Flat Paper Bags

Flat Paper Bags

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SIZE  : These flat paper bags are always standard sizes and most mills still quote using Imperial inches. The smallest size 4×4″ has a larger MOQ. The smallest popular size is 7×7″ and largest standard size 19×21″. Not all sizes are available in all papers.


MOQ : Each mill has a different MOQ. The lowest quantity we can supply is 15000 bags realistically. This is because they are very low cost.


  • GRADES : The most common grades are as follow, different MOQs apply.
  • 32gsm Sulphite (off white) paper, no grease resistance at all.
  • 38gsm / 50gsm Bl. Kraft (white) paper, some grease resistant properties.
    37gsm Brown Kraft has little grease resistant properties.
  • 36gsm Scotchban (brown or white) grease resistant paper.
  • 40gsm Pure greaseproof paper.
  • 40gsm Glassine paper (transulucent) has grease resistant properties.


INKS : 1 or 2 sides of the bag can be printed. Inks are rub resistant water or vegetable based, some mills may use solvent based inks. Pantone U numbers are used. Pantone matching possible on orders over 25,000.


PROCESS : The print is produced by Flexo Press so ideally solid line designs and sparing use of tonal images. Screens are course at 45lpi. Not suitable for fine detailed artwork.


DESIGN : Keep it simple. Allow for the bag to be folded over at the top. Avoid the bottom 15mm as the glue seam can obscure the bottom back area. Avoid metallic ink as they take too long to dry so can be costly.


ARTWORK : A PDF proof is automatically created for each order. Artwork should be supplied as EPS or PDF on our template which we will email you, or we can supply the design for you using your print ready logo. We don’t usually charge for this as long as your logo is print ready and we have the font you wish to use.


DELIVERY : Orders take between 4 weeks and 12 weeks depending on the paper and design chosen. Lead times are seasonally affected.


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