How to Make Custom Chip Bags
Have you ever wondered “what do I need to make custom chip bags”? Or “How to make my own chip bags”? Well, you’ve come to the right place. To help, I’ve compiled a list of supplies, resources and assembly video to show you how to make chip bags.
Supplies Needed to Make Custom Chip Bags
- Glossy Party Printables Paper from Pretty Party & Crafty
- Double-sided adhesive or glue gun
- Paper Crimper
What’s the best paper for custom chip bags?
Pretty, Party & Crafty’s Party Printables Glossy Inkjet Paper is the best paper for custom chip bags. It’s also great for other treat wrappers such as fruit snacks, gummy bears, chocolate bars and more. Waterproof sticker paper is also available if you’re creating matching juice pouch labels.
How to Design DIY Chip Bags
I am a hard-core Adobe fan. In the beginning, I used free programs, like Inkscape. Now, I exclusively use Adobe products. You can get the Photography Plan for just 9.99 a month here!
You can purchase a template from us to get you started. What I love about our template is that it is designed to be printed borderless, and eliminates the need for scissors!
Then simply add your text and images to your template. There are photoshop templates and canva templates available. But you can also find word doc templates online as well.
If you’re looking for child friendly images, check out Mujka. Her illustrations are very diverse and has something for everyone. Just check out this Halloween and Christmas clipart you could use.
When designing, set your paper to landscape and your design will be a full page 8.5×11. The middle section will be the front and is approximately 5.25 inches wide. The left and right section will be the back, once wrapped around.
How to Print Custom Chip Bags
When printing your chip bag, print from your design program. I do not recommend printing from Design Space. Print from Photoshop, Affinity, Word or whatever program you used to design and print as a photo from your computer. If you downloaded your design, the easiest way would be to right click your downloaded image and select PRINT from the options.
If using our template and printing from an inkjet printer, I recommend printing borderless. It eliminates the need for trimming later.
Ensure you have your settings set to match your paper. If using our paper, when you click PRINT, go to OPTIONS or PRINT SETTINGS/PREFERENCES and select GLOSSY PHOTO PAPER as your paper type and quality to high.
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This course shows how to design party favors using Photoshop. PLUS, it includes free templates and mockups to get you started!
How to Assemble Custom Chip Bags
There are many ways you can assemble custom chip bags. Below I am including assembly videos to show two ways to assemble your own chip bags The first video is from tik tok which shows how to make custom chip bags resealable. The second video is how I used to do it. Personally, I prefer the resealable method.
If you want to practice, check out one of our designs you can download for free!
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Cute chip bags! Thank you for this tutorial. It has a beginner like me feeling confident!
Thanks Victoria, this was very helpful.
Excellent instructions. Thanks so much.
Very beginner friendly. Detailed information and to the point. Thank you!
What kind of printer is best to use
It’s definitely a personal preference. I prefer my epson ecotank, which is an inkjet printer, because of the gloss and prints photos and gradients perfectly. But if you print high volume and want faster prints, a laser printer wins hands down.
Does this paper work with pigment ink?
It works best with dye ink, when using with pigment ink ensure you change printer settings to glossy photo.
What is the best printer to start your business with and supplies?
Epson Ecotanks. Check out our new post on the printers I use and the best printers for crafting and party favors. https://www.prettypartyandcrafty.com/best-printer-for-crafting-and-party-favors/
Also, the Tools I Use page and Amazon shop has supplies we use.
What ink can be used? I have 2 Epson Ecotank printers. 1 has sublimation ink and the other has ecosolvent ink. I has has a smaller Epson with the regular ink.
Use regular inkjet ink for party favors.