Design Center

Requirements

The Designer Checklist
  • Text Size

    Type should be a minimum of 1mm high, based on a lowercase letter.

  • Color Separation

    Art should be separated by color and saved on separate layers in your .ai, .pdf, or .eps file.

  • Line Thickness

    Minimum line width of .13mm/.369pt. Minimum negative space is .2mm/.4pt.

  • Resolution

    Save text and logos as vector art. Any raster images (.jpeg, .tiff, .psd) should be minimum 300dpi.

  • 360° Wrap & Warping

    Use the circumference of the bottle and add ⅛". Do not warp art.

Templates

Downloadable Resources
  • Designer Checklist for Screen Printing

    Please use this checklist guide when submitting artwork files for screen print.

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  • Designer Checklist for Etching

    Please use this checklist guide when submitting artwork files for etching.

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  • TTB Guidelines

    Please review the provided content for successful TTB submission and approval.

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  • Printable Area: Bordeaux Bottle

    Please use this guide when submitting artwork files for Bordeaux bottles.

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  • Printable Area: Burgundy Bottle

    Please use this guide when submitting artwork files for Burgundy bottles.

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  • Printable Area: Hock Bottle

    Please use this guide when submitting artwork files for Hock bottles.

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Once you’ve reviewed our designer checklist and downloaded the applicable design template, please upload your artwork here along with relevant details of your project. Questions? Reach out by phone: 707.224.0111

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    Design FAQ

    Answers to your Questions

    YES to all. We can print UPC and QR codes in a variety of different colors, not restricting you to traditional black and white coloring. Barcodes printed in white ink on a flint (clear bottle) will still scan.

    Ensuring that all spot colors are on separate layers of the art file. We can only print one color per layer.

    NO. Bergin’s paints are not CMYK and do not use the same pigments as traditional media. We can create custom paint mixes to get as close as possible to your suggested color call outs.

    Trapping is the practice of overlapping the edges of objects to improve registration in printing. In some cases, we use knockouts to glass surface as our trap color creating space between two objects.

    Vector art is graphic artwork that consists of points, lines, curves, and shapes based on mathematic formulas. Unlike raster images, vector art can be scaled up or down without loss of image resolution.

    Not all raster images (JPEGs) are appropriate for screen printing or etching. All raster images must be reviewed by our art team to assess printability/etch ability before committing to the project. When submitting, all text and logos included in your art files must be vector art.

    Screen Print: Yes, in screen print we are limited to one color per screen. We can do a max of 7 colors on a single package.

    Etch: No, in etching we can use several different paints to achieve your vision.

    Bergin will adjust art as necessary to ensure design is produced beautifully and accurately. It is on a rare occasion we receive artwork that is either print or etch ready without needing modification on our end. If significant changes are required, we will discuss with you or your designer first.

    We need your updates 30-45 days ahead of your scheduled print date. Please try to consolidate ALL updates and changes together when submitting. Any time a new change is requested, new art files must be created and resubmitted for formal art approval.

    If you have PMS colors called out, we can match them as closely as possible to the Ink Colors we have or we can send you a swatch bottle with available ink colors on it. Please note, some colors may require longer lead time to order from our suppliers. Selecting colors in advance is recommended.

    CMYK and RGB color references are not accepted.

    Please provide a physical example of your paper label if we are attempting to color match.

    The best format is an Adobe Illustrator (ai.) packaged vector file with live text. That way we have all accompanying links and fonts. Otherwise, an ai. file or pdf. of all the artwork and typography vectorized and outlined will work.

    Each new piece of art is discussed with the Etch and Paint Department for any necessary modifications to ensure a successful etch job. Important details that are too small, or lines that are too thin risk getting blown out during the sandblasting phase, so a digital artist will thicken up and enlarge details to meet minimum specs for a successful job. All modifications will be submitted to the client for approval before proceeding. A good rule of thumb is having all linework no smaller than .75 pt. to 1 pt. in thickness.

    There are limitations in etching the shoulders or entire surface of a bottle. Burgundy bottles are easier to decorate when it comes to shoulder work but would require a bottle inspection before committing to shoulder decoration.

    All artwork on the Etch Approval Form represents the stencil masks that the Etch Department will use to sandblast the art onto the bottle and is not a representation of the final product. However, all new art will require specific color callouts and/or a paper label to reference for color matching.

    More questions?
    Visit our general FAQ.