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Bags & Packaging

Looking for bags and packaging supplies? We stock a great range of plastic carrier bags, poly bags, paper carrier bags, strung paper bags and other packaging and sealing solutions to suit almost any retail requirement.

Whether you wrap or bag your products, whether you need sealable or open bags, film fronted, transparent or opaque bags for lightweight or heavy products, whether you sell fruit and veg, meat, greetings cards, jewellery, cosmetics, fashion, toys, sweets, pet food, flowers, electronics, kitchenware, tools or hardware, we have a solution for you! And if you're not sure what you need, then we have the knowledge and expertise to advise.

Like any sensible retailer, we're very aware of the impact that plastic bags can have on the environment and, as such, stock several recycled plastic bag and biodegradable carrier bag products as well as more environmentally friendly paper carrier bag and strung paper bag alternatives. In relation to this, we also recommend that our customers take a look at our buyer guide page regarding the situation with carrier bag tax laws within the UK, Ireland and further afield and how they may already affect you.

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  1. Varigauge Premium Carrier Bags

    Starting at: £2.37

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    Medium varigauge premium carrier bags, 375mm x 450mm + 75mm (15in x 18in + 3in). Available in 4 colour variations:

    • Black
    • Burgundy
    • Clear
    • Dark Blue

    Sold in packs of 25.

    Not sure what these dimensions mean? Click here!

    Want to know what this bag is typically used for? Click here!


    How does it compare to a typical supermarket carrier?
    Proportions Varigauge Premium Carrier Bags Typical Supermarket Carrier Bag
    Variagauge Premium Carrier Bags Tesco Vest Carrier Bag
    Slightly shorter but a little wider than a typical supermarket carrier.
    Size 375mm x 450mm + 75mm
    (15in x 18in + 3in)
    305mm x 483cm x 533mm
    (12in x 19in x 21in)
    Thickness 45 - 27.5 micron
    (180 - 110 gauge)

    Between 35% - 60% thicker than a typical supermarket carrier.
    Note that a varigauge carrier bag is thicker at the top than it is at the bottom. This is why we've listed a thickness range rather than a single thickness value above.
    18 micron
    (72 gauge)
    What does it look and feel like?
    Varigauge carrier bags combine great looks with superior quality and strength and are generally considered a far superior bag compared to cheap and cheerful "vest" type supermarket carriers which favour function over form. This varigauge carrier is manufactured from a low density polythene which means it feels smooth and thick to touch when compared with a supermarket carrier. Low density polythene also lacks the noisy scrunch that is often associated with cheaper, lower quality carrier bags like supermarket carriers. As such, you'll find varigauge carrier bags are a preferred carrier bag for high class retailers who sell quality products. You'll find varigauge carrier bags in stores selling high value goods such as computer retailers or the likes of Harrods and other high end retailers. This type of carrier bag is usually associated with good quality or premium products.
    What's it used for?
    A very strong, top quality carrier bag. Popular with many retailers who want to suggest an air of quality about their products. This covers everything from fashion to consumer electronics retailers as well as photo studios and art galleries. The clear version of this carrier bag is particular popular with retailers who want to show off or advertise the product within the bag to other people. The customer effectively becomes a walking advertisement for the product within the bag and if a passer by sees that someone is carrying one of these products then they themselves may be more inclined to purchase.
    What do the dimensions mean?
    Let's take the the Standard bag as an example, 375mm x 450mm + 75mm (15in x 18in + 3in) means:
    • the bag width is 375mm (15in)
    • the bag length is 450mm (18in)
    • the bag has a bottom gusset of 75mm (3in)
    Still confused? Take a look at the diagram below:
    • A = 375mm (15in)
    • B = 450mm (18in)
    • C = 75mm (3in)
    Vest Carrier Bag Dimension Explanation
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