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Magnet Printing FAQ

Have a question about printing custom magnets? Check out these frequently asked questions and learn about our magnet stock, magnet adhesion, die cutting and more. Expand the sections below for each of our magnet products.

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What sizes are available?

You can design Business Card Magnets for online printing in our predetermined sizes or choose a custom size to suit your needs. The standard business card size is 3-1/2″L x 2”W.

How thick are business card magnets?

Our custom business card magnets are .015 mil thick.

What magnet stocks are available? Are they smooth or textured?

As a premium online printer, we offer magnet printing on high-quality white magnet stock. The magnet stock is smooth and printed with UV raised ink, which can sometimes feel subtly textured.

Does my business card magnet design have to be horizontal?

No. Our online printing services let you design personalized magnets with a vertical or horizontal orientation.

What surfaces will my custom magnets stick to?

Magnets will stick to whiteboards, lockers, vehicles (steel), most refrigerators, filing cabinets, metal shelving, etc.

Will my business card magnets have coating or laminate? Is it glossy or matte?

Magnets do not have coating or laminate, but the material offers a satin-like look for a professional finish. They’re also printed with durable UV ink, so there’s no need for coating or laminate. Learn more: Ink Technology: Large Format

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What sizes are available?

You can customize Car Magnets for online printing in any shape and size.

Is there a recommended size for a standard car door?

The size of your magnet depends on the size of your car, but a common size is 18”L x 12”W.

How thick are the magnets?

Our vehicle magnets are .030 mil thick.

What magnet stocks are available? Are they smooth or textured?

As a premium online printer, we offer magnet printing on high-quality white vinyl magnet stock.

Do you round the corners?

Our online printing services don’t automatically round the corners of magnets. If you’d like round corners, be sure to include them in your design and your print-ready file. Learn more: Print-Ready Files

Will car magnets stick to all vehicles? Does the surface have to be flat?

Magnets must be applied to a flat steel surface. Magnets won’t adhere to vehicle doors and panels not made of steel.

Will magnets damage my car’s paint?

With proper placement and care, magnets shouldn’t affect your vehicle’s paint. Learn more: Car Magnet Care Instructions

Can I reposition my custom magnets?

Yes. Be sure to lift it from the sides, not the corners, and do not pull your magnet against the surface.

Can I take magnets through a car wash?

We recommend removing magnets from your vehicle before going through a car wash.

How strong are they?

Car and truck magnets are strong and durable, with a 95-pound pull.

How long will car magnets last in the weather? How do I care for and store them?

The lifespan of your magnets depends on the usage, environment and proper care. Learn more: Car Magnet Care Instructions

Will my magnets have coating or laminate? Is it glossy or matte?

Magnets do not have coating or laminate, but the material offers a satin-like look for a professional finish. They’re also printed with durable UV ink, so there’s no need for coating or laminate. Learn more: Ink Technology: Large Format

What’s the difference between simple and complex die cutting?

Choose simple die cutting for shapes like circles, ovals, squares and rectangles. Choose complex die cutting for any shapes or cuts more intricate than that.

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What sizes are available?

You can customize Die-Cut Magnets for online printing in any shape and size.

What thicknesses are available?

Custom magnets are available in three thicknesses: .015 mil, .020 mil and .030 mil. All three are ideal for marketing, multi-piece mailers, novelty gifts, promotional items and more.

We recommend:

  • .015 mil – For indoor use only.
  • .020 mil – For indoor use only.
  • .030 mil – For indoor and outdoor use.

What magnet stocks are available? Are they smooth or textured?

As a premium online printer, we offer magnet printing on high-quality white vinyl magnet stock. The magnet stock is smooth and printed with UV raised ink, which can sometimes feel subtly textured.

What surfaces will my magnets stick to?

Magnets will stick to whiteboards, lockers, vehicles (steel), most refrigerators, filing cabinets, metal shelving, etc.

Can they be used indoors and outdoors?

Yes. We recommend .030 mil magnet stock for outdoor use.

Will my magnets have coating or laminate? Is it glossy or matte?

Magnets do not have coating or laminate, but the material offers a satin-like look for a professional finish. They’re also printed with durable UV ink, so there’s no need for online printing services like coating or laminate. Learn more: Ink Technology: Large Format

What’s the difference between simple and complex die cutting?

Choose simple die cutting for shapes like circles, ovals, squares and rectangles. Choose complex die cutting for any shapes or cuts more intricate than that.

Will my magnets hold up multiple pieces of paper?

Die-cut magnets may hold up multiple pieces of paper but are intended for single pieces of paper or decoration.

[/accordionBody] [accordionHead]Magnet Calendars[/accordionHead][accordionBody]

What sizes are available?

You can design Magnet Calendars for online printing in our predetermined sizes or choose a custom size to suit your needs.

What thicknesses are available?

Our magnetic calendars are .015 mil thick.

What magnet stocks are available? Are they smooth or textured?

As a premium online printer, we offer magnet printing on high-quality white vinyl magnet stock. The magnet stock is smooth and printed with UV raised ink, which can sometimes feel subtly textured.

What surfaces will my custom magnets stick to?

Magnets will stick to whiteboards, lockers, vehicles (steel), most refrigerators, filing cabinets, metal shelving, etc.

Will my magnets have coating or laminate? Is it glossy or matte?

Magnets do not have coating or laminate, but the material offers a satin-like look for a professional finish. They’re also printed with durable UV ink, so there’s no need for online printing services like coating or laminate. Learn more: Ink Technology: Large Format

What’s the difference between simple and complex die cutting?

Choose simple die cutting for shapes like circles, ovals, squares and rectangles. Choose complex die cutting for any shapes or cuts more intricate than that.

If you’d like to add die cutting, be sure to include a vector dieline in your print-ready file. Learn more: Vector vs. Raster Graphics, Print-Ready Files

How should I put my calendar into an envelope for mailing?

The USPS prefers magnets to be inserted facing the back right side of the envelope, with the magnet facing away from the recipient’s address on the front. If you’d like help with kitting, request a Custom Quote. Learn more: Kitting

Will my magnets hold up multiple pieces of paper?

Magnetic calendars may hold up multiple pieces of paper but are intended for single pieces of paper or decoration.

[/accordionBody] [accordionHead]Save the Date Magnets[/accordionHead][accordionBody]

What sizes are available?

You can design Save the Date Magnets for online printing in our predetermined sizes or choose a custom size to suit your needs.

What thicknesses are available?

Our event magnets are .015 mil thick.

What magnet stocks are available? Are they smooth or textured?

As a premium online printer, we offer magnet printing on high-quality white vinyl magnet stock. The magnet stock is smooth and printed with UV raised ink, which can sometimes feel subtly textured.

What surfaces will my custom magnets stick to?

Magnets will stick to whiteboards, lockers, vehicles (steel), most refrigerators, filing cabinets, metal shelving, etc.

Will my magnets have coating or laminate? Is it glossy or matte?

Magnets do not have coating or laminate, but the material offers a satin-like look for a professional finish. They’re also printed with durable UV ink, so there’s no need for online printing services like coating or laminate. Learn more: Ink Technology: Large Format

What’s the difference between simple and complex die cutting?

Choose simple die cutting for shapes like circles, ovals, squares and rectangles. Choose complex die cutting for any shapes or cuts more intricate than that.

If you’d like to add die cutting, be sure to include a vector dieline in your print-ready file. Learn more: Vector vs. Raster Graphics, Print-Ready Files

Will my magnets hold up multiple pieces of paper?

Save the date magnets may hold up multiple pieces of paper but are intended for single pieces of paper or decoration.

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