F.A.Q.

Stock Pouches

What styles and sizes of pouches do you carry?

We stock a wide variety of pouch styles which can accommodate almost anything you’d like to package! Clear windows and zippers are available on most of our products.

  • Stand Up – various sizes from 28g to 5kg
  • Flat Bottom – various sizes from 100g to 1kg
  • Spout Pouches
  • Side Gussets – various sizes from 50g to 2kg
  • Kraft pouches
  • Vacuum pouches

Don’t see anything here that suits you? Check out our custom pouch options! 

Are your pouches recyclable?

The individual materials we use in our conventional pouches are recyclable. However, most recycling facilities are unable to separate the materials in order to properly recycle them – this is typical in the flexible packaging industry. Find out more about the environmental impact of plastics in our blog.

If you are looking for an option that is even more eco-friendly, we offer compostable options.

Do you have compostable bags?

Yes, our custom pouches are available in compostable material. Our films and inks are third-party certified 100% home and industrial compostable, which means they can go in your backyard compost pile or green bin*. Our adhesives are still undergoing certification, however we expect that to be complete by 2020.

* check with your local waste processing facility to see if they will accept these products in your green bin

How do I determine what is the best size of pouch for my product?

We are happy to put together a customized sample pack for you – all you have to do is pay for the shipping. This will allow you to become more familiar with our sizes and finishes, which will help you determine what best suits your needs.

Request a sample pack. 

Do you carry foil pouches?

We do carry and manufacture pouches with a metalized layer.

Can I order samples?

We are happy to put together a customized sample pack for you – all you have to do is pay for the shipping. This will allow you to become more familiar with our sizes and finishes to help you determine what best suits your needs.

Request a sample pack. 

 

Custom Digitally Printed Pouches

What is the lead time for custom pouches?

Our lead time for digitally printed pouches is typically around 2-3 weeks from the customer’s final sign-off on their proofs, however this may vary depending on the time of the year or any material shortages. Your representative will advise you when you place your order.

Can you make any size and type of flexible packaging?

Yes! Our custom pouches can be created to the exact size that you require for your product. We offer a wide variety of pouch styles which can accommodate almost anything you’d like to package. Clear windows and zippers are available on most of our products.

  • Stand Up – various sizes from 28g to 5kg
  • Flat Bottom – various sizes from 100g to 1kg
  • 2 Side Seal
  • 3 Side Seal
  • Quad Seal
  • Spout Pouches
  • Side Gussets – various sizes from 50g to 2kg
  • Kraft pouches
  • Vacuum pouches

What are "optimized" sizes ?

These sizes have been optimized in order to reduce waste during printing and production - they have the same capacity as a stock bag but have been formatted for efficiency. Due to this optimization, we are able to offer these sizes at a lower cost.

How many colours can I use in my design?

Thanks to our digital printing process, you can print in an endless array of colours at no extra cost.

Are there any cylinders or plates involved in the printing process?

Our digital printing process does not require plates or cylinders – that means quicker turn- around times and no plate costs!

What is the minimum order?

There are no minimums, however orders under 500 units are considered a sample run and do require a flat fee of $1,500 - $2,000 to cover set-up and production costs.

Do you offer a compostable option?

Absolutely! We are proud to offer compostable custom pouches, designed and
manufactured locally to suit your needs.

I don’t want any artwork, but I need a custom size – can you do that?

Yes we can!

 

Digital Design Services

What design services do you offer?

We offer design services for virtually any of your business needs – we pride ourselves on working with customers to take their ideas from concept to fully branded packaging with an eCommerce website, custom photography, social media presence, business cards and even trade show backdrops and banners. Check out our RT Design page for more.

How many colours can I use in my design?

Thanks to our digital printing process, you can print in an endless number of colours at no extra cost.

Can you assist me with my pouch artwork?

Yes, we have a full in-house design team available to help you along the way.

What does the cost to design a new pouch include?

In order to ensure that we capture your vision, you will start by meeting with the designer to discuss your needs. They will then create you with 3 unique concepts to choose from. Once you’ve chosen your preferred concept, you will work with the designer through up to 2 rounds of revisions. Your final approved artwork will then be sent to print upon final approval of the proofs.

 

Digital Labels

Can you print any size label?

Yes we can.

What material can you print on?

Our standard labels are printed on a high-gloss material, however we can manufacture them on matte material and laminated for freezer use.

How many colors can we print?

Our digital printing process allows us to print an unlimited number of colours in a design at no extra charge.

What is the minimum order?

There is no minimum order requirement.

 

Co-Packing

Is there a minimum order for co-packing?

There is no minimum, however our pricing is based on volume. 

Get a quote!

What kind of products can you pack?

Spices, sugar, candy, liquids - we can pack almost anything!

What information is required from me during the co-packing process?

We require that the customer provides us with any certificates which may be applicable to their product. Customers must also ensure that packing slips are provided by their suppliers. Any other details (blending quantities, boxing instructions, batch codes, etc.) must be explicitly laid out by the customer.

Can you ship directly to my customers?

Yes, please see Copacking & Fulfillment for more details on the fulfillment services we offer.

Can you store my product for me after packing is complete?

We do charge a fee for storage – please see Copacking and Fulfillment for more details on the fulfillment services we offer.