We recommend any black areas in your artwork be 100% black. Not “rich black” or “registration black”.
If you are trying to match a Pantone color, please refer to the Pantone Bridging Swatchbook.
Choose a color from the CMYK column.
This is the best representation of the color we are able to print.
To maintain our very fast production time, we are NOT able to color match. Additionally we are not able to accomodate press checks.
If you need a press proof to review color, we suggest you order 1 pouch from our website to evaluate the color.
Make sure your file is set up in CMYK color mode. If your file is set up in RGB we suggest you convert the file to CMYK.
If you don’t our pre-press software will convert your file and it may have varying results and result in substantial color shifts.
If you are working in Canva, you will only be able to change the color mode if you have the paid version.
Download the template for the size pouch you are ordering. You can set up your artwork to our specifications on this template. NOTE: do not modify the size or the orientation of the template. If modified, your artwork will be rejected and it will delay your order.
Keep all important text inside the SAFE AREA of your pouch. This will ensure that important text or artwork will not be trimmed off the pouch or get too close to the edge of the pouch.
This will eliminate the need for fonts. In Adobe Illustrator: SELECT > OBJECT > ALL TEXT OBJECTS then TYPE > CREATE OUTLINES
In Adobe Illustrator: WINDOW > LINKS > Click on the image > Choose “Embed Image(s)”
Make sure that all placed images in your artwork are 300dpi.
This will give the best results when printing your artwork. If there are any images below 300dpi, you will receive a warning on the proof.
It will not prevent us from producing your order unless you reject the proof emailed to you.
Please submit a high resolution PDF file. (PDF/x-1a:2001). We cannot print from an AI, JPG, JPEG, PNG, etc.
If you are using bar codes or QR codes, please test them before placing your order. We do NOT test bar codes or QR codes. We will print what is in the file.
This can be one of the most complicated file set ups to print here at The Packaging Lab. If you are interested in metallic effects on your pouch, please download and follow the instructions in this PDF.
These instructions are for use in Adobe Illustrator ONLY. If you don't have Adobe Illustrator or aren't proficient in Adobe Illustrator, we offer a file set up service at The Packaging Lab.
If you have questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need help formatting your artwork, we can help. There is a cost involved depending on the level of support needed. Please contact us at email@example.com to inquire about your options.
We work very hard to keep our tolerances as low a possible, however there will be some variations in your pouches.
This is due to the imperfect nature of the manufacturing process.
What this means: when we trim your pouch or fold your pouch, there may be up to .125” variation in location of the fold or trim.
This is why we recommend all important information or text be inside the SAFE AREA.
The .125” variation applies to the placement of the hang hole, zipper and tear notch in your pouch. (See template for more location information)
Once your order is placed you will receive a proof email. Please review your proof carefully. You will have the option to “ACCEPT” or “REJECT” this proof.
If you do nothing, in 12 hours your order will automatically move into production.