All about Design

Here at OBC our #1 goal is making sure you, the client, ends up with a unique and snazzy beer cooler! Here, find our design guide that will show you the ins and outs of making a unique cooler just the way you want it.
We print our beer coolers using a single color of ink per side. If you’re interested in multi-color printing, please click here.

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Blank coolers:
Sometimes you just want a plain old beer cooler. Blank orders receive a discount of $30 due to no screen having to be made. Just pick a product and color and we’ll get them out the door and to your hand!

Text-only Design:
If you just want text on your beer cooler, no problem. Position just what you want using our CoolerStudio app. Use one of the fonts in our library, or send us your own and our design team will match it for you!

Clip Art Design:
Use the CoolerStudio to pick one from our gallery of over 500 ready-to-print images. If you find a clip art online you like better, just email us to let us know, and we will be happy to send you a proof. You can add text to the clipart using any of our fonts.

Upload my own image:
No problemo! We can put just about any design on a beer cooler, but there are of course some designs that just can’t be printed. If you upload your own design or picture, the better quality it is the easier your order will be!
The perfect beer cooler image is clean-edged, high-quality, black-and-white file with text no smaller than 15pt. Keep in mind that beer cooler print area is about 3”x3”, and very small details won’t show up. Here are some examples of designs. If you have any questions, call our design department at 518-964-1021 for more information.


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Use the CoolerStudio to combine the image you upload with any text in any font and any size. Images can be uploaded in .jpg, .gif, .png, .eps, or .bmp formats. If you have a different format, let us know, and we can convert it manually.
We cannot print color photographs on beer coolers, but we’d be happy to convert your picture into a printable design if possible. Contact us at for more information.
Please make sure your upload is less than 5MB!

Design it for me!
If you would rather our witty and talented design team created a brand spanking new design for you, that’s AOK! Just indicate on your order what you’d like, and your proof will be made up as you wish. Don’t worry, you’ll have a chance to approve whatever goes on your beer coolers before they’re sent to print.
The more specific you are about what you want, the better!

I’ve got my design ready already.
If you already know what you want, that makes our job easy! Just attach a Word document, .pdf, .jpg, .png, or .eps file using our CoolerLab design upload tool, and we’ll use it to make the proof we send to you.

How big is the print area?
The print area for both front and back of all our beer coolers is 3”x3”. If you make your design this size, great! If not, we will be happy to resize it for you.
For hard foam beer coolers, we offer wraparound printing, meaning your image of up to 8”x3” will be wrapped around the beer cooler.
Please note we are not able to print on the zipper side of zipper neoprene beer coolers! We’ve tried – there’s not enough room.

What is Cooler Studio?
Cooler studio is a way for you to design your beer cooler online to get it just the way you want it! It will let you enter and modify text, browse our 500-pc.+ clipart library, upload images, and see different color combinations.
Click HERE to start designing your beer cooler now!
If you have any problems with CoolerStudio, please call us at 518-964-1021 and we’ll be happy to help.

Can I print a photo on a beer cooler?
Alas, color photographs can usually not be printed on a beer cooler. However, send us a picture at and we’ll do our best to make a single-color image out of it that will be printed.

I’m a graphic designer.
If you do your own design, please supply us with black-and-white vector, or 300+dpi bitmaps, of the design you wish to print sized to the cooler print area of 3”x3”.

Will I get to see what my beer cooler looks like before it gets printed?
All our orders get a color proof of their order for review before the order is sent to print. The proof will be sent via email within 48 hours of confirming your order. We must receive confirmation of this proof before your order goes to print!

What file types can I send?
Send us any of the following: .ai, .cdr, .gif, .tiff, .jpg, .psd .ps, .eps, .bmp. .png, .wmf. However the only extensions allowed for upload to CoolerStudio are: .jpg, .png, .gif.

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