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(Above) Custom Etched & Hand Painted for Pike Brewing

At Bottless we take great pride in producing the best quality screen printed growler in the industry. The process starts from the moment we receive the artwork. We ask anyone submitting artwork to Bottless to use the following specs:

Digital format -- must include the following:

  1. .ai (Adobe Illustrator) CS 5 or earlier
  2. Vector line art, saved as either .ai, pdf or eps format*
  3. .cdr (CorelDraw) 5 or earlier
  • Please include fonts when submitting art or save all type to outlines where fonts are not available.
  • Include a supplementary PDF, JPG and/or paper label of the art so that the designers can compare the eps files to the PDF. This is to ensure there have been no problems opening the files.
  • Email all artwork to:

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS to ensure good quality print.

  1. A minimum type of height 2mm (lower case).
  2. A minimum line thickness of .13mm/.369 point to ensure printability.
  3. Any precious metal paints require a minimum 1mm trap from any other paint to avoid tarnishing the precious metal finish. Precious metal paints have some amount of flow and are not suggested for fine detail.
  4. Please include SPOT COLOR indicators using the Pantone Matching System®. Do not submit CMYK/RGB colors - we do not use them in screen printing.
  5. On most bottles, print cannot be on the curve of the bottle shoulder and must be 7mm below the curve. There also can be no print on the bottom 20mm of the bottle.

* Where necessary, we may work with high resolution tif files (300dpi or higher), links must be included.

Your Bottless Graphic Designer will discuss with you the use of any continuous tone images after review of your art. All type must be adjustable vector art, no exceptions please.

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Imprint Size and Position
Imprint Size and Position

Order must clearly specify if artwork is one side, two sides, opposite the handle, or wraparound. Order must also clearly state if artwork is to exact size, or should be enlarged or reduced. In the absence of these instructions we will use our own discretion. If specific instructions for art size and location are not clearly stated on the purchase order, no claims will be processed.
Imprint locations are defined in above (illustration).
Imprint Colors, PMS
Imprint Colors, PMS

Bottless offers a variety of glass, ceramic, and organic inks. PMS colors are paper colors and will be used as reference only. Due to the nature of ceramics, glass, and the firing process, absolute exact matches cannot be guaranteed. A pre-production proof is strongly recommended when imprint colors are critical. Choose your PMS colors at
Pad Printing
Pad Printing

Pad Printing is available for hard to reach areas of items including bottle stoppers, caps, openers and smaller items. Please call for an estimate for pad printing.
Paper Proofs
Paper Proofs
Our Price: $15.00

Initial paper proof will be sent at no charge.
Subsequent paper proofs may incur additional charge of $15.00 each.
Change Of Color
Change Of Color
Our Price: $20.00

If you decide to change colors after approval of artwork before production schedule there will be a $20.00 per color charge . Must be in full case quantities.
Our Price: $35.00


A virtual is a digital mock up of the container of choice with your provided Vector Artwork. We digitally create a real virtual image of your beverage container.
Virtual Samples ARE NOT production samples as production samples DO NOT have this much detail. Virtual's can be used for marketing or sharing what your container will look like before production. Each REVISION as well as the ORIGINAL Virtual is $25.00
Copy Changes
Our Price: $35.00

There will be a $35.00(hr) charge for all copy changes up to three lines. If four or more lines are changed new screen charges will apply and will be invoiced accordingly. Changes in copy may affect ship date.
Our Price: $35.00

There will be a $35.00 typesetting charge for all straight-line copy, up to three straight lines. Unless otherwise specified, typestyle is at the discretion of the factory.
Less Than Minimum Print Charge
Less Than Minimum Print Charge
Our Price: $50.00

Orders for LTM must be at least half of 1st column quantity. A $50.00-$300 LTM charge will be incurred in addition to normal print run charges depending on the product charges.
Artwork Requirements, Beer Bottle & Can Production
Our Price: $60.00

Camera ready artwork is defined as black and white color separated positive image with clean sharp lines that does not require any alterations. Photocopies, faxed art, sketches, stationary, business cards and other imprinted products are not considered camera ready and may be subject to an art charge. Bottless reserves the right to reject any art that is not considered camera ready. Art will be charged at an hourly rate of $60.00(hr). Art will be quoted before production begins. If not specified on the purchase order, art size and placement will be at the discretion of the Art Department. Electronic art
Artwork may be provided on CD-ROM or via email. Files must be vector format with all fonts converted to outlines, curves or paths. Bitmap files will require an art charge. Emails must specify distributor name and purchase order number.

We accept the following formats:

Adobe Illustrator CS3
CorelDraw X3
Freehand MX
Artwork containing halftones must be supplied to size with all halftones at 60 line screen (LPI) or dots per inch (DPI).