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Sublimation

Our sublimation imprinting uses digital heat transfer to sublimate your design into the bag panel. Sublimation offers edge-to-edge coverage, enhanced colors and crisp details for a stunning visual effect.

Why choose Sublimation imprinting?

Sublimation may be an ideal imprint process if you want:

  • A visual WOW factor
  • To maximize imprint impact with edge-to-edge coverage
  • To fully capitalize on colorful, detailed artwork

Sublimation is currently available on our PET non-woven tote bags, as well as the Dali Polyester Tote.

Want to add a special touch? Combine a sublimated imprint with our ColorVista or Sparkle Decoration process.

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. For more details, please view our order information page. For rush service, please see our rush service documentation.

Pricing

Set up charges apply to all orders and re-orders.

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Set-Up Charges

New Orders:

$50.00 (G) per design.

Art Edits After Approval for Production:

$50.00 (G) per design.

Re-orders:

$30.00 (G) per design.

Production

Production time begins after approval of your artwork and credit. Orders that request larger-than-catalog quantities or multiple print locations/colors will require extra production time. Please call for additional production times. During peak production periods, BAG MAKERS may require extended production times due to production capacity. BAG MAKERS will notify customers if submitted orders require additional production times.

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Current Time:

10-15 business days after all final approvals

Art Specifications

Sublimation uses digital heat transfer to sublimate your design into the bag panel. This is done with a Coatd GraCol 2006 color profile. All artwork should be minimum 300 PPI at 100% imprint size.

Color Profile:

CMYK—American Prepress 2 SWOP coated.

Resolution:

300 PPI Minimum at maximum (100%) imprint size.

Programs and Formats

Any other file formats are not acceptable and may delay production.

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 with transparent backgrounds and/or only necessary layers.

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.

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)

2-point lines or rules

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

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.

Special Note About Our Printing Process

The Sublimation process allows for full-bleed imprint area on select bags. Please add a ¼" bleed around your artwork. Also allow 1" safety from the edge of the imprint area for logos and text.

Sublimation is your best choice for edge-to-edge printing.
Available on PET Non-Woven Totes and Dali Totes.

full bleed safety