As a professional in the field, you are aware of the key considerations which MUST be fully reviewed and provided to the manufacturer before any reasonable cost or lead time commitment can be made.

These considerations are:

  • Material – the actual structure that will be used in the final package

  • Package style – Whether a stand up pouch, a flat 3 side seal pouch, a large gusset bag…or perhaps your company possesses automatic machinery which will apply the plastic zipper and form the bag from our preprinted roll stock.
  • Quantity – One reason the experienced professionals in the industry receive priority response from IMPAK technical support personnel is their clear understanding that with machinery operating in excess of 650 feet per minute it is virtually impossible to provide any intelligent recommendation without a projected quantity. (If you have visited this page to learn what the professionals know, perhaps you should learn more about our capabilities Primer on Printed Packaging)

With over 62 materials in stock and the ability to produce flat pouches from 2” by 2” up to 67” by 114” or stand pouches in 3 different bottom gusset styles.

Why not gravure statement. Is there ever a reason to use flexographic printing? Absolutely. If you need a very short run of pouches, for example, 2000 3-side seal flat pouches or 5000 FLAT ZipSeal pouches, a 13” 6-color flexo press can be the solution to your needs.

NOTE: We do not recommend the 13" press for stand pouches which require more material and thus have much higher minimum volume requirements. However at 15,000 pouches, IMPAK Corp is still the most competitive supplier of short run/low quantity (15,000) stand pouches available to be found. (See Short Run Printing Guidelines)

There are further options for short run printing that have faster turnaround times but have simple choices in copy or image.

The process is known as inline hot stamping.