We have a wonderful selection of custom paper shopping bags -- in a broad range of styles, sizes and price points -- ready to be printed with your custom logo or design. We have white Kraft, eco-friendly recycled paper bags and a rainbow of colors in gloss and matte shopping bags. These shopping bags can be printed in ink, foil stamped, or printed in visually stunning full color. Custom paper shopping bags are a great way to get a handle on your company brand!
Paper bags are something people use frequently, from grocery store shopping to carrying home Chinese takeout. But have you ever stopped to think about the history of the paper sack?
For centuries, jute, canvas and burlap sacks were the primary method of holding and moving goods thanks to their sturdy and durable nature. However, producing these sacks was not only time consuming but expensive. Paper, on the other hand, could be produced at a much lower cost, and thus, quickly became the material of choice for portable sacks.
Since their introduction in the 1800s, paper bags have undergone numerous upgrades thanks to a few clever innovators. First, there is Francis Wolle to thank, who in 1852 invented a machine which could mass-produce paper sacks. Though Wolle's bags looked more like large mailing envelopes than the grocery store mainstay we know today, his machine was the catalyst for the mainstream use of paper packaging. Another important figure in the evolution of the paper sack is Margaret Knight. Knight was a prolific inventor who worked for the Columbia Paper Bag Company, where she realized that square-bottomed bags, rather than Wolle's envelope design, would be more practical and easier to carry goods. Knight then created a new paper bag making machine in an industrial shop, which helped to pave the way for the widespread commercial use of paper sacks.
Next up, there's Charles Stillwell who thought of adding pleated sides to paper sacks. A mechanical engineer by trade, Stillwell sought to add an element to Knight's design that would make paper bags foldable, and thus, easier to store.
And last but not least, there are Lydia and Walter Deubener, who in 1918 came up with the idea to punch holes into the sides of bags and attach a string that could act as a handle, giving paper sacks the final touch to the look we all know and love today. Who knew paper bags had such an extensive history?!
When it comes to custom paper shopping bags, we are truly your one-stop shop. We offer a wide selection of printed paper shopping bags in a range of styles, sizes and price points, all ready to be printed with your custom business logo or corporate design! We offer a fully customizable order experience with paper, size, color, finish and imprinting options. Whether you want to print them with a one color design or a full-color imprint, we can do it all! We've been a leader in the promotional product industry for over 20 years, so you can rest easy knowing your project is in good hands. If you have questions or need help placing your order, we encourage you to chat with us online or to call us today. Our team of friendly printing experts is here to help every step of the way!
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