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The environmental impact of plastic bags is big news lately. There is a growing movement to go plastic free in as many ways as possible. We think that’s part of the reason why kraft paper bags are making a comeback. And when you look at the finished results, its easy to see that they are a great choice!

Kraft Paper Bags and the Environment

It’s important for any company to be able to show they are doing the right thing for the environment. A positive impression from your customers can make all the difference in how a brand is perceived. Kraft paper is available from recycled sources. It’s biodegradable and of course can be easily recycled pretty much everywhere. Kraft paper is lightweight, but strong too, which means our aspen bags can be used again and again.

Kraft Paper Bag Branding

Our kraft bags may not be quite as cheap as plastic bags, but the available branding options make them a great way to get your brand out into the world. Just take a look at the examples in the images above.

From a one spot colour print on brown paper, to full coverage, full colour prints covering every part of the bag. You can get exactly the right branding to suit your corporate identity, or even your latest marketing campaign.

If you need more information about our range of kraft bags, take a look at our Kraft paper bags page on and contact us for a detailed quote and expert advice.

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Are you one of those people who is forever wondering where your keys are? Or perhaps you can never find your phone before you head out to work or the shops? Either way, our Key Finder could be exactly what you need!

It takes no time to get it working. Download the app to your phone, connect to the Key Finder using bluetooth and you are running! Now, when you lose your keys, just fire up the app, hit the find button and listen out for the beep. Or, if you lose your phone, hit the button on the Key Finder and listen out for the alert sound to start playing.

You can even use it to keep track of bags and other valuables. Attach the Key finder and your phone will alert you if your bag gets too far away. Not only that, but GPS can show you where contact was lost too, so you know exactly where to start looking.

With a range of stock colours and branding available in both spot colour and CMYK printing, we can help you create a product that suits your client’s next campaign perfectly. Get all the technical details on the Key Finder product page.

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What’s your story, how did you get to Kan?

During college I worked at Jane Norman part time before moving to full time when I completed my A Levels. From there I went to work in a hair salon as Assistant Manager/ Receptionist. Working in retail ensured I gained experience in customer service, commercial awareness, working under pressure, time and people management. Looking for something a little bit different I decided to look for a new role and after four years at Kan I haven’t looked back.

What is your role?

My role at Kan is Production Manager. My job is to ensure all the orders we receive are produced correctly. This means careful checking of artwork proofs, ensuring sign off is given on the correct product and chasing the order at each stage to ensure it is on track for the given delivery date. With the help of my colleagues Louise and Tash we ensure the department runs as smoothly as it can.

What is your favourite Kan product?

I would have to say our copse bags. Hand finished to a very high standard they are a perfect solution for a marketing giveaway and with the option of an express service we can have them to you just in time for your event. If you are looking for something a bit more bespoke we have the option to change the handle, material, closure and with added finishes like hot foil, embossing or spot UV you can create a really unique and beautiful bag that people want to carry with them.

What do you like to do outside of work?

In my spare time I enjoy socialising with friends and family, whether it be a night in with a takeaway, going shopping or out for lunch.I like to make the most of my weekends. My boyfriend and I are keen travellers and after visiting Thailand at the end of last year we are hoping to get to Mexico at the start of next year.

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USB memory sticks are really useful already, but our latest products manage to make it even more handy. Now you don’t have to find a laptop or desktop PC to plug them into. With the addition of a Micro USB connector, you can plug them into a wide range of mobile phones and tablets as well. Future-proof features like this mean that these products will be kept around longer, helping to increase brand awareness.

The Butterfly Plus and Chimpanzee 04 are updated versions of our most popular USBs, while the Jackrabbit is an all new design.

The Butterfly Plus has all the branding options of our regular Butterfly, from spot colour to full colour prints, resin domes and laser engraving.

The Chimpanzee 04 shares the same large branding area as the standard Chimpanzee 02, perfect for full colour, full coverage prints.

The Jackrabbit can be printed with spot colours or CMYK and comes in a range of stock colours.

Which means these flash USB memory sticks are perfect for promoting any corporate identity!

Whether you need to keep a few product info sheets handy or take a full library of photos and videos wherever you go, you can choose exactly the capacity you need. Anywhere from 256mb to 64GB.

Take a look at the technical details on our main site and then contact us for more info or a detailed quote. We update our USB chip price list every week, so that you can be sure of getting the best prices whenever you order our USB memory sticks. Sign up to receive our email price list every week.

Promotional Products

The world is full of advertising, which means it only gets harder and harder to make an impact with your promotions. So how can you sidestep the noise and clutter of traditional advertising and connect with your audience? Well promotional products might be the way!

We spend so long looking at screens and walking past advertising hoardings that it becomes second nature to filter out all that extra visual noise while we focus on what needs to be done. But with a physical object, especially if it’s something useful, we can’t help but remember it.

Objects that we interact with regularly become part of our lives. That USB stick with all your files on it. The shopping bag that you take every time you got to the supermarket. That lanyard that you carry your keys around on. And all that creates a positive association with the brands shown on them. In fact as many as 8 out of 10 people say they have positively changed their impression of a brand because of a promotional product! [1]

Half of consumers say that they come in to contact with promotional products most or at all times of the day, and these items are kept around for a long time too. People just don’t throw away useful things. The majority of consumers keep a promotional product between 1 and 5 years, and sometimes a lot longer than that! [2]

Want to get a specific message across? Well promo products can help there too…

Trying a campaign based on music?

How about a branded festival survival kit, including wet wipes, rain poncho and hand sanitiser, all in a re-usable, branded fabric bag?

Launching a new product?

How about a business card USB with images of your product, technical details and even a video demonstration pre-loaded on to it?

Attending an event?

Lanyards are important for all your staff, but don’t forget printed paper bags to contain your information packs! And if you throw in some extra stationery it can really make them useful.

But of course, promotional products aren’t just for targeted campaigns. General, day to day marketing works just as well. Having your logo on retail bags is a given, but now we need to look at sustainable materials too, like paper or fabric. Having pens available in your store or office for visitors to use, and maybe even take away with them, is a simple and effective way to reinforce your brand. Or to bring it right up to date, why not have a branded wireless phone charger on your reception desk for anyone to use?

One thing is for sure. A good promotional product can give you or your client’s brand a positive impression, for a long time, and for a relatively small outlay. That sounds like a big win compared to paying a fortune for views that can easily be lost in a busy social media feed!

Take a look at our promotional product ranges on, and let’s see how we can help make your next campaign better!

[1 & 2] PPAI Consumer Study report 2017

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Cool and Creative Printed Paper Bags

Paper bags may not sound exciting, but with all the branding possibilities, you might be surprised.

When most people think of paper bags, they are probably of the sort of bag that holds your takeaway and leaks into the passenger seat on your way home. But that’s not the only type of paper bag there is!

If a heavy artboard (195gsm like our standard luxury bag) is used, they can be strong, durable and great looking. A high grade paper can also take a high quality print and a variety of extra finishes from laminates to hot foils. Add some PP rope handles or cotton ribbons and you have a great quality, amazing looking bag.

Even if you need something a little out of the ordinary, paper has got you covered there too. Because it’s easy to work with, customising the size and shape of your bag, or even creating completely new styles just takes a little imagination. Our expert manufacturing partners are on the case. From prototyping to full production runs, they can help turn your ideas into reality.

Whether you are using them as a retail bag, to hold giveaway items or anything else you can think of, the finish and options available will help cement a high-end status for your client’s brand.

Take a look at some more luxury paper bag options at

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Our custom cotton tote bags can be so much more than standard!

Just because shopping bags are seen every time you go to the supermarket doesn’t mean they have to just fade into the background. Take this stunning custom cotton bag for example!

As with so many things, it starts with a great idea. Sir John Soame’s Museum London is well know for having a wonderful eclectic collection of items and artwork. The artwork is a simple drawing of the outside of the building and a sketch of some of the collection inside. The great idea comes when you print them both on the same bag.

The lining is a made from the same material as the outside of the bag, so it’s just as hard wearing and can be printed with exactly the same amount of detail. Both the inside and outside of the bag are printed, then cut and sewn together. That means that the design can be truly full coverage, right up to the seams. It also means that this custom cotton bag is really two in one. That’s because it is completely reversible. There really is no difference between inside and outside, except for the print.

And what a great print it is too! It may be a simple line drawing, printed in 3 colours on the outside and 2 on the inside, but the bold colours, and all that wonderful detail, really make an impact. Of course it helps if you have a subject as great as this museum to work with!

Take a look at some of the other things you can do with a custom cotton bag at

Meet the Kan Team - Craig

What’s your story, how did you get to Kan?

Originally from South Africa I moved over to the UK about 7 years ago searching for greener pastures and can safely say I was successful!

My previous roles vary: Area sales manager, sales representative, recruitment, warehouse manager, hospitality. All these roles require people skills, problem solving and negotiation skills which comes in handy working as an account manager in the promo world!

What is your role?

Over the past 5 years at Kan I have grown within the company, taking up different challenges. my current role is account manager and I am also responsible for visiting and keeping in touch with our key clients. With a great base of clients my aim is to get the right product, within the lead time required. This is often a challenge with the always “urgent” email world we live in!

My area of expertise would be the various bag options, lanyards and USBs. That said, working on all kinds of projects requires a good understanding of most promotional products, so I would say I have a good understanding across the board and can offer good advice and solutions to all enquiries.

What is your favourite Kan product?

I would say a good blue tooth speaker or something techy!

The Chimpanzee 02 usb looks amazing when printed full colour, it’s a great way to get your logo out to the client with such a large print area.

Our luxury bags are top end laminates for the high street. There are so many options that you can always make them a great fit for any project. A great quality product for any brand!

What do you like to do outside of work?

I like to think that I’m a sociable guy who enjoys spending time with friends and if the weather is right I’ll make the most of it while it lasts! My colleagues at work would describe me as : Supportive, caring , helpful , jocular, considerate, charismatic 🙂 , prankster and funny.

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We aim to use this blog to keep you up to date with the latest events here at Kan as well as from across the promotional industry.

We will shortly be starting a series of interviews to help you get to know the people at the end of the phone a bit better!

There will be an in depth look at some of our most popular products. Hopefully we can highlight some different branding options which you might not already know about, but could be perfect for your next campaign.

And we will showcase a few projects that show just what we can do.

We look forward to bringing you lots of interesting articles!