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Print and Online Design Templates and Sizes

If you are a designer, or you are designing some branding material for your business, you will need to know measurements for certain items. For example, what is the size of a Facebook Cover Image? Or what is a good size for a brochure design? Here are a few Print and Online Design measurements you may need, as well as some helpful online resources for further information.
Print and Online Design

We came across a great article from You The Designer recently, which offers blank design and print templates for the following materials:

1. Business Card Templates
2. Brochure Templates
3. Postcard Templates
4. Event Ticket Templates
5. Envelope Templates
6. Calendar Templates
7. Menu Templates
These templates can be customized using your branding, logo, and designs, and you don’t have to worry about sourcing the standard measurements.

Other helpful measurements to know are:

1. Facebook Profile Picture – 160 x 160 pixels (or 180 x 180 pixels)
2. Facebook Cover Image – 851 x 315 pixels
3. Twitter Profile Picture – 400 x 400 pixels
4. Twitter Cover Image – 1500 x 500 pixels
Note: Online banner ads will differ in size, so make sure you get the correct measurements before creating your advert. The same goes for print advertising – get the correct measurements from the publication.
For Print – All images should be at least 300 dpi (the resolution)
For Web – All images should be 72 dpi (if the resolution is too high, the image won’t load).

Here are some more resources for Print and Online Design measurements for photos and other images:

1. http://www.urban75.org/photos/print.html
2. http://www.picmonkey.com/help/articles/633730-standard-photo-print-size
3. http://www.digicamhelp.com/processing-photos/printing/print-sizes/
4. http://www.pgiinc.com/pages/Printing-measurement-definitions.html