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Personalize your displays, packaging and more with powerful, affordable customization services from Rio Grande.
Boxes
Totes
Pouches
Earring Cards
Folders
Miscellaneous

Market your business better with personalized packaging. Impressions™ hot foil stamping service from Rio Grande makes personalizing your boxes, jewelry cards, pouches and totes simple and cost-effective (with no minimum order quantities!). The process is fast, easy and your customized packaging products will be personalized in house by Rio Grande then shipped to you, ready to help you make great impressions on your customers!

Here’s How You Do It!

Order Impressions™hot foil stamping services online at the same time you place your order for the boxes, pouches, totes(any item that is suitable for hot foil stamping). Please review the video below and see how fast and easy the process is! Whether you've placed orders in the past and need to re-order or are ready to take advantage of hot foil stamping for the first time, you're going to love using our online ordering!

Watch our Video


1. Prepare your artwork (your logo design).
Complete details are provided in the video above; in general, however, artwork should be created using an illustration program such as Adobe® Illustrator® and saved in vector format such as an .AI or .EPS file. To reproduce well, the artwork should be crisp and clear with a resolution no less than 300dpi. Please Note: If you need help to create your logo in vector format, most local print shops will be able to assist you. Be sure to print out the artwork information sheet (click on the "Artwork" tab above) to take with you to the print shop.

2. Select the product(s) you want to hot-foil stamp.
On the product page of any item that's hot-stampable, you will see a checkbox for "Add Hot Foil Stamp Service" in the "Add to Cart" area. Check the box and then click "Add to Cart." This will launch our five-step process for ordering your hot foil stamping service online (and it will be submitted at the same time you place your order for the product!). If you forget (or change your mind) and want to take advantage of Rio Grande Impressions™ hot foil stamping service after an item is in the cart, no problem; you will see the option shown in your cart, too. Click the option, and you can go from there.

3. Follow the easy 5-step process.
In five easy steps, you will fill in the necessary information, upload artwork (if needed), and be ready to submit your order. We'll take it from there—it couldn't be easier! Once we make sure the artwork provided will deliver you the quality result Rio Grande is known for, we'll carefully hot foil stamp your items and ship them to you—usually in 2 to 3 weeks. And then you'll be ready to leave lasting impressions on your customers!

Hot foil stamping is available in a variety of metallic and matte colors. Click on a color below to see how it will look when stamped on a box.
Foil colors available in matte:
Foil colors available in metallic:

Hot Foil Stamping Service Charges

All items on your hot foil stamping order (except totes) are combineable to get the best quantity price break per order. Once created, your plates are safely stored, free of charge, here at Rio Grande, where they are ready and waiting to hot foil stamp your next order. This both protects your plates from damage and reduces the delivery time on re-orders. Please Note: Pricing applies to one-side, one-color imprinting.

Plate charges for all items except totes

Plate charges
One-time charge of $45.00 for one plate.
• Maximum area is 3½" x 1½".
• If you need your logo in more than one size, each size requires a separate plate.
• Re-orders using an existing plate require you to pay only the service charge (see below); you will not be charged for the plate after the one-time fee.

Service charges
Quantities of 200 pieces or fewer: $40.00 minimum charge
Quantities of 201–287 pieces: $0.17 per piece
Quantities of 288–719 pieces: $0.14 per piece
Quantities over 720 pieces: $0.12 per piece
  Plate charges for totes

Plate charges
Pricing is based on the size (in square inches) of the plate.
• 1–30 square inches: $93.00 (one-time charge)
• For plate sizes greater than 30 square inches, please email us at impressions@riogrande.com

Service charges
Quantities of 150 pieces or fewer: $45.00 minimum charge
Quantities of 151–250 pieces: $0.25 per piece
Quantities of 251–750 pieces: $0.20 per piece
Quantities over 751 pieces: $0.17 per piece

Call To Order Today! 800-545-6566
This Impressions™ Service is not available online.

Screen Print

Keep your name in the hands (and under the eyes) of every customer who receives or uses one of your Sunshine® Cloths with screenprinting from Rio Grande's Impressions™ service! You can place your company name or logo directly onto original, full-size 7-1/2" x 5" Sunshine® Cloths (a minimum of three 100-cloth bulk packages #3370361 is required) and provide them to your customers either as a purchase gift or an add-on sale—reinforcing your name recognition every time the cloths are used. The template below shows you where on the cloth you can place your artwork and provides sizing information about suitable artwork. Email impression@riogrande.com for pricing or to order. Please Note: This service cannot be ordered online and must be ordered when you order the Sunshine® Cloths you want to personalize. Please click on the "Artwork" tab for information about providing your logo, design or other artwork for your order. Got questions? See our FAQ or call us at 800.545.6566.

Screen Print Color Options.
(Click a swatch to see that color shown on the cloth at left)



 
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Call To Order Today! 800-545-6566
This Impressions™ Service is not available online.

Printing

Use Impressions™ to custom imprint your service tickets and remind customer where they had that quality work done! Our block-lettering imprinting service adds your name to each Trak-It Ticket® or layaway ticket— it’s a great way to keep your name in every customers’ hands. Provide up to four lines of text (your name, address, e-mail address, website or other information) and we will imprint it in block letters on the bottom of each of your forms. Maximum area for custom imprinting is 3"W x 5/8"H. Choose either red or black ink. Delivery time is 3-4 weeks printing, plus shipping time. Click on the "Start your Order" button and fill out the form with all your information (and/or any questions, you have) and submit it to impressions@riogrande.com. Please Note: This service cannot be ordered online and must be ordered when you order the Trak-It Tickets or layaway tickets you want to personalize. Got questions? See our FAQ, click on the "Start your Order" button and send us your questions, or call us at 800.545.6566.

FAQs

General FAQs

Q: Can I rush my order?
A: The processes are already as ‘rushed’ as we can make them; you can, however, select an expedited shipping method at your discretion.

Q: What do I do to get started?
A: Visit our Impressions page. You’ll see a tab across the top for each of the services we offer. On each tab, you’ll find information about what items are suitable for that service and how to go about ordering the product and the Impressions service you want. Please note that the product you select AND the Impressions order must be sent to us together (you cannot order the items and later decide to have them personalized with Impressions services). An email containing the information outlined on the tab for each service tab is the most effective way to start. If you have questions, check out the FAQs offered here, send us an email to impressions@riogrande.com, or give us a call. We’ll be happy to answer any question you have.

Q: What do you mean by "Artwork should be created using an illustration program such as Adobe® Illustrator® and saved in vector format as an .AI or .EPS file"?
A: Adobe Illustrator is a drawing software developed by Adobe® Systems for representing single-page vector-based drawings. A 'vector format' means that the drawing or graphic is plotted out in lines or paths that lead through specific locations within the design called 'control points.' An image or design saved in a vector format can be sized up or down without losing its resolution and clarity because the control points maintain their positions relative to one another as the size is scaled up or down. The ".ai" filename extension simply tells you the file was created or saved as an Adobe Illustrator file. The ".eps" extension tells you that the file is an 'encapsulated postscript' file, which is intended to be usable as a graphics fie format. EPS files are more or less self-contained, reasonably predictable documents that describe an image or drawing and can be placed readily within any other PostScript document.

Hot Foil Stamping

Q: What is the preferred format for art submission?
A: Please see the ‘Artwork’ tab on our Impressions page; it contains detailed information on what criteria needs to be followed.

Q: Can I just give you my business card?
A: No; to create a quality plate, we need original, high-resolution artwork. You can contact the company that created your business card for a file of your artwork.

Q: Can you create the logo for me?
A: Unfortunately not; we don’t have the staff at this time to do that work. A local print shop may well offer the service at a reasonable fee. Be sure to provide them with a copy of the artwork information sheet.

Q: Where do I send my artwork?
A: Email your artwork, contact information and order information as described in the ‘Artwork’ tab on our Impressions page to impressions@riogrande.com

Q: How long do hot foil stamp orders take to process?
A: It takes approximately 2-3 weeks for a new order after artwork approval, and only about 1-2 weeks for a repeat order.

Q: What is a "plate"?
A: The plate (also called a die) is a block of magnesium alloy on which your artwork is etched. Once etched, the plate will provide many years of service, delivering clean, crisp stamps for your packaging items.

Q: Can I use my plate on any product?
A: All Rio Grande products that are suitable for hot foil stamping feature a “HOT FOIL STAMPING” logo in the product description area. Click on the “More Info” tab to find information on stamp placement and size specifications for that particular item.

Q: Can I just browse all the products that are okay for hot foil stamping?
A: Sure! On the Jewelry Display and Packaging tab of our website, look down the left side of the page. Under “Refine by,” you’ll see “hot foil stamping available”; click that and all stampable items will be shown for you to browse.

Q: Will my printing plate work for all packaging sizes?
A: We can use a plate made for a smaller bag on a larger bag, but size often makes it impossible to go from large to small items. If you are ordering different sizes, you should have a second plate made to ensure an effective visual impact for both large and small items.

Q: Will I be charged for additional plates?
A: Yes, for stamping orders that require a different size plate, a plate in the new size must be created for you.

Q; What happens to the plate after stamping?
A: We will store your plate here to use it for your subsequent orders; if the plate remains unused for two years, we will contact you to ask about recycling your unused plate.

Q: How much does hot foil stamp service cost?
A: Please see the Hot Foil Stamping tab for a pricing list; please keep in mind that stamping prices are for the stamping service only and do not include the packaging items that you are stamping.

Q: What are the foil colors I can choose from?
A: Foil colors do change from time to time as we add new ones and drop unused ones. For the latest color selection, click on the Hot Foil Stamping tab on our Impressions page.

Screen printing (Sunshine® Cloth)

Q: Can I print on the black paper envelope the cloth comes in?
A: Yes; however, the envelope is not screen-printed, but hot-foil stamped. Please see the information on the “Hot Foil Stamping” tab of the Impressons™ page for this service.

Q: Can I print on the inside of the envelope?
A: No, the inside of the envelope is not printable.

Q: Can I print on the zip-close bags my cloths come in?
A: After printing, your cloths are packaged flat in a single plastic bag and we cannot print on this plastic.

Q: Can I print on front and back of the cloth?
A: No, the printing process is likely to damage the first print while creating the second.

Q: Can I print on any size Sunshine® Cloth?
A: No, only on the original, full-size (5-1/2” x 7”) cloth

Q: What color inks are available?
A: Color selection does change from time to time; you will always find the current selection on the “Screen Printing” tab of the Impressions™ page.

Q: Can I get more than one color printed on the cloth?
A: Yes; when you email us your artwork and other details, let us know you want to use more than one color, and we will put together a price quote for you based on your particular needs.

Q: Is there a minimum number to buy?
A: Yes; the minimum quantity is 300 (three 100-count bulk packages); above that, you can increase in increments of whole 100-count bulk packages.

Q: How long does it take?
A: The process will take 3-4 weeks after you approve your proof sheet.

Custom Stamps

Q: How large a font (point size) can I use?
A: The size of the stamp is constrained only by how you want to use it; we create the stamp to accommodate the height, in millimeters, of the design artwork you provide.

Q: What is the minimum font size?
A: The size of the stamp is constrained only by how you want to use it; however, please keep in mind that very tiny designs (objects or text) become illegible and defeat the purpose of using a stamp in the first place.

Q: What is the most common stamp size?
A: There really isn’t a ‘most common’ size; each stamp is custom-created to the specifications of each individual customer.

Q: What fonts are available?
A: We offer both a block and a script font; see examples on the Custom Marking Stamps page.

Q: How much does a stamp cost?
A: A typical cost is $109 for straight shanks and $119 for bent shanks; however, it varies significantly and we can provide you a no-obligation quote once we have the details you provide in your initial email.

Q: Is there a minimum number to buy?
A: No; order a single stamp or order several—it’s up to you.

Q How long does it take?
A: Processing takes 3-4 weeks after you approve your proof sheet.

Printing (Trak-It Tickets® and layaway tickets)

Q: Is there a minimum number to buy?
A: Yes; a minimum of one 500-ticket package is required.

Q: Can I include an email address in addition to a street or P.O. box address?
A: Yes; see the printing template; the only requirement is that your information must fit into the printable area on no more than four lines of text.

Q: Can I include a 2nd address?
A: Yes; see the printing template; the only requirement is that your information must fit into the printable area on no more than four lines of text.

Q: Can I choose my ink color?
A: Unfortunately, no; we offer either red or black ink.

Q: If I choose red, will my information be red on all three copies of each ticket?
A: No; the red ink on the stamp transfers to the top copy only, the carbonless carbon paper transfers the stamp information to the bottom two copies in black.

Q: How long does it take?
A: The process takes 3-4 weeks after you approve your proof sheet.

Artwork Information for Impressions™ Services

Your logo speaks volumes about your business. You have spent valuable time getting it just right. Let Rio help you easily and effectively personalize products that professionally represent your business.

Your logo: What's required?

Artwork should be created using an illustration program such as Adobe® Illustrator® and saved in vector format as an .AI or .EPS file. Use the program to apply outlines to any fonts that are used in order to retain their characteristics.
Please Note:
If you don’t have the ability to create your logo in vector format, most local print shops will be able to assist you.

To reproduce well, your artwork should be crisp and clear with a resolution no less than 300dpi. In addition, artwork:
• Must consist of black lines or letters on a white background; no colors, gradients or shading
• Must not have fine lines or closely-spaced lettering or lines in conjunction with heavy lines and lettering.
• Must be the exact size of the finished impression you need (except for custom marking stamps or laser-engraved tags; artwork for these should be approx. 3" x 3").

Submitting your logo

Please email your artwork to us; when you send the files, it is very important that you include:
• Your name
• Your daytime phone number
• Your Rio Grande customer number
• The type of order that is awaiting this artwork
(hot-foil stamp or custom stamp, for example)
• The dimensions of your logo
Attach the .AI or .EPS file to your email and send it to:
impressions@riogrande.com

Artwork Approval

Once we receive your artwork, one of our Impressions representatives will contact you to discuss your artwork. We are committed to making sure your logo reproduces as beautifully as possible and may suggest artwork revision to achieve this goal.

Logo Examples
one Not Suitable Logo (above) 72dpi color
twoNot Suitable Logo (above) 72dpi black and white
threeSuitable Logo (above) 300dpi black and white



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