*Check out "Easy Handles" if you do not have artwork and would like to add your own text. The "Design Your Own" area on the Easy Handle page allows you to use our simple online design software to design your own custom handle with your own artwork.
- Step 1: Choose from our large selection of tap handle shapes, then choose a base colour option.
All our handles start as either white, black or clear coated Canadian hard wood, sanded to a smooth finish.
Note: We suggest white handles for the most vibrant prints. When we print on black or clear coated wood we have to print a white base layer and then add the colour over top which makes the white less vibrant.
- Step 2: Download your template.
We provide PDF templates for all 3 base colours for each handle style. You will find them in the description in the middle of the page.
Using a graphics program like Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw, you can create your custom tap handle.
*If you want a complete flood of colour or background please add a 1/8” or 3mm bleed.
*When designing please use CMYK.
*Use vector based artwork to get the best print, but we are able to print anything (preferably a DPI over 72). We will let you know if the quality is not good enough.
When you are done designing, save it as a pdf and convert all the fonts to paths.
Note: If you have a graphic that wraps around a corner, we may not be able to line it up precisely. Due to the nature of wood and sanding process, all pieces are slightly different. Below are some examples of what can be done.
Note: If you do not have access to a graphics program you can design your own handle. Click Here and choose your tap handle shape. You will then be able to click the orange "customize" to take you to the simple design program.
You will notice that some templates have the word “DECAL” on them. This is to signify that this area will be printed on a decal and applied.
Below are examples of decals. The top of the left handle is a decal and the wrap around the top right circle is a decal. Please know that all decals are durable; printed on 3M high tack vinyl, resistant to weather/water with a permanent adhesive. The ink is UV proof, scratch proof and weather/water resistant.
If you order 30 or more tap handles, we are happy to help with your design FREE OF CHARGE.
- Step 3: Place your order, upload your artwork and wait for us to send you back a proof (give us up to 24hr unless it is a weekend or Canadian holiday.)
- Step 4: Approve your artwork. If you do not receive an email, please search your junk mail.
- Step 5: Production. Depending on the quantity or extras, it normally takes 1-2 days to process.
- Step 6: Shipping.
We use Canada Post to ship Expedited.
Want FULL CUSTOM tap handles?
Tap Handles Canada is almost ready to launch (February 2023). Custom 3D printed, full colour designs. Fast and efficient. Let us know if you have any questions.