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We run a restaurant and we package our product in 3x2x8 2mil poly bags. For 4 years we've printed labels and stuck them on the bags, but I'd like to see if there's a way to print the information straight onto the bags.

Are there companies that do this? We order the bags from Uline, so if they wanted to get the bags straight from them, and resell it to us with the printing done on them, that would be fine.

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This might explain it? – Benteh Mar 12 '14 at 22:59
Depending on your location, a search for "custom print poly bag" should give you enough options. I do not like to suggest companies that I do not know, but you get a massive amounts of hits. Add your location, and make sure you can get samples from them. – Benteh Mar 12 '14 at 23:06
Edited to direct the question more towards the "is it possible?" rather that "where to get them". – Yisela Mar 13 '14 at 2:19

It looks like it wouldn't be too difficult to screen print on this type of bag. The trickiest part of printing on these would be the ink. Typically, screen printed inks are cured by passing the product through a heat tunnel, ensuring that the ink reaches ~300 ° F. These bags look like something that would shrivel up or melt at those temperatures. It's likely that an ink that can air dry would be needed.

You could try bringing a couple of the bags to a local screen printer and ask if it's something they could print on. As long as they lay completely flat, I don't think it would be difficult.

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sounds like they need to be food safe, so that may be important to the process as well. – horatio Mar 13 '14 at 15:07

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