How It Works?

Choose a Template Upload Your Photo Place Your Order Deliver to You

STEP 1:
Choose Template

STEP 2:
Upload Photo

STEP 3:
Submit Order

STEP 4:
Deliver



GoTradingCards.com showcases the best value for the personalized custom trading cards. We start with top quality, free trading card templates and let you customize them to your own specifications. Then we print, package and ship them right to your door and in no time. Your children, team or event guests will be marveling at the custom trading cards you created. Choose one, or choose a thousand; with GoTradingCards there is no limit and the choice is always yours!


What are Trading Cards?

A trading card (or collectible card) is a small card, usually made out of paperboard or thick paper, which usually contains an image of a certain person, place or thing (fictional or real) and a short description of the picture, along with other text (attacks, statistics, or trivia).


Trading cards are traditionally associated with sports; baseball cards are especially well-known. Cards dealing with other subjects are often considered a separate category from sports cards, known as non-sports trading cards. These often feature cartoons, comic book characters, television series and film stills. In the 1990s, cards designed specifically for playing games became popular enough to develop into a distinct category, collectible card games. These tend to use either fantasy subjects or sports as the basis for game play. (from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)


Why Use GoTradingCards.com?

GoTradingCards.com is the website where you can easily create personalized trading cards in any quantity to capture those precious achievements, memories and milestones in our event filled lives. The Online Design Tool is our easy to use tool for designing your custom card. You choose your template, insert your digital image, select your layout and add your own text to create your very own custom card. Then we print it and mail it to you in just a few business days. It’s that easy!


Real-Time Online Design and Proofing

Creating your own trading card has never been easier. With our Online Design Tool and many well-designed templates to choose from, you can design your very own Custom Trading Cards like a pro!


Low-Pricing & Flexible-Quantity

We offer a wide variety of quantities to accommodate any budget. You can easily make your custom trading cards in small or large quantities.


High Quality and 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

All cards are printed on 18 point heavy card stocks with UV coating. We make customer satisfaction our #1 priority. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed on our PRO GRADE Trading Cards.


Co-branded Trading Cards

We also offer co-branded trading cards through select organizations. Members of their respective organizations can create their custom trading cards using their own logos, icons and templates with our exclusive Online Design Tool.




What is the turn-around-time?

We ship most of the products out within 3-5 Business Days.

• For larger quantities, please allow 7 Business Days.

• Shipping time depends on the shipping method you choose.




Production Time:

• Standard (Production in 3-5 Business Days): No extra charge.

• Express (Production in 2 Business Days): a 25% extra fee added.

• Rush (Production in 1 Business Day): a 50% extra fee added.




Shipping & Handling options:

• Standard Mail (5-7 business days, US Only): $6.60

• Priority Mail(2-5 business days, US Only): $13.20

• Express Mail (1-2 business days, US Only): $44.00

• International Standard Mail: $9.35

• International Priority Mail: $35.20


What kind of file formats do you support for picture and artwork upload?

• Our Design Studio supports .JPEG .PDF .EPS .TIF and .PNG formats

• For pictures, we highly recommend using .JPEG file with RGB color mode.

• For line arts (ex: logos), we recommend using PDF or EPS file (with High Quality Print and CMYK color mode); or, PNG-24 with transparent background.



How to crop, re-size and re-position my uploaded image?

Our Image Editor allows you to crop and fine tune the image size and position, before you place it into your template


Image Editor

How to upload my photos or logos?

Choose the image from your Image Libraries; or,
browse for an image file from your PC to upload, then click "SUBMIT" button.
You are able to crop, re-size and re-position your uploaded image, then click "OK" button. Your photo or logo will be placed into the template.





Do you support a custom logo with transparent background?

Yes. You can insert your own custom logo to replace the logo on the template. It is highly suggested that the logo background be transparent. Your own logo or image that contains transparent elements that will allow the original background color to show through.


1. PDF format: If you are working on a graphic in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop, simply save the file as an Adobe PDF. Basically, whatever you see in the application that created the PDF is what you get in your cards.


2. PNG-24 bit format: PNG images are able to retain transparency.


3. GIF format: Images in GIF format with transparency background.




Can I upload my own artwork instead of using your templates?

Yes, the procedures of uploading your own artwork:


Step 1. Choose the "Upload Your Own Artwork" template


Step 2. Use "image upload" tool to load your artwork from your computer.


Step 3. Set your upload artwork as a background image.


PS: Your artwork size should be 2.75 x 3.75 inch at 300dpi (or at least 825 pixels x 1125 pixels), a Trading Card finish size is 2.5 x 3.5 inch.


When uploading your own artwork, make sure you are using the bleed size (1/8 inch on each side).




"Ready to Print" Artwork Specifications

File Specifications:

• Acceptable Formats: .PDF, .JPEG, .TIF, .EPS


• Artwork Size: 2.75 x 3.75 inch ( we will trim 0.125 inch on each side)


• Final Trim Size: 2.5 x 3.5 inch


• Recommended Resolution: 300 dpi





Can I save and return to my draft of an unfinished design?

Yes.

How to Save a Draft?


• Click Drafts Button under the bottom of Form Filling area.


How to Retrieve a Draft?


• Click the "My Drafts" tab in the navigations, then go to the "My Drafts" page.





Can I change fonts?

Sure. Just click the "+".




How do I cancel my order?

Write to support@gotradingcards.com by midnight on the day of your order to cancel that order. Please remember to include your order ID number. We will send a confirmation email to you on the next day.