FAQS - PORTO TRAGETASCHEN
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Two aspects play an essential role here: the question of one's own taste and that of the price. It is important to know for what purpose the bag is to be used and what requirements there are for the bag. We will be happy to advise you to find the best possible material for your purposes.
Almost all the papers used at porto are FSC® certified. However, for some products there are no corresponding FSC papers to meet the requirements of these products. WS-Team GmbH has been certified under certificate number C130790 since 23.01.2020.
You can send the print data by e-mail or WeTransfer. Of course, our FTP server is also available for uploading.
We will be happy to send you data sheets for the corresponding articles. You can then easily build your motif on these. Of course, your data will be professionally checked before printing begins and you will receive corresponding proofs as a PDF by e-mail.
porto is not an advertising agency, so we cannot offer you this service. We can, of course, do typesetting work or place your motif on a bag according to your specifications.
That is no problem. If required, we can also take care of picking and shipping to various branches for you.
Cotton: Is the most widespread and most important textile fibre in the world. The plant, from whose seed hairs the fibre is obtained, is mainly found in subtropical regions. With a length between 20 and 42 mm, cotton absorbs moisture well and quickly and has a very high tensile strength. Cotton creases easily and shrinks a little after washing, which can be disadvantageous depending on the intended use. It can be dyed well. Canvas: The derivation from the Latin (cannabis) reveals that this was originally a hemp fabric. However, nowadays it is more commonly known as a wide-meshed, lattice-like cotton fabric. Canvas is a very robust material that can be washed and, in contrast to conventional cotton, warps less and does not crease. Jute: Is obtained from the plant of the same name. One of the great advantages is that jute, as a natural fibre, is 100% biodegradable and therefore easily recyclable. Jute fibres can be dyed without any problems; the material provides a particularly luminous effect here. Jute is one of the strongest natural fibres and is therefore versatile.
Unfortunately, no clear statement can be made here. Factors such as raw material, energy consumption, water consumption, transport routes, manufacturing process, reusability, recyclability, etc. lead to very different results. A plastic bag made of LDPE with welded loop handles is comparatively very environmentally friendly when the above factors are considered. However, if you look at the raw material, namely oil, the plastic bag loses much of its environmental friendliness, as crude oil is a non-renewable raw material and is increasingly polluting the oceans. Paper carrier bags made of FSC-certified paper are different. Here, energy and water consumption is very high and transport distances can be very long. Paper bags are also often only used once. So they are not necessarily environmentally friendly, but they are made of renewable raw materials and can be completely recycled, even if they are disposed of in the open air, the environment is not decisively polluted. A list of the various factors can be made for each material and design.
Yes - porto has a variety of carrier bags in stock that can be printed in one colour within 5-7 working days. We can also make and deliver paper carrier bags with twisted paper cords completely within 10-12 working days.
We have a very extensive stock of bags which we have already made for our customers. As there are several million configuration options for carrier bags and pouches, it may happen that we do not have an exactly matching sample for an offer in stock. In these cases, we will send you a similar design sample.
All packaging made of any material that is passed on from the manufacturer to the distributor or end consumer for the reception, protection, handling, delivery or presentation of goods is subject to the Packaging Act. The law specifically mentions carrier bags made of paper and plastic that enable or support the transfer of goods to the end consumer. These are called service packaging. Thus, licence fees must be paid to the dual system, the Green Dot, for carrier bags that are put on the market in Germany. The distributor who puts packaging into circulation commercially or delivers it to end consumers, regardless of the distribution method or trade level, is responsible. The latter are normally our customers or the end customer of our customers. As a service, we offer all our customers the processing of the licence fees against payment.
FSC or Forest Stewardship Council is an international non-profit organisation that promotes responsible forest management. The goal of the FSC is to ensure that forests are managed in such a way that not only today's needs can be met, but also the needs of future generations. To this end, for example, companies that are committed to respecting the rights of indigenous peoples, guaranteeing biodiversity and preserving forests with a high conservation value are awarded the FSC seal. porto Tragetaschen is a manufacturer and retailer of paper carrier bags and also holds an FSC® certificate (FSC® C130790). porto Tragetaschen has obtained this certification because it wants to demonstrably ensure that the FSC® papers come from FSC®-certified forestry when purchasing the materials. The award of the FSC® seal is only achieved through a strict audit, which is regularly re-examined. This means you can be sure that paper carrier bags from porto Tragetaschen are produced in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. Ask us about our certified products.
All our carrier bags are manufactured in factories that work according to legal requirements. The conventions of the ILO (International Labour Organisation) are also observed. The ILO is an organisation of the united nations and covers a wide range of topics from the world of work, such as equal treatment, occupational health and safety or wages. The ILO's recommendations are incorporated into national legislation through parliaments. This ensures fairness and fair pay. porto carrier bags that are not produced within the EU, for example fabric bags that are primarily produced in Pakistan, India or China, we offer with additional Fairtrade certification.
In the world of carrier bags, you will hardly find a manufacturer who can respond to your requirements in such an individual way. And that even for small quantities. porto carrier bags has been working successfully with retailers and the advertising industry for years. Retailers want porto carrier bags to convey not only function, but also aesthetics and uniqueness. The advertising industry likewise. In addition, advertising professionals appreciate the creativity and technical expertise of porto carrier bags. This enables us to make the impossible possible and, above all, to meet the time pressure, the special wishes and the demand for cost-effectiveness of the advertising industry.
porto carrier bags are produced in an environmentally friendly way and, above all, are designed so that they can be reused. The issue of sustainability in the products, the bags themselves, is just the beginning: we are constantly working on an increasingly paperless office, we only use green electricity tariffs and our vehicle fleet is as environmentally friendly as it can be. porto carrier bags are transported in hybrid vehicles or in small modern cars with low consumption. Depending on which solution makes the most sense. At the same time, we are constantly on the lookout for new materials and carrier bags that are produced in a way that conserves resources. More about this in our "News".
Theoretically, porto delivers carrier bags to all countries in the world. Our expertise in logistics is comprehensive. We deliver small quantities individually or large stock quantities selectively as well as to different addresses in different countries. We handle the entire process, including customs.
This basically depends on the choice of bag as well as the design, the material, the size and the printing. Because in the end, the production method of the bag determines the minimum quantity that has to be purchased. There are designs where we can offer you the bag from 2 or 3 pieces. But depending on your choice, the minimum quantity can be 100, 300, 500, 1,000, 3,000, 5,000, 10,000 or even 50,000 pieces. The easiest thing to do is to state your desired quantity when making your enquiry. Then we can tell you whether the quantity is possible or, if so, which type of bag and production is the most sensible for your requirement.
No, of course not. You automatically receive advice from us at no additional cost. The preparation of a quotation is also always free of charge at porto Tragetaschen. If you would like a custom-made bag, for which a prototype of the bag is created, costs will be incurred as soon as the first sample bag is produced. However, you will always be informed in advance and can see from the order and order confirmation when and to what extent costs will be incurred.