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Printed Bags

 

In our opinion one of the best things to happen for the environment in the last few years has been the demise of the wide spread use of plastic carrier shopping bags.  We were already selling thousands of our canvas bags, panama bags and calico bags beforehand.  But since then less and less people have been using plastic carrier shopping bags and our customers’ sales have rocketed even further.

 

Our printed bags are both robust and beautiful – eye-catching but also useful and practical.  This makes them irresistable as a gift or an impulse buy.  Given we can also offer a raft of bespoke manufacturing options, plus packaging to further enhance your brand, these all make for a winning combination.

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Top Left – flat 280gsm black panama bag with long printed handles and a swing ticket (metallic screen print)
Bottom Right – flat 280gsm black panama bag with long black panama handles (screen print)


We offer two main styles of bags with lots of variations within each category

 

The first category is our superb quality range of UK made bags.  The standard styles we make are flat bags plus small, medium and large gusseted bags.  We also make drawstring bags, children’s bags, bespoke sized bags and peg bags.

 

Here we print the fabric panel and then sew the bag afterwards.  (A great advantage being that both sides of the bag can be printed at no extra cost).

 

This also allows us to offer all-over edge-to-edge printing, different lengths and types of handles (printed, unprinted and webbing), bespoke sew-in features such as labels in the side seams or on the front of the bag, plus shapes and sizes designed to your own specific requirements.

We have a wide range of fabrics and print styles too. 

 

The variations are endless - the choice is up to you.

 

Our Standard UK-made Bag Dimensions are:-

Flat Bag – 43cm high by 40cm wide approx (excluding handles) – available in calico, canvas and panama

Large Gusseted Bag – 36cm high by 36cm wide with a 10cm gusset approx (excluding handles) – available in canvas and panama 

Medium Gusseted Bag – 36cm high by 26cm wide with a 13cm gusset approx (excluding handles) – available in canvas and panama

Small Gusseted Bag – 36cm high by 29cm wide with a 9cm gusset approx (excluding handles) – available in canvas and panama

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Top – flat bleached canvas bag with short handles and featuring a swing ticket (screen print)
Left - flat bleached canvas bag with long handles featuring the customer’s own label in the side seam plus a swing ticket (screen print)
Right – flat bleached canvas bag with medium printed handles featuring the customer’s own label in the side seam plus a swing ticket (screen print)

 

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Top Left – bespoke 280gsm black panama gusseted bag with long and short handles on same bag (screen print)  
Top Right – bespoke flat bleached canvas bag with extra wide folded webbing handles (screen print)
Mid Left – bespoke small 8oz unbleached cotton drill drawstring bag (screen print)
Mid Right – bespoke unbleached canvas child sized flat canvas bag with printed handles (digital print)
Bottom – bespoke bleached gusseted canvas bag with extra wide folded webbing handles (screen print)


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Top – large gusseted unbleached canvas bag with short handles (screen print)
Left – medium gusseted bleached canvas bag with medium handles (digital print)
Right – small gusseted bleached canvas bag with short handles  (screen print)

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Top Left – flat bleached canvas bag with medium length black panama handles featuring a swing ticket (digital print)
Bottom Right – flat bleached canvas bag with printed long handles (full colour process screen print)

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Top – large gusseted bleached canvas bag with short printed handles (screen print)
Bottom Left – medium gusseted bleached canvas bag with medium handles featuring the customer’s own label in the side seam (metallic screen print)  
Bottom Right – small gusseted bleached 280gsm panama bag with bespoke length handles (digital print)


Calico shopping bags, unbleached natural calico bags, calico bags made in UK, personalised calico bags

 

Top – flat unbleached calico bag with long handles (screen print)
Bottom – flat unbleached calico bag with short handles (screen print)

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Peg Bags – we also offer a sturdy, standard size capacity peg bag in 10oz canvas with a soft wood dowel and brass coated hook.

 

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Bespoke Peg Bag – featuring bias binding opening

 

However we are often asked for bespoke sizes and shapes for peg bags and are very happy to consider this for larger orders including using plastic coat hangers instead of the brass coated hooks.  


The second category of bags we offer are our pre-sewn calico bags and canvas bags 

 

These screen or digitally printed calico bags are available for placement printing only; offering a quality but budget alternative for promotions and point-of-sale purchases.

 

The unbleached calico bags and bleached 10oz canvas bags are available in flat and gusseted styles, both with medium length handles. 

 

Our Pre-Sewn Bag Dimensions are:-

Unbleached Calico Flat Bag – 38cm high by 38cm wide approx (excluding handles) 

Unbleached Calico Gusseted Bag - 35cm high by 35cm wide approx plus a 9cm gussets (excluding handles)

Bleached Canvas Flat Bag – 43cm high by 40cm wide approx (excluding handles) 

Bleached Canvas Gusseted Bag – 36cm high by 36cm wide approx plus a 10cm gussets (excluding handles)

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Top – pre-sewn flat bleached canvas bag – suitable for placement printing - with medium handles (digital print)
Bottom – pre-sewn gusseted bleached canvas bag – suitable for placement printing - with medium handles (digital print)

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Top – pre-sewn flat unbleached calico bag  -suitable for placement printing - with medium handles (digital print)
Bottom – pre-sewn gusseted unbleached calico bag - suitable for placement printing - with medium handles (screen print)


 

Types of Printing On Offer

We offer various types of printing including all-over, edge-to-edge screen print in up to 10 spot colours, full colour process (in which we are acknowledged, prize-winning industry leaders), combined full colour process and spot colour, plus a wide range of metallic options including glitters. 

 

We are unusual in that we also offer a discharge print option on to dyed fabrics.  This uses a specialist water-based ink where the colour of the fabric is bleached out and replaced by the colour of the ink.  The print feels very smooth (there is no plastic or raised feel) and the print durability is excellent.  Plus we use opaque inks which are good for certain types of image where discharge is not suitable.

 

In addition we have a full digital printing service; this is great for designs with more than 10 spot colours and for small full colour runs or short runs in general.  All-over, edge-to-edge printing is available for all our UK-made bags with placement printing being the only option for the pre-sewn bags.

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Fabrics

All our bag fabrics are carefully sourced, woven and finished (mainly in Turkey or the UK) to our own specifications.  This enables us to have complete control over the quality, colour-yield and provenance of the fabrics we offer.

 

We offer bleached and unbleached 10oz canvas, 280gsm bleached and unbleached panamas, black and dyed panamas plus bleached and unbleached calicos. 

 

All our fabrics are excellent quality, very strong and will ensure your bags give years of use.

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Top - large gusseted unbleached canvas bag with long handles (screen print)
Left – medium gusseted unbleached canvas bag with medium printed handles.  Featuring customer’s own label in side seam and a swing ticket  (screen print)
Right - small gusseted unbleached canvas bag with long printed handles (screen print) ​

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Top – flat bleached calico bag with short handles (digital print)
Bottom – flat bleached calico bag with printed long handles​ (digitally printed bag with screen printed handles)

 


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10oz Bleached Canvas

(280gsm/sq mtr approx) – A non-optic, pure bleach finish (the colour of double cream) designed to co-ordinate with our bleached calico, 8oz drill and premium tea towel cotton.

 

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10oz Unbleached Canvas

(280gsm/sq mtr approx) – an unbleached, natural oat-meal finish with flecks of cotton seeds designed to co-ordinate with our unbleached 8oz cotton drill, calico, 220gsm and 280gsm panama  plus our  unbleached tea towel cotton .

 

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220gsm Bleached Panama

(220gsm/sq mtr approx) – a slightly lighter-weight bright white optic finish designed to co-ordinate with our 280gsm bleached panama and our standard optic white tea towel cotton.

 

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220gsm Unbleached Panama

(220gsm/sq mtr approx) – a slightly lighter-weight unbleached, natural oat-meal finish with flecks of cotton seeds designed to co-ordinate with our unbleached tea towel cotton, 8oz cotton drill, calico, 10oz canvas and  280gsm panama  

 

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280gsm Bleached Panama

(280gsm/sq mtr approx) – a heavier-weight bright white optic finish designed to co-ordinate with our 220gsm bleached panama and our standard optic white tea towel cotton

 

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280gsm Unbleached Panama

(280gsm/sq mtr approx) – a heavier-weight unbleached, natural oat-meal finish with flecks of cotton seeds designed to co-ordinate with our unbleached tea towel cotton, 8oz cotton drill, calico, 10oz canvas and  220gsm panama       

 

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Black Panama

(280gsm/sq mtr approx) – A heavier-weight vat dyed black finish designed to co-ordinate with our black 8oz cotton drill.

 

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280gsm Unbleached Organic Panama

(280gsm/sq mtr approx) – A heavier-weight unbleached organic, natural oat-meal finish with flecks of cotton seeds designed to  co-ordinate  with our unbleached tea towel cotton, 8oz cotton drill, calico, 10oz canvas and  220gsm panama (available for larger orders only)

 

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Bleached Calico

(150gsm/sq mtr approx) – A lighter-weight non-optic finish designed to co-ordinate with our bleached canvas, 8oz drill and premium tea towel cotton.

 

 

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Unbleached Calico

(150gsm/sq mtr approx) – A lighter-weight unbleached, natural oat-meal finish with flecks of cotton seeds designed to co-ordinate with our unbleached tea towel cotton, 8oz cotton drill, calico, 10oz canvas and  220gsm panama. 

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Coloured Panamas

280gsm/sq mtr approx) – We can supply a wide range of colours in heavier-weight vat dyed panamas (available for larger orders only).

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Pre-treated Panama for Digital Printing

Whilst our digital prints on our untreated fabrics are already bright and colourful – if you are after more vibrant reds and blues plus very strong blacks then we offer pre-treated 280gsm bleached panama (for an additional charge).


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Bespoke Sewing Options

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Different Thread Colours – with hundreds of thread colours in stock we can match to any print.

Wash Labels – we can use our own standard labels or are happy to include your own wash labels.

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Customer’s Own Logo Label – we are happy to sew our customer’s own logo labels into the inside or onto the front of the bags.  This featured label is on the front of the bag between the handles but inside between the handles is another option.

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Customer’s Own Logo Label – popular positions also include in the side seam (either top or bottom).  We can also sew your own labels inside our pre-sewn bags or sew them on to the front of bags, near the top, if required.  

 

Different Handle Fabrics & Colours – we can offer a choice of handles made out of the same unprinted fabric as the actual bag or we can print the handles in any colour you wish, to co-ordinate with the print on the bag.  We can also use more than one colour on a bag handle to make your bag really stand out from the crowd.

 

Different Handle Lengths:-

Short Handles Standard Size (no extra cost) – 40cm approx.

Medium Handles Standard Size (small extra charge) – 58cm approx.

Long Handles Standard Size (small extra charge) – 70cm approx.

 

We find our medium handles tend to be the most popular as the bags can be carried by hand or over the shoulder.  Our other standard handle lengths are short handles at 40cm and long handles at 70cm.  However you are also free to choose any variation of length you wish, up to 70cm long.

 

Webbing Handles – if fabric handles are not for you then we offer cotton webbing handles in black, white and natural unbleached finishes.  Again these can be any length you wish. 

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Three Flat Bags - featuring cotton webbing handles and the top two feature swing tickets (screen prints)

Different Styles of Bag – you may want a different shape and style of bag altogether.  As we have an in-house Sewing Unit we can make many different styles. 

 

Past variations have included drawstring bags, bags with long and short handles on the same bag, extra-large and very small bags, bags with top zips and zipped pockets inside plus lined bags. 

 

So again, please ask if you are after something unusual and we will see if we can make it for you (please note larger minimum quantities may apply for bespoke sizes).


Bespoke Packaging Options

Bulk Packed – most customers choose bulk packing, hanging their bags up by their handles in the shop.  However a swing ticket makes a nice addition for this type of display.

Individually Bagged – if you need to keep your stock protected when on display we offer the simple and cost effective option of individual bagging in clear polypropylene bags.

 To further enhance presentation and promote your brand we can add the following packaging - all printed digitally in-house at very competitive prices

 

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Swing Tickets – printed either single or double sided on 280gsm shiny or matt card these are ideal for attaching where the bags are out on display without any other form of packaging.

 

Not only can we print your swing tickets but we can also attach them with all sorts of interesting options.  A nylon loop is the usual but we can also use ribbons plus strings such as jute and sisal for something different.

Inserts for bag packaging, individually poly bagged, and hanger bags available

 

Inserts – printed one side as standard (although double sided are also available) on 160gsm heavy-weight paper these are suitable for adding into individually poly bagged bags.  If either a euro hanger or a hanger bag is used then we also card the product to stop slippage within the packaging

Packaging

 

We are also happy to use packaging supplied by the customer

 

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Trays – printed on 200gsm heavy-weight paper.  The bags are then carded and packed in either a hanger bag or with a euro hanger depending on the weight of the bag.

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Peg Bag Packaging – we suggest either packaging with a tray (left hand image) or an insert (middle image) and then in a clear polypropylene bag which features a cut-out for the brass hook so the product can be hung up. Or bulk packed, in which case a swing ticket makes a nice addition (right hand image)

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Barcodes – more and more retailers are calling for stock to be barcoded.  We have the facilities to create any type of barcode and can either print them on to the swing tickets, inserts etc or we can print them on to peelable self-adhesive labels. We can also attach barcode labels provided by the customer.