Questions About Your Artwork

Prior to placing your order, we invite you to send a copy of your art and any questions regarding its printability to artinquiry@bagmakersinc.com. We will review your design, generally within 24 hours, and make recommendations for achieving the best imprint possible.

Electronic Platform

We are Macintosh OS X based. PC files must be saved or exported to a Macintosh compatible format. Fonts in all files (Mac or PC) should be converted to outlines, paths, or curves.

Artwork Submission

E-mail: We prefer that you send your art files and P.O. together in the same email to orders@bagmakersinc.com (50 MB email attachment limit*). In the subject field of your email, please include your P.O. number and company name. Please include a PDF or JPEG copy (proof) of your design so we can confirm the integrity of your electronic submission. We suggest that you compress (zip or stuff) your file or folder for transmission efficiency and protection from corruption.

*If your internet carrier limits the size of your email attachments, you can upload your art file to http://dropmyfile.bagmakersinc.com. Please name your art file with your P.O. number to avoid any delays in matching your art to your order.

Media: Macintosh-compatible CD, DVD, or Flash Drive, labeled with your P.O. number, company name, and contact information. Please include a printout of your art for proofing purposes along with your disk. On orders with multiple spot-colors, please indicate color breaks on your printout.

Art Placement and Sizing

Unless otherwise specified on your purchase order, all artwork will be sized to the maximum imprint dimensions and centered in the product's standard imprint area.

A Special Note About Our Imprinting Processes

Imprinting takes place on a bag which is already constructed. This means that some restrictions, such as a fold or a gusset in the bag, may impact its printability and available imprint area. In addition, a multi-color design requires the bag to pass through the press an additional time for each color. A space requirement between each color is required to accommodate for bag movement and color shifting that cannot be avoided. ColorVista is not subject to this space requirement.

Art Charges

Creative Artwork Services: $60.00 (G) per hour. First hour is free. Minimum Charge: $30.00 (G).

Proof Revisions: $12.00 (G) each. First revision is free with an electronic proof.

These rates do not apply to virtual proofs and Design Centre orders.

Pre-Production Sample Charges

$70.00 (G) per sample/per imprint method PLUS all plate and/or screen charges. 10 bag samples per order are provided. For the pre-production sample that you approve, a $70.00 (G) credit will be applied to the final purchase order.

Virtual Sample Charges

$30.00 (G). A virtual sample is a digital representation showcasing your artwork on a photographic image of your bag of choice. It is provided for concept.