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Design Specifications

The information in this article is for merchants using Helcim's Legacy System.

  • Artwork resolution must be 300 dpi or in a vector file
  • Image file format must be .ai .pdf .eps .psd or .tif
  • The physical card is 3 3/8" by 2 1/8"
  • The live area is 3 1/8" by 1 7/8" (3.125" x 1.875") There are two types of gift card printing available:
  1. 2-color printing
  2. Full-color printing (available for orders over 1,000)

For color printing you must select a background and foreground color from the following options:

Gift Card Example

Please keep detail of artwork to a minimum. Highly detailed artwork does not reproduce well and will result in less than desired outcome. The logo and text must be ONE color line art with no gradients or shading. Below is an example of a 2-color gift card:

Full-Color Printing

For full-color printing, the artwork must be high-quality (300 dpi). Because of the small size of gift cards, we still recommend to keep details to a minimum. Below is an example of a full-color gift card:

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