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Digital Water Marking
 

 

  As our most cost-effective imprint method, flexographic ink imprinting is available on many of our paper and plastic bags. Using a "flexible" photopolymer plate placed on a rotating drum, this method offers high-volume imprinting of your design. For intricate multi-color and four-color process imprinting using this method, contact our Design Centre custom team for more information.

PRINTING PROCESS - SOLID SPOT COLOR
VECTOR ART IS ALWAYS PREFERRED
Vector images can be resized without any loss of quality. If we need to change the size of your artwork it will not become blurry or pixelated. Vector artwork is drawn in programs such as Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw. Please note that placing or importing photographs, bitmap, or raster images into a drawing program does not convert it into vector artwork. If a placed/imported Photoshop-type image (PSD, TIFF, JPEG, or EPS) is necessary, the original raster image file should be included and be pre-approved by BAG MAKERS.

PROGRAMS & FORMATS WE ACCEPT
*ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CS5 and lower—Our Preferred Program
Save as native Illustrator .ai file, or Illustrator Default PDF with the Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities box check-marked.
*Please convert all fonts to outlines/paths/curves.

*COREL DRAW Export as an Illustrator .ai file choosing the highest Illustrator version available from your menu, or save as Corel 10 .cdr.
*Please convert all fonts to outlines/paths/curves.

UNACCEPTABLE PROGRAMS & FORMATS:
Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel, any Office programs from other vendors, website images, faxes, copies of faxes, photocopies, film negatives or positives, slides, low resolution (less than 600 dpi) laser printed artwork, letterhead, business cards, napkins, actual imprinted or embroidered products.

FONTS & LINE RULES
•MINIMUM SIZES: 10 point fonts. Thin serif font styles are not recommended.
1 point lines.

•PLEASE CONVERT YOUR FONTS TO OUTLINES/PATHS/CURVES within your program. 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, paths, or curves, eliminates this hazard by changing your fonts into vector shapes. This ensures that your artwork will print exactly how you expect it to look. If you choose not to convert your fonts to outlines, please send us the font you used.
We use Macintosh computers, so please send only Macintosh compatible or Open-Type fonts. We adhere to all font software licensing parameters and guarantee your font will only be used for the printing of your job.

MULTI-COLOR IMPRINTS
We will need to pre-approve your artwork as color registration requirements exist and vary per bag style. Some movement between colors will occur due to the printing method required for post-converted bags.

A Special Note About Our Imprinting Processes
Imprinting takes place on a bag which is already constructed. This means that some restrictions, such as a fold or a gusset in the bag, may impact its printability and available imprint area. In addition, a multi-color design requires the bag to pass through the press an additional time for each color. A space requirement between each color is required to accommodate for bag movement and color shifting that cannot be avoided. COLORVISTA is not subject to this space requirement.

HALFTONES
For best results, artwork containing halftones must be pre-approved and is available on select bag styles. Halftones are printed with a 30-line screen. Color percentages for art containing halftones should not be less than 20% or greater than 60%. Areas less than 20% may not print and areas greater than 60% may fill-in and become a solid color. Designs that contain gradients or blends may need alterations for optimum print quality and will require a final, signed proof approval.

 


 
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