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Bags for Life Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have any questions about any of our bags for life products?

Elliott packaging, your eco-friendly packaging supplier

With many businesses looking to make a contribution to becoming more eco-friendly, reusable shopping bags have becoming increasingly popular over the last decade.

If you’re not sure which of our bags for life products are best suited to your business needs then our bags for life faqs should be to address your concerns. For example, if you are unsure what dimensions your cotton shopper bags need to be or what is required to create your own custom print bags for life, Elliott Packaging’s friendly team are here to assist all new and existing customers.

Please read through our bags for life faqs which will hopefully address and answer your questions. If you have any further questions or require any further information our bags for life faqs do not cover, simply submit an enquiry or speak to our sales team using the online chat facilities.

What information do you need to know before quoting my bags for life product?

So you’re thinking of purchasing our bags for life products? From beginners to returning customers, we will typically work with you to obtain the following information so we can provide a more accurate price on our bags for life products which include;

You’re chosen style of bag for life

What size bag for life do you need?

Preferred material choice and thickness

Thickness of the material of the bag

Handle and/or Seals choice of your bag for life

Do you want to turn your order into a printed bag for life? Single or double sided print?

Number of colours required to print you’re custom bag for life

How many units are you looking for?

What kind of bag for life products do you offer?

As specialists in eco friendly packaging, Elliott Packaging have a mission of wanting to manufacture packaging with environmental footprint in mind. We offer the following type of bags for life products, all of which have their own advantages;

Jute Tote Bags

Non Woven Bags

Polypropylene Woven Bags

Cotton Shopper Bags

What is the minimum quantity order on bags for life products?

Usually, this is varies based on what product you order. However, all our bags for life products orders start from a minimum of 100 units. Perfect for small independent businesses.

How long does it take for my bags for life order to be printed?

Our lead times do vary depending on how busy we are, but we tend deliver bags for life of lead times of 3-4 weeks. Subject to stock and artwork approval, we will aim to deliver all our eco friendly packaging products as quickly as possible.

What are printing plates and why do I need them?

Thinking of adding printing to your bags for life order? Elliott Packaging use printing plates to print on your bags.

We outsource our printing plates from trusted printing plate makers. You will need to purchase your printing plates with your first order. If your artwork is the same on future orders, you will not need to purchase these again and will speed up the process of returning printed mailing bags orders.

Can I get a printed sample of my bags for life product before I place my order?

Sadly, this is not available.

The manufacturing process of custom carrier bags does not allow us to set up the machines to print just one plastic carrier bag. We can however send samples of our recent work. We can offer visual mock-ups online. As standard procedure, our plate makers send PDF printing proofs which show, colours sizes and positioning. These proofs need to be signed off before we proceed to make any mailing bags products

Elliott Packaging can also offer a ‘cromalin’ a cromalin is a print off of your PDF proof on film which will give you a very good vision of the finished product.

What if I want to change my artwork in a few months?

Thinking of changing your printing artwork? This is a common question when purchasing any of our bags for life products as retailers and businesses will often run a promotional offer or change marketing branding several times throughout the year.

If you want to change your artwork you will need new printing plates. If it’s a small change to the design such as an address, we may be able to change this using a ‘slug insert’.

What are pantone colours?

This is a popular question asked by our customers when creating your own printed bag for life.


Pantone is a standardized colour matching system which uses a numbering system to identify colour shades. When you create your artwork, you will need to choose your pantone colours. Pantone colours can be found on the Pantone Website.

If you want to change your artwork you will need new printing plates. If it’s a small change to the design such as an address, we may be able to change this using a ‘slug insert’.

What is a process print?

A process print is a print technique which uses 4 standard colours (CMYK) to create a full spectrum of colours. CMYK stands for cyan magenta yellow and black.

What does spot colour mean?

A spot colour is any colour which is generated using one ink with no shades.