DAP44-C – Plus One Postcard
(Plus One Card) (4-Color) (Bleed)
Paper: 82#, 9pt coated card stock
Size / Design – Specifications:
- Live Image Area: 8.1667 inches x 4.667 inches (588 points x 336 points)
- Trim: (this is where the paper will be cut – Do not build to this size): 8.5 inches x 5 inches (612 pts x 360 pts)
- Bleed Area: 8.75 inches x 5.25 inches (630 points x 378 points)
Plus One: Is a Bleed** product, so background images and art elements can extend into the Bleed area of the template. Keep all layout elements that you don’t want to be trimmed or cropped, inside of the Live Image Area of the template. The Address Area must be clear of all backgrounds, images, artwork or text.
** IMPORTANT Note about Bleed Products: Valpak’s templates are intentionally built without bleed settings applied. If using a Valpak template and your product calls for a bleed, do not enter any bleed settings. Instead, simply build your layout according to the bleed margins designated on the template.
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Example of a properly built Plus One product:
Side 1 (Postcard Side) layout visual showing where the Bleed Area and Live Image Area are located.
Side 2 (Address Side) layout visual showing where the Bleed Area, Live Image Area, and Address Area are located.
CRITICAL DESIGN NOTE: The Address Area must be clear of all backgrounds, images, artwork or text.
How to build this product:
Background images and art elements can extend into the Bleed Area of the template. Keep all other text, logo, and important layout elements inside of the Live Image Area of the template. The Address Area must be clear of all backgrounds, images, artwork or text.
Visual showing an incorrectly built Plus One product. Notice that both the Mercedes logo and the headline are extending into the Bleed Area. Also notice that design elements are extending into the Address Area. This does not meet Valpak guidelines for Plus One products.
Visual showing a correctly built Plus One product. Only the background is extending into the Bleed Area, and all the important layout elements are completely within the Live Image Area. The Address Area is also clear of all backgrounds, images, artwork or text.
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