High-end retailers have handed out quality printed carrier bags for years, but when Harvey Nichols introduced their new, limited-edition carrier bag to commemorate a year of British celebrations, their simple but elegant packaging solution transformed into the season’s latest ‘it’ bag!
Featuring London-inspired iconography such as a double-decker bus, a black cab, and the famous Gilbert Scott telephone box, the gold, silver and bronze carrier bags were an instant hit with tourists from around the world, just going to show that it is not necessarily, “what’s on the inside that counts”, but the carrier bag itself.
New carrier bag materials, designs, and printing techniques make it possible to create a range of luxury packaging as unique as the products we sell, and by incorporating a little ‘bling’ in the form of Hot Foil and Spot UV varnish, we can design the latest collectible carrier bag to hit the high street.
Carrier Bag Lamination
Luxury paper carrier bags are available with a high gloss or matt lamination, to complement both modern and classic designs. Both laminated and un-laminated paper carrier bags have a luxurious feel, and by adding ribbon or rope handles, you can create something unique.
Embossed & Debossed Carrier Bags
By embossing and debossing your carrier bags, you can produce a collection that feels as good as it looks. Favoured by high-end retailers, this technique adds luxury in an instant.
Gloss, Matt and Spot UV Varnish
You can add a striking effect to the surface of your carrier bags with Ultra Violet Varnishing. This can cover the complete surface of the bag with a Gloss or Matt finish, or for a more delicate approach, you can use Spot UV varnish to highlight chosen areas of the design.
Foil Block Printed Carrier Bags
Foil blocking is a commercial print process that allows us to apply metallic foils to the surface of the carrier bag. Popular choices include gold and silver, but there is a wide range of options available.
Whether you decide to create a limited edition carrier bag for Christmas, or simply overhaul your current collection, with the latest printing options and designs, the possibilities are endless.