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What is a gusseted plastic bag?

A gusset bag is a bag where an extra piece of material is added to the sides or bottom of the bag or both. This creates a larger cubic area of space inside of the bag.

Gusset bags can be made out of many different materials but are primarily made out of paper or plastic.

Gusset bags are used across many industries as they offer a larger carry capacity those similar sized non-gusseted bags.
• Bakery- uses gusset bags for all of their baked good, with the most popular gusset bag being a bread bag
• Retail stores use a gusset bag for most of their shopping bags as it allows shoppers to place more of the stores products inside of the bag
• In the moving industry, large gusseted furniture and mattress bags are used to protect the clients belongings
• Many of the industrial plastic liners that are used in industry are gusseted as well. This allows industries such as manufacturers and waste companies to maximize the space inside their bags.

Gusseted bags have a huge promotional value as business is not only able to place more promotional items inside the bag, but they are also able to advertise their brand on the 5 panels of a gusseted promotional bag. If they were using a non-gusseted bag they would only be able to advertise on 2 panels.

Adart poly bag stocks almost every type of gusset bag at our 5 warehouses located conveniently across the United States. If you require a custom gusseted bag, we will make the exact bag you are looking for at a great price and on time.

Printed Paper Bags

Something I encounter daily is shopping bags. Customers know a company not just for our wonderful products but also for the beautiful detail that is put into the design of our bags. Our bags are printed paper bags, and they come in several sizes and shapes. What we always hope for is that the company has designed the bags in the most appropriate sizes for the products that will go in them. This year we have more sizes than ever! Stores may end up using either a very small bag for one item or the very large bag, which will hold two or three gift boxes. So one or two of the medium sized bags ends up not getting used by us as often.

Buy Printed Paper Bags

Our bags have paper rope string handles, which are very attractive, and strong as well as comfortable for the customer. They are very strong and rarely rip. Occasionally a customer will request a double bag if they are purchasing many large or heavy items and they want to assure that the bag doesn’t break on their way to the car. I don’t blame them!

Sometimes retailers would like to use our paper shopping bags as actual gift bags. They are that good looking. We will accommodate them when we can on this, but we do also offer them other forms of wrapping bags besides our shopping bags.

Printed paper bags with a company’s logo or mascot or even just their name make a great free form of advertising, and I’ve heard people say many times that they will carry around a company’s shopping bag to advertise a store that they love. This is fantastic for everybody!

Poly Bags for Food Use

The holidays are coming up and the first Black Friday advertisements arrived today. Black Friday is just one week away, so the sale was called “pre Black Friday sale.” Before shoppers hit the retail stores, they will be buying food and drinks for Thanksgiving dinners and family gatherings. Many types of poly bags will be used to transport raw and prepared food from stores to homes, offices and parties.

Poly bags for food use include the type of plastic bag used approved for direct food contact. These bags include slide lock bags, slide lock bags, bread bags and as stand up pouches. Most poly bags of these bags are custom printed with store or company name and logo.

ice bags

Other bags used to transport food but do not come into direct contact with the food itself, include grocery store bags and ice cream poly bags. These poly bags are used to transport wrapped and pre-packaged food. These poly bags are also custom printed.

Ice bags are safe for food contact and USDA approved. These are one of the most common poly bags for use with food. Custom printed ice bags are seen every day on the at large chain supermarkets and small, local convenience stores. An ice bag printed with a company name and logo is the best way to get consumers to identify your product!

Even a simple product like a poly ice bag can be custom printed with many options. Ice bags are constructed out of 2 millimeter low density polyethylene, come in a large variety of sizes and meet all FDA and USDA specifications for food contact.

Adart sells a variety of poly bags that are safe for food contact. Poly bags for food use come in clear and colored varieties. These plastic bags are USDA approved for food contact. Bags can be custom printed with your company name and logo.

Plastic Mailers and Envelopes

Plastic first class mailers are poly envelopes and polyethylene pouches used to send USPS first class mail. Padded mailers protect items that are delicate but not especially fragile. First class mailer pouches are made of Polyethylene or co-extruded film.

Types of USPS first class mailers include:


Use first class mailers to ship parcels while saving money. Many items that typically shipped in a small box can be sent via USPS mail service in a first class mailer. For example, mail order or online purchases can be shipped to the customer in an envelope rather than a box. Small flexible items such a clothing is frequently shipped this way.

USPS Approved Mailers are used to ship non-breakable gift items and save money. A purchase that needs protection during shipping can be wrapped in tissue paper or a small plastic bag then placed in a first class mail envelope. USPS Approved Mailers are cheaper than boxes to ship because they weigh less and are not as thick.

Many first class mail envelopes also protect against moisture. These mailers are made of low-density polyethylene or co-extruded film and are used to protect any parcel that may be damaged by moisture. Items that should be shipped this way mailer include irreplaceable documents, delicate gifts, photos, and food items.


Printed Paper Bags

Printed paper bags are available at most grocery stores and markets. Many years ago printed paper bags were the only type of shopping bag available. Now, there are a lot of poly bag options available, including customized poly bags and printed plastic bags.

Many people prefer printed paper bags over plastic bags because they feel it is better for the environment. Some reuse and repurpose paper shopping bags at home after they empty out the groceries. Paper shopping bags are used to hold your recyclables until they can be disposed of.

Printed Paper Bags

Printed paper bags and customized paper bags are a nice option for grocery stores. Retailers can sell advertising space on their bags to the offset the cost of the bags. Printer paper shopping bags can have ads from other retailers or even coupons that encourage shoppers to come back to the store.

High-end grocery chains use a higher end version of the custom printed bag. It has matching paper handles attached to the top of the bag. This allows the bag to be carried easily.

Pharmacy, gift shops and boutiques also use printed paper bags to package purchases. Pharmacies use small, lightweight paper bags for small purchases including cards, candy and other small items. Many pharmacies use custom printed paper bags for their prescriptions. The most custom common bag color for a pharmacy is white with red lettering.

Somewhere in between these two sizes is the paper bag chain restaurants use for their takeout orders. Burger restaurants everywhere bundle up cheeseburgers and French fries in portable, medium-sized paper sacks. These bags also carry the logo and messaging of the restaurant.

Boutique stores use sturdy paper gift bags to bundle up purchases. These bags are thicker and usually have a glossy finish on the shopping bag. Many of the paper bags for boutiques can stand up on their own, making it fast and easy to fill them.

Higher end paper gift bags have ribbon handles and come in colors. Purchases are typically wrapped in tissue paper so fragile items are not damaged on the way home. Many of the custom printed paper bags are so nice, they are reused as gift bags.

There are many custom printed paper bag choices. Most retailers have more than one bag to fit their needs.