Guidelines for printing bags and boxes

Printing your bags and boxes with your company information is always a very smart advertising tool. We want you to love your final product; as such we have put together a basic guideline that will help you make the best decisions when choosing a printed plastic bag. With over 40 years of experience we can guide you to the exact printed bag that will fit your application.

We have seen beautiful artworks misrepresented or ruined by poor planning, which is why you should only deal with a company who specializes in only plastic bags. Read carefully and plan ahead, so your brand will look its best when handed out to your customer:
• Borders on a logo often do not print or hot stamp well. If your logo has outlines or borders, consider making a solid version of it.
• PMS stands for Pantone Matching System and it’s the standard by which you choose the ink color to be use to print your artwork. Be aware that these colors display different on each computer monitor, depending on the resolution, so expect some changes and variations compared to the actual art work you will see on the plastic bag film.

• Heavy coverage combined with fine lines will not always print or hot stamp well.
• On two color jobs, registration can move from 1/8” to ½” depending on logo and the type of bag. For this reason, no two bags will look exactly the same, since there may be some slight difference in position from one to the other.
Printed plastic bags have eye spots (small solid rectangular box printed at the bottom corner of the bag) which are necessary for print registration.
• All 100% bleed jobs need plates 1” larger than the bag. The best results when printing 100% bleed is obtained when using solid colors on the border, consider encasing your artwork for better results.

• Have a high resolution pdf of the art work ready. Our art department will tell you about any discrepancies or possible problems that may be encounter when printing on your bags.

Christmas Buzz – It’s all in the packaging

It’s that time of year when we start thinking about gifts, Christmas shopping lists, and holiday programming. It’s a great idea to have the essentials ready ahead of time to prevent last-minute runs to the dollar store to get “what you missed”. This article is the first installment of a series of Christmas specials presented to you by Adart Poly Bag.

One of the last items we think about, and one that is extremely necessary, is your gift wrapping. For this reason, at Adart Poly Bag, we have put together a list of supplies and wrapping ideas, so you can plan ahead for hassle-free season.

In regards to supplies, you will at least need the following:
• Gift Wrap
• Ribbons
• Scissors
• Tape
• Cards
• Gift tags

And with that out of the way, here are some great ideas for those extra special presents:
Gift Boxes: At Adart Poly Bag we carry hundreds of different sizes and styles of gift boxes.

You can give your present this year beautifully encased on a colorful box. Also, a great alternative is to buy a package of candles or beauty products and re-pack them yourself in smaller gift boxes.

Tissue Paper: Tissue can make any gift seem more festive. You can use it for lining gift boxes, to cushion delicate items, inside cello bags, or even to use as gift paper. You can even place a bulk order of assorted colors tissue paper to match your gift boxes.

Polypropylene Bags: A great solution to package your handmade cakes and candies. What better gift than the one made with love. These polypropylene bags are great for conserving aromas and freshness. They are specially designed for food contact.

Check again soon for more great ideas for the holidays.