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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. Damask Pattern Carrier Bags Low Density

    Starting at: £7.00

    Black Silver Damask pattern low density patch handle carriers, 30 micron. Available in 2 sizes:

    • Standard - 381mm x 457mm + 100mm (15in x 18in + 4in). Sold in packs of 100.
    • Fashion - 555mm x 505mm (22in x 20in). Sold in packs of 100.

    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 Black Silver Damask Pattern Low Density Carrier Bags Typical Supermarket Carrier Bag
    Damask Pattern Patch Handle Carrier Bags Tesco Vest Carrier Bag
    Standard: roughly the same height as a supermarket carrier but slightly wider.
    Fashion: slightly taller than a supermarket carrier and considerably wider.
    Size Standard = 380mm x 450mm + 76mm
    (15in x 18in + 4in)
    305mm x 483cm x 533mm
    (12in x 19in x 21in)
    Fashion = 555mm x 505mm
    (22in x 20in)
    Thickness 30 micron
    (110 gauge)

    Approximately 40% thicker than a typical supermarket carrier.
    18 micron
    (72 gauge)
    What does it look and feel like?
    Patch handle carrier bags combine good looks with quality and strength and are generally considered a step up from your average "vest" type supermarket carrier which favours function over form. This patch handle 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 patch handle carrier bags are popular with retailers who want to suggest an air of quality about their products.
    What's it used for?
    A general purpose, good quality carrier bag, popular with fashion retailers and those selling quality product lines. Typically use for packaging skirts, shirts, trousers, knitwear and hats as well as toys and quality household goods, craft items and framed pictures.

    As the name suggests, owing to its wider dimension, this bag is particularly popular with fashion retailers and is ideal for suits, jackets and other bulky fashion lines. It's also frequently used for towels and bedding, larger framed pictures as well as numerous other bulky products where width is required.
    What do the dimensions mean?
    Let's take the the Standard bag as an example, 381mm x 457mm + 100mm (15in x 18in + 4in) means:
    • the bag width is 381mm (15in)
    • the bag length is 457mm (18in)
    • the bag has a bottom gusset of 100mm (4in)
    • note that some sizes of this bag do not have a gusset, in which case the dimension expressed is width x height only
    Still confused? Take a look at the diagram below:
    • A = 381mm (15in)
    • B = 457mm (18in)
    • C = 100mm (4in)
    Vest Carrier Bag Dimension Explanation
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