You've either done too much, or not enough. Check the line that says, "Required: Start Number." Did you enter a start number? It's required! And it's got to be a numeral. If you used letters or words (such as "no" or "one") in that line, just change that to digits. If that's not the problem, double-check that you did not enter too much text on any line. Too much text will result in a pink box indicating which line is too long, and will also appear in red on the proof.
If you've saved it (in a standard file format) we can probably print it! PDF, JPG, GIF, TIF, EPS, INDD, or AI files will all work. Just make sure that your files are saved at 300 DPI (dots per square inch) at 100% print size. This will ensure high quality production. You can email image files to support@ticketprinting.com, or you can use our My Files feature (found in your account online) to upload your files directly to our design team.

I had wanted to create a file that didn't require Excel as the data source, so I created one using SEQ fields. It was terrible and too huge to mention (thanks Doug Robbins), so I recreated it using Word as the data source so that people who only have Word can use it. You can create up to 5,000 tickets without changing the data file. If you only have Word and need to create more than 5,000 tickets, please don't type the ticket numbers. Just drop me an email and I'll create another data file for you with the required numbers.


Our design team can create a Custom Ticket from scratch, incorporating your design ideas as well as any images or logos you may have. They can also use any online template background that you like, design a ticket using artwork that you send us, or combine all of the above. Designing a custom ticket from scratch doesn't cost any more than our other Custom Ticket options.

Hi - are you creating your own tickets using the instructions on this page? If so, you can of course change the font and everything else in your Word document. If you are using the Raffle Ticket Creator app (app.raffleticketcreator.com) then you can't change the font size ... you'll just need to tinker with the exact words that you are including in order to get them to fit on the page. Hope that helps!
Third, for extra security, we also offer high-security ticket stock which is heat-activated. Security paper features the message, "Security Paper, Do Not Duplicate," printed at a 45 degree angle in heat sensitive ink. Applying a little heat by rubbing, blowing, or holding the ticket next to a light bulb changes the ink from light green to light yellow. Your ticket takers can see immediately whether the ticket is valid or not. Once the paper cools down again, it returns to its original color.

Third, for extra security, we also offer high-security ticket stock which is heat-activated. Security paper features the message, "Security Paper, Do Not Duplicate," printed at a 45 degree angle in heat sensitive ink. Applying a little heat by rubbing, blowing, or holding the ticket next to a light bulb changes the ink from light green to light yellow. Your ticket takers can see immediately whether the ticket is valid or not. Once the paper cools down again, it returns to its original color.

Third, for extra security, we also offer high-security ticket stock which is heat-activated. Security paper features the message, "Security Paper, Do Not Duplicate," printed at a 45 degree angle in heat sensitive ink. Applying a little heat by rubbing, blowing, or holding the ticket next to a light bulb changes the ink from light green to light yellow. Your ticket takers can see immediately whether the ticket is valid or not. Once the paper cools down again, it returns to its original color.
The SEQ or Sequential Numbering Function in Word is the best and quickest way to number your tickets. Many raffle ticket templates use them, yet few sites explain how it works. To see if it uses the SEQ function, you need to download the template first. Then, open it in Word, click right in the middle of where a serial number is, and then right-click.
You can! Our digital proofs offer a good facsimile of your physical ticket, but if you're worried about the quality of our online templates or an image you uploaded to your template, you can call our Customer Support at 888 771 0809 and request a physical sample for free. We'll put your order on hold and send you one unperforated sample sheet, via UPS Next Day Air, at no cost.
Welcome to the great balancing act: space considerations! Your Event Program should provide enough information without overwhelming the reader. Your font size needs to be large enough that the average person can read the print without squinting, but you'll want to keep it small enough to allow room for all of your details. Contact our Customer Support Specialists at 888.771.0809 for advice once you have compiled your information and they can advise you regarding the best length for your programs.
In addition, we offer a heat sensitive security paper. This is also heavy weight card stock with matte finish, plus some extras for our customers who take a serious stance against ticket fraud. The message, "Security Paper, Do Not Duplicate," is printed at a 45 degree angle, in a very light green, heat-sensitive ink. A slight rise in temperate, such as that generated by rubbing, blowing, or holding the ticket next to a light bulb or other heat source, turns the ink from light green to light yellow. Your ticket takers can tell immediately whether the ticket is valid or not! Once the paper cools down again, the message returns to its original color.
I know that PrintShopMail will do it, but I was wandering if there was a less expensive solution out there so that I could get numbered tickets (usually 4-up) right off the Xerox. I just want to avoid having to go the the Windmill after trimming and doing it the old fashion way. There is a tiny little copy shop here in town that is doing it, and am willing to bet that they are not using PrintShopMail, but I'm also not going to ask them to share their methods with a competitor. There has to be cheaper solution. I know that I can do it with auto page numbering in Indesign, but that means I can only print raffle tickets 1-up which wont work.
Change all other existing text to reflect the correct date and prizes by highlighting the words and either editing or deleting the existing text. Font size and style can be adjusted using the font toolbar above the document. Images can be added by using the Insert menu in the toolbar and following the same process as inserting images to a Word document.
The ordering process is different for online and custom products, so please don't complete your online order if you want to combine it with a custom one. Instead, create an account online and add the online tickets to your cart without checkout out. Make sure you've entered your shipping and billing information online and then call Customer Support at 888 771 0809. We'll start the custom product ordering process and finalize the entire order once we have all the information.
Our design team can create a Custom Ticket from scratch, incorporating your design ideas as well as any images or logos you may have. They can also use any online template background that you like, design a ticket using artwork that you send us, or combine all of the above. Designing a custom ticket from scratch doesn't cost any more than our other Custom Ticket options.
We'll create our Event Programs as single fold documents (a single fold refers to one fold, directly in the center of the printed sheet, meaning a single sheet translates into a 4-page Event Program) so 4-page programs will not be bound. Single fold programs are perfect for small events such as music or dance recitals, school plays or concerts, community variety shows, or other short, local events.
Not if you're printing digitally, and we are! We'll print as many colors as you like and it won't cost any more than printing one color. Black ink is less expensive than colored ink, so black and white tickets are less expensive than colored tickets, but once you've chosen color tickets, go ahead and print rainbows if you like! It won't cost any extra.
So fast that sometimes we amaze ourselves. Usually, if you place your online template order before 3 p.m. CST, it will ship out from our facility the next business day: twenty-four hour turnaround! Place your order Monday before 3 p.m. CST, and it will ship out Tuesday. Remember, weekends don't count, only count business days, so if you place your order Saturday, it will be processed as a Monday order and ship out Tuesday. For quantities over 5000 and stapled ticket orders, the processing time will be longer. Click here for more details about Quick Ticket Processing Time.
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