4 of the best ways to print on custom paper bags

Paper bags are used in a wide variety of businesses as a way to promote more environmentally friendly practices and spread brand awareness. However, this can only be done if the print quality is good and the bag has a long reusable life. Here are 5 of the ways that manufacturers print on paper bags and how to know which one is best for your business needs.

 

  1. Digital printing

This printing method is becoming one of the most popular in the industry. It removes the need for a printing plate making it far more cost-effective. The designs are created on digital files which can then be printed directly on your custom paper bags.

Digital printing is good if you are looking to create complex designs with multiple colourways. This is one of the most popular methods of printing on modern custom paper bags.

 

  1. Litho printing

Litho printing requires more human input in the initial printing and design process. The image of the design is placed on a plate with the ink applied before being used for printing.

The increased human input in litho printing means the lead times are longer than on the digital process, so if you require a quicker turn around on your custom printed paper bags we recommend opting for another method.

 

  1. Screen printing

This highly popular printing technique uses a frame with the design printed onto a sheet. Screen printing is good for custom paper bags as a variety of different designs can be placed onto the finished product.

The solid ink printing method of screen printing came into mainstream use in 1986 and has since led to a boom in the popularity of custom printed paper bags.

 

  1. Foil printing

Foil printing is one of the more specialist printing techniques. Metallic paper is used in a combination of heat and pressure to create shiny designs on your custom printed paper bags. Needless to say if you want a more reflective design on your product this is the method you should go for.

 

Find a manufacturer who can print all the different types

Getting the right method of printing for your custom printed paper bag is crucial if you are to get a product you are happy with. Part of the challenge as a customer is finding expert custom printed paper bag suppliers that can deliver to you on a consistent basis. To rise to the challenge, make sure you do your research.

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Mastering the Art of Gift-Sourcing in the Internet Age

 

As much as the development and opening up of the World Wide Web is meant to make our lives easier, it can often make for a source of information overload. This complicates things which were meant to be simplified by the very thing that adds all the complexity and this leads to many of us spending way too much time online unproductively.

One such area of our lives in which information overload seems to be having a detrimental effect is that of how it affects the art of gift-sourcing and giving. It was meant to be made easier by the web, wasn’t it and yet it’s just so much more complicated?

I mean there’s so much to have to think about now which was previously not a problem at all, such as how you’d perhaps be walking right into a cliché trap if you went online and Googled something like “gift ideas for xyz!” What you’d ideally get are results which are probably not even all that pure in their intentions, optimised for the search engines so that the creator of the subsequent content published can make themselves a bit of money.

It’s not always like this, but in most cases the highest ranking results would be rather hastily put-together lists of gift ideas you should rather avoid, given the fact that they become clichéd by mere virtue of having been featured so prominently in the search engine results. Yes, something like a personalised mug might have made for a somewhat original gift idea for a colleague’s birthday for example, but because this idea is featured so commonly on those “best birthday gift ideas” lists you find online, pretty much all the originality is taken out of it.

It’s not original if EVERYBODY is doing it…

So then, what does it take to master the art of gift sourcing in an age where everything seems to have been done to death and in an age where everything you do seems to be some kind of performance you have to give, for which you’re going to be rated? I won’t get into too much detail about that though as it’s perhaps a discussion for another topic altogether, but think about it – you get rated for the “type of guest” you are if you take up an AirBnB, use Uber, wear a certain outfit to a certain function, etc…

Anyway, mastering the art of gift giving in the internet age – the age where there’s seemingly not much room left for creativity – you perhaps need to take things back to the original thinking behind what gift sourcing and giving is all about.

You can get just about anything shipped in from anywhere in the world today at next to nothing, so it’s not enough to be able to point to the origin of a particular gift. Rather, what you need to do is focus on gifts like sympathy gift baskets for example, since these have an underlying value which simply seeks to make the lives of the recipients easier.

Someone who is mourning the death of a loved-one for example would have a lot of guests coming over to pay their respects, in which case one of those sympathy gift baskets which cover the snacking needs of all who attend will do.

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Why Scanning Documents is the Future for Small Businesses

Scanning has been around for a number of years, and effectively they are a staple in any office. But why is scanning documents a great idea for me and my company, I hear you ask? There are actually hundreds of uses for the machine, but each year the technology involved in making new scanners becomes more and more ambitious, which means that the uses for scanners has grown, especially in the last ten years at least. With this comes new ways of saving money and the environment, which is why we’ve compiled  a guide on Why Scanning Documents is the Future for Small Businesses.   Continue reading

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Technical Debt And Its Management

Let’s assume, a team didn’t include the apt code annotation and testing automation in the assigned deadline. One developer began a module, but another should keep it all through the program. In fact, the primary developers need to maintain the code for several months and often they may forget how and why few things were added. Testing will be done manually and will be more expensive, or you may have to do partial testing. And, amidst all this, the present clientele is using the software. It will have three major consequences: Continue reading

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