4 Replies Latest reply on Dec 7, 2015 7:36 AM by MW Design

    A DIFFERENT looking indesign business card template

    wi1dtree Level 1

      Hi,

       

      I'm creating a business card - it's a little different and had curved edges on 3 sides

      In indesign I'm trying to figure out how to create a template which has these curves and features and looks like the below image

       

      All I seem to be able to do is just create a box with no curves

       

      Screen Shot 2015-12-07 at 8.31.27 PM.png

        • 1. Re: A DIFFERENT looking indesign business card template
          winterm Level 4

          Select a box you created, go to Object > Corner Options.

          Or Alt+click the icon in Control palette.

          CornerOptions.png

          • 2. Re: A DIFFERENT looking indesign business card template
            MW Design Level 4

            Who is printing and die-cutting this?

             

            Unless you are going to be producing this yourself--including the die-cutting--other than for presentational looks on a site selling them, you do not need to design the shape in the ID file. That is something communicated early on with whoever is doing the printing and die-cutting. Only what goes "into" the shape needs done in ID.

             

            You would need to give them the shape separately to make the die but if it is another establishment doing the cutting, the shape design shouldn't output in the print file.

             

            Mike

            • 3. Re: A DIFFERENT looking indesign business card template
              winterm Level 4

              MW Design wrote:

               

              you do not need to design the shape in the ID file.

              You would need to give them the shape separately

              ah, so you may need to design that custom shape? Any reasons to do it outside ID?

               

              MW Design wrote:

               

              the shape design shouldn't output in the print file.

              Why not? It's possible. I often deliver custom die-cut shapes right in the print file. Just use a special (unique, not used in your artwork) PMS color for that (sure, with overprint). And talk to your printer... Mine accepts that technique and we find it convenient both for designer and printer.

              • 4. Re: A DIFFERENT looking indesign business card template
                MW Design Level 4

                The only time I have included a cut line is when sending to a vinyl sign company (then I generally use a spot color named CutContour). Never have when using die-cutting for cards, boxes and the like.

                 

                Chalk it up to a different work experience.