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IMPRINTS

Color Matching

Most BIC.® Sticky Note™ products are printed with 4-color process inks as opposed to spot color inks. 4-color process allows you to print as many different colors as you want for one price. All non-standard imprint colors will be converted to the closest 4-color process match. A perfect match cannot be guaranteed. The BIC.® Sticky Note™ Color Wheel, showcasing the multitude of BIC.® Sticky Note™ standard imprint colors, can be found below.

 

The sides of the Value Non-Adhesive Cubes on pages 400–401 are printed in spot colors. Standard imprint colors can be found below. If a sheet imprint is requested, the sheets will be printed with 4-color process. This may cause a color difference between the sides and the sheet.

When requesting a non-standard imprint color, please provide the color number or a color sample (swatch or photograph). When color is critical, we recommend a color proof. Color paper proofs may not be an exact match to final product. Please see page ordering information for more details on submitting artwork for non-standard imprint colors. RGB files will be converted to 4-color process (CMYK), which may result in color shifts.

Minimum Line Weights & Type Sizes

Text can be as small as 6-point type on notepad and cube sheets. Anything smaller will not be legible. Lines must be at least .5 point thick. On cube sides, the minimum text size is 8 point and the minimum text size for reverse text is 10 point. On beveled notepads, the minimum text size is 12 point along the beveled edge imprint area. 

Phantom or Ghost Imprints

Phantom or ghost imprints are available at no extra charge. A 10% screen is usually recommended if you intend to write over the phantom imprint. As they are very light, text and phone numbers are not recommended as phantoms. Large logos that cover most of the space at the center of the pad look best.

 

 

Heavy Ink Coverage

There is no extra charge for heavy ink coverage or flood coats. 

Ruled Lines

Ruled lines, either solid or phantom, are available at no extra charge and will be set without a bleed. Please specify which you prefer; otherwise, we will use solid lines

Booklet Cover Products

(PB4A3A50, PSH4A3A50, MFPB, PBCSM) Due to the printing process used on these products, the imprint colors on the booklet cover may look slightly different than the imprint colors on the adhesive notepad sheet (when the sheet imprint option is chosen).

Drilled Pen Holes in Cubes

Drilled pen holes are available to hold your favorite BIC.® pens for $0.79(g) per cube. Drilled pen holes will be located in the upper-left-hand corner of the cube on the glue/adhesive side. The approximate depth is 1". Please specify 3/8" (ideal for BIC.® Clic Stic.® or BIC.® Round Stic® pens) or 1/2" (ideal for BIC.® WideBody.® pens without a grip or BIC.® Tri-Stic® pens without a grip). (Writing Instruments sold separately.)

 

 

Cube Sheet Counts

Cubes have approximately 225 sheets per 1" height. For example, the 3".x 3".x 3" cube has approximately 675 sheets. 

Cube Sides

Due to the printing and assembly process of cubes, the imprint colors on the bound side (Side 3) may look slightly different than the other 3 sides.

Special Packaging

Shrink-wrapping is available for BIC.® Sticky Note™ Adhesive Notepads and BIC.® Sticky Note™ Non-Adhesive Scratch Pads.

Per-pad Charges:

1 pad per package............................. $0.17(g) per pad
2 pads per package............................ $0.12(g) per pad
3 pads per package............................ $0.09(g) per pad
4 pads per package............................ $0.08(g) per pad
5 pads per package............................ $0.07(g) per pad
6 pads per package............................ $0.05(g) per pad
7–10 pads per package...................... $0.04(g) per pad
11 or more pads per package............. $0.03(g) per pad
Should you have additional packaging needs, such as special inserts or multi-pack shrink-wrapping of other items, please inquire and we will make arrangements to accommodate your request. Keep in mind that some special packaging requests may require additional time and may incur an additional charge.

Proofs

For new orders totaling $7,500 or 25,000 units, a mandatory product proof (of the side imprint only) will be provided FREE, if a new order, by our factory for approval prior to scheduling production time. If a repeat order a mandatory e-proof will be sent. Please allow additional time on your order when proofing colors. For BIC® Sticky Note™ custom shapes, please allow 3 working days for a fax proof.

Custom Die Shapes

We will stock your custom dies at no extra charge for a maximum of 24 months from last use.

Photographic Images

High-resolution images must be supplied digitally in CMYK format and properly sized to the product ordered. Although we cannot guarantee an exact color match, please provide a color sample (swatch or photograph) in order to match artwork as closely as possible. When color is critical, we recommend a color proof. Color paper proofs may not be an exact match of final product. Photographs and other intricate printing jobs may require additional processing and lead time. Cube orders with photographic images printed on the sides will automatically receive a product proof at no charge.

Flood Coats

There is no extra charge for flood coats. You can change the paper color on one side of your BIC.® Sticky Note™ Adhesive Notepad or BIC.® Sticky Note™ Non-Adhesive Scratch Pad by printing a flood coat. Just choose a percentage of one of our standard imprint colors from the Color Wheel. The recommended percentages are 10% to 30%, depending on the color. Flood coats are not available on cube sheets. 

Bleeds

There is no extra charge for bleeds. Please make sure your artwork extends 1/8" beyond the standard notepad size on all sides that bleed. Bleeds are not available on cube sheets. Bleeds on cube sides may require additional processing and lead time. When using the templates on BIC Graphic's website, please add an extra 1/16" to all backgrounds intended to fill the surface area. Critical elements of your image and text must remain 3/16" inside the cut line. All 3 guides are noted on the templates: bleed, cut, and safe imprint area. Please note 1/8" bleed.

 

 

Layout

Always provide a layout and a hard copy of your art so that we will know how you want your BIC.® Sticky Note™ to look. There is a 1/16" variance on all BIC.® Sticky Notes™ when cutting the final product. Provide a color composite of multicolor images when sending in production-ready art or send it in color, digitally (VECTOR ART preferred). If color matching is critical, a color paper proof is recommended.

Color Wheel

Most BIC.® Sticky Note™ products are printed with 4-color process inks as opposed to spot color inks. Non-standard imprint colors will be converted to the closest possible CMYK 4-color process match. Artwork should be submitted digitally in CMYK format. When color is critical, we recommend a color proof. Color paper proofs may not be an exact match of final product.

Make your imprint colorful with a multitude of standard imprint colors! When referencing a standard imprint color on your order, please specify BIC.® Sticky Note™ Color Wheel, the color name and the color percentage. For example, when requesting Color Wheel Magenta at 100%, you would simply reference: BIC.® Sticky Note™ Color Wheel Magenta, 100%. It’s that easy!

*Royal Blue is as close to Reflex Blue as we can print.
*Color Chart not reflective when ordering color paper products.

BIC® Sticky Note™ Diagrams

IMPRINTS

Color Matching

Magnets are printed with 4-color process inks as opposed to spot color inks. The 4-color process allows you to print as many different colors as you want for one price. All non-standard imprint colors will be converted to the closest 4-color process match. A perfect match cannot be guaranteed. Standard imprint colors are shown in order information. 

When requesting a non-standard imprint color, please provide the color number or a color sample (swatch or photograph). Please note that when referencing a non-standard color number, we match to the non-standard color number coated color values. When color is critical, we recommend a product proof. Please submit files in the CMYK color mode only. RGB files will be converted to 4-color process (CMYK), which may result in color shifts. Raster images (digital photos) should be at least 300 DPI at 100% final size. Due to the digital artwork printing process, using placed raster or photograph images limits our ability to make color corrections.

Minimum Line Weights & Type Sizes

Text can be as small as 6 point on most fonts. Lighter fonts may need to be larger. Lines must be at least .5 point thick. Reversed lines must be at least 1 point thick.

Screens

When a file contains a screen, it must be at no less than 10%. Anything less will not print properly.

Borders

Borders are not recommended along the edges of Magnet products. However, art intended to print as a border must be formatted 1/16" inside the die line and extend 1/16" beyond the die line.

Bleeds

There is no extra charge for bleeds. Art intended to print to the edge must extend 1/16" outside the cut line. On Picture Frame Magnets, the inner cut-out artwork should bleed 1/16" onto the outer frame.

 

Personalization

Available on Magnets for $0.79(g) per name.

Layout

Always provide a layout and a hard copy of your art so that we will know how you want your magnets to look. There is a 1/16" variance on all magnets when cutting the final product. Provide a color composite of multicolor images when sending in production-ready art or send it in color, digitally (VECTOR ART preferred). If color matching is critical, a product proof is recommended.

Packaging

Standard packaging for MGDEM1 and MGDEM2 is a master carton with a box of dry-erase magnets, a box of whiteboard markers and a separate bag of clips. Optional packaging to polybag one dry-erase magnet, one marker and one clip together is $0.39(g) per polybag.

Proofs

For Custom Shape Magnets, please allow 3 working days for a fax proof. Product proofs are available. Die charge applies; please call your distributor for quote

Outdoor Use

All magnets are not recommended for outdoor use or for use on cars.

Custom Die Shapes

We will stock your custom dies at no extra charge for a maximum of 24 months from last use.

IMPRINTS

Color Matching

Mouse Pads are printed with 4-color process inks as opposed to spot color inks. The 4-color process allows you to print as many different colors as you want for one price. All non-standard imprint colors will be converted to the closest 4-color process match. A perfect match cannot be guaranteed. Standard imprint colors are shown in ordering information below.

When requesting a non-standard imprint color, please provide the color number or a color sample (swatch or photograph). When color is critical, we recommend a product proof. Please submit files in the CMYK color mode only. RGB files will be converted to 4-color process (CMYK), which may result in color shifts. Raster images (digital photos) should be at least 300 DPI at 100% final size. Due to the digital artwork printing process, using placed raster or photograph images limits our ability to make color corrections.

Fabric Surface Mouse Pads Minimum Line Weights & Type Sizes

Due to the specialized process used to create fabric surface Mouse Pads, there will be some dot gain on the final image (100% to 400%). This can fill in small type and reverse or “knock out” art. Minimum font size is 12 point. Minimum size for reverse text is 18-point. Minimum line thickness is .5 point. Minimum reverse line thickness is 1 point. If font sizes at or below these minimums are critical, then a Firm Surface Mouse Pad is recommended.

Firm Surface Mouse Pads Minimum Line Weights & Type Sizes

Text can be as small as 6 point on most fonts. Lighter fonts may need to be larger. Lines must be at least .5 point thick. Reversed lines must be at least 1 point thick. Sharp contrasts in the imprint colors on Firm Surface Mouse Pads may cause the cursor to skip or jump.

Paper Mouse Pads

For Paper Mouse Pad artwork standards, refer to the Sticky Note™ information.

Bleeds

There is no extra charge for bleeds. Art intended to print to the edge must extend 1/8" outside the cut line. Critical elements of your image must remain 1/4" inside the cut line.

 

 

Borders

We do not recommend borders on Mouse Pads. If a border is necessary, it must be a minimum of 1/4" thick. 

Personalization

Available on Firm Surface Mouse Pads for $0.79(g) per name.

Layout

Always provide a layout and a hard copy of your art so that we will know how you want your Mouse Pads to look. There is a 1/16" variance on all Mouse Pads when cutting the final product. Provide a color composite of multicolor images when sending in production-ready art or send it in color, digitally (VECTOR ART preferred). If color matching is critical, a product proof is recommended.

Special Packaging

Polybagging is available on Mouse Pads (allow 2 additional working days). 1–5 pads per polybag, $0.26(g) per pad.

Proofs

For Custom Shape Mouse Pads, please allow 3 working days for a fax proof. Product proofs are available. Die charge applies; please call your distributor for quote.

Custom Die Shapes

We will stock your custom dies at no extra charge for a maximum of 24 months from last use.

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