SCREEN PRINT

During our screen print process, high-quality ink is pressed through a fine mesh screen directly onto each bag, reproducing artwork with impressive clarity. Available on non-woven polypropylene and polyester bags.

Why Choose Screen Print Process?

Silk Screen is an ideal imprint process if you need:

  • Fast production times
  • Affordable prices
  • 1- or 2-color designs
  • Non-woven polypropylene or polyester bags

For close registration on multicolor designs, we suggest our print process for best results. View available colors for our screen print process here.

Ordering

We sell our products through a national network of promotional marketing distributorships that specialize in creative marketing and custom-imprinted merchandise. Please consult the Internet or phone directory for a promotional products consultant near you. For more details, please view our order information page. For rush service, please see our rush service documentation.

Pricing

Screen charges apply to all orders and re-orders. A screen is required for every color, every unique design, and every location.

pricing
Screen Charges

New Orders: $50.00 (G) per color, per design, per location.

Art Edits After Approval for Production: $50.00 (G) per color, per design to remake the screen(s).

Re-orders: $30.00 (G) per color, per design, per location.

Production

Production time begins after approval of your artwork and credit. Orders that request larger-than-catalog quantities or multiple print locations/colors will require extra production time. Please call for additional production times. During peak production periods, BAG MAKERS may require extended production times due to production capacity. BAG MAKERS will notify customers if submitted orders require additional production times.

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Production Times

New Orders: 4 working days after proof and credit approval, except Mesh Panel Totes which require 6 working days after proof and credit approval.

Re-orders: 3 working days except Mesh Panel Totes which require 6 working days. Orders requiring proofs or prepayment require 1 extra working day.

Art Specifications

BAG MAKERS will need to pre-approve your artwork as color registration requirements exist and vary per bag style. Some movement between colors will occur due to the printing method required for post-converted bags. Download art specifications for reference.

Vector art is preferred. Vector images can be resized without any loss of quality. Please note that placing or importing photographs, bitmap, or raster images into a drawing program does not convert them into vector artwork. We accept the following programs and formats:

adobe illustrator
ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR—Preferred Vector Art Program

Save as native Illustrator .ai file, Illustrator Default PDF with the "Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities" box check-marked, or Windows metafile exported as .wmf.

corel draw
COREL DRAW—Version X7 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.

Fonts and Line Rules

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, paths, or curves eliminates this hazard by changing your fonts into vector shapes. This ensures that your artwork will print exactly how you expect it to look.

MINIMUM SIZES:

Fonts—16 point. Thin serif font styles are not recommended. Please convert all fonts to outlines/paths/curves.

Lines/Rules—2 point line thickness.

Halftones

For best results, artwork containing halftones must be pre-approved and is available on select bag styles. Halftones are printed with a 30-line screen. Color percentages for art containing halftones should range from 20% to 60%. Areas less than 20% may not print and areas greater than 60% may fill-in and become a solid color. Designs that contain gradients or blends may need alterations for optimum print quality and will require a final, signed proof approval.

halftone screen imprint detail shown at 100%

Halftone screen imprint detail shown at 100%

2-color solid screen imprint

2-color solid screen imprint detail shown at 100%

screen print abe with glow in the dark ink