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Custom paper bread bags vs. paper bags

By Nikita Nielsen · 2. July 2023

Paper bread bags and paper bags are very popular packaging solutions in the takeaway industry.

Although they may seem similar, there are some differences between them that make one more suitable for certain purposes than the other.

In this blog post, we will briefly compare paper bread bags and paper bags and their uses and characteristics, as well as printing options.

The uses of paper bread bags and paper bags

Paper bread bags are used for baked goods to keep them fresh and warm and are a convenient solution for customers to take their freshly baked goods on the go.

Paper bags, on the other hand, are much more versatile and have a wider range of uses than for bread and baked goods. For example, paper bags are used by places like burger bars and sandwich shops to pack takeaway menus.

However, paper bags are not only a popular choice in the takeaway food industry – they are also used to transport goods such as groceries and gifts.

But what makes these two types of paper bags different from each other? Let’s take a closer look.

Flat bread bags versus block bottom paper bags

Paper bread bags have a flat shape that ensures a good fit and easy storage and prevents baked goods from falling down and getting squashed during transportation🚚.

On the other hand, paper bags have a block bottom, which can be unfolded to accommodate a wide range of products. So paper bags generally offer more space for more and larger items.

Flat Bread Bags

Paper grammage

The paper grammage, i.e. the thickness of the paper, is also an important difference to consider when choosing between the two types of paper bags.

For example, paper bread bags are made of thinner paper, typically around 40 g/m², because they are only designed to carry lighter items like baked goods. If too many products are put in them, the bag might rip.

Paper bags, on the other hand, are made with thicker, sturdier paper of around 70 g/m² to 90 g/m² to be able to accommodate heavier products.

Finally, when choosing between paper bread bags and paper bags for your business, it is important to consider the different types of bottoms and the grammage of the paper. It all depends on what the paper bags will be used for.

Is it for carrying baked goods such as baguettes and croissants, or is it for larger food orders such as burger menus?

100% customizable paper bags

Although the paper bags differ in their uses, they have a lot in common when it comes to their customization and printing opportunities. First of all, both paper bags can be produced with both white and brown paper.

The white paper is a popular choice🌟👍 among companies that want a vibrant and colorful design on their paper bags, while businesses that choose brown paper bags typically prefer a simpler design and want a more natural and raw look.

Moreover, the paper bags are available in different sizes to suit different baked goods and products. However, paper bags are usually available in larger sizes in order to suit larger orders.

The paper bags have only slight differences in their characteristics that make each bag unique✅. For example, paper bags can be made with or without handles, while bread bags can be made with a window to see the baked goods inside.

In addition, the paper bread bags offer more unique options, for example, they can be made as baguette bags and even as wicket bags.

When it comes to printing, the flat surface of the bags allows for many printing techniques to be used.

You can get your logo and design printed on both sides of the bags and have endless opportunities to showcase your brand in the best way possible.

For example, we print our custom paper bread bags and paper bags with Pantone colors, which guarantees that the colors on the bag come out exactly as desired.

Discover the endless customization possibilities and find the perfect fit for your business in our paper bag selection.

Branded Paper Bag

What to choose: paper bread bags or paper bags?

In summary, paper bread bags and paper bags differ in terms of their type of bottom and paper thickness. Nevertheless, both bags offer endless customization options, such as colors, sizes and printing options.

In the end, choosing the perfect bag for your business comes down to your needs, since paper bread bags and paper bags have unique characteristics that make one more suitable for certain purposes than the other.

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