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Custom Printed Paper Bags | Laminated or Natural Finish

Your ideal solution. We print the card by offset litho and then make the carrier bag. You can have an all over design, even the inside fold! Choose standard or any size, rope or ribbon handles. Choose matt, gloss or natural finish!

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1. Design
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Welcome to myDesigner!

You can start customising your bag using these 3 tools at your disposal. Upload an image (JPG/JPEG, PNG, GIF or TIFF), add some text or change the panel to your colour requirement.

2. Handles
Handle colour
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Once you're happy with your design, you can then personalise the handles.

Choose from Rope or Ribbon Handles and select a colour.

You can also add a Tie Top to your bag.

3. Finish

Next, select what kind of finish you would like for your bag: Gloss (sheen, protective coating), Matt (subtle, tactile effect) or Non-laminated (no coating).

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Already have a Pantone code? You can give us the code so we can print it exactly the way you want.

Select a panel colour:

Please note: We will endeavour to match the selected colour as closely as we can.

Already have a Pantone code? You can give us the code so we can print it exactly the way you want.

Select a handle colour:
Select a tie top colour:
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Here are your view and history tools.

You can undo your latest change (for instance: the colour you applied to your text), or redo the same action.

You can also see a 3D preview of your product, or switch the grid on and off to ease the positioning of your text/images.

The zoom options on the right allow you to get a closer look of your product.

To use our Christmas Design Pack, click on the button below to download the archive file.

Once downloaded, extract the files (Right click > Extract All) to your computer and import the images using the button (Add artwork).

Happy designing!

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Finally, the details & action bar lets you change your product's specifications like its size and quantity .

On the right side, you can: Save your design and continue to the delivery options, Export your current design as a downloadable PDF, or Skip myDesigner to send your own artwork. You can also download a cutter guide to help you customise your product.

Don't forget you can click on the button to see this tutorial again.

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Offset Litho Printed Carrier bags

When you order this style we print the card, then laminate the card matt or gloss as requested. Only then do we make the bag up. Result: far more print options. From a deliberately sparse and striking single colour, through to...as far as your imagination takes you. For example a full colour photographic image, solid colours, printing on both sides and the base, even on the inside fold, and fitted with gorgeous ribbon handles.

To keep it simple, our all-inclusive price allows you to brand the front, back, base, sides and top fold for one price. There is no set-up or delivery charge.

The process is perfect for colourful, aspirational, high quality designs.
Design online using myDesigner, or ask our advice, or request a cutter guide and send your AI artwork to us.

Match your bags with our printed white tissue paper to upsell your products.

How strong are they?

  • The card is 185gsm American Bristol Board, meaning high strength and integrity, repeat use and advertising.
  • Every bag has a reinforced base carefully glued in.
  • The top is folded over a hidden card reinforcer, which is also glued in.

Your bags will be made with strong rope style handles in your choice of colour and length. Each bag is finished with neatly knotted handles, we don’t use clips which look cheap and catch on delicate items. You can upgrade to long handles and ribbon handles in myDesigner at minimal cost.

How are Custom Bags Printed?

Your design is offset lithographically printed onto 185gsm American Bristol Board in our FSC certified print facility. We use water based inks. So you know you are buying from an ethical supply chain. Once your design is printed, the card is laminated matt or gloss. If you don't specify, matt lamination is standard. If you specify unlaminated, we print on to white kraft card. Then we crease, fold and glue your carrier bags. Your colour rope or ribbon is fitted, then they're packed up and despatched to you.

Matt or Gloss Finish

As standard each bag is matt laminated. You can specify gloss laminated or non laminated in myDesigner on the next page.

How do I place an order?

Use this page to decide your size and quantity. Next page on myDesigner you can specify your print and handles and place your order.

Or give us a call on 01903 202 333, we're here to help.

Are you an Advertising Agency or Design Agency?

Please click "skip" on myDesigner and request a cutter guide. See Artwork guide to right.

How long does my delivery take?

Orders on myDesigner-(next page)-Bags are delivered 3-4 weeks from order, payment, and OK.
If you send your artwork separately, we proof it back to you showing positioning. Delivery time is then from receipt of your OK and payment.

Every order is packaged in crush proof boxes to ensure your bags arrive safely.

Why buy from APL?

  • Our quality is second to none
  • We are here to honour your delivery promise
  • 4.9 out of 5 independent customer satisfaction rating
  • The majority of our work is for happy repeat customers, so you can have absolute confidence.

  • Any questions? Please contact our friendly team.
    01903 202 333 - info@aplpackaging.co.uk
    • High quality all over print: front, back, base and sides.
    • One all inclusive price
    • Delivered in 3-4 weeks from approval
    • Strong 185gsm Board
    • Perfect for Jewellery, Small gifts, and A6 documents for exhibitions and promotions!
    Width (cm)16
    Gusset depth (cm)8
    Height (cm)12
    A SizingA6 Paper Size
    GSM185 gsm, American Bristol Board
    LaminateMatt Laminate
    Additional Information:All bags are carefully packaged in crush proof boxes, each bag is interleaved with tissue paper for extra protection.
    Comparable SizeA6
    Product RefHANDMADE/LITHO/16/12

    Click on your chosen size and quantity, then use myDesigner to build and proof your design.
    If you are still working your Artwork, skip myDesigner, make your order and send your artwork when you are ready to:

    For best results send it over as one of the following files:
    • EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) file
    • Vector image
    • 300dpi JPEG
    • PDF
    Our team of in-house print experts will create a proof and email it back to you.
    Once you approve it, we will print and deliver your order.
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