Vista Color Printing Information
This 4-color (CMYK) heat transfer process provides close registration on multi-color designs and photographs. You’ll see vivid colors, crisp details and photo-quality reproduction.
We manage the entire COLORVISTA imprint process in-house, including making the transfers, which ensures the highest degree of quality control.
Best of all, COLORVISTA is an all-inclusive print process with no additional set-ups at press, so there are no screen, set-up or multi-color run charges.
Why Choose COLORVISTA Imprinting?
COLORVISTA may be the ideal imprint process if you need:
- A visual "wow" factor
- To showcase detailed photographs or artwork of products, people, landmarks or scenery, or a creative abstract design
- Non-Woven polypropylene, polyester, or matte shopper bags
COLORVISTA uses a 4-color heat transfer process using CMYK (North American Prepress 2 SWOP coated) color profile. All artwork should be minimum 300 PPI at 100% imprint size.
Proofs are required and sent on all new COLORVISTA orders and reorders with changes.
Programs and Formats
Any other file formats are not acceptable and may delay production. We accept the following formats:
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—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.
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.
COREL DRAW—Version X8 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.
Color tints/shades/tones may fluctuate up to 5% within a print run or reorder. PMS color matching is not available. PMS solid spot colors are converted to corresponding CMYK formulas to achieve close equivalents. Please consult a PANTONE-Plus Color Bridge-Coated guidebook to view how your PMS Solid Color will look once converted to CMYK.
Fonts and Line Rules
Please convert 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 less attractive font, changing the look of your design. Converting your fonts to outlines eliminates this hazard.
Minimum Sizes (if free floating on the bag)
3-point lines or rules
18-point fonts. Thin serif font styles are not recommended.
The COLORVISTA process requires an adhesive layer on the backside of the artwork. This results in a very fine outline around the artwork to insure proper adhesion and is color matched to the bag color.