Paper bags – they’re not just for lunches anymore. From local artisans carefully packaging their handspun wool socks to global clothing retailers like prAna, paper bags are regaining popularity in many industries, including retail and foodservice, in large part due to state and local legislation banning or imposing fees on plastic bags. Which is good news for WCI and our nationwide network of distributors. Paper bags are what we do – and we pride ourselves on being the best in service, quality and lead times. WCI manufactures many different bag types and sizes, which are suited for a variety of uses:

  • Merchandise Bags – Perfect for greeting cards, retail stores, museum and gift shops, clothing stores and boutiques, bread, popcorn, wine & liquor, copy shops, book stores, candy stores, and other uses. Choose from an array of stock colors and sizes. And don’t forget Thrifty Prints, our economical pre-printed bags in modern designs.
  • SOS Bags – Square bottom sacks made for bakeries, deli & sandwich shops, popcorn, candy & fudge, grocery, carryout bags, crafts, and more. Many stock sizes and colors to choose from.
  • Hardware Bags – Heavy-duty SOS bags manufactured with heavyweight kraft paper for nuts, bolts, and other hardware items. Popular with small hardware stores and large chains, as well as liquor and grocery stores.
  • Gourmet Bags – Glassine-lined bags ideal for candy, fudge, cookies, nuts and other baked goods or food items where a grease barrier is important.
  • Sani-Liner® Refuse Bags – Specially-designed wet strength bags for the behavioral healthcare industry, where plastic bags pose risks to patient safety. Also a compostable option for environmentally friendly trash bags.
  • Grease-Resistant Bags – Keep bread, baked goods, popcorn, and nuts fresh with our stock or custom grease-resistant options. They’re also a clean looking option for packaging homemade soaps and lotion bars.
  • Pharmacy Bags – WCI merchandise and SOS sacks are used by many healthcare, veterinary and pharmacy customers for packaging prescriptions and patient items.
  • Shipping and Mailing Bags – WCI Eco-Shipper®, Eco-Natural, and Dura-Bag® are paper mailing bags used by retailers and catalog fulfilment houses nationwide. Promotional mailings and business document storage are other possible uses for our paper shippers. Fundraising and direct-mail marketers have also used our merchandise and SOS bags for a lightweight mailer.

Sure, many customers come to us with a need for a standard size bag for a retail store or bakery. But sometimes we get some really thought-provoking projects that allow us to use our imaginations and come up with a truly unique packaging option. Like the time we had to create a “catnip” bag for a customer – where we actually printed with a catnip-infused ink on a bag for cat toys.

If you’re curious to see other projects where we had to “think outside the bag,” check out our case studies. Who knew paper bags could actually be interesting!?!

Call our sales team when you need a specialty bag for your next unique project. We’ve recently expanded our capabilities to include a wider variety of sizes. Or if you just need a plain brown bag, we’ll always have those too!