COLORVISTA

This 4-color (CMYK) heat transfer process provides close registration on multi-color designs and photographs. You’ll see vivid colors, crisp details and photo-quality reproduction.

We manage the entire COLORVISTA imprint process in-house, including making the transfers, which ensures the highest degree of quality control.

Best of all, COLORVISTA is an all-inclusive print process with no additional set-ups at press, so there are no screen, set-up or multi-color run charges.

Why Choose Our COLORVISTA Imprinting?

COLORVISTA may be the ideal imprint process if you need:

  • A visual "wow" factor
  • To showcase detailed photographs or artwork of products, people, landmarks or scenery, or a creative abstract design
  • Non-Woven polypropylene, polyester, or matte shopper bags
Ordering

We sell our products through a national network of promotional marketing distributorships that specialize in creative marketing and custom-imprinted merchandise. Please consult the internet or phone directory for a promotional products consultant near you. Please refer to the order information page for more details.

Charges

No set-up, screen, or multicolor run charge.

Production

New orders and re-orders—6 working days after proof and credit approval

Mesh Panel Totes—9 working days after proof and credit approval

vistascan
VISTASCAN

BAG MAKERS offers customers the ability to embed imperceptible, scannable digital IDs in artwork using our COLORVISTA imprint process. Our partner, DIGIMARC®, provides the digital technology and service activation. See the VISTASCAN page for art specifications and more information.

Art Specifications

COLORVISTA uses a 4-color heat transfer process using CMYK (North American Prepress 2 SWOP coated) color profile. All artwork should be minimum 300 PPI at 100% imprint size.

Proofs are required and sent on all new COLORVISTA orders and reorders with changes.

Programs and Formats

Any other file formats are not acceptable and may delay production. We accept the following formats:

adobe illustrator
ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR—Preferred Vector Art Program

Save as native Illustrator .ai file, Illustrator Default PDF with the "Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities" box check-marked.

adobe photoshop
ADOBE PHOTOSHOP—Our Preferred Raster Art Program

Save files as native Photoshop .PSD or layered TIFF. Preserve transparent backgrounds. Please properly isolate your art from the background by using exact, sharp-edged clipping masks or clipping paths.

adobe indesign
ADOBE INDESIGN (Macintosh Version Only)

Please PACKAGE the file and include all fonts and linked images. Please don't use any third-party plug-ins—if they are used we'll be unable to process your art.

corel draw
COREL DRAW—Version X8 and lower

Save as native Corel .cdr file, Adobe PDF, or export as an Illustrator .ai file choosing the highest Illustrator version available from your menu.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept the following programs and formats:

Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel, or any Office programs from other vendors, website images, faxes, copies of faxes, photocopies, film negatives or positives, slides, low-resolution laser-printed artwork, letterhead, business cards, napkins, actual imprinted or embroidered products.

Imprint Colors

Color tints/shades/tones may fluctuate up to 5% within a print run or reorder. PMS color matching is not available. PMS solid spot colors are converted to corresponding CMYK formulas to achieve close equivalents. Please consult a PANTONE-Plus Color Bridge-Coated guidebook to view how your PMS Solid Color will look once converted to CMYK.

Fonts and Line Rules

Please convert fonts to outlines (paths or curves). If we do not have the exact font you used, the text in your art will default to a less attractive font, changing the look of your design. Converting your fonts to outlines eliminates this hazard.

fonts
Minimum Sizes (if free floating on the bag)

3-point lines or rules

18-point fonts. Thin serif font styles are not recommended.

Special Note

The COLORVISTA process requires an adhesive layer on the backside of the artwork. This results in a very fine outline around the artwork to insure proper adhesion and is color matched to the bag color.

Adhesive outline. Imprint shown at 100%. adhesive outline
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