The Roastar Project Process

A step-by-step guide to what lies ahead on your custom-printed journey.

Our unique project process is designed to create a smooth and seamless journey from start to finish.

Every custom project we do at Roastar goes through a very specific set of steps: from configuration to artwork approval to proofing to printing to delivery. If that sounds like a lot, don’t fret. Our team’s been doing this for awhile, and we know what needs to happen to make a project successful.

We’ve compiled everything we know about the process and boiled it down to five steps: start with a quote, build your project, get creative with artwork, place your order, and live your dreams. And to make things even better, we created an online tool to guide you through the process. You’ll use your dashboard to create and manage your own project — that’s right: total control

How our project process works

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Start with a quote

It’s fast, free, and easy.

You: tell us about the bag you want. We: give you a fast, free, no-strings-attached (really) quote. We’ll need to ask you a few questions, so make sure you’re ready to talk size, material, features, and quantity. Need more than one quote? No sweat. We’ll build as many as you can throw at us.

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Build your project

Let’s make this bag a reality.

When you have your quote configured just the way you like it, simply create an account to begin building your project — we’ll even use your quote to give you a jump start! Your dashboard will walk you through every step of the project process, including downloading the correct art template for your specifications. Good dashboard.

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Get creative with artwork

Here’s where things get interesting.

We want your bags to stand out from the crowd, but we also want to ensure that your experience is smooth sailing. Due to the technicality of working with our precise templates, we highly recommend using an experienced graphic designer for this part of your journey. If you have one in mind, great! Not sure where to look? No worries. Just browse our Designer Network to find yourself a Roastar certified designer, experienced in using our templates and familiar with our process. Once your art is submitted – our prepress team will review and let you know if there are any issues or concerns, giving you the opportunity to make any adjustments.

Learn more about our artwork specifications

Find a designer

How to videos
Clear Window

Step-by-step instructions to set up windows on Roastar bag templates using Adobe Illustrator. This video goes into detail on how to separate the layers, color code the effects, and preview your file to make sure it is set up correctly. It will then explain the best way to flatten, save and export your PDF file to submit on Roastar.com.

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White effects

Step-by-step instructions to set up white ink on Roastar bag templates using Adobe Illustrator. This video goes into detail on how to separate the layers, color code the effects, and preview your file to make sure it is set up correctly. It will then explain the best way to flatten, save and export your PDF file to submit on Roastar.com.

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Metallic effects

Step-by-step instructions to set up metallic effects on Roastar bag templates using Adobe Illustrator. This video goes into detail on how to separate the layers, color code the effects, and preview your file to make sure it is set up correctly. It will then explain the best way to flatten, save and export your PDF file to submit on Roastar.com.

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Place your order

But first, let’s make sure it’s perfect.

Once we’ve approved your artwork, we’ll go through two rounds of proofs (digital and physical) to make sure your bag is exactly right. For the physical proof, you can choose between a free flat press proof to check artwork and colors or a converted sample proof for the fully realized visual at an additional $400. The physical proof is technically optional, but your bags are a big deal, so we don’t recommend waiving it. After proofs, all that’s left to do is submit your order.

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Live your packaging dreams

You always dreamt about packaging, right?

No one likes to wait — and with Roastar’s lead times, you won’t have to. Your bags will be shipped hot off the press, so you can get to the most important part: filling them with product and sending them out into the world. Need help at any part of the process? Reach out any time you need us! We’d never abandon you. Send us a picture if you think of it. We’d love to see them in action.

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Start with a quote

It’s fast, free, and easy.

You: tell us about the can you want. We: give you a fast, free, no-strings-attached (really) quote. We’ll need to ask you a few questions, so make sure you’re ready to talk size, style, features, and quantity. Need more than one quote? No sweat. We’ll build as many as you can throw at us.

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Build your project

Let’s make this can a reality.

When you have your quote configured just the way you like it, simply create an account to begin building your project — we’ll even use your quote to give you a jump start! Your dashboard will walk you through every step of the project process, including downloading the correct art template for your specifications. Good dashboard.

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Get creative with artwork

Here’s where things get interesting.

We want your cans to stand out from the crowd, but we also want to ensure that your experience is smooth sailing. Due to the technicality of working with our precise templates, we highly recommend using an experienced graphic designer for this part of your journey. If you have one in mind, great! Not sure where to look? No worries. Just browse our Designer Network to find yourself a Roastar certified designer, experienced in using our templates and familiar with our process. Once your art is submitted – our prepress team will review and let you know if there are any issues or concerns, giving you the opportunity to make any adjustments.

Learn more about our artwork specifications

Find a designer

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Place your order

But first, let’s make sure it’s perfect.

Once we’ve approved your artwork, we’ll go through two rounds of proofs (digital and physical) to make sure your can is exactly right. We do require physical proofs for all tin can projects.We’ll cover the cost of the proof — you’ll only pay for shipping. After proofs, all that’s left to do is submit your order.

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Live your packaging dreams

You always dreamt about packaging, right?

Once your tin cans are printed, we’ll get them shipped out to you right away. Once your cans are finished, it’s time for the fun part: filling them with product, seaming them shut, and getting them on the shelf. Need help at any part of the process? Reach out any time you need us! We’d never abandon you. Send us a picture if you think of it. We’d love to see them in action.

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Start with a quote

It’s fast, free, and easy.

You: tell us about the sticker you want. We: give you a fast, free, no-strings-attached (really) quote. We’ll need to ask you a few questions, so make sure you’re ready to talk shape, size, finish, and quantity. Need more than one quote? No sweat. We’ll build as many as you can throw at us.

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Build your project

Let’s make these stickers a reality.

When you have your quote configured just the way you like it, simply create an account to begin building your project — we’ll even use your quote to give you a jump start! Your dashboard will walk you through every step of the project process, including downloading the correct artwork template for your specifications. Good dashboard.

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Get creative with artwork

Here’s where things get interesting.

We want your stickers to stand out from the crowd, but we also want to ensure that your experience is smooth sailing. Due to the technicality of working with our precise templates, we highly recommend using an experienced graphic designer for this part of your journey. If you have one in mind, great! Not sure where to look? No worries. Just browse our Designer Network to find yourself a Roastar certified designer, experienced in using our templates and familiar with our process. Once your art is submitted – our prepress team will review and let you know if there are any issues or concerns, giving you the opportunity to make any adjustments.

Learn more about our artwork specifications

Find a designer

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Place your order

But first, let’s make sure it’s perfect.

Once we’ve approved your artwork, we’ll go through two rounds of proofs (digital and physical) to make sure your stickers are exactly right. We don’t require physical proofs for sticker projects, but we do recommend them. We’ll cover the cost of the proof — you’ll only pay for shipping. After proofs, all that’s left to do is submit your order.

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Live your dreams

You always dreamt about stickers, right?

We ship your stickers as soon as they’re printed, so you can get to the most important bit: covering any imaginable surface with your awesome art. Need help at any part of the process? Reach out any time you need us! We’d never abandon you. Send us a picture if you think of it. We’d love to see them in action.