Products ran through a flexible photopolymer plate placed on a rotating drum. This process allows for high volume printing.
Foil Hot Stamp
By using an engraved magnesium plate, heat and pressure, the foil stamp is adhered onto the bag.
By applying ink onto a surface through a prepared screen made from a fine mesh.
A four color process and/or Pantone® color(s) printed on a heat transfer material then heat pressed onto the product.
|A cost-effective imprinting process available on most paper bags and plastic bags.||
Available on boxes, ribbon and most paper and plastic bags. This method provides an upscale elegant look sure to compliment any logo.
|Available on non-woven polypropylene, denier polyester, cotton and PET products.||Available on most non-woven polypropylene, denier polyester, cotton, RPET products and uncoated paper bags.|
Colors must be separated by at least 1/2” to allow for color movement. Please note that some color overlapping may occur. More than 1 spot color imprinting is not available on some products. Minimum requirement for line thickness is 1 stroke point. Reverse out printing line thickness is 2 stroke points to avoid losing fine details.
Important Notes: Artwork with a border, large coverage and/or fine print is not recommended as it may not produce a good quality imprint. Boxed artwork exceeding 5” x 5” will need approval. Submit for review.
FOIL HOT STAMP
A movement of about 1/32” to 1/16” per color will occur. Designs with tighter registration must be pre-approved. More than 1 spot color imprinting is not available on some products. Minimum requirement for line thickness is 1 stroke point. Reverse out printing line thickness is 2 stroke points to avoid losing fine details.
Important Notes: Artwork with a border, large coverage and/or fine print is not recommended as it may not produce a good quality imprint. Boxed artwork exceeding 5” x 5” will need approval. Please submit for review.
Color registration requirements are minimal, but do exist and must be pre-approved. Please note that some color over-lapping may still occur. More than 1 spot color imprinting is not available on some products. Minimum requirement for line thickness is 1.5 stroke points.
Important Notes: There is more movement when Silk Screening on insulated products. Thicker text is recommended for textured products. Artwork with large coverage and/or fine print is not recommended as it may not produce a good quality imprint. Please submit for review.
Color Magic is not subject to space requirements and is therefore ideal for designs requiring multi-color and close registration.
Color Magic is available as a CMYK Process Heat Transfer and also as a Pantone® Match Heat Transfer.
CMYK Process Heat Transfer: Images should be in CMYK at a minimum of 300 dpi and provided at actual size. Minimum requirement for line thickness is 4 stroke points.
Pantone® Match Heat Transfer: For vector based art, Pantone® colors are preferred and will render a more vibrant print. Please note 2 Pantone® color art is the same price as CMYK artwork. More than 2 Pantone® colors will incur additional charges, please see page 113 for pricing details. Minimum requirement for line thickness is 1 stroke point.
- With PMS match orders, the colors Black and White are each considered a match.
- For best results, some minor adjustments may be required. These minor adjustments will be noted on yourviewing file proof for approval.
Additional Notes: Our imprinting processes operate in a post-production environment in which imprinting takes place on a product which is already constructed. In some cases folds and creases produced in manufacturing the bags result in some restrictions that may impact certain artwork’s printability and available imprint area. Also, artwork position on post-printed products may vary slightly from product to product due to manual feeding.
When submitting artwork, please follow the recommendations on this page to help ensure the best quality of your imprint. Artwork not meeting these standards may incur additional production time and charges.
ACCEPTED PROGRAMS AND FILE FORMATS
Adobe Illustrator (CS6 or earlier) - Saved as .ai, .eps or .pdf - Fonts converted to outlines.
Corel Draw - Export files as .ai - Convert all text to curves.
Freehand - Export files as editable EPS - Convert all text to paths
All fonts must be converted to outlines/curves/paths. Be sure to send all screen and printer fonts. If fonts are not properly set delays on your job can occur.
Free fonts used for typesetting:
• Times New Roman
Mechanical art is camera-ready and is the size to be printed; is crisp black and white; requires no touch-up.
The best and highest quality imprints are made from VECTOR ART.
VECTOR ART is made up of paths which are defined by points, lines and curves and represented by mathematical equations. Vector art
can be scaled to any size and retain its proportions, sharpness and detail at no loss in quality.
Note: A scanned image (e.g. .jpg, .gif, .bmp, .tiff, .psd, .pdf) or art created in a photo/paint program is not vector art, it is a raster image.
RASTER IMAGE is a collection of pixels or dots arranged in a rectangular grid known as a bitmap. Scaling a raster image to a larger size results in a loss of quality as the pixel squares get bigger and create jaggy edges on the image. In addition, placing, linking, embedding, or copying these images into a drawing program does not convert them into vector art and will not meet our art requirements. If raster images are the only available art, they must be at least 300 dpi at actual print size.