Three Ply Clip Close Handle carrier bags are made with 3 layers of materials which  trap air and create an insulating effect. The outer layer is usually LDPE polythene and can be branded up to full colour process on both sides. The middle layer is foam and can vary in thickness. The inner layer is polythene too. 

For smaller volumes or orders needed quickly we have British manufacture available and for orders over 3000 the 3 ply insulated clip close carrier bags can be imported, offering more options and finishes. 


Flexo printed with rubber printing plates for small order volumes or gravure engraved cylinders for larger orders.

We use solvent or water based pantone inks and can even offer CMYK printing which is mostly suited to larger order sizes due to the associated set up costs. 

With all flexographic printed products, each colour printed and side printed will require a  rubber plate to be made. Each plate carries a charge. This is why adding extra ink colours onto a flexographically printed bag costs extra up front. 

Unlike litho plates, we keep the flexo rubber plates for re-use so the upfront set up charge only applies to the first order. The plates keep well and can be used for many years to come. 

The screen ruling  for designs with tints and tonal elements is 55 LPI so shaded areas are best kept to a minimum as the dots can be quite visible to the naked eye and are not fine like digital or litho prints. 


The most popular size is 46cm wide x 36cm high plus 14cm bottom gusset but lots of sizes are possible.

We have a wider choice of sizes possible with our European partners. 


The bags can be tailored to suit your exact needs and include extras such as:


From 1000 bags for standard stock sizes. From 3000 for bespoke sizes.


For British made orders, the standard lead time is 4-6 weeks and for larger orders over 3,000 we can also import from one of our established factories in Europe, offering great savings and more choice. This usually takes 8-10 weeks. 


The environmental credentials of this carrier bag come from the durability and the repeated re-use. It isn’t compostable  or degradable.

The inks used are water  or solvent based. 

The UK made bags offer a low carbon footprint due to transportation savings. Imported bags arrive via truck or sea into our local port, Grangemouth, and we try to consolidate orders so they don’t travel alone. This
helps to keep the carbon footprint as low as possible.


All prices are calculated individually based upon your requirements.
We don’t have a price list.
However, as an example of pricing please see the illustration below.

W45cm x H35cm + G14cm (13 litre bag)
250 gauge (62 micron) White clip close handle 3 ply insulated bags.
Printed 1 colour 2 sides 

This includes delivery to 1 mainland UK address and all your set up artwork. A one off £175 plate cost will apply for printing plate costs for your 1st order.

Note that as with all flexographically made products, there is a 10% tolerance allowed on the final quantity made and we always charge for the exact number produced. 

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Longer deadlines will allow ESC to provide a reduced price whereas immediate deadlines will result in higher costs.