Ordering Printed Poly Bags

Printed poly bags are a great way to market your product regardless if it’s a printed poly bag used for product packaging or a printed poly bag used as a retail shopping bag. When ordering printed poly bags used for retail or promotional purposes, remember they are usually printed in multiple colors in either spot (separated) or process print.

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Most printed poly bags are manufactured utilizing a flexographic printing process. Poly Bag manufacturers buy the film for the printed poly bag, then print the bag inline. At this point the printed film is called roll stock.  The poly bag manufacturer then takes the printed roll stock and converts it into printed poly bags. 

The reason why a poly bag manufacturer will assign a percentage over or under on the amount of printed poly bags produced is because they must convert the entire amount of printed roll stock.  The final number of printed poly bags the poly bag manufacturer makes is dependent on how much waste was incurred when setting up the printing press and machinery to convert the printed roll stock into the final printed poly bags. 

Custom Poly Bags from AdArt Poly Bag

What is a poly bag?

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In order to explain the benefit of custom poly bags, we need to first delve into what a poly bag is. Poly stands for Polyethylene, which is the most commonly used plastic in the world. A poly bag simply refers to any plastic bag that is constructed with Polyethylene.

When businesses need plastic bags, whatever the reason, they can select from two different types of Polyethylene, High Density (HDPE) or Low Density (LDPE). Most plastic bags are currently made from Low Density because it provides strength but is also flexible. Some businesses chose High Density bags because they are very strong, tear resistant and stiff.

Another type of poly bag is made from Polypropylene. It has the highest clarity and protects against vapors and moisture. For more information on the differences of plastic bags and standard industry sizes, review our Plastic Bag Education page.

What Industries Use Poly Bags?

Poly bags are used in almost every industry today. Some common industrial applications poly bags are:

  • Automated packaging machinery (especially for food products)
  • Industrial poly liners used to hold all sorts of products, debris and waste
  • Medical industry for surgical procedures, storage of bio hazard waste, and to protect instruments
  • Promotional and retail industries
  • E-commerce sites or other online retail businesses use poly mailers to help ship their products safely and securely

Benefits of Custom Poly Bags

Poly Bags are a common item that most businesses purchase on a routine basis. But having them custom printed gives you the most bang for your buck. Although they might be a little more expensive up front, custom poly bags are a great marketing tool and serve as a walking billboard for your business.

Have you ever been to a mall and see people walking around? You can tell immediately what stores they have shopped at based on the types of bags they carry. If you see someone walking around with “A Little Brown Bag” you know they made a purchase at Bloomingdales.

Another benefits of having a custom printed poly bag is the fact that many people believe that companies that have their own bag are more upscale than those who have generic plastic bags. Generic plastic bags that are commonly found at food takeout places and convenient stores don’t have the reputation of being sturdy. Spending a little more money can give you a higher quality bag and make your business seem more legitimate.

Why Order Custom Poly Bags with AdArty Poly Bag

We have been in the custom poly bag industry for over 50 years! We have 5 warehouses located all over the United States which means that rush service is available for certain products. No matter how complex or simple your logo or design may be, we can print up to 8 different colors. If you are looking for a poly bag for your business, take a look at our product line.

If you are interested in ordering your own custom poly bag, please contact us by filling out the Quote Request Form, sending us a direct email to sales@adartpolybag.com or give us a call at 516-932-1001.

Plastic Bag Manufacturer, Importer, or Middleman, these days it’s pretty hard to tell the difference!

These days everyone calls themselves a plastic bag manufacturer, but what does that really mean? The plastic bag industry is nothing like it was 30 years ago. Back then, there was a tremendous need for plastic bags by all the domestic manufacturers in the United States. Plastic bag manufacturers were everywhere supplying the manufacturing base with plastic bags that were actually manufactured in their factory. Row after row of extruders turned low-density polyethylene pellets into film that was then converted into every shape and size of plastic bag.

Unfortunately, due to the globalization of our economy most of the small to mid-size plastic bag manufacturers are no longer in business. The industries that once thrived in the United States are either no longer on our shores or struggling to survive. In an effort to stay competitive, more and more companies purchase their industrial plastic bags overseas, with China being one of the largest suppliers. As for domestic companies that represent themselves as plastic bag manufacturers, there is a better chance than not they are purchasing those bags from either overseas or one of the larger plastic bag manufacturers still in business in the USA. By the way, that is not necessarily a bad thing for you the consumer.

There are many honorable well run companies that specialize in working with plastic bag manufacturers. These companies are able to offer the same if not better pricing coupled with a higher quality experience for the customer. Most plastic bag manufacturers depend on these companies to bring them business, as they account for a large percentage of their annual sales. The most important thing when sourcing custom plastic bags is to make sure the plastic bag company regardless if they are an actual plastic bag manufacturer has been in the industry for a long time and has a good reputation.