Sleeve Design

All orders include some FREE design layout time!

If you do not have the software, time or graphics know how to put together your cup sleeve then do not worry. Read more here.

A new kind of sleeve design.

Our coffee sleeve template is quite different from others on the market and so consideration should be given to this when preparing artwork. It is best to consider our sleeve as having a front and back. Though a single full wrap background image is possible with our sleeve, designing for this can be a little tricky and you may want to ask for assistance.

Though our sleeve design is different, not to worry as millions of our sleeves are produced on a monthly basis.




Preparing Your Artwork

If you would like to design your own sleeves then follow these steps below.
Please note : Our coffee sleeve template is different than others on the market so please ask if you need assistance putting together your artwork.

#1. Download your coffee sleeve template

Template ZIP files include both Adobe Illustrator and editable PDF templates. It is best to work with the Illustrator file whenever possible.

PREMIUM Coffee Sleeve Templates

For sleeves with more than 2 colors and/or you are printing with bleeds (full background printing). Find out more about PREMIUM sleeves here.

12oz PREMIUM Template (FIts 12oz, 16oz, 20oz cups)
Fits industry standard 12oz, 16oz and 20oz hot cups .Does not fit double wall cups.

Download 12oz Premium Template
10oz PREMIUM Template
Fits industry standard 10oz hot cups .Does not fit double wall cups.
We recommend requesting samples of the sleeves to ensure the sleeve fits your 10oz cup.

Important:
Additional $125 surcharge applies for making 10oz sleeves.
Minimum 3750 qty order is required.

Download 10oz Premium Template
8oz PREMIUM Template
Fits industry standard 8oz hot cups .Does not fit double wall cups.
We recommend requesting samples of the sleeves to ensure the sleeve fits your 8oz cup. We have 2 slightly different sizes of 8oz sleeves.

Important:
Additional $125 surcharge applies for making 8oz sleeves.
Minimum 3750 qty order is required.

Download 8oz Narrow Premium Template
Download 8oz Wide Premium Template

STANDARD Coffee Sleeve Templates

For sleeves printing in 1 or 2 colors and you DO NOT require printing right to the edge of the sleeve (bleeds). Find out more about STANDARD sleeves here.

12oz STANDARD Template (FIts 12oz, 16oz, 20oz cups)
Fits industry standard 12oz, 16oz and 20oz hot cups .Does not fit double wall cups.

Download 12oz Standard Template
10oz STANDARD Template
Fits industry standard 10oz hot cups .Does not fit double wall cups.
We recommend requesting samples of the sleeves to ensure the sleeve fits your 10oz cup.

Important:
Additional $125 surcharge applies for making 10oz sleeves.
Minimum 3750 qty order is required.

Download 10oz Standard Template
8oz STANDARD Template
Fits industry standard 8oz hot cups .Does not fit double wall cups.
We recommend requesting samples of the sleeves to ensure the sleeve fits your 8oz cup. We have 2 slightly different sizes of 8oz sleeves.

Important:
Additional $125 surcharge applies for making 8oz sleeves.
Minimum 3750 qty order is required.

Download 8oz StandardTemplate

#2. Follow these guidelines when supplying your template file

Download PDF Guidelines

  • Convert all fonts to outlines whenever possible or supply us with your fonts
  • Provide all graphics and colors in CMYK mode. Files submitted as RGB will be converted to CMYK.
  • For best print results images should be 300dpi at the final size they will print at. When images are enlarged the resolution decreases. Embed all images (do not keep them as links).
  • When sleeves are placed around a cup, text and graphics tend to look like they are pointing downwards due the taper of the cup. We generally add arcs to your graphics whenever possible and these will be shown when proofing to you. You may also add arcs (approx 3-4%) to your design if wanted prior to sending to us.
  • For all sleeves (unless otherwise agreed upon and quoted) we convert all supplied Pantone (PMS) colors to their closest CMYK equivalent. If you are working in PMS colors then please specify colors using the C (coated) version of the color and not U (uncoated) as we are printing on a coated paper.
  • STANDARD sleeves require that the number of print colors be limited to 2 (shades of the colors are permitted). In addition STANDARD sleeves have a defined imprint area

#3. Send us your artwork files

Please place your order online before sending us your files.
You may email files up to 20 MB. For really large files please send files via services such as DropBox or WeTransfer.

Please email files to:

#4. Review and Approve your PDF proof

Once we have received your files we will prepare a PDF for your review. Upon approval of the proof we will put your sleeves into production.

 

Let HotShot design your coffee sleeve for you - No extra cost!

We will gladly prepare a coffee sleeve design for you. In order to make the process as efficient as possible we ask that you provide us with some important information. Once we have your received your information we will contact you should we have any questions or we will get working on your design and will send you a PDF proof shortly.

Please provide us with the following:

Design Time Restrictions
STANDARD sleeve orders include 15 minutes of FREE design layout time. PREMIUM sleeve orders allow up to 30 minutes FREE design time. In most cases the allotted time should be sufficient to prepare a design. If we believe your requirements will require more time (layout or fixing supplied graphics/logos etc) then we will let you know prior to starting. In addition multiple client changes may incur additional charges.