Innovate December 16, 2016

Exhibition Bags – Foil Printing onto a Digital printed tote bag

Rauschenberg Gold Foil Printed Tote Bag

Tate Gallery, digitally printed fabric with a gold foil screen print applied on top.


We love to push the boundaries of our printing to make sure we are able to remain as interesting and innovate as possible for our customers. This tote bag was produced for the Tate Modern Rauschenberg Exhibition in 2016/17, and we are asked if we could print the bag in gold. After some thought we decided that the best approach would be to digitally print the artwork to capture the detail of Rauschenberg’s work but then screen print a glue on top this panel and apply a gold foil. The glue was printed in a texture that was taken from the artwork, so it wasn’t flat and didn’t cover the detail of the digital print, but the foil that was present gave the tote bag the desired gold shimmer.

The bag is one of our bonded luxury bags and has leather handles, with a leather pulled zip pocket on the inside, that made for a very special end result. It worked so well that the Rauschenberg Foundation ordered a couple of hundred as gifts for their team. That was a real moment of recognition of work and ability to innovate!

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100% cotton 1/2 Panama digitally printed and bonded, with a screen printed gold foil effect. The tote bag also has raw cut leather handles and a leather pulled inside zip pocket.

  • Design


  • Client

    Tate Enterprises

  • Product

    Luxury Bonded Tote Bag


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