Custom Coffee Sleeves FAQ

Printing / Colors

1How many colors can be printed?
Our PREMIUM full colour sleeves allow for printed unlimited colors using CMYK colors.

Our STANDARD sleeves print in either 1 or 2 colors. Please note: These 1 or 2 colors are converted to their closest CMYK equivalent as they are also printed as CMYK.
2What kind of printing process do you use?
Our custom cups sleeves are printed using high quality offset printing presses. We produce our sleeves entirely in-house allowing us strict quality control and fast turnaround.
3Can sleeves be printed full bleed?
Yes our PREMIUM full color sleeves can be printed full bleed with printing wrapping around the entire outside of the sleeve.

Our STANDARD sleeves do not allow for full bleeds as the printing must print within predefined areas.. If your sleeve is only 1 or 2 colors and you would like full bleeds then you must refer to our PREMIUM sleeve pricing.
4Do you print Pantone colors (PMS)? Is there an extra cost?
Our sleeves are generally printed In CMYK colors. If your file contains PMS colors then we will convert them to their closest CMYK equivalent.

Some PMS colors do not convert to CMYK very well and the color change can be significant. We will aim to notify you of this when we see there might be an issue.

If your PMS color is very important then we can print using the actual PMS color. There is usually a minimum charge of $150 for this but please contact us to discuss.

Sleeve Paper

1What kind of paper do you use?
Our standard paper is a thick 23pt CCNB (Clay coated newsback). The paper is made from 100% recycled fiber and the printing side is a white semi-gloss surface while the back side is made from recycled newsprint. The semi-gloss print surface provides for extremely high print quality!
2Is your paper recycled and compostable?
Our paper is made from 100% recycled content. Our paper is biodegradeable but we cannot make the claim that it is compostable as our paper supplier has not made this claim. With that in mind, many companies do make the claim this type of paper is compostable.
3Do you offer Kraft paper?
Yes but we do not print on actual Kraft paper. For Kraft sleeves we print a simulated Kraft background on the white paper and apply a matte coating. The benefit of printing this way is that light colors will not look dull and muddy as they would if you printed directly on Kraft paper.

Pricing

1What is included in the price?
All setup, printing and shipping costs are included in the prices. There are no additional costs.
2How can we pay?
We accept both Visa, MasterCard and Amex. We can also receive payment by check, however we must receive payment prior to shipping of the order.
3What are your payment terms?
Due to the custom nature of sleeve products we require a 50% deposit prior to your sleeves going to press. The balance is required at time of shipping.

File Formats / Sending Artwork

1How can I send you my files?
You may email your files to .if your files are very large then we suggest you send them to us using an online file transfer platform.

Please send files after you have submitted your order form. If you will be using our services to create your artwork then please provide layout instructions when sending the files.
2Do you have a template I can use to prepare my artwork?
Yes you can download templates for both our STANDARD and PREMIUM sleeves here

Shipping Faq

1Where do you ship to?
We ship to all locations in the USA, Canada as well as international.
2How long does shipping take?
Shipping transit times vary depending on where you are located. We ship from the West Coast and so shipping to the West may only take 1-3 days whereas shipping to the East may take up to 6 business days.
We generally ship by ground service but we can also ship by air.
3How do you ship?
For most shipments under 30,000 sleeves we tend to ship using UPS Ground service. For larger shipments we use other freight companies.
4I am in a rush. Can you ship me a partial faster?
Yes we can ship part of your order faster for additional costs.
5Can you ship on my account?
Yes we can ship using your own account. We do have very good rates for shipping though so you will want to compare our rates.

Turnaround Times

1What is the standard print turnaround time?
Our printing turnaround times are generally:

• 7 business days (after proof approval) for orders up to 10,000

• 8-10 business days (after proof approval) for orders up to 20,000

• For larger quantities please inquire about the turnaround time.

2Do you offer rush turnaround?
Most times we will do our best to accommodate quicker turnarounds, however if a firm commitment is required then we may have to charge a rush surcharge.

More About Coffee Sleeves

1Can you recycle coffee sleeves?
Yes, we produce our eco-friendly coffee sleeves from 100% recyclable paper. We cannot state whether they are also compostable coffee sleeves for sure because our paper supplier has not specified that but we are certain they can be recycled! Thanks to our products, you can promote your cafe or restaurant as caring about the environment. Nowadays, it is crucial to gather many environmentally aware customers because this group has been rapidly growing. Recycled coffee sleeves will contribute to our planet’s well-being and make your brand better suited to the current ecological standards.
2Where to buy coffee cup sleeves?
You can easily buy coffee cup sleeves from our online store. All you have to do is just browse our offer, choose the design that suits your taste and your business needs the most, and specify all the necessary details. As we produce custom coffee sleeves for business purposes, they can be adjusted to your industry, offer, and values you want to promote. Apart from the print, you can also choose the paper finish, texture, sleeve size, and quantity. We can ship them all across the United States and have a Canadian branch as well.
3How many coffee sleeves are used worldwide?
You may be wondering how many coffee cups go to a landfill each year, and the answer is quite terrifying. People use approximately 1.6 billion coffee cups all around the world each day, and most of them come with sleeves to protect customers from burning their fingers and spilling a hot beverage all over themselves. For this reason, it is of the utmost importance to exchange plastic coffee cup sleeves with paper ones because otherwise, we do a lot of harm to our planet. Many brands use such a strategy to promote their products and services as eco-friendly and reach a specific circle of customers in this way, making their business both more responsible and more profitable at the same time.
4What materials are coffee sleeves made of?
We want your business to become more environmentally friendly, so we sell only paper cup sleeves. The exact materials and finishes depend on a particular product, as we offer a few variants of our eco-friendly coffee sleeves to meet the preferences and financial capabilities of all our customers. It can be white or kraft paper, as well as embossed texture. When you get rid of the plastic waste and replace it with eco-friendly coffee sleeves, you will transform your cafe or restaurant into a more ecological business. Apart from the obvious benefit of a cleaner planet, you can attract more environmentally aware customers to your offer!
5What are coffee sleeves called?
There is not just one coffee cup sleeve name, as this product can also be called a hot cup jacket, coffee clutch, coffee collar, coffee cozy, paper zarf, and cup holder. Nevertheless, no matter what name for a coffee sleeve you will choose, the most significant thing about it is that it protects your customers from burning their fingers and stays eco-friendly at the same time!
6How do cup sleeves work?
Seeing people with their well-protected cups may make you wonder how coffee cup sleeves work. This small piece of cardboard serves as insulation between a person’s hand and their hot beverage. Such a cylindrical element made will comfortably insulate the drink for the optimal temperature to hold it. On top of that, hot drink cup sleeves also help your customers to stop small spills and leaks so they will no longer have wet hands while rushing to work, university, or another important place. Thanks to a cardboard cup sleeve, you will be able to provide your consumers with the necessary protection without the need to invest in expensive double insulated cups.