Got questions about our retail packaging, plastic bag, paper bag or eco friendly reusable bags? OK, we are here to help. You are always welcome to contact us directly at anytime at (516) 353-0398. We know that this purchase requires a lot of “hands on experience” to help expedite your order quickly and correctly. Below you will find some of the most common questions and answers. However, we invite you to call us, and one of our highly trained retail packaging specialists will be more than happy to answer any of your packaging needs questions.
Q: How will I know what my bag is going to look, and can I see some type of proof before I place my order?
Q. Are full sized color proofs available before we go to press?
Q: What type of art files are acceptable for platemaking and printing of my bags?
Q: Who pays the cost for the printing plates and who is responsible for the manufacturing of the printing plates?
Q: How do I submit prepared artwork for my project?
When emailing artwork files, please check the file size. We can accept art files directly up to 10 MB.
If submitting files between 10MB and 20MB please try to compress them first using compression software like Win Zip or Stuff It. There are many online services such as www.yousendit.com to help transferring of files safely.
You can mail your art on CD or thumbdrive to:
Global Packaging Solutions LLC.
70 E. Sunrise Highway, Suite 611
Valley Stream, NY 11581
You may also upload your larger files utilizing a FTP site. We require that all uploaded art be 20 megabytes or smaller. All art work must be provided in vector/lineart. .cdr or .pdf or .eps or .ai files work best.
WHEN SENDING IN ART FILES PLEASE INCLUDE A SEPARATE FILE FOR THE LAYOUT OF YOUR ART WORK.
THIS FILE SHOULD SHOW THE BAG SIZE, THE SIZE OF THE ART, ANY PROCESSES DONE TO THE BAG SUCH AS VENTHOLES OR A DIE CUT, AND PMS COLORS. WE RECOMMEND ALL LAYOUT WORK TO BE SENT IN A PDF FILE.
Q: Do you have art templates of the bags available?
Q: What is the maximum amount of ink coverage and colors that can be printed?
Q: Can I get a sample of the bag I am looking to make?
Q: What is the lead time for a custom printed bag?
Q: Do you offer rush service?
This timeframe varies based on current workload and season. Please contact your isellpackaging.com representative to find out more about rush services available.
Printing Information Flexographic and Rotogravure custom printing: This type of printing is used for plastic and paper bags that are printed in line, meaning the film is first printed and then converted into bags. Flexographic printing plates are made from rubber or photo polymer ensuring a crisp image. Rotogravure plates are made from metal and are primarily used by our factories over seas. Rotogravure plates produce the sharpest detail on bags that are printed inline.
Please note that non-standard ink colors (PMS matches) are subject to a $125 color match charge. Hot Stamping: Hot Stamping is used for post printing, meaning the bag is already made and the foil is “stamped” onto the bag. The most common types of bags that are hot stamped are small runs of paper and plastic bags. You can hot stamp multiple colors on up to 2 sides. We do not recommend hot stamping bags if you are looking for tight registration on your art. Since hot stamping is done by hand, there is more room for error when placing the art on the bag. There is an additional charge for areas greater than 45 sq inches please call (516) 353-0398 for a quote. Please contact us for standard hot stamping foil colors. Please note all colors have been rendered for viewing on our web site. Due to variations in monitor and video hardware these colors may slightly vary from the actual color. Ink Jet Printing: Ink jet printing is used for post printing, meaning the bag is already made and put through an ink jet machine. There are no printing plates used for ink jet printing. You can print multiple colors on two sides using this method. Standard area for ink jetting: less than 45 sq. inches. There is an additional charge for areas greater than 45 sq inches please call (516) 353-0398 for a quote. Please contact us for standard ink jet colors. Please note all colors have been rendered for viewing on our web site. Due to variations in monitor and video hardware these colors may slightly vary from the actual color. Below is a list of ink coverage areas for our post printed products: Plate charges for flexographic, rotogravure, and hot stamping: To be determined during the quote review process. Please submit your art for consideration. In keeping with the highest standards in the industry we advise all of our customers to make sure their art files are created by a qualified graphics artist. The art you create is the art you will see on your bags or boxes! Our complete line of plastic bags, paper bags, and boxes are show throughout the web site, Please click on the product pages for information on these products and the colors they come in. All multi colored art work must be submitted as color separated vector (digital) art. We accept vector (digital) artwork formatted for Corel Draw (.cdr), Adobe Illustrator (.ai), Adobe Photoshop (.psd), Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) encapsulated postscript, (.eps). Please ensure that all fonts have been outlined, so they become part of the graphic. If you feel that we can not accept your file type, please contact us at email@example.com to talk to one of our graphic designers. If art work has to be re-formatted or re-drawn you will be billed at our current hourly rate. Please email all digital files to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we receive your purchase order and art file, we will send you a sales order confirmation and an electronic proof in PDF for your approval. Please sign, date, and fax (516) 353-0398 or email back email@example.com your signed documents. Your order will not be processed until we receive the signed sales order confirmation and signed proof.
Please be sure to contact us for all your custom printed retail packaging, paper bags, plastic bags, grocery bags, euro tote bags, non woven tote bags, tote bags, vinyl bags, shopping bags, shipper bags, mailer bags, garment bags, dry cleaning bags, evidence bags, currency bags, deposit bags, biohazard bags, garbage bags, refuse bags, wine totes, agricultural bags, food packaging, eurototes, trade show plastic bags, commercial packaging, industrial packaging, product packaging, stand up pouch, environmentally friendly reusable shopping bags and a large variety of other types of retail packaging needs. We know that no two bags or customers are the same, so please give us a call and we will be happy to help you find the right bag for your business. Call us today at (516) 353-0398