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Learn more about Dynamic Color Printing

Dynamic Color Printing

Our state-of-the-art digital print technology provides multi-color imprints with tight registration. Dynamic Color Printing opens the door to new domestic print capabilities, including multi-color artwork on laminated non-woven totes and matte-laminated paper totes!

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. There is no rush service available for this imprinting process.

Pricing

Set Up Charges - New Orders—$50.00 (G) per design

Set Up Charges - Reorders—$30.00 (G) per design

Run Charge (new orders and reorders)—$0.20 (G) per bag, per side on bags where second location is available

Run Charge (BBL Bag)—$0.40 (G) per bag

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. Please call for rush order availability.

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


Current Production Times

  New Orders Reorders
General 10 days 10 days
Preprinted 1 days 1 days

Art Specifications

BAG MAKERS must review and pre-approve all artwork to ensure it is suitable for our Dynamic Color Printing process. Download Art Specifications for reference.

A Special Note About Our Printing Process

The texture of the imprint may vary based on item material. Colors printing on a colored bag will result in a different shade, tone, or hue. Color tints/shades/tones may fluctuate up to 5% within a print run or reorder. PMS color matching is not available.

Programs and Formats

Vector art is preferred. Vector images can be resized without any loss of quality. Please note that placing or importing photographs, bitmap, or raster images into a drawing program does not convert them into vector artwork. If your artwork contains a placed or embedded raster image (PSD, TIFF, JPEG, CPT, EPS), the original raster image file should be included and pre-approved by BAG MAKERS. We accept the following programs and 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, or Windows metafile exported as .wmf.

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.

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.

Font and Line Rules

Please convert all 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 different 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.

Minimum Size

  • 1-point line or rules.
  • 10-point fonts. Thin serif font styles are not recommended.