Custom Poly Bags
Polyethylene bags and pouches, also known as Poly Bags, are a fantastic packaging choice for your product. We supply both clear, unprinted custom poly bags made to exactly to your specifications as well as custom printed poly bags. These bags come in all sorts of shapes and sizes for packaging almost anything under the sun- flat poly bags, gusseted poly bags, you name it. Do you need clear polythene bags in a special size, or a custom printed bag with your logo? We've got you covered. With our custom polyethylene bags, your product will fly off the shelves in no time!
Types of Poly Bags
"Poly bags" is a term that often get's thrown around when referring to any plastic bag. But technically poly bags are a subset of plastic bags made of polyethene ( don't worry we do the other kinds of bags too)! Here are a few differences between Poly Bags
Poly Shopping Bag
We all know them, poly shopping bags. There are a couple configurations, T-Shirt style shopping bags, and handled poly shopping bags. Handled bags are typically more durable.
2-Seal Poly Bags
Poly bags are typically made of a PE monolayer, you can identify it is a poly bag if it easily stretch when you pull on the material. Poly bags are typically low barrier. Some advancements on technology have also yields Biax PE bags.
Barrier bags are typically made of a combination of materials that are laminated together. Each layer gives the bag unique strengths. Barrier bags have a higher level of barrier to moisture and oxygen migration and can have more strength as well.
Poly Mailer Bags
Poly Mailers are a specific type of poly bag that has been engineered for shipping products. These mailers can be made of PCR polyethylene and can be designed to be recycable.
Biax PE - Poly Bags - Recyclability
A great feature of poly bags is that they are typically more recyclable than barrier bags. This is because they are mono-films. Meaning they consist of only one type of plastic. A new advancement in film technology is Biax PE. This material is stronger and able to be used to make more complex bags that single layer PE cannot be used to make. These Biax Poly Bags still consist of one material but the processing and orientation of the film layers creates a stronger more durable bag.
Mono layer PE Bags
- Simple Bag Configuration
- Low Barrier
Biax-PE Poly Bags
- Complex Bag Configuration
- Medium / Low Barrier
Laminated Barrier Pouches
- Generally Not Recyclable
- All Bag Configurations
- High Barrier
Printed Poly Bag Components
2-Seal - T-shirt Bags - Handled Shopping Bags
Poly Bags are normally produced as a 2-seal fold over bottom or in a pillow shipping bag format. Fold over bottom poly bags with simple soldered side seals. Biax-PE films can be used to make more advanced bag configurations.
Monolayer PE - Biax PE
CareClear-PE is available as a straight polyethylene monolayer, or a Biax dual layer PE/PE. Monolayer PE bags are the traditional stretch Poly bag you're accustomed to. Biax PE is a newer film that allows for more complex and durable bags.
Zipper - Hang-Holes - Handles
Standard string zippers allow poly bags to be resealed by the end user. Hang Holes can also be added to poly bags. Poly Shopping Bags also have the option of handles.
Poly Bag Solutions
Poly bags are great for uses where barrier isn't a concern. If you just need printed bags that don't require high barrier, strength, then a printed poly bag is a great option. CarePac knows that a custom poly bag will benefit both small and medium-sized businesses. If you need packaging, poly bags provide a professional appearance for your products — just like the packaging used by Fortune 500 companies. Contact our customer service team today for more information.
If Stock Sizes Don't Work, Get Custom Sized Poly Bags Packaging
Clear Polythene Bags FAQs
Whether you are new to custom printed packaging or a seasoned pro you may have a few questions about our products and process.
Q: Do you offer wholesale pricing when buying poly bag in bulk?
Yes, with CarePac you can save even more with our everyday, wholesale pricing available on our stock bags. We're flexible!
Q: Do you offer custom sized poly bags?
Looking for a more specific pouch or bag size for your packaging needs? We have got you covered. We have come to understand that sometimes our clients are looking for something more specific. A specific size or configuration – that is why we offer custom-sized poly bags to meet these needs. We make it fast and easy. We make them so you can even use your artwork and designs. Whether you need food-grade custom pouches, or tamper-evident packaging, we’ve got you covered.
Q: Can I print my own design on a custom poly bag packaging?
Depending on your needs and preference, we offer custom printing both digitally and with the use of plates. While digitally printed bags come with several advantages, we sometimes advise clients to opt for plate printing if the order quantity is high enough. Plate printing offers the lowest per-bag price points. However, digital prints offer a more robust color count and are is best for short run usage. Whichever the case, we always have a support staff to walk you through the production process and help you identify which printing is best for your project.
Q: What if I need help designing my poly bags packaging?
You don’t have to supply us with press-ready art. There are many technical considerations when printing barrier films, and we do all that work for you. We’ll take your original art files and set them up for printing to ensure you get the best quality printing and develop digital art proofs that you can revise. We focus on providing custom printed pouches and barrier packaging that meets your budget.
Q: What is the standard lead time on a custom printed poly bag?
In our industry, contrary to what you might think, a ten-week lead time is not uncommon. We offer the best lead-time options on all our quotes compared to other brands. Our lead time list for custom packaging is:
Un-Printed Custom Sized bags: 2 weeks.
Digital printed: 4 weeks expedited, 8 weeks standard.
Plate printed: 5 weeks expedited, 9-10 weeks standard
Q: How much do custom printed poly bags cost?
Check out our free online instant calculator to get a cost for your poly bags. Once you buy, we ship fast!
Q: How low is the Minimum Quantity Order for printed poly bags?
Printed Poly Bags are offered in MOQs as low as 5,000 for digital and plate printing. Whatever your bulk order, you can expect high quality printing services at a low price, with a low order minimum.