As we enter a new decade here in 2020, I’ve been looking back at some of our past projects. Going through our photo archives is especially fun because we always take projects that aren’t just garments and posters. I always tell our clients that we can print on anything flat. Creating screen printed gift bags was no different.
Between 2013 and 2015 we were doing a lot of work with the good folks at Blanc Agency. They had a lot of great clients and everything they asked us to do was always interesting. A couple of the clients they were working with had interest in custom gift bags and they reached out wondering if we could handle them. Printing these types of bags is similar to printing a tote bag but much more delicate. Clients typically want a matte finish on the print so a water-based ink has to be used for production.
Screen printed gift bags for Barolo and Tails
The first set of screen printed paper gift bags were created for Barolo Wine Bar. We were tasked with creating some restaurant collateral that included cork coasters, cork placements, and these takeaway bags. I’m not sure where they sourced the cork from but the bags we used came from uline here.
Later in the year, we created another set of bags for a new company called Tails. These were slightly more difficult because they were two color prints, but we were able to get approval on a print that had a loose registration.
Premium bags for The Street
Around that same time we were hit up by some marketing folks working on a project for The Street Chestnut Hill. They asked for some gift bags but wanted something a little more premium than the uline bags we were working with for Blanc. They did some research and came back with a semi-gloss bag with this big string handle. We got a proofed approved and moved forward with production. The results were nice and we printed these for a couple years for them.
If you are interested in creating some custom gift bags for you or your client, please feel free to reach out.