We offer two two different methods of printing for your coolies. Making the choice between the two is simple — just look at the requirements of your artwork, logo, or design.
Screen-printing is less expensive, and involves creating a stencil, and then using that stencil to apply layers of ink on top of the colored can cooler fabric. One at a time, each printed color is applied using a different stencil, combined to achieve the final look. But in most cases, screen-printing on koozies is limited to maximum of 3 colors. This method can only achieve solid colors, without gradients or lighter/darker shades.
The can cooler dye-sublimation process is a little more expensive, and uses special heat-sensitive dyes to print virtually any image (even photos). Unlike screen-printing, it can achieve unlimited colors and gradients all at the same price. The sublimated inks are embedded directly into the fabric surface under heat and pressure before the fabric sheet is cut into the shape of the coolie. So rather than printing on top of the fabric, the colors are actually permanently soaked up by the cooliefabric itself. At a little extra cost, you get the freedom to achieve any design — that’s why some people call these “photo coolies.” The only downside is that dye-sub designs lack the semi-gloss texture that many customers enjoy from screen-printing.
We can offer a digital photo of your sample for free, or ship a physical sample to you for an added fee of $75.00. Turnaround time for you order will increase if you do request a sample photo or shipment, so we still recommend that you trust the experience of our design and production teams, and let us start full production after you approve your mockup. You’ll get your quality products faster.
The area that can receive printing depends on the shape (12 oz. can vs. 12 oz. glass bottle) as well as the printing method you choose (screen-printing vs. dye sublimation). Your can coolers are printed on flat sheets of polyester fabric-lined neoprene before being cut out and sewn into shape, so the maximum printing area should be thought of as a two dimensional flat surface.
• For screen-printed can coolers, each side is allowed a 3.54 inch (90mm) high by 3.93 inch (100mm) wide area for printing, and the circular bottom can receive a 2.36 inch (60mm) diameter circle.
• For dye sublimated can coolers, each side is allowed a 3.93 inch (100mm) high by 4.33 inch (110mm) wide area for printing, and the circular bottom can receive a 2.76 inch (70mm) diameter circle.
• For screen-printed bottle can coolers, each side is allowed a 7.08 inch (180mm) high by 3.62 inch (92mm) wide area for printing, and the circular bottom of your coolie can receive a 2.17 inch (55mm) diameter circle. The width of the screen printed side design must conform to the tapering shape of the bottleneck, and may be obstructed by the zipper mechanism.
• For dye sublimated bottle koozies, each side is allowed a 7.48 inch (190mm) high by 4.02 inch (102mm) wide area for printing, and the circular bottom of your koozie can receive a 2.56 (65mm) diameter circle. The width of the dye sublimated side design must conform to the tapering shape of the bottleneck, and may be obstructed by the zipper mechanism.
No. Machine washing and drying often causes the materials to distort. It’s recommended to hand wash your koozies with with water only.
Certainly. There will be a small set-up fee.
Like most things involving custom clothing, this one’s best explained visually.
Here’s an image where we’ve placed all the vital information and graphics on a sample image within a zone called “safety,” but extended the image past our desired “trim” point into the “bleed.” Read the following and you too will be able to speak industry jargon:
This is the the perimeter around your image that will be cut off but gives us working space. Please include a .125″ bleed around your images — this would turn a 6″x4” item into 6.25”x4.25”.
This is where we cut the “bleed” off to achieve the desired size. To ensure legibility and a better aesthetic vital graphics and text should not run up against the trim.
This is where all vital graphics must go to guarantee their not being cut. “Safety” is .125” within your desired trim point; you’ll see we’ve placed all our vital text within this zone.
The price quotation you receive via email after submitting the web page form is the actual price for the standard coolie style you selected. Included in this price quote are the can coolers at the quantity you requested (can or bottle, screen-printed or dye sublimated), free setup, and free shipping. Only if you decide to add on other custom special options or make other unique requests will any added expenses need to be calculated for your invoice. The bottom line is, your personal quote price is an all-inclusive price, and there are no hidden fees.
Sorry, we don’t match competitor prices, but for a good reason. Most companies offer premade can and bottle coolers purchased at massive wholesale quantities, which are warehoused (sometimes for years) while waiting for you to make a purchase. Then, they merely print your logo, and call it “custom.” At The/Studio, we provide you the opportunity to customize every aspect of your can coolers, because we start manufacturing your products only once you have approved the design. So, that’s the reason we can’t offer any price matches — because most competitors don’t put in the care like we do. We make individualized “factory fresh” products just for you, every time.
es. It’s certainly not the most economical choice. In fact, the total price of one piece and ten pieces is only marginally different.
We put a lot of thought into our prices. Some of the more important variables are quantity, stylistic add-ons, size and “surface area” of the modifications — i.e., how much printing or other graphically-related work does the project require? The person most equipped to give you a price for your product is your sale representative or our useful DIY — both can give you a detailed analysis of your quote and what things featured into our per-item price. Happy hunting!
No, we don’t. If you’re looking for a no-minimum can cooler producer, we’re one of the few folks who do that. Still, we recommend that if you’re going the through trouble to order one, you might as well have a dozen or more made — your sales representative would be happy to show how the per-price unit goes down tremendously after even ten items. That’s because we spread the cost of your unique custom cooler’s set-up across however many that you order.
That said, if you want something that’s truly one of a kind, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll be happy to make a limited edition run of just one.