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High School Diploma Design & Printing

Card Stock 5 1/2 in. x 8 1/2 in. Paper

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High School Diploma Design & Printing

Card Stock 5 1/2 in. x 8 1/2 in. Paper

Please remember to order your diploma covers as well!

  • CAUTIONGraduation Ink will promptly refund suspected fraudulent orders! We are not a diploma mill. We only work directly with businesses, home schools, individual schools and school districts.

STEP 1. Paper Type

  • IMPORTANT:We will be sure to send a pdf proof and mock ups for edits and review prior to printing. Watch for emails from We will customize to your specifications.
  • RE-ORDERS: Please confirm the signature fields, date of graduation and student names in the tabs below. **Do not adjust the header layout or body text. This is on file and will be reprinted as previously designed.**

STEP 2. Diploma Header

  • For raised ink printing: color should be in CMYK and vector files are recommended. For metallic foil imprint, a black and white image is required (Black areas will be filled in with the shiny foil.)Max file size: 8 MBPermitted file types: pdf svg ai psd tif

  • OPTIONAL: If the city and state should be located near the logo/mascot or school name, please enter it.

STEP 3. Main Body Design

  • Enter the text that you want on your diploma/certificate here.

  • For example: Mike R. Romain, Principal (left signature line), Jane Miranda Moen, Chairman of the Board (right signature line)

  • Signatures MUST be on a blank white piece of paper. Do not have an individual sign on a line and then upload the signature. There must be no artwork behind the signature.Max file size: 8 MBPermitted file types: pdf svg ai psd tif

  • We can add the names and date to every diploma or provide you a WORD template using our trademarked "Personalize-and-Print" option. "Personalize-and-Print" means that we will pre-print the fancy school name, logos, and typically the signature lines on the diploma sheets. You will then add the black center text that contains the name and date using the school printer and our custom WORD template.

STEP 4. Design Comments and Suggestions

Initial Product Price

Optional Items

Optional Items or Setup Charges

Grand Total

5 - 25 $3.55
26 - 50 $2.85
51 - 100 $2.20
101 - 250 $1.90
251 - 10000 $2.85
SKU: 21-500-S/W Category:

NOTE: After placing your high school diploma design order
we will contact you via email with additional design information requests and pdf samples for approval.

Product Description

This Series 500 high school diploma measures 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and fits the Graduation Ink Series 500 padded diploma covers. Whether this is a high school or trade school graduation or even a business promotion, we are able to provide a beautiful document that will last a lifetime.

High School Diploma Design

All diplomas include full color printing. However, many schools opt for raised inks and spot metallic foil imprinting.

Signatures and logos can be uploaded via the order form on this webpage if desired.

Stock Paper Styles

The high school diploma design is printed with UV cured or pigment inks on card stock papers.  However, if you would like a different paper type, we would be more than happy assist with this request.  Standard options include:


Diploma Personalization: “Personalize-and-Print”

While full personalization is always available for $2.25 each, we also have a unique diploma product that no one else in the industry offers. “Personalize-and-Print” will reduce the impact on your graduation budget.

Personalize-and-Print by Graduation Ink

  1. We print all of the full color items on the high school diploma design, but do not print the date or student’s name.
  2. You have the flexibility to order several years of non-personalized diploma sheets at a bulk price.
  3. We send you a WORD template that is formatted for your high school diploma design. After opening the template, simply place the pre-printed diploma sheets into your printer, enter the graduate’s name and date on the computer, and print the finished product.

View a brief video of the “Personalize-and-Print” process here:

Raised Ink Thermography

Applying raised inks is a tedious process.  Old-style thermography consisted of running a thick, slow-drying ink through a press, applying a powder, and heat curing the diploma paper to create the slightly puffy effect.

Although the process is still time consuming by handling the diplomas one-at-a-time, we now run several layers of UV cured white ink prior to adding the finished coat of colored ink to produce the same elegant effect.

There is a fixed charge of $3.25/diploma for this service.

Diploma Raised Ink Thermography

Metallic Spot Foil Imprinting

Add the final touch to your high school diploma design with optional hot foil metallic imprinting.

The standard foiling fee is $3.00/diploma.  Larger areas may incur a surcharge.


Metallic Foil Imprinting

Available colors are shiny silver, green, gold and blue:

Weight .015 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 × 8.5 × .012 in
Diploma Model

Series 500, Bittel Diploma Replacement

Common Uses

Business, Charter School, Child Care, Elementary School, High School, Home School, Middle School


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