Artwork Specifications


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General Artwork Specifications


Full color scratch areas give you complete freedom of creativity! The scratch can be whatever you want – your logo, vector icons, full color images, and more.

To make sure your job is proofed and produced quickly and seamlessly, we ask that you please send it back in the file you created it in (Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop file) and also follow these guidelines:

  1. Follow directions in the template
  2. Leave at least .1875” of space around the scratch area, free of other design elements. This is referred to as the full color scratch safe area.
  3. Add your scratch area to the “Place SCRATCH Here” layer.
    • Please note: Full color scratch areas print with a slight tint. We suggest avoiding the color white in the scratch area as it will appear as a light gray.
  4. Please leave enough space for the security control number
  5. Save your file in its layered native format (.AI or .PSD) and send to graphics@scratchoff.com.

Under the Scratch


Standard text prizes are printed black in Calibri – Regular font. Please submit all standard text prizes through the prize creator. It will show you exactly how it will print underneath the scratch area .

Non-standard text prizes, including varying sizes/weights/colors, icons and images are considered upgrades and are a $50 upcharge. These prizes can be submitted with the artwork for your card design.

For any additional artwork questions or templates, please contact our designers at graphics@scratchoff.com.


Example Images




The scratch off safe zone is an area to keep important information and design elements, such as type, away from the scratch material. During application of the scratch area, there can be a slight shift on some cards. We caution our customers to not design directly around the scratch material including text paths, shapes and outlines.


The safe zone of the card is an area to keep important information and design elements within. During the cutting process, there can be a slight shift on some cards. We caution our customers to avoid borders around the card.


Downloadable Templates


Description Dimensions Landscape Template Portrait Template
Business Card 2″ x 3.5″ Download Download
Credit Card 2.125″ x 3.375″ Download Download
Index Card 3″ x 5″ Download Download
Small Post Card 4″ x 6″ Download Download
Medium Post Card 5″ x 7″ Download Download
Large Post Card 6″ x 9″ Download Download
Raffle Ticket 2″ x 6″ Download Download
Raffle Ticket with Perforation 2″ x 6″ Download Download
Retail Short Hanging 3.375″ x 4.875″ Download
Retail Long Hanging 3.375″ x 7.25″ Download

Custom Template Requests



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Please email your artwork to graphics@scratchoff.com and remember to include your job number so that we can efficiently process!