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Trade Show Bags

Trade Show bags are a carry bag constructed of plastic, paper or calico materials. The plastic bags are also known as boutique die cut handle bags. The 'die cut' handle is simply an elongated hole punched into the bag. Our plastic range includes white, black, clear and coloured varieties.

Paper and Calico bags are extremely popular for trade shows because they stand out among the plastic bags, and also project an eco-conscious vibe. We can do small-run print jobs using existing paper, non-woven polypropylene, and calico bags. Check out our Custom Printed Bags page to find out details about our small-run printing. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please use one of these options:

  • Live chat service button to the right
  • Call us on 1800 555 343 - we are happy to help


Frequently Asked Question

What is a standard trade show bag size?

If using plastic, most trade show bags would be just bigger than A4 size. Usually this is 380mm high x 250mm wide which we refer to as a medium size. This allows enough space at the top for a die cut hole to make the handle. We have comparative sizes in both paper and plastic as well.

Obviously all of it depends on what you are putting into the bag. A typical large size would be around 530mm high x 415mm wide with or without a gusset. Keep in mind that many trade show attendees place smaller bags in larger bags to make carrying all their bags easier - so consider using an oversize bag to get the most exposure for your brand!

Can I get my trade show bags printed?

Yes, you can get your bags printed. We give you two options:

Custom Manufactured Bags

  • You can get these bags made to your exact specifications for size, material, colour, and other options such as gussets, handles and more.
  • You get the lowest per bag price (so this tends to be the best option for large orders).
  • The lead time is a minimum of 6 weeks, but can take twice that time or longer imported orders.
  • There are minimum order quantities, so this is not suitable or affordable for smaller orders.
Custom Printed Bags
  • Small production runs mean shorter turn-around times - approximately 2-3 weeks.
  • Affordable for smaller orders.
  • Options are limited to a range of materials and sizes - not as much flexibility as custom manufactured jobs.
  • Higher per bag price.
If you would like to discuss your options with one of our staff, please contact us on 1800 555 343, or drop us an email at [email protected]. We would love to hear from you!

To purchase a trade show bag, how much lead-time should I allow?

Unprinted bags that are in stock - shipped within a couple of days.
Custom Printed Bags - usually be shipped in 2-3 weeks.
Custom Manufactured Printed Plastic Bags manufactured in Australia - approximately 6 weeks from artwork approval.
Any imported (i.e. manufactured overseas) printed bags - delivery usually is 12-14 weeks from artwork approval.

Preparing and knowing your dead line is important so that you have your bags organised before the beginning of the event or trade show.

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