Is Silk Screen Printing Best for Your Promotional Bags?

Published On July 20, 2010

When deciding on the printing method to use for your promotional bags there are a few things to consider, like the details of what you want printed, the type of bag and what it will be used for. We’ve listed what you need to think about when deciding if silk screening is the best option for your promo bags.

Choose what you want printed on the bag
Firstly you need to decide on what you want printed on the bag. For simple logos silk screen printing is best. On the other hand, you may want an image or something more extravagant so therefore a full colour heat transfer would be more appropriate.

Before deciding on what to print on your promotional bags you need to consider how your brand is promoted through other mediums. Maybe a logo with specific colours is a good idea, or you may even want the bag to reflect your companies corporate colours.

The main point is your bag should represent your business effectively so it can be easily recognised by the design and style of the promotional bag you choose to have made.

Detailed logos and full colour heat transfer
If you have decided that you want a photographic image or something detailed, a full colour transfer is the best option for your bags. These have a different aesthetic to them so make sure you look at some examples of each before you decide.

What type of promotional bag to choose
When deciding on which bag is best for your needs you should think about the fabric and style of the bag. This will obviously also depend on your product or service.

Natural jute bags or hessian shopping bags are a great option for an environmentally friendly promotional bag.
They are extremely strong and durable. The fibre is completely biodegradable and because it is such a strong fibre is great for carrying heavy loads. These bags can be refined and made to look quite polished, or you can choose a more rustic look for your bags if you like the charm of the jute fibre.

Organic cotton is also a great option for your promotional bags. They are durable and washable which means your customers can get lots of usage from them. It’s a stylish and environmentally friendly option that comes in many shapes and styles.

The style of bag is important to consider. You may want a general carry bag if you are a boutique grocer or you may want something that is more suited for carrying garments if you are a fashion retailer. Whatever your business, there are so many styles of promotional shopping bags you are sure to find one that suits your needs.

Choosing the type of printing and the best type of promotional bag can be a difficult decision when there are so many great environmentally friendly options to choose from. I hope that we’ve helped you decide on the best method of printing, fabric and style for your promotional bags