Paper Hand Towel Options

Paper Hand Towel Options

There are many options in the UK for Paper Hand Towels, making the right choice will be based on your business type and your budget. If your budget is low and your footfall is high then you would imagine the cheapest case price would be your best choice. However, you should really be thinking about the waste involved and the cost per use per towel.

Things to look out for when costing Paper Hand Towels

I’ll use an example from The current (27th Sept 2018) pricing on 2 towels, C Fold 1ply Green and V Fold 1ply Green. You will see the current case price on both. The C fold is cheaper per case price but if you look into the specification you will see that you get 2080 more towels per case with the V Fold. The costing below shows a price per 100 towels. The saving is based on the amount of towels per case and doesn’t take into account the extra towels used when you have C Fold. To conclude, for us it’s a no brainer! V Fold Hand Towels works out so much better value for money and less waste. The gsm on both towels are the same. There is a difference with the towel size but saying that, C fold hand towels are not very often opened out to a full size towel.

  Pack Size CASE PRICE PRICE per 100
C Fold Green 2520 £11.50 £0.46
V Fold Green 4600 £15.50 £0.34


Are you confused about how many different types of Paper Hand Towels there are available? How easy is it to decide which towels are best for you and your company? I suppose it does come down to budget, we all want the best product for the cheapest price. Scouring the internet for the cheapest hand towels can also be so time consuming and lets face it, boring. Trying to work out case sizes, grammage, towel sizes, how many plies does a towel have, it’s never ending. What we have found is the most comprehensive economy range available is from Desna Professional Products. You will find all common folded type hand towels suitable for all dispensers.


c fold paper hadn towel collection

To recap, although C Fold towels are common and do the job we do recommend a interleaved paper towel. Based on the above comparison we have offered an easy solution for you to save money with our V Fold Paper Towel range. Give it a go and tell us what you think!

We’ve found some amazing Hand Towel prices if you want to Save on Supplies.

Z Fold Paper Hand Towels

Z Fold Paper Hand Towels

Z Fold hand towels are a popular choice with those who want to save money. When drying your hands it is important to have a hand towel that is open so that the whole surface area can be used to absorb wet hands. This hand towel is designed to be open once dispensed from a wall mounted hand towel dispenser.

Z Fold Hand Towels Options

We have more than one option when it comes to Z Fold Paper Towels offering value, economy and quality. Even 1 ply Blue Hand Towels offer a great hand dry due to a high gsm.

  • Blue
  • White
  • 1ply, 2ply or 3ply
  • Recycled Tissue
  • Pure Cellulose, Virgin Tissue
  • Brands include Papernet, Katrin, Tork, Desna

The Best Selling Z Fold Hand Towel

As much as we sell many economy hand towels including the ever popular Z Fold 1ply Blue towel we sell so many more Z Fold Paper Hand Towels 2ply White. Boxed in 3000 sheets per case you can find many great deals. One of the best deals you will find online is from offering a pallet deal at only £13.50 per case. Single case and parcel prices are also available at amazing rates. This is a mixed recycled grade tissue of 50% Recycled and 50% pulp. Each towel size is 220 x 240mm and more than adequate for a complete towel dry of no more than 3-4 hand towels per dry. Each ply is 18 gsm totalling in in a 36gsm hand towel. Micro Embossing the 2 plies together is more than enough for the plies not to come apart and offers a soft and strong towel. Desna Products has a great range of paper disposables including a range of Z Fold Paper Towels to choose from.

Papernet Z Fold Paper Hand Towels, Special Range

Part of the Papernet Luxury range of Hand Towels from Sofidel. As good as the above recycled Z fold are there are customers who don’t worry about costs and simply want the best. Papernet offer a deluxe Z Fold towel made from pure cellulose that is glue embossed. This towel is 20gsm per ply totalling 40gsm per towel witha  size of 22 x 24cm. You can download the Data Sheet here for more information. Each sheet has a wave embossed pattern to enhance the quality, look and feel.


Hand Dryers v Paper Hand Towels

Hand Dryers v Paper Hand Towels

The big debate. Over the years we’ve heard many people argue about whether hand dryers are better than hand towels. We’ll try to stay neutral in this post even though we do have our own opinion.

It’s sounds obvious that if you don’t have to buy Paper Hand towels then you dont have to spend any money. Well that’s not really the case. You firstly have to purchase Hand Dryers, these can range from as little as £55 for the cheap 2kw Blue Dry Junior dryers. The problem with a 2kw hand dryer is that it takes ages to dry your hands and to be honest, who wants to wait around in toilets for more than time than they need to? Not me, that’s for sure!

For the more expensive Automatic Hand Dryers you can expect to pay up to £1000. There are deals to be had if you’re a savvy shopper. In our experience, you can find a decent hand dryer for approximately £300. At this price range you can find dryers that promise a 10 second hand dry. Saying that i would expect to take a little longer to dry my hands properly. Even with paper towels i would expect to take my time.

What is more Hygienic, Hand Towels or Hand Dryers?

its fair to say that everyone has their own opinion and regardless of what reports my say, people have t make decision’s based on their budget and needs. If it was up to us here, Paper Hand Towels would be the choice. Not just because were here to make money or sell you products but because when i want to dry my hands in a public washroom i want to wash and go as quickly as i can with dry hands. Standing in peoples way waiting for a dryer to work it’s magic take forever in my opinion and when you do get a dryer that works quickly you still walk out the bathroom and wipe your hands on your pants, they never really feel dry!

We fund a great article from the NHS back in 2013 that goes into detail and also supports the use of paper hand towels over hand dryers. Take a look and feel free to comment and voice your opinion.

Centrefeed Hand Towels

Centrefeed Hand Towels

Should you really be using Centrefeed as a Hand Towel?

In our opinion no! For distributors to offer Centrefeed rolls as a hand towel option is often good business as it does mean that you come back quicker to buy your next batch of rolls. In saying that, we are aware that many end users choose Centrefeed rolls as a first choice hand towel and no matter what advice they are given they, for some reason stick with centrefeed.

We would much prefer to offer a solution that works and offers value for money. All of the Paper Hand Towel options you see throughout this website are designed to dry your hands, some offer comfort, others offer value and the rest are what we would recommend which offer both.

Why we Don’t Recommend Centrefeed to Dry Your Hands.

Waste!! It’s the biggest problem with using centrefeed rolls to dry your hands as it can be so misused. There are options to buy a controlled centrefeed from Tork. Tork offer a system call Reflex which tears off at a set perforration once pulled from a wall mounted dispenser. In saying that though yout only get a small sheet per tear and we have estimated approx 5 to 6 sheets are the minimum amount needed to dry your hands. Tork Reflex was a system manufactured by Lotus Professional who are now Tork and is designed for wiping up spillages and the general wiping of surfaces. If we were to ever recommend a centrefeed roll to be used for drying hands then this is the most cost effective.

Standard centrefeed dispensers and rolls that don’t offer a controlled option can be costly. The easiest way to check for waste is to check your washroom bins. Unravel a few lengths of the waste rolls and see for yourself how much of the tissue has actually been used to dry hands. Over the years i’ve done this exercise many times and have seen over 2 metres of tissue beed pulled out to dry a simple hand wash. Thats approx 10 sheets of a normal square hand towel. Manufacturers say you should need no more than 5 hand towels to dry your hands and 3-4 should be effective.

So What Are Centrefeed Rolls for if not for Drying Hands?

Glad you asked! Centrefeed rolls are disigned to be a wiping roll to mop up spillages, similar to Kitchen Rolls but more compact and much better value. They are also used for wiping windows and glass but we must stress, don’t use blue rolls for this, please use white as blue tissue is a dyed tissue that can leak blue dye when certain chemicals are used in conjunction. Blue Rolls are a dyed tissue, designed for the catering and engineering industry. If you enter any professional kitchen in a hotel or restaurant you will most likely see a wall mounted centrefeed dispenser. We have found a great range of centrefeed dispensers available at online store.

centrefeed dispensers

Cheapest Centrefeed Wiping Rolls

We’re all looking out for the best deals when it comes to buying centrefeed rolls. Getting the best deal is not easy though as there are so many specs available and even cases sizes. In our opinion, you’re always best going for a 150m full spec centrefeed. Flat sheet, without embossing. We’ve foung many Embossed centrefeed rolls to be quite weak in strength and not very absorbent. To see the best bulk buy deals you should visit The centrefeed deals are very competitive with carriage included, plus they offer better deals. If you negotiate deals over the phone. Bulk buy full pallet deals are by far the best we’ve found online!