Send Art

New England’s Business Card Express makes it easy for dealers to submit artwork in electronic form. Here are the instructions to follow when sending the artwork file:

Our Most Preferred Programs

Adobe Illustrator CS2 (Macintosh or Windows)
1. Convert all fonts to a graphic piece. To do this select all the type in the file and choose “Create Outlines” from the “Type” menu.
2. Send all TIF files as a separate file. If you placed any TIF files into your Illustrator file, please send the original TIF file also.

QuarkXpress 8 or lower (Macintosh or Windows)
1. Please use ONLY BCE typestyles (Supplied fonts will incur additional charges. Click here for font instructions).
2. Include any necessary artwork. All artwork that has been placed or embedded into your file must be sent separately in addition to the QuarkXpress file.

Remember: Save your colors correctly. See color chart.

Other Acceptable Programs

Macromedia Freehand 7.0 (Macintosh)
1. Export the file as an Adobe Illustrator or EPS file.
2. Convert all fonts to a graphic piece. To do this select all the type in the file and choose “Convert to Paths”.
Warning: Freehand applies a stroke to outlined type which makes the type print larger; that should be taken off and the fill color should be set.
3. Send all TIF files as a separate file. If you placed any TIF files into your Freehand file, send the original TIF file also.

Please remember to save your colors correctly. See color chart below.

Adobe PageMaker 6.5 (Macintosh)
1. Please use only BCE typestyles. Customer supplied fonts will incur additional charges. Please see font instructions.
2. Include any necessary artwork.
All art work files that have been placed or embedded into your PageMaker file need to be send separately.

Please remember to save your colors correctly. See color info below.

Please note:
We convert all Pagemaker files to QuarkXpress. If you use both Pagemaker and QuarkXpress we would prefer a QuarkXpress file.

Windows Programs

There are several programs on Windows that will export files that we can accept. CorelDraw is the most common, but if your program offers the same export features as CorelDraw you should follow these instructions.

CorelDraw
1. Export the file as Adobe Illustrator Version 3.0.
2. Convert all fonts to a graphic piece.
3. Send all TIF files as a separate file. If you placed any TIF files into your CorelDraw file, send the original TIF file also.

Microsoft Office programs are NOT accepted.  ( That includes ALL Office Products)

1. Export the file as a PDF if you are able and we will attempt to work with that PDF. Native Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Publishers files cannot be accepted.

Please remember to save your colors correctly. See color chart below.

Business Card Express Upload Utility
This simple program allows efficient file uploading directly through your Web Browser. As you are well aware, attaching large graphic files to an email message is not very efficient. Thus we have created this upload utility.

If you meet the browser requirements listed below, you can use this program.

Color – Mac and Windows

You must follow these instructions or we cannot accept your order.

1. Use only process colors (CMYK).
2. Black should be the primary color. All single color orders will be represented by black.
3. Magenta should be the secondary color.
4. Cyan must be the third color.

We can only use spot color. Be careful not to send us 4 color separations (tints or screens). We do not print 4 color process. If the file is separated in more than two colors it will be rejected.

Please use the chart below for reference when color separating your order.

All single color orders will be represented by black.

Color Chart
Black / Reflex
Black = Black
Reflex = Magenta
Black / Red
Black = Black
Red = Magenta
Reflex / Red
Reflex = Black
Red = Magenta
Reflex / Yellow
Reflex = Black
Yellow = Magenta
Black / Brown
Black = Black
Brown = Magenta
Black / Forest Green
Black = Black
Forest Green = Magenta
Black / Meadow Green
Black = Black
Meadow Green = Magenta

Reflex / Burgundy
Reflex = Black
Burgundy = Magenta

Black / Burgundy
Black = Black
Burgundy = Magenta

Process / Red
Process = Black
Red = Magenta

Black / Yellow
Black = Black
Yellow = Magenta

Black / Process
Black = Black
Process = Magenta

Black / Teal
Black = Black
Teal = Magenta

Black / Orange
Black = Black
Orange = Magenta
Black / Lipstix
Black = Black
Lipstix = Magenta
Gray / Process
Gray = Black
Process = Magenta
Gray / Reflex
Gray = Black
Reflex = Magenta
Gray / Burgundy
Gray = Black
Burgundy = Magenta
Reflex / Meadow Green
Reflex = Black
Meadow Green = Magenta
Meadow Green / Red
Meadow Green = Black
Red = Magenta

Forest Green / Gold
Forest Green = Black
Gold = Magenta

Burgundy / Gold
Burgundy
 = Black
Gold = Magenta

Reflex / Gold
Reflex = Black
Gold = Magenta

Black / Gold
Black = Black
Gold = Magenta

Font Instructions

We will gladly accept your fonts under a few conditions:
1. We can only accept fonts from the Macintosh.
2. Please send both the screen font and printer font. These fonts will be installed on a temporary basis, but they will be archived under your reorder number for future use with that particular job only.

Please save your job as outlines/or curves.