Paper Bag Printing

BigSi

Well-known member
Hi There.

Thinking about adding another string to my bow!. I think this could be ago (But I need to do more market research).

The issue seems to be that I need to print these with handles attached so are limited to what kind of machine they will go threw.

Screen printed.: To slow. cost of screens
Digital flat bed. To slow. (but might be a go if I can find a machine fast enough). Cost of consumable may be to high.
Letterpress. to slow if multi colour. cost of nylons.

My gut feeling is If I can find a digital flat bed machine fast enough with reasonably price consumables. I don't really want to get into screen printing this is an area I have know experience with.

I have seen you tube clips for Chinese machines that look interesting but as is all ways the case with Chinese (back up, service?). Most seem to be rotary letterpress.

I think I am relistic in my production speed expectations. I'd be happy if I could print x200 medium size bags. Printed full colour two sides, (with say approx 50% coverage). in approx 3 hours. Or am I dreaming?

Just FYI: at the moment I have Offset (Heideberg GTO 2 colour). Letterpress.13x18 Heidelberg platen. Digital Xerox V2100. + Mutoh.

Your thoughts/ideas are appreciated. Thanks Simon
 

BigSi

Well-known member
Looks interesting. I'd be surprised if there was an agent in this part of the world (New Zealand) but will do some investigating.
 

Maniac

Member
I knew a guy in Toronto that spent his time/money building a paper bag converting machine about 10 years ago. This allowed him to print the paper flat on any press either internally or externally, die-cut them, and then his machine took the flat cut sheets, folded and glued them into paper bags and attached handles. I saw it running and it was amazing. With this approach any printing process could be used. He gave it a go for a few years but I don't think he was able to find any long term contracts.
 

BigSi

Well-known member
Hi Maniac. Sounds like an amazing machine . It would be great to see a video of it working?. I wonder if he would be able to find contracts now? with the shift away from plastic. Did he sell it?
 

Maniac

Member
Hi Maniac. Sounds like an amazing machine . It would be great to see a video of it working?. I wonder if he would be able to find contracts now? with the shift away from plastic. Did he sell it?
I really have no idea, but I will see if I can find any info. If I do I will post it back here.
 

theprintingblue

New member
You can easily find info about "Paper Bag Printing" on YouTube or Google. I will try to find some info and if get then I will definitely post it here.
 

jwheeler

Well-known member
Your thoughts/ideas are appreciated. Thanks Simon

This unit from Konica Minolta, called the PKG-675i is a good fit...it will basically print them as fast as you feed them by hand. Precision Packaging Series PKG-675i Digital Label Press. This unit was originally sold by Muratec, but Konica Minolta bought them out a few years ago and recently added some of their label and packaging presses to be sold under the KM name.
 
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Hope you are well.
I got your point. This youtube video is also helpful

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