1. The Template
The base for your design
Download the template in PDF or AI format and customise your design as you like. This is how the template will look like:
Indicates the final cut on the bag. We advise you to keep the important information as the logo or text, at least at a minimum distance of 3mm from this line.
Indicate the area where the bag seals will be made. The design inserted in this area will be clearly visible, but we recommend that you insert important information, such as logos or texts, at a distance of at least 3mm.
The black and white notches placed at the cutting line indicate where to make the cut. Don’t modify or delete the “Black mark” layer!
Indicates the bleed beyond the cut line, present for the entire diameter of the art board. It is necessary to upload the design up to this line.
Indicate the area where the zip lock will be inserted, if you choose it as a optional. The design upload in this area will be clearly visible, but we recommend that you insert important information, such as logos or texts, at a distance of at least 3 mm.
Indicates where the cut will be made to facilitate the opening of the bag. We recommend not to insert any wording line with this element, as its position in production could vary by 3/4 mm.
Save the document in pdf format without modifying it!
Download the Illustrator template
2. Correct file management
Make your print file entirely with Illustrator
3. Management of texts and images
All text within the design must be expanded and images incorporated
The texts must be converted into a path to avoid the loss of the font used and the variation of the desired aesthetic appearance. All images used must be in high resolution (300dpi) and converted to full colour (CMYK). They also must also be incorporated into the document to allow the file to be opened without data loss.
How to convert text to path
How to embed images
4. Management of selective white
Correctly handle windows or metallic areas
In order to make windows or metallic areas on the bag, the management of the selective white is necessary, a layer of a white colour that is printed under the graphic elements that must remain visible or non-metallic. Follow the guidelines below:
How to make windows
The transparent material is the only one that allow windows to make visible the product inside the bag. To obtain a correct window you need to manage correctly the selective white, the level of white printed under the graphic elements that need to remain visible.
To avoid that the design on the bag will be clear you must follow the steps below:
How to make metallic designs
The metallic material PET/ALU/PE is the only material where is possible to make foil effect. To create this effect is used the aluminium inside the material. To obtain a correct metallic effect you need to use the selective white, the white level under the graphic elements that don't need to be metallic, in one of this following mode:
1) If you want to have all bag metallic, it is not necessary the management of the selective white;
2) If you want to make some metallic elements, it is necessary to manage the selective white as indicate below:
5. Gestione del testo variabile
Stampa ogni busta con un messaggio differente
Grazie alla stampa con testo variabile, hai la possibilità di inserire testi differenti su ogni busta. Per gestire questo tipo di personalizzazione è necessario seguire i passi indicati di seguito o nel video.
Our graphics department will always carry out a basic verification of the file
The design department Flexie will check the file received in order to avoid problems regarding:
– Missing font and non-expanded texts
– Low resolution images , in RGB or corrupt
– Plenty printing assistance
– Mismanagement of the selective white
In case you want a more accurate verification or changes to the file by our graphic department, you will need to purchase the Advanced File Verification. For more information visit the Graphic Service page.
For assistance or more information please contact our department by email at email@example.com.