Artwork Guide and FAQs

Here at The Cardboard Cutout Company, we do just one thing – the clue’s in the name! This allows us to keep the process quick and simple for you.

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions and some tips for achieving the best results for your cutout.

What quality of image should I send?
The bigger the better! Use a digital camera or smartphone capable of taking good-quality photos. Whatever you’re sending us, try to make sure the image size is in excess of 1MB. Check carefully any images pulled from social media as such pictures are likely to be of low quality. Make sure that the picture is in clear focus.
Should I crop my image?
That will help us. Oh and lighter backgrounds work best.

Don’t worry, if we think there is a problem with your image, we’ll be in touch before progressing your order.

What’s the maximum height of a cutout?

The tallest we can produce is six feet (182cm).

What kind of cardboard cutouts can I request?

If you have a picture of it, we can produce it. We’re not fussy – or shy!

Can I add a message/speech bubble to my cutout?

Of course. When you upload your image, just type your text into the “Speech Bubble” box and we’ll include with your purchase.

Can I order cardboard cutouts of celebrities?

So long as you have permission to use their photo, no problem. By sending us a photo you are certifying that you have the right to distribute it. For more information about permission to reproduce images please read our Terms & Conditions.

What about permission rights to reproduce images?

Please make certain that you have permission to send and reproduce your images to ensure that no offence is caused. By sending us a photo you are certifying that you have the right to distribute it. For more information about permission to reproduce images please read our Terms & Conditions.

What file format should I upload my image in?

PDF, JPEG, AI, EPS and TIFF formats are all fine.

How can I make sure that my image is at a high enough resolution to be made into a lifesize cardboard cutout?

Your image should be at least 1MB in size. Here’s a tip. Open the image on your computer, zoom in until the subject’s face fills your screen. Is the image still clear and crisp? If so, you’re good to go.

How do I send you my image?

When placing your order, you’ll see an Upload button. Click on this then follow the instructions. Couldn’t be easier!

How long will my cutout take?

Delivery should be within 7 working days of you placing your order. For urgent orders please contact us to see if we can process your order more quickly, additional processing and delivery charges may apply.

Any other questions, just get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.