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A Guide to Paper Bag Handle Types

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When it comes to paper bags, people may typically picture a simple example with any handles at all-the typical lunch bag. However, paper bags come with a variety of different ways to customize them and make them unique to your brand or business.  Aside from paper type, size, printing, the type of handles on your bags is also a customizable option that you can add to your order? You might think that handles are very small parts of a bag, but they make all the difference! It's important to make sure you pick the right type of handle for your business's bags. so a guide to paper bag handles type-you should know if you first get involved with buying the paper bag in bulk. You may be perplexed about how do you pick the right accoceries to achieve a cost-effective solution. As the leading manufacturer of paper bags , Pak2Eco has a great guide for you. Let's have a look.

Paper Handles

Twist Paper Handles

twist paper handle

Twist paper handles are the most common design for the paper bags, and also easily recyclable and biodegradable as they are made of paper-twisted paper into a rope. The kraft paper bags with twist paper handle are more economical than both ribbon handles, and cotton handles since they are machine made, but they are very study to hold large weight without breaking. Available as standard color in either white or brown-but other color is customizable for larger orders-these handles aren't as luxurious as cotton or ribbon, but they have thier own natural charm.

Flat Paper Handle

flat paper handle

The second most common type of handles you could find is kraft paper bag with flat paper handle, This handle is similar to twist paper handle in that they are also made of the paper-economical, 100% recyclable, and biodegradable. Kraft paper bags with flat paper handles are also are complete automatic production, But have a large weight capacity without breaking, therefore they are a cost-effective package solution. As with twist paper handles, there are two optional standard colors-white or brown, but other color is available to customize.

Die Cut Handle

die cut handle

Kraft paper bag with die-cut handles with reinforced plastic film(strong) or paper(recycle, sustainable) aren't less common than twist handle and flat handle, they are different from handles in the traditional sense, but rather, carefully cut holes at the top of the bag which you can use as a handle. They are much easily manufactured and are strong enough to be used in groceries and food delivery, but please note that the overall strength of the handle is dependent on the quality of the paper used in the bags and that it is also harder to carry if the contents overflow the opening. The packing quantity of die cut handles will be greater than the twist handle and flat handle, that is a good solution to reduce the shipping cost. 

Luxury Handles

Rope Cotton Handle

Rope Cotton Handle


Rope handles are made of long, soft cotton twisted together into a rope, that is very strong, and durable and biodegradable. It is also comfortable to hold as it is thickness enough against digging into people's hands when carrying a heavy load.  The Rope cotton handles have a smooth finish and are very durable, the color is customizable, they are both upmarket and sturdy and usually used on luxury paper bags 

Luxury paper bags with Roper cotton handles are popular with department stores, boutiques, jewellery and gift shops, for voucher packaging and for promotional events and conferences.

Flat Cotton Handle

Flat Cotton Handle

A flat cotton handle is made from 100% natural cotton fibers and is sewn onto the bag for a seamless look. It's comfortable to hold and provides a good grip. The downside to this type of handle is that it's not very durable and can easily tear or fray.

Silk Ribbon Handle

Silk Ribbon Handle

The main pro of silk ribbon is that it looks very classy and sophisticated. It can dress up a bag and give it an air of elegance. Additionally, it's relatively affordable, which is another plus. However, there are some cons to consider as well. First, silk ribbons can be delicate and prone to breaking. So, if you're planning on using your paper bag for anything strenuous or heavy-duty, silk ribbon may not be the best choice. Additionally, since the ribbon is a thin material, it might not be the best option in cold weather conditions since it could freeze and break.

Nylon Twisted Handle

Nylon Twisted Handle

There are pros and cons to using nylon twisted handles on custom paper bags. Some of the pros include that they are very sturdy and can hold a lot of weight, they are less likely to break than some other handle styles, and they are affordable. Some of the cons include that they can be difficult to tie, they can be slippery, and they can fray over time. Ultimately, it is up to the individual business owner to decide if nylon twisted handles are the best option for their business and their customers.

PP Handle

PP Handle

Polypropylene handle is a great option for custom paper bag handles. It is strong and durable, making it perfect for carrying heavier items. Additionally, polypropylene is resistant to moisture and corrosion, making it a long-lasting choice. However, polypropylene can be brittle, so it is important to use caution when handling heavier items.

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