Branded Backpacks

Branded backpack

Backpacks are a very functional way of carrying articles around and have a number of uses & requirements – great for school kids, trampers and anyone who needs to carry stuff but wants their hands free.

Backpacks are a really good option for conference bags. A colourful backpack with bold branding will definitely be taken home and used so attendees will see and remember the event every day. They may even be re-used as kids’ school bags.

The earliest fabric used to make backpacks was cotton canvas waterproofed with a heavy wax coating. However, this has now been substituted for polyester as the canvas was heavy, prone to abrasion & when stored wet it would rot.

Backpacks range from the simplest of styles to backpacks for trampers with a padded back & a cooler bag for carrying food & drinks or wet clothing to backpacks for business people with a headphone port & a foam padded laptop compartment. Most recently there has been the release of an anti-theft backpack which combines tough uncompromising security with advanced storage features.

Branding on backpacks: What you NEED to know

Most backpacks can be branded using the following techniques.

Screen print: Ideal for branding backpacks as large print areas are possible and is ideal for large solid areas of colour. Close PMS matches are possible on white or light coloured backpacks.

Digital transfers: Used for branding fabrics this method produces crisp, clear artwork reproduction even on textured fabrics. It has a matt finish and will not crack or fade under normal circumstances. It is a cost-effective method for producing spot colour or full-colour transfers.

Embroidery: An excellent way of branding backpacks as it has a higher perceived value and a depth of branding quality which other processes cannot match. Embroidery uses rayon thread stitched into the product which gives the finished image a slightly raised effect.

The 3 BEST Branded Backpacks

1. Anti-Theft Backpack (Latest technology)

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  • Has many security & safety features including a zero entry main zip closure, two secure hidden pockets, reflective night safety strips and cut resistant internal panels on the front & sides
  • Comfortable to wear with extensive breathable back & shoulder padding and a revolutionary weight dispersal system which effectively reduces shoulder weight by up to 20% when compared to regular backpacks
  • Other features include the choice of 3 opening angles, an external phone charging port, a luxury carry handle and a luggage strap that is designed for the backpack to slide over the handle of a rolling suitcase
  • Outer construction features 2 layers of tough waterproof polyester with 6mm shock absorbing foam and the cut resistant panels sandwiched between them
  • All internal pockets are designed for securely holding a laptop, a tablet, a camera & headphones
  • Dimensions: H450mm x W300mm x Gusset 165mm (excludes handle & shoulder straps)
  • Colour: grey melange/grey inner or charcoal melange/blue inner
  • Branding options: pad print on front in 1 colour only; screen print on straps in 1 colour only

2. Spliced Zenith Backpack (Great for sports)

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  • 600D polyester with latex rubber backing
  • 2 separate storage compartments
  • Zippered front pocket with reflective piping
  • Quick release side compression straps
  • Dual mesh drink bottle pockets
  • Heavy duty zippers & accessories & rubber feet for added protection
  • MP3 pocket in front compartment with rubber headphone exit port
  • Dimensions: 32cmW x 44cmH x 20cmD
  • Colours: 16 colour combinations available
  • Branding options: screen print; digital transfer; embroidery

3. Chino Backpack (Casual style)

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  • Manufactured in 100% Chino cotton
  • Built strong with large nylon zips
  • Large double zip main compartment
  • Front pocket storage
  • Dimensions: 48cmH x 29cmW x 14cm Gusset
  • Colours: black, lime, mustard, red, orange, navy
  • Branding options: screen print; digital transfer; embroidery

Some more branded backpacks we can supply…

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