Provide a 1/2" of artwork beyond the printed area of mechanical artwork.
DOT AND LINE GAIN
All printed pieces will experience 20-30% dot and/or line gain. This means the print will get heavier, reverse areas may fill in and screens will darken. Allowances for "gain" should be made in the artwork.
Bonita Pioneer accepts electronic artwork in the following Macintosh Programs: Illustrator, Photoshop, In-Design and Freehand (Freehand files must be saved in EPS format). Please include all placed images and fonts used with the file (or send file with type turned to outlines). We accept emails, CDs and DVDs (saved for Mac use). Electronic templates are available.
FOUR COLOR PROCESS
Bonita Pioneer can print 4-color process on Shopping Bags, Gift Wrap and Boxes. Special Flexographic considerations are necessary and are to be discussed on an individual per job basis. Please contact a Bonita Pioneer Customer Service Associate @ 1-800-677-7725.
GIFT WRAP ARTWORK
All gift wrap art should be set up to have a 15", 18", or 20" repeat top to bottom and also include a side to side repeat as we will need to step it to accommodate different roll widths. Other repeats may be available, please inquire.
Due to movement in printing and bag conversion all artwork should be kept 1/4" from the edge of the bag. The front of the bag should bleed 1/4" into the gusset. Electronic templates are available showing bleed area.
Copy/Print may shift in the converting process up to 3/16". Stopping art directly on edges is not recommended - see Gusset Artwork Guidelines.
The minimum positive printing type size is 8 point Helvetica bold and the minimum positive line width is 1 point.
The minimum reverse printing type size is 12 point Helvetica boldface and minimum line width is 2 point.
When two or more colors need to appear like they touch, an overprint of 1/16" (or 2 points) must be used to prevent gaps in the printing. When trapping colors to a rule the overprinting outline must be at least 2.5 points in width to trap the colors.
SCREENS / HALFTONES / DUOTONES
At Bonita Pioneer screens and solids should be printed on separate decks to prevent filling (and are priced as separate colors). Line Screen capabilities are determined by the project and the product. We recommend running solids whenever possible and must approve all screen work prior to acceptance of the order. Additional charges may be incurred when using screens, please inquire.
UPC CODES/QR CODES
Codes should be supplied 110% magnification with .004 bar width reduction. Printing codes on dark papers is not suggested. We recommend all codes be printed in black. Printing codes on a white block may be necessary for scanning.