The ideal imprint process if you want:

  • a 2- or 3-color imprint with tight registration
  • an affordable full-color process on select paper bags

The ideal imprint process if you want:

  • a 2- or 3-color imprint with tight registration
  • an affordable full-color process on select paper bags

Direct Print

Our cutting-edge digital 4-color process provides multi-color imprints with no registration movement, exceptional clarity, and a generous imprint area. Direct Print is currently available on Popcorn Bags and select Merchandise Bags. Other bags may be available by request.

Placing an order

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.

Pricing

No set-up or screen charge.

Current Production Times

  New Orders Reorders
General 7-10 days 7-10 days
Label 4 days 4 days

Art Specifications

We must review and pre-approve all artwork to ensure your order is suitable for the Direct Print process.

All artwork should be minimum 300 PPI at 100% imprint size.

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

Color tints/shades/tones may fluctuate up to 5% within a print run or reorder. PMS color matching is not available with Direct Print.

Font and Line Rules

Minimum Sizes (if free floating on the bag):
.25-point lines or rules
6-point fonts. Thin serif font styles are not recommended.

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.

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.

A Special Note About Our Printing Process

Please email artinquiry@bagmakersinc.com to determine if your multi-color art will work with this process.