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Flat Pouches – A Versatile Packaging Solution

An ideal solution for food as well as health and beauty products, flat pouches are a smart and convenient way of packaging smaller portions of drink mixes, supplements, and snacks. Flat pouches are a versatile packaging solution for products that need to stay fresh, clean, and sealed. These pouches typically used for dry items such as headphones, trail mix, and other small knick-knacks, but they can also hold wet products such as sauces, ready-to-eat meals, or even beauty creams and face masks.


The Right Size for Your Needs

Our flat pouches are available in the following pouch sizes with corresponding weight capacities to suit your needs:

Pouch Size Capacity
 3.25" x 4.5"  1 gram
 3.375” x 5.5”  1 oz.
 4” x 6”  2 oz.
 5” x 5.5”  2 oz.
 5” x 7”  2-3 oz.
 6” x 7”  4 oz.
 7” x 9”  8 oz.
 7” x 12"  8 oz.

When Materials Matter

Barrier films protect your product from the impact of oxidation, moisture, and unpleasant odors that can affect its quality. All of our pouches are made with high-barrier material with an oxygen transfer rate (OTR) of .06 to .065.

We offer pouches in the following materials:

  • Clear Barrier Film is excellent for showing products off to customers and has the additional benefit of being crease- and crack-proof;
  • White Barrier Film offers a good solid background for full-color printing; and
  • Metallized Barrier Film is a polymer film coated on one side with a layer of aluminum to give it a glossy silvery appearance.

Each of these materials has the following properties in production:

Film Type Clear Barrier Film White Barrier Film Metallized Barrier Film
Average Thickness 4.6 mil. 4.6 mil. 3.1 mil
Oxygen Transfer Rate (OTR) <0.5 <0.5 <0.8
Construction 48ga. PET/3.0 mil. EVOH Coex/Ink/Laminate 48ga. PET/3.0 mil. EVOH Coex/Ink/Laminate 48ga. MET PET/1.5 mil. mLLDPE/Ink/Laminate
Oxygen Protection Full Full Optimal
Moisture Protection Optimal Optimal Full
Light Protection None Minimal Full
Printing Full-color with window Full-color Full-color metallized
White Ink Printing Yes, included Not applicable Yes, but optional

Note that all three film types are ideal for food items and can be used for both dry and liquid contents.


You can opt to add either of these coatings for additional shine or protection:

  • Gloss lamination adds a brilliant shine to the surface while making images more striking; or
  • Matte lamination which gives a satin-like texture and makes any text easy to read.

The zippers for these pouches are 10mm in height and centered vertically at 1.5” from the top trim.


Additional Options

Round or Euro-style hang-holes for suspended display can be punched 1/4” from the top rim of each package.

Tear notches on both sides of the top for easy opening are automatically included.

Bulk orders start at 100 pieces.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a minimum quantity for flat pouch orders?

No, there is no required minimum quantity to place an order. You can print as many flat pouches as you want. You can even print one as a sample. Once you proceed with a bigger order, you can choose a quantity between 100 to 50,000.


Is next day printing available?

Printing custom pouches takes a longer production time to get ready. Our standard printing time for flat pouches is six business days.


How much does it cost to print flat pouches?

The cost of flat pouches would depend on the size, material, and quantity. You can save more when you print larger quantities. For instance, when you print 100 pouches, each one will cost $4.18. When you order 1,000 flat pouches, the cost comes out to just $0.54 apiece.



Questions

I need pouches printed both sides. Is that possible?

Asked by: Aura
We can definitely print on the front and back on the outside of the pouches. We're currently not able to print on the inside as this has a laminate to protect the product once packed. You can send a request for a print template to customercare@nextdayflyers.com--this should help you get a better idea of how to set up your artwork for front and back printing. Make sure to let us know the product, size, and color (full color, full color with window, or full-color metalized) you need so we can send you the right template. You can also give us a call at 855-898-9870 for further assistance with the file set-up.
Answered by: Vanne
Date published: 2020-10-14

Are these pouches food grade safe?

Asked by: SteveCT
Yes--the outer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is compliant for direct food contact (FDA21 CFR177.1630); the inside sealant is compliant for direct food contact (FDA21 CFR177.1520).
Answered by: Vanne
Date published: 2020-09-18

Hi. where can I see the clear window version of the flat pouch, also can I get the pouch in a custom size, slightly bigger? Thank you

Asked by: Anonymous
Hi! Thank you for your question! the clear window option will be available under the printing type. You may change the printing type here: https://www.nextdayflyers.com/pouches/flat-pouches.php then under &quot;Printing&quot;, please select &quot;Full color with clear window&quot;. We would be happy to check if we can customize the size for you! Please provide us the full specifications of your potential order so we can get you a quote. You can submit a custom quote request here: https://module.nextdayflyers.com/secure/custom-printing-quote
Answered by: Skye
Date published: 2021-01-07

Are metallic gold flat pouches available, or only metallic silver?

Asked by: Theo
If you select &quot;Full Color Metallized&quot;, we will print your artwork on a silver metallic material. If you want a metallic gold appearance, you can include a yellow background in your file; this will appear as metallic gold provided that the file is set up without a white ink layer underneath the yellow. For this, you can contact our customer service team at 855-898-9870 for assistance in setting this up.
Answered by: Vanne
Date published: 2020-09-18

Flat pouches, printing with window. I have several questions.&nbsp; 1.) what is the inside dimensions of the 4x6? 2.) Does proving reflect only 1 ink color?&nbsp; 3.) is the entire pouch printed or is it only a specific area?&nbsp; 4.) They can be heat sealed?

Asked by: Anonymous
Hi there, Thank you for your question. First, the inside dimension for a 4x6 pouch is 4.36 for the height and 3.50 for the width. 2 Second, we have an option for full-color printing. Third, Yes we can print on the entire pouch Forth, Yes this can be heat sealed. We also have an option to have a reclosable zipper if you want a neat close. Thanks
Answered by: Skye
Date published: 2021-06-11
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