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Patch/Punch Handle Carrier Bag

The most popular carrier bag, a  patch handle carrier bag, is a bag made with a reinforcing piece of polythene, heat sealed onto the inside of the carrier bag in the handle area prior to the handle aperture being punched out. This gives the handle much more strength. Smaller or accessory bags can also be produced with a punched out handle without the reinforcement as this is often not required for bags of this size.


As with all of our products there are multiple options available for these bags to meet your individual needs:

  • These bags are manufactured on site from standard LDPE polythene or biodegradable film and are therefore available in a wide range of sizes (from 6″ wide to 40″ wide and 10″ long to 27″ long) and colours (50 standard colours).
  • Bags can be manufactured in a range of thicknesses to ensure the privacy and/or protection of contents.
  • In terms of printing, there are multiple options available: full-colour digitally printed, flexographically printed (up to 6 spot colours), foil-printed or even flexographically printed and foil printed.


Following the approval of artwork, delivery on this product is generally 4 weeks . However, if you need your bags faster contact us and we will see what we can do to help you.


We offer an artwork service to assist you if this is required.


Indicative prices are below.

Quantity Price per thousand Price per bag
10,000 £67.00 plus VAT 6.7p plus VAT
5,000 £71.00 plus VAT 7.1p plus VAT
3,000 £80.00 plus VAT 8.0p plus VAT
1,000 £115.00 plus VAT 11.5p plus VAT

These prices are based on 200  gauge, 16″ x 18″ +4″ White bags, printed one colour flexographically to both sides and fitted with patch handles.  Prices include delivery.

A range of colours and printing options are available at an additional cost.  Due to the number of options available it is essential to obtain a specific quote from us to meet your requirements. For an individual quote please contact us by clicking here.

Assistance with artwork and printing plates are at a cost of approximately £35 per colour per side, except for digital printing which does not require printing plates and so only carries an additional charge for artwork if required.