WHY CHOOSE NORMAN’S
We’re happy to work on a wide range of jobs, in a wide range of budgets. We pride ourselves on creating an exceptional experience for clients -- quality work, punctuality, and giving friendly and helpful service should be the rule, not the exception. That is what you can expect from us. We stand behind everything we create.
Glass Bottle Printing Requirements
We’ve set the following requirements in order to make sure your job is a success. If you aren’t sure whether your idea or product meets them, just ask! We’re happy to chat.
Please keep in mind that we must know the bottle/container dimensions and description before a quote can be given. A photo or web link is the best way to share this information.
- Bottles/containers must be cylindrical or flat sided; oval shapes won't work.
- They may be tapered, however, with the top being larger than the bottom, or vice versa.
- Bottles/containers must have a smooth and even surface to print on.
Types of Vessels
We receive quote requests for a new type of glass vessel nearly every day. These glass bottle printing jobs have included:
- Candle jars
- Beverage bottles (cider jugs, beer bottles, wine bottles, growlers, etc.)
- Makeup containers
- CBD oil bottles
- Reed diffuser bottles
- Drinkware (custom glass tumblers, pint glasses, etc.)
- Perfume jars
- Olive oil bottles
- Food jars (for sauces, spreads, candy, etc)
Types of Glass
We currently print on clear and colored glass. We also print on frosted glass, but we will require extra vessels for this option as we are unable to wipe clean and reprint any misprinted pieces.
We offer a range of ink colors, including black, white, and metallics (gold and silver), as well as custom color matching via the Pantone Matching System (spot coloring).
The standard colors for no additional cost are black and white.
A note on Pantone colors: We do the best we can to match to the Pantone Coated Spot Color guides. While it’s an excellent system for specifying color, it’s not a perfect system, as sometimes there can be slight variation -- even within the Pantone system from swatch book to swatch book.
Please also keep in mind that viewing colors on a screen is not recommended, as they are backlit RGB. Colors printed on glass are reflective, which is a totally different “color space.” Viewing colors in the coated Pantone spot swatch book is the only recommended way. While we do not have all the Pantone colors as pull-out chips, we have many available.
Colors other than standard start at $50 for each production run. Final cost for ink is determined by amount of coverage as well as number of pieces being printed.
Our Bottle Printing Process
When you work with Norman’s Printery, you can expect three basic steps to our glass bottle printing process:
Submitting Your Art File
To get started, we need a file of the art you would like printed on your container. Screen printing on bottles and glass requires properly prepared files.
We require a PDF exported from a vector based application such as Adobe Illustrator. Bitmap art files (typical extensions are .png, .bmp, .jpeg, .tiff) are not high quality enough for glass printing.
Colors should be set in 100% spot color.
In general, we recommend you consult with a graphic designer to make sure your art file is print-ready. This article on the Adobe website is a good resource for reading more about designing files for print. We can answer your design questions, but a basic knowledge of InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, or similar professional design tools is needed for best results.
Once we receive your file, we will preflight it to ensure it’s print-ready. We’ll notify you of any issues that you will need to correct before continuing. Once all the files are properly prepared, we’ll submit a PDF proof for your approval.
We accept bottles/containers for your order via drop shipping, wherein you purchase the containers for your order and they are shipped to our location.
Bottles/containers will be re-packed in the boxes they arrived in for final shipment to you. Norman’s Printery is not responsible for breakage during shipping, so we recommend adding shipping insurance. All orders are FOB Wyckoff, NJ.
Example Of Glass Bottle Printing
Bottle Screen Printing vs Paper Label Printing
When you work with Norman’s Printery, you can expect three basic With glass bottle screen printing, your design is applied directly to the surface of the glass.
Paper label printing uses processes such as digital or foil stamping to apply a design to a paper. The quality of the paper can vary widely, ranging from simple and cost-effective to waterproof.
Advantages of Glass Bottle Printing
As we’ve mentioned, screen printing on glass containers is an excellent way to give your products a look that draws the consumer’s eye and attention. Other benefits include:
- Permanent labels that can’t be removed and are waterproof
- No tearing, wrinkling, or staining as with paper
Frequently Asked Questions about Bottle Printing
What is screen printing, and how does it work on bottles?
The screen printing process uses a stencil to apply your design to a glass surface, by spreading ink across a mesh screen.
How much is glass bottle printing?
In order to give you a quote, we need to know a few basic things about your order, such as the container size, art dimensions, and number of colors.
Is there a minimum charge per order for screen printing on bottles?
Yes, there is a $275 minimum charge per order for screen printing on bottles.
Is bottle printing on glass or on plastic?
We’re currently able to print only on glass and metal containers. Printing on other materials may be possible. Please contact us to discuss your project.
Contact Us for More Info About Bottle Screen Printing
We’re eager to chat with you about your project! You can use this form to contact us with general questions, or if you’re ready, use this one to get a quote. You can also call us at 201-652-7272.
We can answer some basic design questions, but knowledge of InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, or similar professional design tools is needed for best results. In general, we recommend you consult with a graphic designer to make sure your art file is print-ready. This article on the Adobe website is a good resource for reading more about designing files for print.