How to Choose Suitable Handles for Your Paper Bags?
According to IGIFTBOX team’s experience, when designing paper bags, customers tend to focus more on graphics such as the match of colors and surface finishing etc, while paying less attention to the paper material itself and handles.
Besides, when the final step of his wonderful design is finished, customer need to decide on which handle material should be used. Often they will ask for suggestions as they know few about handle styles with paper bags.
To make a perfect paper bags with unique design of your own, NEVER expect others to match your products in mind with 100% satisfaction. Below are paper bag handle styles you should know.
Generally speaking, rope handle is with three styles – Round PP handle, Hook (Crochet) handle and Cotton handle. Each handle has its unique features and appearance. Pls see below images to have a better understanding about each type.
Round PP Rope Handles
Polypropylene rope is the most popular and luxury one among handles. PP rope is available in a lot of colors and color combinations, so is good as a visual barrier where color indicates certain conditions.
Hook (Crochet) Handles
Hook handle is also named crochet handle. It’s knitted by machine. Colors are optional. It is a high quality, shinning and light-weight rope that is affordable and very functional.
Cotton Rope Handles
Cotton is the softest of all the fibers, which makes it ideal for when rope abrasion is a significant factor. It’s the softest of all handles so it’s perfect for decorative work and comfort concerns.
Flat Fabric Handles
Fabric handle as the name itself implies, is concerned with feel of the material and so depends upon the sense of touch. Different types of material will have different degree of smoothness or roughness when the fabric handle is to be judges the sensation for stiffness or hardness or softness, roughness or smoothness are all made use of. Colors are optional.
Ribbon is always regarded as decoration for a variety of gifts, favors and so on. If you would like to make a decorative paper gift bag, besides decorative design on printing and surface finishing, giving a gift bag a makeover with a simple ribbon transplant and Stringing the ends of the ribbon through the holes to the inside of the bag and tie knots to hold them in place are both good solutions.
Paper Flat Handles
Flat Handled Paper Shopping style Bags are reusable, composable, and recyclable and made completely from recycled paper. Good for catering events, bakeries or for carrying out leftovers.
Paper Twisted Handles
Twisted paper handle is 100% recyclable and common used for kraft paper bags. It is made from tightly twisted paper and fixed internally to the bag with a strong glued paper strip.
Die Cut Handles
Die cut handles are good for retail stores and trade shows. With cut out handles, customizing the cut-out size allows for easy carrying. It’s favor use for paper shopping bag, gift bag etc.