BAG MAKERS is operating on standard production times for all imprint processes. Placing an order soon? Confirm current production times here.


This 4-color (CMYK) heat transfer process provides close registration on multi-color designs and photographs. You’ll see vivid colors, crisp details and photo-quality reproduction. Available on non-woven polypropylene, polyester, matte shoppers, and cotton/jute bags.

We manage the entire COLORVISTA imprint process in-house, including making the transfers, which ensures the highest degree of quality control. Best of all, COLORVISTA is an all-inclusive print process with no additional set-ups at press, so there are no screen, set-up or multi-color run charges.

Placing an order

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. Please refer to the order information page for more details.

Proofs are required and sent on all new COLORVISTA orders and reorders with changes.

There is a 75 bag minimum per bag color.


NO set-up, screen, or multicolor run charge.


Production time begins after approval of your artwork and credit. Orders that request larger-than-catalog quantities 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.

Current Production Times

  New Orders Reorders
General 6 days 6 days
Mesh 6 days 6 days
Cotton/Jute Material 6 days 6 days
Mask 6 days 6 days
Preprinted 1 days 1 days

Art Specifications

COLORVISTA uses a 4-color heat transfer process using CMYK (North American Prepress 2 SWOP coated) color profile. All artwork should be minimum 300 PPI at 100% imprint size.

Proofs are required and sent on all new COLORVISTA orders and reorders with changes.

Download Art Specifications


Color tints/shades/tones may fluctuate up to 5% within a print run or reorder. PMS color matching is not available. PMS solid spot colors are converted to corresponding CMYK formulas to achieve close equivalents. Please consult a PANTONE-Plus Color Bridge–Coated guidebook to view how your PMS Solid Color will look once converted to CMYK.

* Vector artwork only for Gold Metallic, Silver Metallic, and Fluorescent Pink imprint colors.

Programs and Formats

Any other file formats are not acceptable and may delay production. We accept the following 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.

adobe photoshop

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP—Our Preferred Raster Art Program

Save files as native Photoshop .PSD or layered TIFF. Preserve transparent backgrounds. Please properly isolate your art from the background by using exact, sharp-edged clipping masks or clipping paths.

adobe indesign

ADOBE INDESIGN (Macintosh Version Only)

Please PACKAGE the file and include all fonts and linked images. Please don't use any third-party plug-ins—if they are used we'll be unable to process your art.

A Special Note About Our Printing Process

The COLORVISTA process requires an adhesive layer on the backside of the artwork. This results in a narrow outline of color similar to the bag color around the artwork to ensure proper adhesion.