Every custom bag project we do at Roastar goes through a very specific set of steps, from bag configuration to artwork approval to proofing to printing to delivery. Our team’s been doing this for a while, and we know what needs to happen to make a bag project successful. Now, we’ve taken what we know about that ideal process and turned it into an online tool you can use to create and manage your own bags. We want you to be in the driver’s seat. We want you to feel in control. We want you to be in touch and informed, at every step of the process, of how your bag project’s going.
After downloading the appropriate template for your bag (we will attach it automatically after you configure your bag), it’s time to create your beautiful bag artwork. And now we have to share some real talk: Here’s where we find things can get sticky. Custom-printed bag artwork is a bad place for a DIY approach. That’s why we’ve put together resources to help this go more smoothly.
First, you have to make an important decision: Are you a designer, or do you have access to a designer?
If you’re not a designer and you don’t have one on tap, please don’t go it alone. Review our artwork resources for business stakeholders. Find a designer and work with them. We can even help you get connected with someone great. Trust us on this one. Your bag will go much more smoothly.
After you’ve got those artwork files optimized, in the correct template for your chosen bag, and fully adhering to our artwork specifications, it’s time to log in to your Roastar.com account, open your bag and send us your designs. Our pre-press team will review your files and verify they’re ready to go. If anything’s amiss, we’ll send information back to you with detail on what needs fixing before we can proceed.
Once Roastar pre-press approves your artwork file(s), we’ll automatically create a digital proof (PDF) and will ask you to review and approve it. If it’s not quite right, you can reject it and tell us what’s wrong, and we’ll work with you on correcting it.
Once you approve a digital proof, we’ll ask you to specify which physical proof you’d like. We can send you a free flat press proof to check artwork and colors or, if you want something a little more “real,” we can create a converted sample bag proof for you for an additional $400 (excluding Flat-bottom bags).
Here’s a little more real talk on keeping your project successful: don’t skip the physical proof. While you can waive a physical proof and move ahead with an order solely based on the digital proof, we don’t recommend it. Your bags are a big deal. We want to make sure what comes off our presses matches your expectations.