Please make sure the following information is included when requesting an e-proof:
- Logo must be provided in an Adobe Illustrator (.AI) or Encapsulated PostScript (.eps) file or a design fee may apply.
- Note if any additional text and/or graphics are needed, such as: check boxes (milk, syrup, shots, flavor, etc.), website, phone number, address, logo on 1 side or 2 sides of the cup, etc.
- All text in the design is outlined.
- Define colors with Pantone (PMS colors) if possible.
- Include any special instructions with your order.
Offset Printing (for paper products): Uses a stamp printing date, similar to a hand stamp
- Preferred method of printing for all cold paper cups (for order volumes under 200 cases)
- Pros: lower minimum requirement, lower production cost
- Cons: ink odor may be present if print area is over 30%, ink odor is more prevalent when cups are used for warm/hot content
- Maximum suggested print size is roughly 3″ x 3″ or under 30% ink coverage
- Background color counts as 1 color
Flexo Printing (for paper products): Uses a rolling rubber plate, similar to a newspaper press
- Suggested for customers with larger volumes (200+ cases) or full area prints
- Pros: lower minimum requirement, lower production cost, reusable and resilient plates
- Cons: more ink laydown, higher pre-press cost, slower production times