Are you thinking about using printed mailing bag products to send your products through the post?

Along with reducing costs and your carbon footprint, there are a number of key reasons why many businesses have made the switch to printed mailing bag products over the last 12 months. Due to the ongoing pandemic situation, user shopping habits have drastically changed, where customers were forced to make purchases throughout the various lockdown stages, or prefer to now stay at home to make impulsive purchases.

With this in mind, the team here at Elliott Packaging have put together a guide on everything you need to know about the printed mailing bag.

Why are printed paper mailing bags a more eco-friendly option?

printed mailing bag packagingOur bespoke printed paper mailing bags are a great eco-friendly alternative to polythene mailing bags, also known as plastic mailing bags. Made from FSC® certified natural brown Kraft sustainably sourced paper. We also use water-based inks which leave no harmful residues behind. This means our paper mailing bags are 100% biodegradable, sustainable, compostable and recyclable.

Furthermore, our paper mailing bags are all manufactured in the UK and come with either bottom or side gussets, double self-seal strip, perforated tear strip and in 1 or (high strength) 2 ply paper. This also means along with reducing your carbon footprint, you are also helping the environment by reducing logistics and courier travel. On top of this, Elliott Packaging also provides free UK delivery with a turnaround time of 3-4 weeks following artwork approval.

Can I get a paper mailing bag with the strength and flexibility of a polythene mailing bag?

Absolutely, we designed our paper mailing bags with this in mind – “Can I get a paper mailing bag with the strength and flexibility of a polythene mailing bag?” Our 100% recycled paper mailing bags have been developed for companies seeking strong, flexible, curbside recyclable, compostable, plastic-free ways to ship their products.

100% Recycled Paper Mailing bag off a number of features including;

  • A complete range of sizes to choose from.
  • Fully recyclable & naturally biodegradable
  • Custom printing available
  • Tamper-evident, self-seal adhesive closure
  • Available in single ply or double ply

Wondering if this is the right compostable mailing bag for you?

Learn more about your different options, and why we believe paper mailing bags are the best solution for companies seeking a more eco-friendly mailing bag.

If you are looking for the most eco-friendly mailing bag possible you might be struggling to decide between recycled, recyclable, biodegradable or compostable. If 100% compostable is critical to you, choose a paper mailing bag. If the lowest carbon footprint is critical or you need the functional benefits of plastic choose a 100% recycled polythene mailing bag. Compostable polythene mailing bags do not address marine plastic pollution and carry many negative side effects to the planet.

A note on the adhesive seal of paper mailing bags; to be sure of the best seal on these Paper Mailing bags, be sure to apply firm pressure across the entire length of the adhesive when closing the envelope. This is especially true when filling the mailing bags to capacity. The adhesive is strong but the texture of the recycled kraft paper can be difficult to adhere to, so the firm pressure ensures a stronger bond.

We are able to custom print your paper mailing bags, all you need is your product, your desired size and your logo in a high res PDF format – we’ll take care of the rest.

Looking for information on high volume custom projects? If you need 10000 or more paper mailing bags, contact us to get your order started.