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Patch handle carrier bags

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Special offer for January and February 2017 on patch handle carrier bags – free print plates on any one and two colour print job on quantities of 10,000+ bags.

This style of carrier bag is the most cost effective and popular carrier bag used in the UK retail environment.

The internal patch is glued or heat welded onto the inside of the bag during conversion then a hole is punched through this for handling, the patch is to give added strength.

The polythene film comes in a wide variety of colours and thicknesses.  Planet Packaging supply four standard film thicknesses, 45/50/63/75micron(180/200/250/300gauge) but we can manufacture film to suit customer requirements. We use either DEG 68 UK or the Biothene additive during the extrusion process to make the plastic film degradable and thus more environmentally friendly.

We can offer both Low Density Polyethylene – LDPE and High Density Polyethylene – HDPE films, LDPE predominantly being the favourite film for cost effective Patch handle carrier bags.

Patch handle carrier bags can be printed from one spot colour – 3,000 minimum run, on one or both sides up to full colour CMYK process print – 5k minimum run on reel to reel print.

Planet Packaging have merged with Packaging Supplies Kidderminster to continue supplying a variety of printed carrier bags direct. An example of spot colour print is Chile Dog a job we have recently done for a company based in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

patch handle carrier bags

However with a new digital printing press running in one factory we can offer from 100 printed patch handle bags digitally CMYK printed with a turnaround of 10-14 days from approved artwork.  Designed to give maximum exposure at minimum cost as no print plates are required for this process.  These bags are ideal for exhibitions and product launches, with cutting edge technology digital print can cut marketing spend drastically.about-us

One of the factories we regularly deal with has a new £1.2m printing press which can produce 8 colour cmyk process print work. David Manners Group have just had a delivery of process printed patch handle carrier bags.


Some more samples of process printed patch handle carrier bags done on behalf of a client for USDAW

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patch handle carrier bags

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Please email us on for a no obligation quote on patch handle carrier bags.

Reel to Reel 1 – 4 spot colour print – minimum run 3,000 bags

Reel to Reel CMYK process print – minimum run 5,000 bags

Digital CMYK print – minimum run 100 bags

For an overview on how a plastic carrier bag is made please see the you tube clip below.