Do you need to choose a square bottom bag that is the perfect size and shape? You need a custom finish that truly reflects your brand, at a reasonable price: So how do you know where to start?
To make it easier for you, we have put together this luxury paper bag buying guide.
1. Choose the size of your bag
The base price of your bag will depend on its size. Smaller bags are cheaper than larger bags due to the number of materials used and shipping costs.
2. How many colors do you want to print?
The price of your bag will vary depending on how many colors you want to print and if you want a special option like a metallic color print. A single-color printed logo will cost less than a full-color printed logo.
If your logo or image contains up to 4 colors, we can print it using screen printing or offset printing technology.
For printing more than 4 colors, we offer full-color printing using high-quality offset printing technology using color specifications.
3. Select the paper type for your bags
Your bag will look and feel different depending on what paper it’s made from and how thick it is. The type and weight of paper used also affect the strength and durability of the bag.
Brown or white kraft paper
Uncoated paper with a natural feel, kraft paper is the most popular and economical paper. Most commonly used for printed paper bags with rolled paper handles.
White, brown, or colored recycled paper
Another uncoated paper with a natural feel is recycled paper made from 100% recycled old paper. No additional trees are used to produce this paper, making it an environmentally-friendly choice.
Which is better: paper or plastic bags?
For quite a long time there have been disputes about which bags are better, plastic or paper. The parties give different arguments on convenience, durability, environmental friendliness, price, and others. Let’s compare these types of packages and try to understand which is better.
Few would argue that paper bags are clearly inferior to plastic bags in terms of convenience, and it is not without reason that T-shirt bags are so popular all over the world. They are a balance of external compactness, internal spaciousness, as well as ease of carrying, thanks to the features of the handles.
Objectively, in terms of strength, plastic bags also win. They are more elastic, and where the polyethylene stretches a little, the paper will tear. Plastic packaging is absolutely not afraid of water, while the paper in the rain will immediately get wet and become unusable. In the vast majority of cases, any type of polyethylene handles can withstand a greater load than paper ones. If reusable is necessary, plastic bags retain their appearance and integrity much longer than paper bags. As for sharp objects, they equally easily damage both polyethylene and paper.
Here, it would seem, everything is obvious, and the victory can be immediately awarded to paper bags. Many of their supporters will be surprised, but kraft packaging also causes significant environmental damage.
To begin with, the production of paper requires large-scale cutting down of trees, and the production itself requires a lot of energy, which leads to an increase in the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, as well as the threat of extinction of some species of animals and plants.
What’s more, papermaking creates and drains toxic water that pollutes rivers and water bodies. It is not difficult to understand that the environmental friendliness of paper bags is nothing more than a publicity stunt.
Drawing images and advertising
Modern technologies allow you to apply any image to all types of packaging. Today, to advertise your brand, you can order bags with a logo both from polyethylene and from paper.