STEP 1: CHOOSE YOUR PACKAGING OR LABEL SIZES: IMPORTANT DO THIS FIRST
If you are using our package and label supply printers, please contact them to choose a bag/package or label style/type then indicate which one you chose so that we can create the designs according to the printer’s recommended sizing below. We will need to know what type of label or package you will be using as well as the exact size for the print area. This will save on reformatting artwork costs down the road. Also, we will leave a default 1/4 inch bleed from the edges.
STEP 2: DESIGN & PACKAGE/LABEL SIZING
A) Please remit size of label or package.
We need to know the size requirements so that we can lay out the design correctly.
You will obtain this information from the package or label printing company that you are dealing with. In the event that you are using our packaging and labeling company, please contact them to choose a bag or label type then indicate which one you chose so that we can create the designs according to the printer’s recommended sizing. We will still need to know what type of label or package you will be using as well as the exact size for the print area.
Each printer will have a template or die-cut template to be used for their system. Just tell them that you will need the correct template for the designer.
It is best to have these sizes in place before we begin a design.
You can always choose a package or label type then remit the contact information for the company and we can obtain the correct sizing for the design.
B) THE DESIGN
Once you have chosen your package/label size, we will contact you to go over the design. It is best to have some examples available for our discussion so that we can be on the same page along the lines of the design, colors, fonts and so forth. This cuts down on a significant amount of back and forth. The more organized you are, the less costly your project will be AND you will get something that you absolutely LOVE!
Once we create the design(s). We will remit them for you to review, make adjustments and / or comments and to further proceed with the project. Once you give us the “OK” we will provide you with the final files for your project then you can process to STEP 3 below.
In the event that you are remitting artwork, please be sure that it is at least 300 DPI (600 DPI preferred) and the color mode CMYK.
Please also be sure that the artwork follows the template and sizing provided by the packaging/label print company.
Please also remit, along with the original artwork, the following:
a) JPG: a JPG of the artwork so we can see how it is intended to be viewed in the event that their is font substitution that alters the original design.
b) PDF: a PDF of the artwork so that we can easily copy the text from the document. In the event that the PDF is a full image we will not be able to do so and will need to use the original artwork. If we cannot use the original artwork, we will require that you send the text to be used for the project in an email as “text” so that we can copy and paste the text.
c) FONTS: Please remit any fonts that you used for your design. Although we have thousands of fonts on hand, we cannot guarantee we will have the font that you used for your design. In the event that we do not have your font, when we open your original file, fonts will be substituted with the closest match or other font so it is best to supply the fonts in a separate file.
If you are unable to send the fonts, please let us know what they are and we will do our best to use the same font OR if we need to purchase a font for your project, we will let you know then add it to your invoice.
d) ORIGINAL ARTWORK: If you are remitting original artwork, we only accept files in the following formats: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator Only.
We do not accept “In Design” files or other programs as we cannot guarantee the quality of the final product. Do not send Word, Word Perfect or Other files as they will be rejected.
A Note on Placed Images in Artwork: We will review your original files. If there are issues with placed art, fonts or anything else wrong with the file, we will let you know and let you fix the files before remission. Otherwise, there may be an additional charge to “FIX” your files. Always work with a good designer and someone who is well versed in “print ready” artwork.
d) TEXT: If we cannot use the text in the original artwork for some reason, we will require that you send the text to be used for the project in an email as “text” so that we can copy and paste the text.
REMITTED DESIGNS EDITING:
Once we have your artwork and it is approved for editing, we will either make adjustments as indicated in our correspondence as per recommendations on color/font and other changes as well as legalize for the product (ie: Organic, USDA, etc.) and other claims.
REMITTED DESIGNS REVIEW:
Once we have made the final changes, we will remit them to you for final review. Once approved, we will send you the final files in multiple formats (ie: Print Ready, Web Ready, etc.) You would then proceed to STEP 3 below.
STEP 3: DESIGNS SENT TO PACKAGE/LABEL PRINTING COMPANY & BUILD A BLEND REVIEW
Once your designs are ready, please contact us to discuss next steps. In most cases, you can just forward your artwork to the company that will be printing the packaging/labels for you. Otherwise, if you are using our packaging/label company, we only need your ok to proceed with remitting the artwork to them so that they can start the process with your order. You would then contact them directly to pay for your packaging/labels.