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    Question Using a common flat (automatic or not) press, is possible to print shopper bags??

    Hi,
    i was thinking to buy or build a flat screenprint press (automatic or not - of course with the vacum)..and i was wondering wheter is possible to print shop bags (the thin plastic ones, paper ones etc etc)

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    Fabio

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    paper bags probably - we've even done some brown paper bags to good effect. I would think for t-shirt bags (thin plastic like they use at most super markets) you'd need something more "assembly line" or a whole lot of patience - Andymac'll know for sure.

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    The thin plastic ones require some pretty nasty inks to print. I'd probably use a tshirt setup to print them. More importantly however... why do you want to work with these nasty little polluting bastards. I wish the world would ban them today the way San Fran did.

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    Hi!!

    mhmh..I thought it wasn't so difficult to print them using a screenprinting table.

    Using a tshirt press you need to open the shoppers and don't know if it's easy to "close" them to stack them all.

    Plastic..yes. I know it's a good factor of pollution, as the stickers are. In truth I don't have a job, and I'm trying to creating it. The only thing I can do is to "push" the customers to buy the paper ones. but here in Italy aren't used, except in the old shops of vegetables..

    Fabio

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    I've done paper bags on a t-shirt press.
    you do have to open them to keep them flat on the platen and close them up afterwards
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    I made a big "E" shaped thing out of cardboard for printing paper bags. I taped down the outer arms and then slipped the bag over the middle one so it wouldn't move and would register.

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    I've done brown paper bags on a normal printing table. had to slip in a cardboard sheet to stop the folds underneath stuffing up the print, and raise the off-contact. they were all single color, turned out quite flashy looking. once i got set up i could whip em out quite quickly. Good luck there!

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    print cool designs on re-usable canvas bags

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    hippie
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    We need to print a tshirt "Avoid sucker effect!"-Fabio
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    Hi mates for your answers.

    Nobody has printed plastic bags? Shouldn't a common vacuum table keep them firm to print them?!

    @seriplop: i'm with you but i don't think supermarket will spend a lot of money in canvas bags.

    Fabio

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