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.

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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.

Halftones

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

Sizing

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!

 


BAG STYLE

 


BAG SIZE

 

IMPRINT
AREA

 

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