Luxury rope handle polythene HDPE or LDPE carrier bags are a weather proof upmarket solution for retail shops and exhibitions alike. These lovely high quality  carrier bags offer a reliable, strong, durable alternative to paper and fabric.

We wish we could say they are British made, but they are made in our European factory who has been looking after ESC client’s rope handle polythene carrier bag needs for over 30 years.


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 40cm wide x 40cm high plus 10cm bbase and side gusset 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 better price point to start at.


Our standard lead time is 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. 

Our 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.

W40cm + G10cm x H40cm + G8cm
400 gauge (100 micron) White recycled LDPE bags with coloured long shoulder length rope handles and metal eyelets. 
Printed 1 colour 2 sides 

This includes delivery to 1 mainland UK address and all your set up artwork and printing plate costs.

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.