Printed Paper Bags
Printed paper bags – your logo printed in just 7 days.
Twist handle, Tape handle and rope handle bags – order from 50 upwards – fast track delivered in 3 days – please call for details.
We have been offering printed paper bags for more than 30 years - see the print options below
FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINTOnce approved your design is made into flexible photo polymer plates - these are used to transfer printing ink from an anilox roller - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anilox - to a second roller which then prints the design onto the chosen media - in this case the paper used to make the twisted handle or tape handle paper bags. The printed rolls are then moved to a different machine to be cut to size and have the handles fitted - similar to this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0v06qv1qDY - on completion the bags are boxed and palletised ready for shipment. The ideal quantity for machine made paper bags of this type is from 1,000 bags upwards with the option of UK or European production and the bags can usually be printed in up to 6 or 8 colours.
SCREEN PRINTThis process is ideal for printing small runs of bags - usually between 100-500 bags. A fine mesh screen is made and your design is put onto an acetate sheet which is then laid onto the screen which is coated with an emulsion - the screen is exposed to a bright light and the areas of the screen where the design is remain liquid - the emulsion dries and this leaves an imprint of the design on the screen for the ink to pass through - each colour requires a separate screen. The bags to be printed are laid flat and the screen put over the bag and ink is pressed through the screen by hand to transfer an image of the design onto a bag like these - https://www.aplpackaging.co.uk/screen-printed-bags/eco-friendly-printed-rope-handle-bags-25-x-33-cm/
FULL COLOUR DIGITAL PRINTOur final option is digital print - for this process we can print multicolour designs on as little as 50 bags - this works on both white and kraft brown bags - depending on the colourways. The design is transferred to a printer which uses coloured toner - and printed onto A4 sheets which can be cut to size for smaller images. The bags are put onto heat press and individually printed - you can see us doing this in our factory here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMhGI6yVCrc This is a great option for designs like this one we made for a customer - https://www.aplpackaging.co.uk/digital-printed-boxes-bags/full-colour-printed-white-eco-friendly-paper-carrier-bags-25-x-33-cm/ If you need further information please contact one of our team on 01903 202333 or e-mail [email protected]