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ART SUBMISSION GUIDELINE


MSC Gaming strives to fulfill all of your gaming needs with the highest quality products. Proper artwork can be the defining aspect in a product's final outcome and the amount of time required to complete production. Please refer here when preparing and submitting your artwork to ensure accurate production and efficient turn around.

Our production software may not be compatible with all file formats and design software. Within the software listed in this guide are further instructions on the individual file types and how they can be better created for the absolute best outcome.

Playing Card Example
If providing your own card back design, please follow these measurements for proper printing. For full bleed, artwork must have a total size specified by the "Bleed" area shown.

NOTE: All plastic playing cards must be printed within the safe zone.



If you have any questions or concerns regarding your artwork or the criteria for submission, please contact your MSC Gaming representative for consultation to best keep your production on schedule and to ensure a quality final result. We can provide high quality image substitution, file reformatting or complete recreation of artwork as necessary (fees apply).

We hope this guide proves useful in your design process and we thank you for the opportunity to serve you.

File Submission
Please supply a composite print/file with submitted art (.JPG or other compressed file type for color representation). Files may be submitted via email, CD or thumb drive.

Bleeds
Printing to the edge of a product requires a "bleed" which is excess printable area that will be trimmed away in the final production steps. This will prevent white unfinished edges.

  • Chip inlay artwork requires a minimum 0.125" (1/8") bleed all around
  • Playing card artwork (if printing with bleed) requires a minimum 2mm bleed all around
  • Layout artwork requires a minimum 3" bleed all around (for mounting purposes)


Not all files are created equal!
Please note that we have listed several file types that are acceptable/unacceptable. However, it IS possible that low quality art may be saved in other formats (e.g. saving a PhotoShop file as a .EPS). Saving a file in a different format will NOT increase the resolution. Additionally, simply changing a 72 DPI file to 300 DPI will NOT make the file high resolution.

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File Formats
Please adhere to the file types listed below to ensure the quality of the prints and efficiency of the production schedule. Required recreations or file substitutions will result in delays.

Vector Format (Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW, etc.)

Exported Vector Format (PDF, EPS, etc.)

  • CMYK or Pantone colors are recommended for accurate color reproduction
  • Fonts must be converted to outlines/curves OR font files must be provided with files
  • Include minimum bleed wherever applicable
  • Include any linked artwork (min. 300 DPI for raster art at full scale)
  • Raster Format (Adobe PhotoShop, Corel Photo-Paint, etc.)
  • CMYK or Pantone colors are recommended for accurate color reproduction
  • Art must be minimum 300 DPI at full scale
  • Font layers must be rasterized OR font files must be provided with files
  • Do NOT compress/flatten art or save as a compressed file type (JPG, PNG, GIF, etc.)


Raster Format (Adobe PhotoShop, Corel Photo-Paint, etc.)

  • CMYK or Pantone colors are recommended for accurate color reproduction
  • Art must be minimum 300 DPI at full scale
  • Font layers must be rasterized OR font files must be provided with files
  • Do NOT compress/flatten art or save as a compressed file type (JPG, PNG, GIF, etc.)