Personalisation options for stock bags

This is a stock bag, just one of the many styles we offer. They are quicker and cheaper to produce in smaller quantities than tailor-made bags, but have their limitations. Various elements can be customised – the exact scope depends on the model you choose. Other great ideas, include adding a brand label, care label or metal button. There are awesome label options for bags. What about changing your print style and making it super fancy with glitter or snazzy puff print? Take a look at our custom stock bag gallery to see what we’ve worked on in the past. Then contact us at The Bag Workshop for a quote! Or why not take a look a what can be achieved by going down the tailor-made route?

Personalisation options for stock bags

This is a stock bag, just one of the many styles we offer. They are quicker and cheaper to produce in smaller quantities than tailor-made bags, but have their limitations. Various elements can be customised – the exact scope depends on the model you choose. Other great ideas, include adding a brand label, care label or metal button. There are awesome label options for bags. What about changing your print style and making it super fancy with glitter or snazzy puff print? Take a look at our custom stock bag gallery to see what we’ve worked on in the past. Then contact us at The Bag Workshop for a quote! Or why not take a look a what can be achieved by going down the tailor-made route?

Personalisation options for stock bags

This is a stock bag, just one of the many styles we offer. They are quicker and cheaper to produce than tailor-made bags, but have their limitations. Various elemenets can be customized - the exact scope depends on the model you choose..

Style
Tote,drawstring,
beach bag.

Handles
Contrasting colors / textures,
long / short / sling

Decoration
Print / embroidery

Size
Small,Medium,Large

Fabric
Jute, cotton, canvas,
fairtrade, oragnic

Bespoke bag personalisation

For our tailor-made bags, the options are infinite. Your own design will be unique. Tailor-made bags offer endless opportunities for customisation… Scroll down for more on the options available, take a look at our tailor-made bag gallery to see what we’ve worked on in the past, then send us your spec for a quote!

Construction
Side panels, gusset,
reversible or pack-away function

Handles
Long or short, multiple or
single. Contrast colour, same
fabric, webbed, PU or leather.

Labels or badges
Internal or external
woven, printed or embossed

Pockets
Internal or external,
different fabric or printed.

Decoration
Print / embroidery

Hardware
For closure, decoration or
function. Zips, buckles,
rivets, fastenings or feet.

Linings
Waterproof, printed,
dyed or alternative fabric

Dimensions
Size of bag inside and out
including pockets and straps

Fabric
Cotton or canvas in natural or
Pantone matched. Fairtrade
or organic. Synthetic or recycled.

Trim
Function or appearance.
Natural or synthetic.

Personalisation options for stock bags

This is a stock bag, just one of the many styles we offer. They are quicker and cheaper to produce than tailor-made bags, but have their limitations. Various elemenets can be customized - the exact scope depends on the model you choose..

Size

Small,Medium,Large

Fabric

Jute, cotton, canvas,
fairtrade, oragnic

Style

Tote,drawstring,
beach bag.

Decoration

Print / embroidery

Bespoke Bag options

Complex printing

We can print the most intricate design and ensure it is produced beautifully. We will recommend the fabric it will reproduce on best based on our experience.

Fabric options

Explore the wide range of options available to choose from, including cotton and canvas of different weights, fabric and non-woven varieties, neoprene, microfiber, polyester, PU, jute, eco-friendly options plus Fairtrade cotton.

Pockets

Any shape, any size and with any fastening on the inside or the outside of your bag. You tell us where you want it and we will ensure each bag has one.

Coloured, printed & leather handles

The handles of your bags don’t have to be the same fabric or colour as your bag. They can be leather, printed, Pantone matched or embroidered.

Label options

Explore the wide range of label options that include metal buttons, woven or printed labels and swing tags.

Cosmetic bags

These bags can be designed to your exact specification the same as any of our other bag shapes. Customised fabrics, finishing and can complement a bigger bag to sit within a set.

Badges

Add a customised badge, decoration or adornment to your bag to create a number of finishes that could be elegant, functional or finish its design to make it fun.

Poppers

Emboss your poppers with your brand, initials or signature. Pantone match them or print them to add a thoughtful finish to your bag.

Fastenings

A huge variety of metal work to add variety to your bag and add interest or function to the style of bag you have chosen.

Side panels and lining

It’s possible to create contrasting colours on the internal and external of your bag as well as wipe clean lining and printed or different colour side panels for a stunning effect.

Mixed fabrics

Your bag doesn’t need to be confined to the same fabric throughout. You can mix and match your fabric choice to make up the bag or decorate it.

Shapes

Any shape of bag, is possible. If you have something in mind or need help from our workshop to generate ideas, then let us know and we’ll supply idea sketches.

Print options for stock bags

There are various print options that are available on a short lead time for our stock range of bags. Your artwork will determine the print available for your design. If you’re not sure, we will advise what is the best print method. Find out more here about print options for bags.

Print techniques for bags

Print options for stock bags

There are various print options that are available on a short lead time for our stock range of bags. Your artwork will determine the print available for your design. If you’re not sure, we will advise what is the best print method. Find out more here about print options for bags.

Better for

  • Big print sizes
  • Better coverage due to larger ink transfer
  • Less adhesion problems
  • Quick turnaround is possible
  • Disadvantages

  • Detailed printing on rough materials not possible. (Solution is transfer-printing) Registering colours is complicated on double layered materials. (Reason why these items are printable only in 1 colour, solution is transfer-printing)
  • Print surface needs to be flat, so printing close to zippers, buttons, cords, seems, etc. is not possible
  • Materials that cannot take heat well are difficult to print (PE,PVC etc) because they will melt in the drying tunnel Solution is to use transfer printing or air drying (this last one will cause a significant delay in delivery time and is very space consuming)
  • Embroidery

    A digital logo is “redrawn” to determine how many stitches are needed. (This means there are higher set up costs for embroidery). Once the logo is redrawn, a ring is put on two sides of the item than needs to be embroidered. Then the item is put under a large machine which sewing heads can contain up to 15 needles. (So15 different threads (colours) can be embroidered in one run).

    Good for

  • Luxurious and premium finishes
  • Long lasting
  • Can include up to 15 colours in one print run
  • Disadvantages

  • More expensive than print
  • No small details (lower case letters need to be min. 5-6 mm in height)
  • Time consuming (therefore not good for a short lead time)
  • Some positions are hard to embroider because of zippers, buttons etc.
  • No exact Pantone colour matching
  • Digital transfer

    On a plotter the logo is printed on a special roll of paper (white base and glue are already printed on the paper by the manufacturer). A cutter will cut out the desired shape and by use of a heat press the transfer is applied onto the item.

    Good for

  • No limitation in the number of colours due to digital print process
  • Any design is possible to print
  • Small details printable
  • Printed colours are very bright
  • Premium quality
  • Disadvantages

  • Pantone colours cannot be used because of 4 colour print process
  • Digital printing

    For this printing technique we are using a special digital printer in CMYK colour mode. The printer can print directly on to bag, white bags or light colours are best. It is a digital printing technique so we can print full-colour images also with white ink. The bag goes into the printer, then print the image and strengthen the image by using a heat press. For coloured bags, we need to use a special pre-treatment liquid for better adhesion. We can perform the printing on fabric with min. 90% cotton.

    Good for

  • Detailed designs
  • Disadvantages

  • Low speed print
  • More expensive technique
  • Pantone colour matching more difficult due to full colour production process
  • Depending on the fabric colour pre-treatment may be necessary
  • Sublimation transfer (ts)

    Sublimation is a digital print technique. First on special paper, digital plotter prints the image and then the pa-per template is applied on polyester surface by use of heat press. A sublimation template can be transferred on almost every item but the template must be covered by a polyester layer. We can also apply sublimation transfer on polyester fabric. Very important is that the heat press temperature must be 200°C so the item must be resistant to high temperatures.

    Good for

  • Photo quality
  • Printing speed (depend on item size)
  • Big surface print
  • Disadvantages

  • Printed only on special items
  • Polyester surface must be white
  • High temperatures needed
  • Pantone colour matching is more difficult due to full-colour production process