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The only time I bag is when 1 customer in particular asks for it. I may print 500 - 10,000 for this customer and the bag quality isn't an issue. The bags are used to protect the shirt before they are handed out. If it were for retail, I'd probably consider a thicker bag, but in this case, the 1 mil works fine.
 

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Uline has 1000 2 mil, 10"x12" poly bags on sale for $31. Just wanted to pass that along.

10 x 12" 2 Mil Industrial Poly Bags S-1340 - Uline
Assuming you are using these to individually bag items, then place them in a shipping bag/box, I think 2 mil is overkill. We have used their 1 mil bags and they are cheaper. We stopped using them because they are not sealable. Now we use their resealable polypropylene bags which are super thin (less mail weight) and works great.
 

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Is the Uline a better choice for shipping? Also does it seal with a flap that hangs over the back or do you have to have a special machine that seals them? Thanks for the replies in advance.
 

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Thanks Rhonda. It's amazing that I did indeed do a search and I didn't find that info. Oh well thanks again for the help, it's appreciated.
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We only use 2 and 3 mil polybags options to our customers. Much better quality. 1 mil is just too thin and wrinkles way too much!
 

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I've found myself coming back to this post on more than a few occasions. When I originally had shirts made I had them imported from India packed in poly bags with an inside flap (like a sandwich bag).

It came time to manufacture here in the US and I'm finding myself constantly looking around for tshirt bags.

I bought some youth bags from Uline and noticed that even know the bags are thicker... you can't stack them!!! When you try to stack the shirts packed in the bags they slide off each other making stacking them on a shelf near impossible!!

The bags in the shirts from India were really thin and "crinckly" (gotta love the terminology). But they stacked beautifully. No sliding problems there.

Any idea where I can buy these thinner 12 x 15 poly bags with inside flaps that I can stack.

I think there is a difference between polyethylene and polypropylene if I'm correct? Most placed I don't think make a distinction in their bags just calling them 'poly' but there is apparently a difference.

Any suggestions?
 

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Any idea where I can buy these thinner 12 x 15 poly bags with inside flaps that I can stack.
Could the difference be the number of "mils" in the thickness of the bags? I use the bags from this eBay seller that are about half the price of the Uline bags and a bit thinner (but still great for shipping tees)

Not sure about their "stackability" though :)
 

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Hey Rodney, I seen the poly mailers... but not the clear shirt bags on that site link.

Do you have a direct like to the item by any chance?

Thanks for the help by the way. It could be the mil I'm not sure. Only 1 way to find out! :)
 

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No sweat. Thanks Rodney!

I noticed most of those bags are cello which is a little more brittle and annoying than the poly bags. More expensive too. Uline comes out to around 3-5 cents a bag in qty of 1000 so I think I'm going to get those and hope for the best (regarding the stacking issue).

Will post again and let everyone know when they come in and I try those out.
 

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So the 1 mil bags seam to get pretty wrinkled with the slightest handling but they are lighter than the 2 mil bags for sure. No issues with stacking shirts bagged in the 1 mil bags.

I got a 2 mil bag to test and I like the thicker material. I think the stacking issue was more related to the size of the girls shirts than the much larger guys shirts so I think it was a combination of the thicker bag and smaller size that was the issue.

Here is my recommendation to anyone looking for poly bags who plans to stack these on shelves.

Mens shirts - larger bags - 2 mil
Womens/Youth shirts - smaller bags - 1 mil

Use that formula and you should be good to go.

Now... anyone want to buy 1000 1 mil Men's shirt bags from me? HA! ;)
 
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