Screen Printing Information

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Screen Print

During our screen print process, high-quality ink is pressed through a fine mesh screen directly onto each bag, reproducing artwork with impressive clarity. Available on non-woven polypropylene and polyester bags.

Why Screen Print?

Silk Screen is an ideal imprint process if you need:

  • Fast production times
  • Affordable prices
  • 1- or 2-color designs
  • Non-woven polypropylene or polyester bags

For close registration on multi-color designs, we suggest our   print process for best results. 

 

Art Specifications

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.

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. 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.

corel draw

COREL DRAW—Version X7 and lower

Save as native Corel .cdr file, Adobe PDF, or export as an Illustrator .ai file choosing the highest Illustrator version available from your menu.

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.

Fonts and Line Rules

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.

Minimum Sizes:

 

Fonts

—16 point. Thin serif font styles are not recommended. Please convert all fonts to outlines/paths/curves.

 

Lines/Rules

—2 point line thickness.

 

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 range from 20% to 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.