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Creative Brief Worksheet

Please download, complete and return this Creative Brief Worksheet if you have selected Expo-Commerce to design your mailing. Download


 Postcard Design Templates 

 
YMH_x6 YMH_x8.5 YMH_x11
 4.25″ x 6″ Templates
PDF format
AI CS5
InDesign CS5
InDesign CS6

 5.5″ x 8.5″ Templates
Most popular (why?)
PDF format
AI CS5
InDesign CS5
InDesign CS6

5.5″ x 11″ Templates
PDF format
AI CS5
InDesign CS5
InDesign CS6

 
See example postcards


Design File Format 

If your are providing the your own design files for your postcard, be sure to provide them by the materials due date for your purchase. The following file formats are recommended.

Good High-resolution PDF or JPEG files (300 dpi or greater) of your design 
Better PDF or JPEG and native AI or ID files embedded in approved template
Best PDF with native AI or ID files with all font packets attached in approved template

  


Mailing File Format (postal)
(Required database record layout, if applicable to your purchase)

 Mailing_Db_fields_image

NOTES:

– Database file extensions may be .xls, .csv or .txt only.
– If information is not available, OK to leave cell blank (Company name, adderss1, City, State, Zip are required)
– If your data file contains FullName as a single record and you are not able to separate into cells for FirstName and LastName, please populate FirstName and leave LastName blank.
– Mailing database files must be formatted with the fields show above and as follows (shown vertically)

Record_ID
FirstName
LastName
Title
Company
Address1
Address2
City
State
Zip
Userfield1
Userfield2
Userfield3
Userfield4

Mail File Format – Example using Excel Download