did you know

Did You Know?

On average, bags are kept more than 7 months, so their mobile message stays top-of-mind and is seen by more people. 29%* of bags are custom designed. Custom bags are an opportunity to stand out from the crowd, and can raise lasting awareness of your company's brand. Source: BAG MAKERS 2016 sales data.

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Custom Services

We offer complete custom design services to meet all of your marketing needs. Our Design Centre team is available to work with you on product design, production schedules, large quantities, art requirements, pricing, and more!


Plan Ahead

Plan ahead for your custom designed, large quantity, imported, or domestic bags. Production schedules vary based on seasonal demands and are scheduled upon final proof approval.

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Art Specifications

For details on art specifications, please visit our art specifications page or see the pages in the catalog.

Art charges may apply if we must adjust your artwork to be compatible with our printing processes. We will provide a price quote prior to any art services being performed.

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Plate Charges

Spot-color plate charges are based on overall imprint area at a base charge of $1.80 (G) per square inch, with a minimum plate charge of $60.00 (G) per color per side. Process-color art, halftones, full-bleed, oversized imprints, or art with fine screens are subject to review for plate charges. A plate is needed for each color and each side being printed.



Production schedules vary based on seasonal demands; please call for our fastest delivery time. Timing will be based on final proof approval.

Color tints/shades/tones may fluctuate up to 5% within a print run or reorder. Due to the semi-transparent nature of ink, imprint colors will change when printed on colored materials. PMS color matching is not available for foil hot-stamp.

Rush production schedules may be available and must be pre-approved. Please contact us for details.

Over/Under Runs—Percentages may vary on certain products. Due to production parameters on most plastic bag orders, we anticipate over or under runs not to exceed 25% on quantities of 5–9M, 20% on 10–24M, 15% on 25–49M, and 10% on 50–100M. All over run quantities are subject to invoicing.

Cancellations—Cancellations must be in writing and are subject to all incurred costs, including set-up, plate, and art charges.

Proofs—Paper proofs, either faxed or emailed, are provided at no charge. Virtual proofs are available on select products. Due to printing dynamics, pre-production or color proofs are not available on all products. Call for details.



As it is common for BAG MAKERS to ship orders early, we reserve the right to determine the appropriate shipping method to meet your deadline.

Special Freight Fees—Additional fees are incurred for COD, inside, residential, international, or re-delivery, as well as deliveries to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. International freight and duty fees—with the exception of Canada—must be charged on customer's freight account. BAG MAKERS reserves the right to submit supplemental invoices after the original invoice for additional fees, freight, duties, and taxes as necessary.


Ask Us About Eco-Friendly Bags

The Society of Plastics Industry (SPI) code is a universal recycling symbol with a corresponding number that identifies the plastic composition of our bags. Our paper products carry the same universal symbol as plastic; however, paper is not assigned a number. You will find these symbols on product pages to identify the type of material used and to help you determine the applicability of recycling in your area. For more information, see our product safety and recycling page.