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Printing Information

Printing Information

Please make sure the following information is included when requesting an e-proof:

  1. Logo must be provided in an Adobe Illustrator (.AI) or Encapsulated PostScript (.eps) file or a design fee may apply.
  2. 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.
  3. All text in the design is outlined.
  4. Define colors with Pantone (PMS colors) if possible.
  5. 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