About Your Printed Shopping Bags
Create your own printed shopping bags for a stylish way to stash your everyday essentials, and even your shopping. The long Italian leather handles are the perfect length to carry your bag on your shoulder, in your hand or in the crook of your arm. Your new custom shopping bags are made from gorgeously glossy Italian patent vinyl. When you upload your design, it will be printed onto our soft canvas fabric. This material is not only strong and durable, but it prints like a dream. Fine lines and details show up wonderfully and colours are vibrant and clear. This sturdy bag will support heavy items, making it the ideal shopping partner. Your bag is lined with black waterproof fabric, which is ideal in case of any accidental spillages, and the internal pockets will keep valuables such as keys or phones safe and secure.
At a glance
Long leather handles
Italian patent vinyl
Easy to clean
Printed on canvas
Shopping Bag Size
Handmade in UK
How Printing Custom Shopping Bags Works
Your printed tote is expertly made to order by our team of technicians and seamstresses. When you upload your design, these technicians print the artwork onto the soft and durable canvas fabric. We fuse the ink deep into the fibres, which creates a stunning, long-lasting print. This is then sewn together with Italian patent vinyl to create the body of your new bag. The leather handles are supple yet robust and they are sewn in between the vinyl and the canvas. This reinforces the strength of the handles and means that there are no eyelet holes interrupting your design. Your artwork is printed onto one side of the bag, but there is the option of printing on both sides if you wish.
Surface wipe only using a damp cloth and a mild soapy solution.
The printing area on the printed shopping bags is a large square, so we recommend uploading a design that would complement this shape. Consider the colour of the vinyl that you want use. Glossy black will work beautifully with bold patterns and monochromatic designs. For something altogether more delicate and feminine, the soft pink or powder blue are ideal. If you are looking to print a neutral design or are using a more natural colour palette, then the ivory beige colour will be the best canvas.
You have the choice to print your designs on both sides. We recommend this option if you are looking to create a statement bag or a customised bag for a customer. Print your artwork on one side and their name on the other. The perfect tote!
How does this product enhance my...
A roomy tote is an essential for work or play. Your new shopper is handmade in London to the highest standard, and will become your new best friend whether you are hitting the shops or the boardroom. Custom shopping bags are a great way to express your personal style. Upload designs using your own artwork, graphic prints, text or even something a little taboo! Your bag, your rules.
Add an extra professional touch to your next business event, by creating standout corporate gifts. Printed shopping bags are a stylish and innovative way to publicise your company. Simply create a design using your logo or brand name and promote your business proudly. If these are gifts for specific clients, then why not go a step further and include their name on the bag? A touch of personalisation can go a long way.
Are you a designer keen to launch your own line of custom shopping bags? It can be difficult knowing where to start, so let us help! Design your own collection of shoppers online. Choose your perfect finish and design and we will print and handmade each one. Your artwork will look fresh and stylish printed on these shoppers, and customers will be able to not only admire your work, but wear it too.
Frequently asked questions:
Can I design the whole bag?
You can create a design for the entire front of your bag. You also have the option to choose from 4 trim colours; black, pink, blue and beige. For a small additional charge, you can design the back of the bag too.
What is the interior of the bag like?
The interior is made from a waterproof lining. This is perfect in case of any accidental spills. There are also interior pockets. The roomy interior measures 35cm wide with a 12cm gusset.
What is the bag made from?
Your new shopper is made from beautifully glossy Italian patent vinyl. It is contemporary and stylish with a gorgeous shine. The handles are made from natural leather.
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What's the best resolution to print in?
We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally, your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi, this means that no resizing of your file occurs stopping any interpolation.
Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?
For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.
Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
If each individual colour is specifically important to your design, choose CYMK as our setup will print each colour with the closest possible match within our available range. If the relationship between the colours within the image is more important, choose RGB, this will reduce all colours equally to fit within our range.
What does GSM mean?
Grams per Square Meter (GSM) is an international standard for measuring the weight of paper or fabric. GSM uses the weight of a square meter (1000 x 1000mm) as an indication of the weight and thickness of a given fabric. We class 20-100gsm as light (summer fabrics, gauzes and fine silks), 101-249 gsm as medium (most clothing fabrics) and 250+ gsm as heavy (upholstery fabrics, and other specialist fabrics).
What are the bleed areas?
When designing your product, it’s best to make sure that your image is slightly larger than needed. In printing, the extra printed image is referred to as a “Bleed Area” or margin, and it is removed from the finished piece. A bleed area acts as a buffer for slight inconsistencies in the manufacturing process. however, it’s important to fill your bleed areas completely, or you may end up with white, unprinted strips along the edge of your finished product.
Do you print on garments a customer supplies?
Unfortunately not. All our garments are printed on flat fabric and sewn into finished products, which gives a better, finished result and all-over print. We test meticulously so that we know what gets the best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation paper to order, so if you have access to a heat press you can press your fabrics or flat garments easily.
Can you Align a Pattern or design across panels of a garment?
We always strive for the greatest accuracy when printing and constructing your garments. However, due to unavoidable stretch or movement of the fabric during the stitching process, we cannot guarantee perfect pattern registration across garment seams. We are generally accurate within 2-3mm, which Is close enough for most patterns but may show slight issues with detailed geometric patterns.
Can I print my own Labels?
Most of our garments now come with printable label space for you to add your own company information and branding! If you would like to sew in your own labels, we also offer Printed Fabric Labels here.
How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?
With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility in London where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.
Please note: As everything we provide is handmade to order, all measurements may vary slightly.
Delivery time & Costs
We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-3 days. Please check individual production times which are displayed next to the item price on the product page, as this varies from product to product. In rare cases when we need to re-print an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.
After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order via your chosen method. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. Select your delivery method in your basket.
We have a range of trusted shipping options:
- Royal Mail 1st Class Standard (no tracking) - 1-5 working days on average (please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded (no tracking) - Usually delivered the next working day. It is not a guaranteed next day service, or a tracked service. A signature is required. (Please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Special Delivery - Delivered the next working day
- Saturday Delivery (deliver only on Sat)
- Collection from our London Office (between 4-6pm on working days only)
- For international orders or large/bulky packages within the UK, we ship via DHL or Fedex services. This takes on average 2-5 working days.
You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.
You can also read more about our terms & conditions and refund policy.
Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience
At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. For the past 14 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalised products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.
Produced and ready to ship within 1-3 days on average.
A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.
Low shipping fees
- We print and make everything in-house. Production times are dependent on the product.
Express shipping available
- From £1.25 to ship within the UK.
- A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.