Different printing methods for custom paper bags
May 01, 2022
At Yeehaw Print we use a range of different printing methods depending on the design required, the speed of production and the bags we want to print.
By having different printing methods and machines, we are able to provide our customers with the highest quality custom paper bags.
We have outlined the printing methods below and explained how they work.
Screen printing, also known as screen printing, is one of the most popular printing techniques and is suitable for printing on a wide range of materials of different sizes.
In order to print using screen printing techniques, a printing frame is created. This prints the design on a sheet of paper so that the ink can be transferred. A squeegee is then used to screen different colors (up to four) on the material.
After a layer is applied with the frame ink, it is allowed to dry and can then be used for other applications.
Aluminum foil printing
Foil printing is a special printing method that uses heat, pressure and metallic paper to create shiny designs and graphics that create a focal point on the selected design.
The foil has a heated mold that permanently adheres to the selected material underneath. Foil printing is available in a wide range of colors and finishes, offering as much flexibility as some other printing methods.
Lithography and offset printing, or simply lithography, involves placing an image of the content you want to produce on a printing plate, which is then covered with ink and used for printing. This method requires a high level of skill, as the inks must be mixed correctly and placed in the correct order.
Flexographic printing is a modern version of letterpress printing that can be used for most materials. For this printing method, a flexible photopolymer printing plate with ink is wound onto a rotating cylinder on a web press.
Flexographic printing allows large orders to run with few interruptions and is a good method for packaging and labeling.
Digital printing is the process of printing digital-based images directly onto a variety of media substrates. Unlike offset printing, no printing plates are required. digital files such as PDF or desktop publishing files can be sent directly to a digital press for printing on paper, photo paper, canvas, fabric, composites, card stock and other substrates.
Instead of using metal plates to transfer the image, digital presses print the image directly onto the media substrate.