How to Print on Paper Bags? Step-by-step Guide

How to Print on Paper Bags

If you are wondering how to print on paper bags, this post is right for you.

I adore how you can now create something and print it on anything! Continue reading to discover that printing on paper bags is not a difficult task.

How to Print on Paper Bags?

Here is a step-by-step guide onprinting on paper bags.

Step 1: Receive Customers’ Demand for Paper Bags

To be able to provide quality paper bags, paper bag printing manufacturers first need to receive and understand customers’ needs.

  • Paper bag size
  • Text, image, the color showed on the bag
  • Materials
  • Production number
  • Unit cost
  • Specifications and styles

Step 2: Design the Paper Bag

Using the agreed-upon fundamental information, the packaging manufacturer will develop the structure and artwork designs.

The paper bag structure design is the “skeleton” showing the size, design, loading capacity, as well as other functional features of the bag. All of the information and messages that customers want to convey are displayed in the artwork design, which is the top layer.

Following customer evaluation and approval of the actual sample, the packaging manufacturer will start mass production.

Step 3: Print the Paper Bag

How to Print on Paper Bags

There are numerous printing technologies, including offset, flexo, gravure, silkscreen, and digital printing… In which, offset printing has many outstanding advantages such as:

  • Because the rubber sheet is evenly applied to the printed surface, the image quality is better, sharper, and cleaner than when printing directly from a printing plate to paper.
  • Cost savings. Print the more quantity, the lower the cost
  • Short printing times make them ideal for industrial printing applications where high output rates are needed.
  • An offset printing plate can be created quickly.

Step 4: Processing the Surface of the Paper Bag

Let’s now progress to the stage of processing and producing paper bag printing surface effects. The basic steps include:

  • Layers of the paper splint can be folded and adhered to the bottom and top of the bag to strengthen them.
  • The hole is created manually or by a machine and is then used to pierce wires.
  • Eyelet hole punching: to reinforce the strap
  • Ribbon, cotton or cloth rope, twisted or folded paper cord are all options for stringing.
  • Other methods of making paper bags include applying ribbons, embossing patterns, and covering them in glitter.

Step 5: Check the Quality of the Paper Bag

Each finished product, after being produced according to the request, will be strictly tested to ensure that the finished product does not have any defect, ensuring:

  • It has accurate printing on it.
  • The glued area cannot be pulled away or deflected.
  • Evenly spaced holes have been punched through the paper bag; rings must be tightly fastened.
  • There is no defect in strings or knots

Step 6: After-sales and Customer Care

A significant benefit for reputable paper bag printing manufacturers is their after-delivery customer care service. In order to raise the caliber of their goods and services, they not only consult with customers but also listen to their feedback.

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Cautions on Printing on Paper Bags

  • Please use extra caution when printing on paper bags. Don’t leave your printer and leave the room.
  • Stop printing as soon as you notice that the printer is clogged or not feeding the paper bag properly.
  • Last but not least, a little toner smearing around the image is common. This appears to be a result of the bag surface’s nature, which is not entirely flat and smooth. The marks can be removed with a standard pencil eraser, but I kind of like the way this looks.


Can a Normal Printer Print on Brown Paper?

Due to the paper’s thickness, printing with brown kraft paper in an inkjet or laser printer can be problematic.

Can I Print onto a Paper Bag?

Yes. The trick to printing on a paper bag, is to create a custom printing size within your printer settings.

Can I Put Any Type of Paper in My Printer?

It is usually safe to use any “fiber” based material. Any material that has been prepared for use with an aqueous inkjet printer should also be secure.