These design guidelines are meant to be a list of tips, tricks and best practices for the best possible output from Bev Can Printers. The following steps are required to submit your artwork for Proof Can production:
Please contact us with any questions.
There is one can template for: 12 ounce cans. There are five neck colors (red, black, blue, green and white) and one body color (white). Saved artwork must be in PSD format and saved at the pixel resolutions specified below. Artwork should include only your artwork - be sure to turn off the "Instructions" layer before exporting/saving.
The total size of the printable can area for a 12 ounce can is 8.000" x 3.713". The print resolution is 600 dots per inch (DPI) for a total image size of 4800 x 2228 pixels. Font size minimum is 10pt.
The body of the can is 8.000" x 3.713" (4800 x 2228 pixels at 600DPI).
The neck area comes pre-printed with your choice of solid colors white (PANTONE® White), black (PANTONE® Black), blue (PANTONE® Reflex Blue), green (PANTONE® 15-0343 "Greenery"), or red (PANTONE® 186 Red).
The Bev Can Printers logo is located at 0.25” x 0.25” from the bottom right of the design canvas and is printed over any artwork.
UPC barcode and any QR code artwork should be 100% black on a 100% solid white background. PROCESS BLACK MUST BE USED for all barcodes and QR codes. No other artwork should be behind the QR code or barcode, as this can interfere with the readability or scanability of your code.