Designing your Artwork

Designing Your Artwork

Custom Tote Bag Printing Specs


We offer screen printing, heat transfers, and direct to garment printing to get the best results for your artwork!


Screen Printing

Screen printing is the most popular option and is great for vector artwork.

Heat Transfers

Heat Transfers are used for images that were created in pixels and can't easily be color separated. Best option for highly-detailed, multi-color images!

Direct to Garment

This is where the ink prints directly on the canvas using CYMK printers.





Canvas is a coarse material! To ensure the print quality is as clear as possible, several things must be considered when designing your art:

Line Weight

Must be no less than 1.5 pts thick. When printing on 15 oz, use a minimum of a 2 pts thickness. When printing knockouts on 15 oz, allow for at least 3 pts.


For the best quality, halftones may be printed as an additional screen. Please consult the art department for the potential use of halftones


Regular screen printing sizes can go up to 15" x 16" or a jumbo print of 16" x 19". A small heat transfer is 5" x 8", a medium is 10.5" x 8", and a large is 10.5" x 16.5".

Color Matching

Screen Print

We use the Pantone Color Matching System when choosing colors for screen printing. All inks will print Coated, however, we can color match to an Uncoated color. Ask about our special inks and foils!

Heat Transfers

Please send a hardcopy for color matching or we can match to Pantone colors. If no hardcopy is provided, we will match to the digital proof.

Accepted File Formats

Screen Print Files

We require vector artwork as an .ai, .eps, or .pdf file. These file formats are usually created in Adobe Illustrator. All font must be expanded or the font file must be provided to avoid substitution. Occasionally, we can accept .bmp, .psd, or .tif files. Contact us for information on additional file formats.

Heat Transfers

For heat transfers or DTG printing, a .jpg or .psd file is recommended. The optimal resolution is at least 300 dpi at print size.


Recommended Imprint Sizes

Click on the 'Imprint Area' to download a free template!








Tiny Tote


9"w x 7"h x 3"g


7"w x 4"h


Mini Tote


10"w x 12"h x 3"g


6"w x 8"h


Mid Tote


14"w x 12"h x 3"g


10"w x 8"h


Lunch Bag


10"w x 14.5"h x 3"g


6"w x 7"h


Flat Tote


13"w x 14"h


11"w x 10"h


Value Tote


13"w x 14"h x 3"g


10"w x 10"h


Shoulder Tote


18"w x 14.5"h x 3"g


14"w x 11"h


Messenger Bag


18"w x 12"h x 3"g


13"w x 5.5"h


Jumbo Tote Bag


19"w x 16"h x 4"g


15"w x 12"h


Large Zipper Pouch


9"w x 6"h


7"W x 4"h


Market Tote


18"w x 13"h x 6"g


12"w x 10"h


Med Grocery Bag


18"w x 15"h x 7"g


12"w x 11"h


Lg Grocery Bag


18"w x 17.5"h x 7"g


12"w x 12"h


Small Drawtop Backpack


10"w x 16"h


9"w x 8"h


Large Drawtop Backpack


10"w x 21"h


8"w x 12"h


Economist Tote


13"w x 15"h x 3"g


10"w x 10"h


Sm Three Panel Bag


11"w x 13"h x 4"g


8.5"w x 10"h


Lg Three Panel Bag


14"w x 15"h x 6.5"g


10"w x 11"h


Mini Mock Boat Bag


9"w x 7"h x 3"g


"7"w x 4"h


Sm Mock Boat Bag


15"w x 12"h x 4"g


11"w x 6.5"h


Med Mock Boat Bag


17"w x 14"h x 4"g


13"w x 7.5"h


Lg Mock Boat Bag


20"w x 16"h x 4"g


15"w x 9.5"h


Mini Boat Bag


9"w x 7"h x 3"g


3"w x 4"h


Sm Boat Bag


15"w x 12"h x 4"g


5.5"w x 6.5"h


        with pocket


pocket 9.25"h


5.5"w x 5.5"h


Med Boat Bag


17"w x 14"h x 4"g


6"w x 7.5"h


        with pocket


pocket 9.25"h


6"w x 6"h


Lrg Boat Bag


20"w x 16"h x 4"g


7"w x 9.5"h


        with pocket


pocket 13.25"h


7"w x 8"h


Six Bottle Wine Bag


14.5"w x 10"h x 6"g


8"w x 7.5"h


Four Bottle Wine Bag


11"w x 12"h x 6"g


5"w x 8"h


Two Bottle Wine Bag


9"w x 12"h x 3"g


5"w x 8"h


Single Bottle Wine Bag


5.5"w x 12"h x 3"g


2.5"w x 8"h