Custom flexible packaging includes all types of bags, pouches, shrink sleeves, and more. It can be used for a multitude of applications and a wide array of industries. Custom flexible packaging ranges from converted finished bags to shrink sleeves that either come on a roll for automatic processing at your facility or in a form which you would fill individually. From powders to creams, to energy shots and food, there is a flexible packaging option that is perfect for you.
At Peek Packaging we can help with any custom flexible packaging project. Not only is flexible packaging a great way to display your product, but it also helps keep product fresh and can extend shelf life based on the different film combinations available. Our printing methods vary from digital printing for smaller runs to making printing plates for larger more continuous running items.
If your product is affected by light, a foil bag is probably the best barrier option available. Is it important that your product be seen? Maybe a printed pouch with a clear window is a better fit. Does your custom shrink sleeve need a perforation for ease of opening? Your choices are to make individual shrink sleeves or to use film on a roll and have the automated machinery add perforation into the packaging. Point being that no matter what your product is and what unique aspect is needed for your products, flexible packaging is a great way to go.
With the numerous variations in custom flexible packaging available let the Peek Packaging team match your product with the ideal solution to get your product in your target markets hands. See below for a few of the commonly used options we have available to suit your needs.
Stand Up Pouches
A custom stand up pouch is an all in one way to display your product in a retail environment. Custom stand up pouches can be made in almost any size and printed in any color scheme that you would like. The gusset which is widened at the bottom of the pouch gives a stable foundation to make it stand. A stand up pouch can have a resealable zipper for multiple uses of your product along with a tear notch for ease of opening your pouch. A stand up pouch can also consist of multiple different films so if you need a clear front but would like a white or foil back, we can make that happen.
3 Side Seal Pouches or Sachets
A 3 side seal pouch comes to you as an individual pouch, sealed on 3 sides and unsealed on one for you to fill your product and seal yourself. Being that you cannot stand the product itself in this pouch, multiples usually go into a custom chipboard box to be displayed or for sale as a whole package. Click here to see some examples of these displays.
A shrink sleeve is a style of film created when either heat or steam is applied to shrink down around a product, for example a 5 hour energy drink! Most items that need a shrink sleeve will need to be tamper evident so a tear notch and a perforation is often added. Designs are manipulated before production so it will remain correctly proportioned through the shrinking process. Since shrink sleeves are usually used for a bottled product, they can be either sold individually or in a POP Display on the counter in a retail setting similar to pouches.
Roll Stock is exactly what it sounds like, flexible packaging in a roll form. This can be converted into stick packs or sachets and more with the right machinery. Using roll stock increases efficient throughput of your product during the packing of the items. Roll stock can be used to create stick packs which are only sealed on two sides and is more of a tube like structure. It can also be used to create sachets which are sealed on 4 sides and would typically hold more product that a stick pack. While both items can be used and sold individually more often than not they are sold in a pack of multiples in a chipboard box as well.