Get Creative with Your Budget: Value Bags and Boxes

Long summer days give us time to enjoy a walk with our dog, a favorite song on the radio, or an ice cream cone. You see, simple things that we value and make us smile don’t need to cost a lot. Go ahead! It’s your turn to think of a few. Hit the pause button….

Now, what did you come up with?

We have another smile-worthy idea for you. Did you know that we carry a more economical line of our crystal clear bags and boxes? We call it our value line of crystal bags and boxes! Not only are these products budget-friendly, but they may be every bit as good for what you need to package. Your creative designs and edible treats will enjoy the same high clarity of our standard line bags and boxes. We’ll let you in on a little secret. Chances are if you were to compare these standard and value options side-by-side, you may not be able to see the difference!

So, what is the difference? You must actually feel these products to fully understand. Imagine, if you will, that you are holding the smooth, clear plastic in your hands. Let’s compare them side-by-side:

              Standard                Value 
Bags         1.6 mil      vs.      1.2 mil
Boxes       1.2 mil      vs.      1.0 mil

Did you feel the difference? It’s not much, right? The value line will feel a bit thinner and not quite have the “heft” of our standard bags or boxes. Our standard line has a heavier, more durable feeling to it than the value options. Sometimes this is important to your customers. Sometimes not. It all depends on the brand experience you are going for. Choose what is right for you. Both standard and value options maintain crystal clear clarity and a durable barrier. If your customers are likely to focus on the packaging, then perhaps the standard option is better. If you use packaging for quick and simple protection, then the value option might be the way to go.

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While not at the tippy top, don’t let our value line fool you! Our value line is made from the same high-quality material used for the standard line; BOPP (Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene) for the bags, and PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) for the boxes. Besides exceptional clarity, both standard and value options are food safe, acid and lignin free, and archival safe for long-term storage. Our value and standard lines actually have more things in common than not.


Just like our standard line, our value boxes are soft-folding, easy to assemble, and work great for retail and display. For our value bags, we carry two options: Flap Seal Bags and No Flap Bags. The Flap Seal Bags have an adhesive strip on the flap of the bag that allows you to adjust the length (or height) of the bag for a customized fit. Simply fold the bag over for a snug fit and seal the bag closed. As they suggest, the No Flap Bags have no flap or adhesive closure and are open-ended.

For more cost savings, notice that the value bags come in larger quantities than for those in our standard line. See the following as an example.

For a 8 3/4″ x 11 1/16″ bag (for a 8 1/2 x 11 product), the breakdown is as follows:

Standard = 100 pieces @ $0.11 each
Value = 250 pieces @ $0.083 each

This is a great value! With our value bags, you stand to reap even more rewards.

Our value bags and boxes are the most affordable choice in our line of Crystal Clear Packaging. A little creative budgeting can pay off in the long run. Depending on your packaging needs, our value line can provide simple savings without sacrificing quality. Remember, it’s the simple things in life that are often the most satisfying.