FAQ for NY Printing Solutions


  • Turnaround time: Starts after we receive print-ready files or approved proofs. Weekends/holidays excluded.
  • Missing products? We offer more than listed! Contact us for details.
  • Order splitting? No, one artwork per order quantity.
  • Hours: Showroom open 10am-6pm M-F (excluding holidays). Online ordering 24/7.
  • Location & pickup: Welcome to visit us! We’re near Javits Center & many hotels.
  • Suggestions? Email us at [email address removed]

Artwork & Files

  • European business cards? Yes, we print them (3.375″ x 2.125″).
  • Design options:
  • Custom Design: Create from scratch with our studio.
  • Upload Design: Use your print-ready PDF files.
  • Browse Design: Use and modify our pre-loaded templates.
  • Personal Design: Visit us for a consultation with our graphic artists (additional charge).
  • Submitting artwork:
  • One PDF with multiple pages or separate files for each side.
  • Minimum 300 dpi for rasterized images/photos.
  • 600 dpi recommended for small text (business cards).
  • Bleed: Extra area that extends past the cut line (trimmed during finishing). Keep text 0.125″ inside the cut line. Bleed size: 0.125″ per side.


  • Digital vs. offset printing? We offer both. Offset preferred for quality, digital for rush jobs.
  • Specific colors? Visit us to choose colors from our Pantone Books (better than relying on your computer screen).
  • Printing methods: Digital and offset printing.
  • Digital for rush items and standard turnaround for offset.
  • Offset for demanding artwork and thicker papers.

Raised Foil Cards FAQ

What are Raised Foil Cards?

Raised foil cards are business cards with a metallic design element that you can feel. They have a luxurious look and feel due to:

  • Thick cardstock (16 pt)
  • Soft-touch lamination on both sides (1.5 mil)
  • Raised foil effect (front only)

How to Set Up Raised Foil Cards:

  • We recommend using design software like Illustrator or Photoshop, but we can create a mask file for you for a fee.
  • Submit two files:
    • Regular print file for the background design.
    • Mask file (vector file in black and white) indicating where the foil should be applied.
      • Black indicates foil area.
      • White indicates no foil.
      • Avoid shadows, glows, grayscale, and knockouts (due to potential shifting during application).
  • We recommend using a solid color behind the foil to avoid text or artwork showing through.

Optimizing Raised Foil Cards:

  • For best results, keep foil coverage under 50% to avoid a wavy appearance. Exceptions: patterns, thin lines, small shapes (up to 75% coverage).
  • Use font sizes of 10 pt or larger (12 pt recommended for bold fonts).

Raised Foil on Both Sides?

Currently, raised foil is only offered on one side of the card.

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