Clip Close handle polythene carrier bags have been used by UK clothing retailers in particular, for many decades. The handy solid clip closure seals the top of the bag shut, protecting the contents from rain and external sources of contamination.

While ESC loves supporting UK manufacturers where possible, this style is made in our European partner factory where they are expertly crafted to your exact requirements. 



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

We use 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 55cm wide + 10cm side gusset x 45cm high with a heavy full width clip close handle but lots of sizes are possible.



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


From 3000 bags, although 5000 bags is a super price point to start at.


Iimported from one of our established factories in Europe, offering delivery within 6-8 weeks. 


We aim to include a minimum 30% recycled content in all our films, as standard, and we can supply up to 100% Post Consumer Waste (PCW) recycled LDPE too for those clients keen to make a positive impact on our planet.

The inks used are water based. 

 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.


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