Today, there are reclosable grip and slide grip bags for just about everything, names we recognize on a daily basis – self-seal, resealable, Zip Lok, Zipper Top, Mini-grip, shipping and grippa’ bags.
In fact, over recent years the plastic bags have become highly advanced with the anti-static grip seal bag developed for electrical component packing and amber grip seal bags for light sensitive products. You name it; there is a bag for just about everything – beginning early in the morning with a small child’s bag of crayons that needs to be zipped up on the first day of school along with a packed lunch filled with little plastic bags of food.
The materials the bags are made from give it the name poly or reclosable plastic bags – mainly used to keep your food items fresh and non-food items organized. Even though most poly bags that are are used for food, they are perfect for anything from a flexible bag that opens and closes easily and is highly flexible.
An advantage of using reclosable bags over lidded bowls or wrapping with cellophane or Reynolds wrap is it provides archival and freezer safe methods. Along with being acid free, they protect the inside contents from moisture, dust and dirt. Another advantage of the clear bags is that they easily allow you to see what is inside the bags. Those that are colored still allow you to see inside the bag.
There are so many types of reclosable bags that it is impossible to have them all in one location, even though the local stores give it a good try. The best way to shop is by going on-line and looking for the best prices available from as many websites as you can find.
If you do not, it is hard to get a good picture of how the different types of bags stack up against each other with just what your local store has on hand. They are not all the same but have minor differences – thickness, odd sizes, zipper types, standard sizes, durability, colors, prices, shipping availability, mailing, specials, discounts, and so on. These all add up eventually in the final product.