Customize Your Packaging

customgw_pg3Shamrock is the premier printer and converter of custom gift wrap. Photographic quality is achieved through the roto-gravure printing process. 8, 6 and 5-color high speed presses provide maximum efficiency and cost effectiveness and have the ability to apply specialty finishes including UV, gloss and matte varnishes. Let us help to make your custom gift wrap ideas a reality. Ask for samples and quotes.

  • Efficient, High-quality Roto-Gravure Printing
  • Creative Support
  • Produced in USA – short lead times and easy inventory control
  • Flexibility – slitting, sheeting, folding, kitting to your specifications

Put your packaging to work for you. Custom-printed bags and boxes reinforce your brand and its value to consumers. Plus, they provide ongoing exposure to potential and loyal customers in your community. We offer a complete line of paper shoppers, plastic bags, and boxes that can be imprinted. Plates and screens are stored for reorders.

Hot Stamp

For a metallic image, hot stamping is the best option. A plate is created then, through heat and pressure, the foil is transferred to the surface of the product. We offer a wide range of foil colors including metallic, matte and gloss.

Ink Print

Fast and economical, ink printing is a process through which ink is transferred from a flexible plate to a product’s surface. Ink printing is best for 1-color designs when tight registration is less critical. It’s ideal for printing uncoated boxes and bags which allow for better ink absorption.

Silk Screen

Ink is transferred to a product through a fine screen. This method is very precise and is ideal when multiple colors are needed and registration is critical. It’s also a great choice when you have specific PMS colors to match.

Hot Stamp and Ink Print Ordering Information

 

Minimum Order

The minimum order is one case.

Pricing

Hot stamping, ink printing, freight charges and plate charges are in addition to the product cost.

Quantity Pricing

Products (paper bags, plastic bags, boxes) may be combined for the minimum hot stamp or ink print charge as long as the same plate and same color are used for hot stamping or ink printing. Orders requiring a different plate size or a different hot stamp/ink print color cannot be combined to meet the minimum hot stamp or ink print charge An order involving two plates for two different product sizes constitutes two separate jobs. Each job will be priced separately to determine hot stamping and ink printing charges. Orders for combined products (bags & boxes) will be priced at the higher minimum hot stamping/ink printing price. Example: 250 shopping bags and 250 boxes will both be priced at the higher $75.00 minimum (hot stamping) or $50.00 minimum price (ink printing) if combined.

Lead Time

Imprinting is our specialty. You can expect a quick turnaround once the art is approved.

Under Run

Orders are subject to a 5% under run.

Custom Colors

There is a $150.00 charge per color for custom hot stamp or ink print colors.

Art Prep

There is a $50.00 charge for artwork and copy changes when supplied art is not camera-ready.

Artwork

Camera-ready artwork is required; otherwise additional art charges may apply. Faxes are not acceptable for reproduction. Artwork must be submitted with fonts and a minimum of 300 dpi resolution. All non-standard fonts must be supplied. Artwork must be submitted in a vector graphics format, preferably using Adobe Illustrator. Other programs such as Freehand and Corel Draw are acceptable, but the finished art should be saved in Illustrator format.

NOTE:

  • Maximum print area information for hot stamping and ink printing is located on the appropriate product pages.
  • 2-color jobs require 1/4″ spacing between colors and no critical alignment.
  • Eurototes, frosted shopping bags, and gloss coated bags cannot be ink printed. Products with ultra gloss coating cannot be hot stamped.
  • Hot stamped designs that include continuous borders do not print well.
  • Fine lines and large prints with reverse-outs do not print well and art may need to be modified.
  • Half-tones or screens cannot be hot stamped or ink printed.