page will point you to the design and layout templates for all of
our products. Please be sure you have read the
page at this web site before beginning design and layout. In
addition to following the template for each size carefully, also
please follow the general instructions below:
- Template notes
- Find the bag size
being designed for, in the format you want - Freehand or
- It is not an error
that the template height of the bag is shorter than the bag's listed
height dimension. The height must be designed shorter for
flexographic plate making and printing. It will print the full
- The top and bottom
bleed areas are always .25".
- The left bleed area
is always .375".
- The right bleed area
is always .125".
- If the design does
not bleed, disregard the bleed areas.
- Design elements in a
panel that should not be cut off at the top, or folded into the
bottom, should be cut back at least .25" from the cut off and/or
- Design elements that
print to a side to side fold line must be extended at least .0625"
beyond fold line, except at left gusset fold, .375". Design elements
that should not appear in an adjacent panel must be cut back from
the fold line at least .0625".
- Design elements
should not end exactly on fold lines or top cutoff - they should
bleed or be cut back as indicated above.
- These instructions,
the template drawings and the
should allow any artist to start a new shopping bag right away.
Section 2 - Downloadable
Click on the bag size
needed to download the Illustrator template file needed. These are
downloaded in a binary .hqx format. You need Stuffit or a similar
program to decode the file. The template can then be opened in Freehand.
The templates were originally created in a 5.x version and are
compatible with all subsequent Mac and PC versions.
Twisted Paper Handle
5.5 x 3.25 x 8.375
5.5 x 3.25 x 13
8 x 4.75 x 10.25
10 x 5 x 13
13 x 6 x 16
13 x 7 x 13
13 x 7 x 17
14.5 x 9 x 16.25
16 x 6 x 12
16 x 6 x 16
16 x 6 x 19
18 x 7 x 18
Flat Folded Paper Handle Sacks
12 x 7 x 12
12 x 7 x 15.75