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Paper Bag School

What is paper carrier bag?

Paper Carrier Bags are a type of shopping bag made from various kinds of paper board with different choice of handles; rope, ribbon, grosgrain ribbon and die cut handles.


What does eco-friendly paper bag mean?

Eco-friendly refers to paper bags that contribute to green living or practices that help conserve resources like water and energy. Eco-friendly paper bags also prevent contributions to air, water and soil pollution.


What does sustainable material mean?

Sustainable materials are products that are manufactured with the idea of conserving the environment in mind. These materials are manufactured with less natural resources and the by-products are discarded in an environmental friendly way. The main aim of these products is to conserve the environment.


What is Pantone colour matching system?

The Pantone Color Matching System is largely a standardized color reproduction system. By standardizing the colours, different manufacturers in different locations can all refer to the Pantone system to make sure colours match without direct contact with one another.


What does CMYK mean?

The CMYK color model (process color, four color) is a subtrackive colour model, used in colour printing and is also used to describe the printing process itself. CMYK refers to the four inks used in some color printing:




Key (black)


What does C1S paper board mean?

C1S means “coated 1 side”


What does C2S paper board mean?

C2S means “coated 2 sides”


What is the line order of a paper bag production?

The order line is roughly as follows:

  • Printing
  • Laminating
  • Cutting
  • Folding
  • Gluing
  • Handle attachement


What is the printing method of a paper bags?

We print paper bags by lithographic offset printing.

All print areas are utilised by offset print (technically known as lithographic printing).


How does Litho printing works?

With an offset press, the ink from the plate is transferred to a rubber blanket, and from that blanket onto paper. This is done using the fundamental concept that water and oil do not mix.


What is lamination?

Lamination is the process of applying a clear film to either one side or both sides of a printed document and protecting documents through applying film of plastic on paper board. It is a good way of protecting paper bags from damages.

There is 2 kind of lamination; gloss lamination and matt lamination.


What is hot foil stamping?

Hot foil stamping is the process of using heat and pressure to apply metallic foil to carton board and laminated board.


What are color options of hot foil?

There is wide range of hot foil colour. Silver, gold and cooper colours are the most popular options. Please take a look to our colour chart.


How do you do hot foil?

In hot foil stamping work a hot foil with a color pigment in a thin layer is imprinted onto an item by heated die plates designed as individual metallic blocks with pictures or letters on the surface.


What is embossing?

In embossing, an image is pressed into the material so that the image raises from the surface.


How do you do embossing?

To begin the embossing process, the material is fit between the two dies and a press and heat are used to squeeze the die imprint into the material. The result is a raised and exact copy of the logo or artwork. The embossed area is smooth because the heat and pressure act like an iron.


What is debossing?

Debossing is the opposite of embossing; the area around the image is pressed so that the image is pushed down into the material rather than raised.


How do you do debossing?

The deboss process is the same as that for embossing, except debossing raises the material around the die impression rather than raising the design area itself. Brass, copper, and magnesium dies are used in the debossing process as well.


What is spot UV?

Spot UV is a high-gloss finish applied to a specific area of your paper surface. Generally to achieve a contrast between a gloss, matte or uncoated surface.


What are the handle options?

The handle options are as follows:

  • PP Rope Handle
  • Cotton Rope Handle
  • Satin Ribbon Handle
  • Grossgrain Ribbon Handle
  • Die Cut Handles