Full colour marketing and counter cards

A convenient and versatile component of your marketing strategy.

Marketing card printing

Product features and options:

  • Pantone and full colour printing available
  • Ideal for retail counters or visual merchandising displays
  • Choose from a wide range of stock options and finishes to create something unique
  • Rapid turnaround and free nation-wide delivery
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Please check that your artwork is Print-Ready

Print-ready artwork explained

The process of ensuring artwork is 'print-ready' involves a common set of industry standards.

Here, we’ll briefly go through some of the universal basics including what the terms mean, and why each one is important. Or, read our detailed explanation of print-ready artwork, designed to make the process easier.

1. Bleed

At Discount Printing, we require a ‘3mm bleed’ for print-ready artwork. In printing, bleed refers to a visual style where the colour extends all the way to the edge of the paper. 3mm bleed is designed to ensure there are no thin white strips on the edges of the card in the final product.

2. 1-up on a single page

‘1-up’ printing means that each printed page is a separate page within your supplied artwork file. This is particularly important in relation to brochure and calendar printing, for example.

3. Nominate all colours as CMYK

When designing artwork, there are two main colour systems used to determine colours: RGB and CMYK. Before supplying final artwork, be sure to check the colour mode being used by your design application or software, and change it to CMYK if necessary.

4. Ensure your file type is correct

Ensure you create or submit your artwork as one of the following file types: PDF (our main preference for file types), TIFF, JPG, or EPS.

  • PDF (our main preference for file types)
  • TIFF
  • JPG
  • EPS

5. Use high resolution artwork and imagery

At Discount Printing, we request all artwork is supplied at a resolution of 300dpi or higher, because artwork with a low dpi value can print as blurry or pixelated. DPI is relatively common information that should be easy enough to find—even simple programs like Microsoft Paint can provide a reading on values.

6. Convert text to paths, curves or outlines

In this instance, ‘paths’, ‘curves’ and ‘outlines’ are relatively interchangeable. Each term refers to the process involved in transforming the text in your artwork into a graphic element. If the text in the artwork is converted and saved as a graphical element, or image, it cannot be changed. ‘Create outlines’—or similar—is a common function in the Adobe suite of design programs.

Need further help?

Read our detailed guide to print-ready artwork or call 1300 663 120 for further information on your printing requirements.


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Common questions for marketing and counter cards

Do you deliver custom printed marketing cards in my area?

Wherever you are in Australia, we deliver your custom printed marketing cards quickly and conveniently. From metropolitan cities to regional towns, our high-quality products are delivered efficiently every time. And, our speedy deliveries are free for every order under 10kg.

How much do custom printed marketing cards cost?

Your total quote will depend on your specific needs, but all of our products are high quality and highly cost effective. Try our quick and easy quote tool to get a cost-estimate and make your order now. Alternatively, get in touch with one of our print consultants to discuss specialty orders or unique requirements: 1300 663 120.

How should I submit my design artwork for printing?

For best results in custom printing, submit your file as a PDF. We also accept TIFF. JPG, EPS, or ZIP files.

You can also refer to the following best-practice checklist for submitting print-ready design work:

  • Supplied as PDF
  • 3mm bleed
  • 100% scale
  • 1-up on a single page
  • Convert text to paths, curves, or outlines
  • Ensure all images are 300dpi
  • Nominate colours as CMYK or Pantone numbers

If you have detailed questions or queries relating to submission best-practice, get in touch with our experienced print consultants: 1300 663 120.

How can I use marketing cards to better promote my business?

Printed promotional cards are versatile and highly effective in a range of scenarios. Depending on your goals, you can use them for general awareness, specific promotions, lead generation, customer acquisition, or announcements. They’re particularly effective as part of a point-of-sale strategy, or in tradeshow stands and exhibits. We recommend using your printed marketing cards in conjunction with other low-cost, custom printed solutions—like brochures, flyers, posters, or banners—to create a compelling and effective promotional campaign, regardless of the size or focus of your business.