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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. Black Gold Pin Stripe Carrier Bags High Density

    Starting at: £7.10

    Black with gold pin stripe high density patch handle carriers. Available in 4 sizes:

    • Tiny - 185mm x 250mm (7.25in x 10in). Sold in packs of 500.
    • Handy - 225mm x 275mm (9in x 11in). Sold in packs of 500.
    • Standard - 375mm x 450mm + 75mm (15in x 18in + 3in). Sold in packs of 100.
    • Fashion - 550mm x 450mm + 100mm (22in x 18in + 4in). Sold in packs of 50.

    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 Gold Pin Stripe Carrier Bags Typical Supermarket Carrier Bag
    Black Gold Pin Stripe Carrier Bags Tesco Vest Carrier Bag
    Tiny: considerably narrower and shorter than a typical supermarket carrier.
    Handy: narrower and shorter than a typical supermarket carrier.
    Standard: roughly the same height as a supermarket carrier but slightly wider.
    Fashion: slightly taller than a supermarket carrier and considerably wider.
    Size Tiny = 185mm x 250mm
    (7.5in x 10in)
    305mm x 483cm x 533mm
    (12in x 19in x 21in)
    Handy = 225mm x 275mm
    (9in x 11in)
    Standard = 380mm x 450mm + 76mm
    (15in x 18in + 3in)
    Fashion = 550mm x 450mm + 76mm
    (22in x 18in + 3in)
    Thickness Tiny = 25 micron
    (100 gauge)

    Approximately 30% thicker than a typical supermarket carrier.
    18 micron
    (72 gauge)
    Handy = 35 micron
    (140 gauge)

    Approximately 50% thicker than a typical supermarket carrier.
    Standard = 40 micron
    (160 gauge)

    Approximately 55% thicker than a typical supermarket carrier.
    Fashion = 45 micron
    (180 gauge)

    Approximately 60% thicker than a typical supermarket carrier.
    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 high density polythene like a supermarket carrier but is considerably thicker. The result is a bag that crunches a little like a crisp packet but is smooth and thick to touch when compared with a supermarket carrier. You'll find high density patch handle carrier bags in many of the big high street retailers, particularly fast fashion retailers like H&M, River Island and Topshop. This type of carrier bag suggests good quality but not premium products.
    What's it used for?
    A very small bag which is ideal for jewellery, watches and other gold and silver items. Also popular for cosmetics, scented oils and soap, small craft items and toys.

    A small bag for small items such as mobile phone accessories, hair and beauty accessories, jewellery and fashion accessories, electronic cigarettes, small craft items and small toys.

    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, 380mm x 450mm + 76mm (15in x 18in + 3in) means:
    • the bag width is 380mm (15in)
    • the bag length is 450mm (18in)
    • the bag has a bottom gusset of 76mm (3in)
    • 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 = 380mm (15in)
    • B = 450mm (18in)
    • C = 76mm (3in)
    Vest Carrier Bag Dimension Explanation
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  2. Clear Grip Seal Bags

    Starting at: £0.29

    A range of polythene grip seal resealable bags, available in various sizes ranging from 38mm x 64mm (1.5n x 2.5in) right up to 324mm x 324mm (12.75in x 12.75in).

    • 40-45 micron (160-180 gauge)
    • Resealable and reusable
    • Great for food and jewelery

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