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 is the most popular option and is great for vector artwork.
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:
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″.
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!
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.
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
|BAG STYLE||BAG SIZE||IMPRINT|
|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|
|Medium Tote||14″w x 12″h x 3″g||10″w x 8″h|
|Flat Tote||13″w x 14″h||11″w x 10″h|
|Everyday 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|
|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|
|Large 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|
|Economist Tote||13″w x 15″h x 3″g||10″w x 10″h|
|Small Three–Panel Bag||11″w x 13″h x 4″g||8.5″w x 10″h|
|Large Three-Panel Bag||14″w x 15″h x 6.5″g||10″w x 11″h|
|Mini Two-Tone Tote||9″w x 7″h x 3″g||7″w x 4″h|
|Small Two-Tone Tote||15″w x 12″h x 4″g||11″w x 6.5″h|
|Medium Two-Tone Tote||17″w x 14″h x 4″g||13″w x 7.5″h|
|Large Two-Tone Tote||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|
|Lg 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|