Make a Statement Image Guidelines

The better quality the image, the better the final card design. For all images, you must:

  • Use one of the following file formats: JPEG, PNG, GIF, bitmap, or TIFF
  • Ensure the image file is at least 840 x 840 pixels, and no more than 10MB in size
  • Own the image or have permission from the owner to use it through proper licensing of the images(s)

Note: An image captured with a disposable camera or cell phone may not produce the high-quality, high-resolution image required for Make a Statement and may not be approved.

You may receive a message if a problem is encountered during the image upload process. Potential problems may include:

  • Uploading an image of insufficient quality
  • Uploading an image that is too large
  • Attempting to upload a non-image file
  • Using an unsupported image file format

Any image that includes the following is not acceptable for Make a Statement:

  • Political statements
  • Advertising, promotional text, slogans, copyrighted, or trademarked material
  • Phone numbers or URLs
  • Brand names or branded products
  • Celebrities, athletes, musicians, public figures, etc.
  • MasterCard, Visa, or any other payment brand references
  • Socially unacceptable groups
  • Provocative or sexual content
  • Profanity, obscenities, or nudity
  • Violence, firearms, weapons, or ammunition
  • Alcohol or tobacco
  • Any content that might result in problems at the point of sale or interfere with security features of the card
  • Any content that might infringe, denigrate, or dilute the payment card brand or its member financial institutions
  • References to any MasterCard or Visa sponsorship property, such as the Olympics or NASCAR®

The acceptance of any image, and Mercantile Bank's issuance of Make a Statement photo debit card, are always conditional and may be canceled at any time if an image is found to be in violation of Mercantile Bank's standards for approving images or the Make a Statement card terms and conditions.