Hot Stamp Requirements

When submitting artwork, please make sure to follow all the recommendations on this page to help ensure the best quality imprint for your product. Any artwork that does not meet these specifications may require additional production time and may cause delays in production of the final product.

  • Acceptable File Formats
    Vector art is highly recommended for all artwork.
    • Adobe Illustrator (*.ai) – CS6 preferred
    • Encapsulated Post Script (*.eps)
    • Portable Document Format (*.pdf)

  • Fonts

    If fonts are not included with files, all text must be converted to outlines. Outlined fonts cannot be changed or edited. Outlined fonts ensure no loss in submitted artwork’s original appearance.

  • Colors and Resolution

    All artwork must be in CMYK format – RGB not acceptable. Black & White artwork must be provided in GRAYSCALE format. Keep all files layered and artwork resolution must be at least 300 dpi at 100% in size or there will be a substantial drop in image quality.

  • Bleed

    Artwork must extend at least 1/8 inch beyond the die line on each side. Allow for a 1/8 inch print margin inside the die line.

  • Additional Information for Hot Stamp Printing

    If vector art cannot be provided, we do accept artwork in at least 300 dpi grayscale at 100% in size with at least 1 point stroke (2 point stroke for reverse out printing). Halftone artwork is not recommended. 2 color maximum with 1/16 inch spacing between colors.

Contact us for more information on the bag style, size, and color options, as well as stock or custom sticker label options that we can provide.