What is VistaScan?

VistaScan is an innovative new concept for your promotional bag marketing. By combining our ColorVista imprint process with digital barcode technology, we create a truly interactive experience for your audience.

A digital barcode is an imperceptible digital ID which is embedded into a ColorVista imprint. While your eye can’t see a digital barcode, smartphones and tablets can. Scanning the imprint with a mobile device provides an enriched user experience and enhanced marketing opportunities.

The digital barcodes can be detected with the Digimarc® Discover mobile app. Scan the photo on the bag, and instantly access an online video, web page, Facebook calendar of events or more!

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Make VistaScan Work for You

Looking for a distinctive way to take your promotional marketing program to the next level and offer a memorable, enriched user experience?

Simply combine these three effective tools:

  • Tote Bag: Reusable, attractive, functional—and perhaps the best mobile branding vehicle ever created!
  • ColorVista: Our full-color imprint process allows you to print your artwork in vibrant colors, adding consistency to your brand.
  • VistaScan: Add a digital barcode to your full-color design and create a completely interactive user experience!

Choose the right bag for your marketing objective, provide your full-color design, and determine the best online destination to share with your audience. You’ll have complete control because you can change the barcode’s online destination anytime and as often as you want while the digital barcode is active.

Think how this interactivity could impact your next trade show, conference, product launch or marketing program. You’ll get greater reach and greater engagement with your audience.

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Getting Started: Marketing Toolkit

We’re here to help you every step of the way—from opening your online portal account to tracking your results. We’ll even embed the barcode into your design for you!

Here are some resources to help you get started:

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Want More Info? Contact Us

Still have questions? Feel free to contact us at vistascan@bagmakersinc.com

Art Specifications

  • CMYK artwork required and must meet ColorVista art requirements.

  • A 2 in. x 2 in. minimum area is required to contain a digital barcode.

  • Photos and multi-colored art are best suited for digital barcodes. Pure White cannot be coded. Large areas of Black or extremely dark colors are not recommended.

  • BAG MAKERS will embed the digital barcode into your artwork using your or your client’s Digimarc account. Please do not apply the barcode to your art yourself, as we must make technical adjustments to the art before the barcode is embedded.

  • Multiple digital barcodes can be used in one design if the imprint area is large enough to support multiple hot spots. Each barcode requires a separate Digimarc service charge. Additional art set-up charges may also apply. See our catalog page 104 for art fees.

Order Process

  1. Create an account with Digimarc at https://portal.digimarc.net. The account holder is responsible for paying Digimarc service fees and updating the destination URL.

  2. Submit your purchase order noting that you want to use VistaScan in your ColorVista imprint. Include the following:

    • The e-mail address used to create your Digimarc account

    • Your Digimarc account password

    • The URL to which you want to link your digital barcode

    • Art files that meet our ColorVista art specifications

  3. We will embed the barcode into your artwork using your Digimarc account and will test the barcode.

  4. Once you approve the proof, we will print your barcode bags.


For more information, email us at vistascan@bagmakersinc.com. Download the Digimarc Discover App from the iTunes App Store or Android Market.