1. A design that has white in the file will become the clear or satin stock when printed unless it is on a separate layer and designated to be printed.
2. When quoting your card white is considered a color.
3. Colors printed on the card stock without white printed behind them will become transparent.
4. Printing white on each side of the card will not completely block a color that might be printed on the opposite side.
5. Dark colors printed on the our clear plastic card stock without white behind them will turn out very dark. This effect is lessened when printing on frosted satin stock.
6. What you see printed on the front of the card will show through on the back of the card and will be backwards. You can add a layer of white to help block the design from showing through.
7. If your clear, or frosted satin card has a magnetic strip on the back it will show through to the front of the card. Many designers incorporate this into the design, or add white to the front of the card to help block the strip.
8. A popular technique is to knockout either text or an element of your card. When doing this make sure that the text or object is large enough so that it will not disappear or blend together.
9. If you are using tints of a color (lowering opacity) they will turn out lighter when printed than what your computer screen shows. If you have questions please ask your sales rep for advice.
10. An advanced clear plastic card design technique is to print text, or image elements on the front of the card and a solid color on the back. Since there is space between the front and back of the card it will leave a dropshadow and appear raised or 3D.
11. If you apply UV Coating to both sides of a frosted satin card it will end up almost completely clear. This happens because our frosted plastic cards utilize a special texture that makes them distort the light that comes through resulting in a frosted appearance. By laying a UV Coat on the card it fills the texture and cancels the effect.