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QSL Card Template Guide and Specifications



Custom design is included in the price for all of our products. However, we understand the "do it yourself" need for many HAMs. If you are one of those (as we are), this page is for you!

The following instructions may be used as a general guide to create your own QSL card images: 

QSL Card Size Layout Guide

This image is an illustration to use as a guide for designing a QSL card with a 5.5" X 3.5" finished size. The same general principles may be applied for cards of any size. Please note the additional 1/4" in both the height and width dimensions, which represents a 1/8" border on all 4 sides. This border, known as "bleed" is the outside edge of the image that is automatically trimmed off after the printing and coating processes are complete. This process eliminates the possibility of having a card with a "white edge" due to the smallest of shift in the image files, plates, presses, or trimming machinery.

To ensure that text and important objects in images are not trimmed off, an additional 1/8" border, called "safe area" must be observed. Note how the callsign is placed within the "safe area" in the image above.


  Here are some tips to create your card images with high print quality:

It sounds more complicated than it is, so let us know if you have questions. We are happy to work with you to create your own files for your cards!

When your files are ready, you may submit them to us with your order on our Order Form


 
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