and to avoid additional design costs, we ask you to do the following: Artwork with a ‘bleed’ of at least 3mm on all 4 sides and clearly indicate the font type.

For your logo’s and artwork, we need a minimum resolution of 300dpi. Vector graphics are preferred.

We advise you not to use pictures of standard images (.jpg, .jpeg, .pict, .gif, etc.). because we cannot guarantee the final quality of the print result. Please check your spelling, layout, and further specifications. Our proof sheet is a confirmation of your supplied artwork. We are not responsible for typing errors on artwork supplied by your company.

Acceptable Image Formats: Adobe Illustrator is preffered

Vector files such as EPS, AI, PDF. All artwork should be editable, and all fonts should be converted to outlines.

Data Formats
The supply of data can be done in several ways, but we prefer an excel spreadsheet (e.g. .xls or .csv) which has a row of headers indicating what is in each column. Excel automatically removes the 0 at the beginning of a number. To prevent this from happening, format your cells as text.
The standard personalization colour is black, but we can also offer personalization in other colours but we need to see the artwork first. However, the barcode can only be supplied in black, barcode readers only recognize black. Please be aware that the best quality read is achieved when the background is blank/white. Personalization can be done on both sides of the card.

For most print jobs we require a sequential number.
QR codes and other barcodes are avialble. 
Magnetic stripe encoding, Tracks 1,2,3 and other variations.
RFID or Smart card encoding
Variable or Personalised Data Options
Micro text
Thermal printing
Inkjet printing
Laser engraving

Unless otherwise requested by you, we will imprint the image to the size that looks best or is the largest we can on a particular item. All artwork should be the best possible resolution (300dpi).

Customer Confirmation

Once we have your artwork & details, we will email you a sign-off so you can review & approve it before we process your order.


We can accept returns of stock items however restocking fees apply. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns of printed lanyards.

Screen Printed Lanyards

We use the Pantone Colour Matching System (PMS) for the print colours. Computer monitors and printers display colour differently, so it is important that we have a Pantone colour if print colours are important. As you will be aware the surface of a lanyard is different from paper, this means that colours vary from those on other media. Due to variations in materials & processes used, PMS colour may differ from the original by +/- 10%

For orders of 300+, we can dye lanyard fabric close to your PMS (Pantone) colour choice at no extra cost (approx. 4 weeks lead time).

Dye Sub Printed Lanyards

We are able to use formats: EPS, AI & PDF.

Colours: lanyards are printed in CMYK – please supply this format.
Artwork Specifications: Also see Artwork Specifications

  • If your image extends to the edge of the card, include a bleed of 3mm
  • Our standard card size is 85.00mm X 54.00mm.
  • Artwork image size not less than 91.00mm X 60.00mm.
  • Resolution of 300 PPI for artwork.
  • Please supply CMYK artwork files.
  • Barcodes: Interleaved 2 of 5, code 39, EAN 13, code 128.
ID Cards