Thursday, October 03, 2013

Tutorial: Printing on Paper Lunch Bags


Earlier this month, we had a birthday party for Baby Bunny. To keep things easy, I made my own loot bags.

This is probably the easiest thing to do.  You need brown paper bags and some tape.  I use green painter's tape because it doesn't tear your bag when you take it off.


Tape the top and the bottom flap so it doesn't get stuck in your printer.  My printer made some strange sounds whenever I fed the bags through but it all worked out.

Use your favourite font and if you're lucky enough to have a colour laser printer, go wild!  


Remove the tape and stuff the paper bags with treats.

Enjoy!


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12 comments:

  1. If you just use flat paper bags without the flap then you can put them directly in the printer. Materials: Brown Lunch Sack, Masking tape, Printer. Printing

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    1. That's true! I guess it depends on what you put in the bag. I needed mine to stand up ;)

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  2. Earlier this month, we had a birthday party for Baby Bunny. To keep things easy, I made my own loot bags. Printing

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  3. If anyone has had success with this project, could you please tell me what model and brand printer you used? I am in the market for a new one, and I want to be sure it can print on brown paper bags. Thanks in advance!

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    1. Hi CraftyCrissy, I have an HP LaserJet 1020. It's more than 5 years old and still going strong. If you have a local Staples, perhaps you can bring in some paper bags and ask if they will let you try it out on the floor models. Good luck!

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  4. I have the same question as CraftyCrissy.
    What Make and Model Printer?

    I have a Samsung ML-6125W that is not happy about the thickness of the bags, manufacturer's spec sheet shows a max bond weight of 42, which is relatively thin. I'm guessing a higher max bond will make this work, but how much higher do I need to go?

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    1. There are 2 trays on my HP Laserjet 1020. The main tray is for paper but there is a feeder tray for card stock. I think my printer has a similar max bond weight as yours but I'm still able to use it. I think this type of project is a "trial and error". Some printers may be able to handle it better than others. Good luck!

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    2. With a bit of 'encouragement' I'm getting them to feed through the Samsung, since we don't need perfect consistency we've designed around the variations and are thrilled with the results and the idea!
      Thanks for the encouragement on having a similar max bond, got me to give it one more try.

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    3. That's fantastic! I'm glad you were able to print. Enjoy :o)

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