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.

All orders must be submitted in writing. Purchase orders and art may be emailed to orders@bagmakersinc.com. In the subject field of your email, please include your P.O. number and company name. Please include a PDF or JPEG mock-up specifying how your design should appear on the bag.

  • BAG MAKERS acknowledges every order in writing. Any changes to an order after receipt must be confirmed in writing an may incur additional charges.

  • Cancellations must be in writing and are subject to all incurred costs, including materials, set-up, plate, screen, and artwork charges.

  • Only unimprinted bags may be returned. BAG MAKERS must be notified within 30 days of invoice date and a Return Merchandise Authorization number must be assigned by our Billing Department. A 20% restocking fee applies for unimprinted bags as well as all original freight and return freight charges.

  • For new accounts, a customer information form must accompany your order. In most instances, it will be necessary for new orders to be pre-paid. Please allow 5 working days for processing a credit application and trade references. Orders will not ship without credit approval or prepayment. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.

  • Catalog quantities ship exact. For custom orders, refer our Design Centre information page.

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.

colorvista

New orders and Re-orders:
6 working days after proof and credit approval except Mesh Panel Totes which require 9 working days after proof and credit approval.

flexographic ink

New Orders: 4 working days after proof and credit approval.

Re-orders: 3 working days. Orders requiring proofs or prepayment require 1 extra working day.

foil hot stamp

New Orders: 4 working days after proof and credit approval.

Re-orders: 3 working days. Orders requiring proofs or prepayment require 1 extra working day.

screen print

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.

sparkle

New orders and Re-orders:
10 working says after proof and credit approval.

Unimprinted Orders

Unimprinted orders are shipped within 24 hours.

Imprinting

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 multicolor design requires the bag to pass through the press an additional time for each color. BAG MAKERS requires a minimum space space between each ink color to accommodate unavoidable bag movement and color shifting that occurs during production. COLORVISTA is not subject to this space requirement. Please see our artwork specifications page for more detail.

Color tints/shades/tones may fluctuate up to 5% within a print run or reorder.

Standard Imprinting Colors

Please see the following pages for each of the imprinting types:

Custom Imprint Colors
  • Screen Print Ink: Call for availability and pricing. PMS color match not available.
  • Hot-stamp Foil: Call for availability and pricing. PMS color match not available.
  • Flexo Ink: $62.50 (G) per color. PMS color matching available on white bags only.
Imprint Location

Unless otherwise noted, your imprint will be centered within the printable area of the bag. Due to product construction, this may not be the exact center of the bag.

Shipping

Please specify your in-hands date and requested shipping method. As it is common for BAG MAKERS to ship orders early, we reserve the right to determine the appropriate shipping method to meet your deadline.

Special Freight Fees

Inside delivery, residential, redelivery, COD, International, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico incur additional fees. BAG MAKERS reserves the right to submit supplemental invoices after the original invoice. Internation freight and duty fees-with the exception of Canada-must be charged on your freight account.

Additional Charges
Art and General Art Proof Charges
  • Creative Artwork Services: $60.00 (G) per hour. First hour is free.
  • Minimum Artwork Service 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 or Design Centre orders.

Broken Box Charge (Plain Bags Only)

A Broken Box is any quantity less than a full box count and varies per product. Please refer to the specific product page for the full box count.

Custom Imprint Colors
  • Screen Print Ink: Call for availability and pricing. PMS color match not available.
  • Hot-stamp Foil: Call for availability and pricing. PMS color match not available.
  • Flexo Ink: $62.50 (G) per color. PMS color matching available on white bags only.
Less-Than Minimum

$50.00 (G). Minimum is the 50% of first column quantity.

Plain Bags

20% off and shipped within 24 hours.

Plate Charges

Applies to all new orders and re-orders with changes. A plate is required for each color and each unique design. Refer to the individual product page for the applicable plate charge.

  • Flexo Ink Plate: $60.00 (G) per color, per design.
  • Foil Hot-stamp Plate: $80.00 (G) per color, per design.
  • Ribbon Hot-stamp Plate: $45.00 (G). No additional plate charges for additional colors.
  • Art Edits After Approval for Production: A plate charge per color, per design, will be incurred to remake the plate(s).
  • Re-orders: There is no plate charge for exact reorders if the order was printed within the past 36 months. Reorders with changes to the art, type changes/additions/removal, or additional imprint locations, will be treated as a new order and will incur plate charges.
Pre-Production Samples

$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 you approve, a $70.00 (G) credit will be applied to the final order.

Screen Charges

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

  • 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.
SPARKLE Decoration Charges

Applies to all new orders and re-orders with changes.

  • Set-Up: $50.00 (G)
  • Second Side/Additional Location Run Charges: $2.00 (G) per bag, per location.
Special Packaging

Special boxing, poly-bagging, and slip sheeting options are available. Please call for quote.

Split Shipments

$12.00(G) per address.

Virtual Sample

$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 purposes to simulate your design as an actual printed item and is not a proof.

VISTASCAN Charges - Digital ID Technology

Imperceptible digital IDs are an added-value print enhancement available using BAG MAKERS' ColorVista print process. The digital technology and service activation is provided by Digimarc Corporation.

  • BAG MAKERS-No charge for art set-up or embedding and testing one digital ID per design/order. Multiple digital IDs within one design or one order may incur additional art set-up charges based on the additional number of digital IDs and complexity of the art set-up. Art charges are $60.00 (G) per hour with a minimum charge of $30.00 (G).
  • DIGIMARC-A service fee of $50.00(Z) per each digital ID is paid directly to DIGIMARC by the DIGIMARC account owner. BAG MAKERS does not collect or pay this fee. Visit www.digimarc.com/discover/pricing for more details.
Rush Service

Please see our Rush Service page for fees associated with this service.

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