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Print Area Specs

IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO TALK TO CUSTOMER SERVICE (270-926-8669) DURING INITIAL PHASE OF LABEL DESIGN TO ASSURE ALL TECHNICAL ISSUES ARE ADDRESSED.

TO SUBMIT ARTWORK:
E-mail artwork to lisa@sccans.com

Standard Plates

OVERLAP OR MARGINS:
Do not allow for overlap or margins. Layout art and copy to edge of envelope.

TRAPPING:
Trapping between colors is 4/1000 of an inch.

FONT SIZE:
Not recommended to use font size less than 7 points. Do not lock in fonts.

SCREENS:
Screens are normally on a separate plate.

HEAVY INK LAY DOWN:
Areas of heavy ink lay down are usually on a separate plate.

BAR CODE:
Bars should be parallel to rap - round.

NUMBER OF COLORS:
Depending on label design, screens, ink lay down, and can size, up to 6 colors.

CLOSURES:
Up to 2 colors. No close registration or screens.

IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO TALK TO CUSTOMER SERVICE (270-926-8669) DURING INITIAL PHASE OF LABEL DESIGN TO ASSURE ALL TECHNICAL ISSUES ARE ADDRESSED.

TO SUBMIT ARTWORK:
E-mail artwork to lisa@sccans.com

Stealth Screening Plates

OVERLAP OR MARGINS:
Do not allow for overlap or margins. Layout art and copy to edge of envelope.

TRAPPING:
No Trapping is required between colors.

FONT SIZE:
No font size requirements.

SCREENS:
Screens may be on any plate no special requirements.

HEAVY INK LAY DOWN:
Areas of heavy ink lay down can be on the same plate as a screen.

BAR CODE:
No requirements for position or wrap a round.

NUMBER OF COLORS:
Depending on label design, screens, ink lay down, and can size, up to 8 colors. Plus numerous shades of colors - full color process.

CLOSURES:
Not available for stealth screening.

Calculating Print Area on a Tapered Bucket

The formula:

Long Version:

  1. Pail circumference (measured at vertical print center) minus Calculated Stretch=Butt Print Length
  2. Butt Print Length minus Desired Gap=Max Print Length
  3. Butt Print Length divided by 2=Front Panel Center to Back Panel Center Measurement
  4. Center to Center Measurement divided by 2=Front (or back) Panel center to Ear Measurement
  5. Max Print Height is determined by allowable print capacity of a particular pail. Could be limited by cylinder travel, tooling or printing equipment.

Short Version:

  • Circumference - Stretch = Butt Length
  • Butt Length - Gap = Max Print Length
  • Butt Length / 2 = Center to Center
  • Center to Center / 2 = Center to Ear (or 1/4 of Butt Length)

Print Area in Inches

Print Area