paper gift bags

  • We offer wide variety of different paper gift bag sizes, materials, printing and post production technologies.
  • Also need a design? We will develop visually tasteful, technically accurate and print ready paper gift bag design that will be in line with Your company’s guidelines.
  • None of the standard solutions work for You? Don’t worry – contact enivo consultant and we will help You to carry out even the most daring paper gift bag project.

paper gift bag printing and production

what are paper gift bags?

Paper gift bags are valuable for gifting customers, employees and business partners. The myriad design possibilities make paper bags an effective promotional material. The retail industry in particular has made it popular to give paper bags in-store with the goods you buy, so that you as a customer can carry your purchases easily while promoting the store’s brand. Available in over 100 different sizes, paper gift bags can be used to wrap a small, delicate mug or a giant blanket or a coat.

For paper gift bags, the two most common categories are laminate-coated gift bags with fabric handles and so-called kraft paper bags.

laminated paper bags

Laminate-coated paper gift bags are more durable (even in the rain) and can be distinguished from kraft paper bags by their texture – laminate-coated bags are smoother and more solid. If you want something unusual, exclusive and spectacular, paper gift bags can be made from colorful design paper. What makes this paper special is its thickness and the different textures  stripes, dots, grooves and other elements. Similarly, paper gift bags can be embossed or foil-stamped with a variety of design elements, from a glossy varnish sheen to a company name, logo or other symbols, to create an overall attractive and sophisticated corporate impression.

kraft paper gift bags

In recent years, there has been a trend towards kraft paper bags with twisted (or, less commonly, flat) paper handles becoming increasingly popular for wrapping gifts and purchases. These paper bags are available in very large quantities with personalised printing. In terms of price, kraft paper bags are more attractive than laminate-coated gift bags, but this largely depends on the print run, the number of colors and the size of the printable area. Kraft paper bags can also be produced fully printed, but the minimum order is 10 000 pieces.

If a small quantity of kraft paper bags is needed, they are printed ready-made. In this case, it is important to take into account a few nuances:

  • the ink adheres best to white or brown kraft paper bags, other colours can have problems (for example, when printing white on a burgundy bag, the printing ink eats the burgundy ink, mixes with it and results in a pink print)
  • the finished kraft paper bag cannot be printed to the edges, a distance of at least 10 mm from each edge and 70 mm from the top (where the handles are glued) must be provided
  • screen-printed on finished kraft paper bags, which means specific colors (shades) without color gradients

plastic bags

Plastic bags were once the most popular and commonly used type of bag for many decades and were one of the most consumed goods in the world. Today, the situation is changing rapidly and the use of plastic packaging is being actively reduced in favour of paper and other recyclable packaging types and materials. Plastic bag manufacturers are keeping up with global environmental trends and offer bags made from recyclable and biodegradable materials.

Like paper gift bags, plastic bags are available in different shapes (mainly with cut-out, glued or T-shirt handles) and materials (HDPE, LDPE, ECO, etc.). Plastic bags are particularly convenient to use and store, as they are space-saving and reusable.

Important for plastic bags to know:

  • depending on the type of bag, the minimum order quantity is 5 000 or 10 000 pcs.
  • production time on average is 1.5 to 2 months
  • price is strongly influenced by the number of colors and design coverage
  • plastic bags, due to the production technology, may have a variation of up to +/- 10%

paper gift bags – comments, tips, recommendations

To help you make paper gift bags, we’ve compiled answers to the most popular questions, as well as some professional tips:

  • a difference in paper bag size of just 1 cm in one direction can have a big impact on the price
  • classic paper gift bags are always laminated for extra protection. Not laminated are only uncoated, designer or kraft paper bags
  • paper gift bags can be printed on the inside and even on the cardboard insert
  • paper bags with fabric handles can withstand an average of 5 kg and the thickness of the paper does not affect this factor (thicker paper does not mean more strength)
  • for paper bags with fabric handles, each side of the handle may be a different color
  • the design of laminated paper bags can be enhanced with various post-processing technologies – UV varnishing, embossing, hot foil stamping etc.

paper gift bag printing and production with enivo

enivo has constant experience in the execution of various paper bag design, printing and production projects since 2007. What are Your benefits:

  • well-thought-out design – Your paper gift bag design will be developed by professional designers with many years of experience
  • personal project manager – each of Your bag projects will be successfully executed from A to Z
  • quality – paper gift bags will not fall apart because we use only high quality glue, cardboard and knotted fabric handles
  • value for money – when printing paper gift bags in larger quantities, the price per bag will be similar or lower than that of stores
  • efficiency – making design changes will be easy, because paper gift bag design files are made in a way, which makes this process very simple
  • variety – over 100 different paper gift bag sizes and fabric handle colors
  • individual approach – we will consult and offer only the most suitable solutions for Your paper gift bag project
  • long-term planning – we never delete project files. You will always be able to conveniently place and approve new order quickly
  • free delivery – to your doorstep in the whole of Latvia, or paid delivery anywhere else

interesting facts about paper gift bags

Here are some interesting facts about gift bags:

  • the first industrial paper bag machine was invented by Francis Volle in 1852. In 2010. Francis Volle was a teacher by profession. He started to play around with the idea of paper bags and folded his first attempts like origami. Although the first attempts were unsuccessful, eventually the right method was found, which became the solid basis for modern gift bags
  • gift wrapping was first documented in ancient China in 200 BC. The gifts were wrapped in paper in the shape of an envelope. These gifts were presented by the Chinese court to its officials
  • the flat bottom of paper bags was introduced by inventor Margaret E. Knight in 1871. In 2010
  • in 2007, the paper bags as we know them today – with fabric handles – were born. They could support weights of up to 34 kg. The newly discovered pouches became so popular that in 1915. More than one million bags have already been sold
  • in 2009, the world’s largest kraft paper shopping bag was created – 22.5 m long, 15.41 m wide and 3.36 m deep. This shopping bag had exactly the same proportions as a normal shopping bag

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Phone: +371 67 278 992,
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Phone: +371 67 278 992, +371 20 159 890


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