Scratch Off Card Artwork Submission 101

Whether you’re envisioning a design that is clean and simple or intricate and exciting , when it comes to creating the artwork for your custom scratch off card, My Scratch Offs employs a staff of top-notch graphic designers to handle all the ins and outs of your design. But for those of you that would prefer to flex your own graphic design teams’ muscles, we are happy to utilize your provided copy to print your custom scratch off cards. When submitting your own artwork, there are a few formatting rules of thumb that we would like to share with you to ensure that your scratch off card production process runs smoothly. Welcome to Artwork Submission 101!

Here is a handy checklist to help guide you through the formatting process:


  • Please submit artwork as one of the following file types:
    • Adobe Illustrator (.ai)
    • Layered PDF
  • Artwork must include at least a .125″ bleed around all sides.
  • CMYK color; minimum 300 dpi
  • Please use Rich Black (C-60, M-40, Y-40, K-100) in place of all black within the design.
  • All fonts must be outlined.
  • All images must be embedded.
  • Ensure that all text and images are positioned at least .25″ inside of the bleed.
  • Format the scratch off area to suit your preferred scratch off label:
    • Scratch off area should be formatted to allow a .125″ knockout around text for clean scratch off label machine application.
    • Please allow at least a .125″ tolerance between the scratch off label and any surrounding text/design


  • Please send files of EACH variation.
  • Please remove any circles or boxes that are under the Scratch Off Area.  Due to how we machine these, putting circles or boxes under the area make it tricky.  If you would like to incorporate any circles or boxes in your Scratch Off Area, please contact us at:  [email protected] prior to design.

If you have any further questions about submitting your own artwork, please contact our customer service team for more information!

Top Ideas for Promotional Scratch Cards

Top Business Promotion Ideas – What Will You Reveal?

Have you ever considered elevating your marketing pieces by featuring an engaging and memorable scratch off? Let the scratch off experts help guide you in the right direction as you plan your own dynamic marketing campaign!

First thing is first… when a customer approaches me with an interest in creating a Scratch Off business promotion, I always ask a few starter questions to get the ball rolling:

  •    How will you be using your Scratch Off cards?
  •   What are your card specifications (size, quantity, print formatting)?
  •   What promotional message do you want to reveal under the Scratch Off Label?

Typically, the first two questions are fairly easy to answer. Most individuals have a clear vision of how they would like to use their cards and how they want their cards to look before making their initial contact. But, in my experience, the promotional message is where project creativity can start to slump. I am often asked, “What do you suggest?…” What kind of business promotions do other [insert appropriate business here] do?”.

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Custom Scratch Off Card Production

So, you’d like to order a custom Scratch Off Card? Here at My Scratch Offs, Custom Scratch Off Cards and Labels are our bread and butter! Whether you have a very specific vision for your project or you’re starting the creative process from scratch, our team is primed to step you through the full process from design to production.

Let’s start at the beginning and I’ll walk you through the “what to expect” when ordering a custom card from My Scratch Offs! And so it goes…

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Scratch Off Labels: A Beginners Introduction

Here at My Scratch Offs, LLC, I respond to about 90% of all of our inquiries, be it by phone, e-mail or tweet. From how-to’s to product suggestions to pricing, our customers’ questions come in all shapes and sizes and I’m happy to answer each and every inquiry. But the number one most frequently asked question is: How do those Scratch Off Labels (also known as Scratch Off Stickers) work??

Our product is unique and in turn, it can be difficult to fully conceptualize without an inherent knowledge of scratch off products (though you can get to know our products by requesting Free Samples!). There are endless practical uses and options for customization of Scratch Off Labels and it can be easy to get lost in the planning process.

If you’re a little confused about how it all works, don’t sweat it, that’s what I’m here for! So, let me explain a little bit about our products in this Scratch Off Labels: A Beginners Introduction Guide…

What is a Scratch Off Label?

Our Scratch Off Labels are a clear, adhesive backing that has had scratch off pigment professionally applied on top. They are a simple peel-and-stick application (like any ol’ regular sticker) and can be applied either by hand or machine applied using a labeler or tabber.

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