Short Run Carrier Bags

We have three special offerings on short run which Social Media and Print would love to bring to your attention, firstly the digitally printed rope handle carrier bag, secondly the polythene patch handle carrier bag and thirdly, the twisted paper handle carrier bag. These are the bags for you if you have a Last Minute Bag requirement. The digitally … Read more

Buying Carrier Bags Quickly

If you are looking to purchase laminated paper, twisted paper handle, or polythene carrier bags in a quick time frame or short turnaround, in other words within two weeks, then there are certain things that you should be aware of when starting out looking for your carrier bag supplier. Pricing of Your Carrier Bags Firstly, … Read more

Environmentally Friendly Carrier Bags

Do I need to worry about my bags and the environment Our polythene carrier bags come as standard as biodegradable, that is, the polythene breaks down under light over a period of time to be less harmful to the environment. The manufacture of the bags in the polythene process is less damaging to the environment … Read more

Carrier Bags The Facts

Here is a list of advantages and disadvantages to the different types of carrier bags, so that you have to hand easy information to make informed choices. Paper Carrier Bags Advantages Renewable resource Widespread recycling Biodegrades High quality High Strength Flexibility in manufacture High Range of materials and finishes Re use of marketing message Quality … Read more

Branded Polythene Carrier Bags

Branded Polythene Carrier Bags Are you looking for branded polythene carrier bags, then Social Media and Print is the company for you. Our products are made to order and branded with your own information. Branded polythene carrier bags can be produced here in the UK in five to seven working days subject to type and quantities such … Read more

Plastic Carrier Bags

Are you looking for quality plastic carrier bags then Social Media and Print is the place to look. Our range stretches across, punch, patch, flexi loop, clip close and duffle carriers which should suit just about any need you may have. Our product is a standard 50 mic or 200 gauge material that is biodegradable that breaks down over time. Timescales for … Read more

Environmentally Friendly Carrier Bags

Cotton against Plastic Carrier Bags Cotton carrier bags supplied by supermarkets may be less ‘green’ than plastic carriers – and may cause more global warming, according to scientists. Since a larger amount of energy will go into making a cotton carrier than a polythene one, a cotton bag has to be used over 131 times before it has the same environmental impact … Read more

Types of Printing

Let us discuss four areas of printing for this exercise. They are flexographic, lithographic, digital and screen. Flexographic printing uses rubber stereos that are loaded onto the cylinder, whilst the paper is roll fed passing through the machines. We would normally use this method of printing for plastic (polythene) or kraft paper bags. Because of … Read more

Artwork Formats

Well, this subject can go on for hours and is there ever a right or wrong solution. Maybe not, but you should certainly discuss the subject with your printer prior to commencement, or you could be in for some nasty surprises. Lets talk about colours, spot (Pantone), RGB, CMYK (or four colour process). We will … Read more

Print Finishes for Bags

Print Finishes are many and only limited by your imagination, I will attempt to discuss them as I remember them. These should give you a clear understanding of what they are about.  Sealer, this finish is the cheapest and done on press, it is a water based sealer that protects the ink partially from rubbing, … Read more


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