How to design your own packaging bags?
For companies that are new to an industry, they often don’t have a clue as to how to design the packaging of their products. They just feel that there are a lot of things to do, but they often have no way to start. As a packaging bags manufacturer who has involved in designing and producing packaging bag for more than 20 years , our suggestions are as below.
If I want to design packaging bags for my product, first of all I want to know what types of packaging bags are available for this product on the market, which form of packaging is the most popular, and the pricing strategy for various packaging forms. Generally speaking, customized packaging bags are mainly divided into fin-seal bags, flat bags, stand up pouches, side gusset bags, flat bottom bags, vacuum bags, spouted pouches, shaped bags and rollstock, etc.
Fin-seal bag: divided into flat fin-seal bags and side gusset fin-seal bags. The flat fin-seal bags is similar to flat bags, with only front and back panels. The sealing is in the middle of the back and the bottom and the top. The side gusset fin seal bag has four sides, front and back, left and right, and the seal is at the top, bottom and the middle of the back. Most of the fin-seal bags in the market are folded and heat-sealed by rollstock by the co-pack’s packaging machine. Many large brands have their own folding packaging machines. They only need to buy printed rolls, then fill the products into the rolls, and use the packaging machines to fold and heat seal the rolls. Of course, this type of bag can also be purchased from packaging bags manufacturer if you don’t have packaging machine.This type of packaging bag cannot be added zipper, and the cost is relatively low.
The flat bag is the simplest type of packaging bag, with only two display surfaces on the front and back. Before filling, the bottom and both sides edge of the packaging bag are heat-sealed, and there is only one opening for filling products. It can be heat sealed afterwards. The use of this kind of packaging bag only needs the co-pack has a heat sealing machine.
Stand-up pouch is the most popular kind of packaging bag. In addition to the front and back of the packaging bag, there is also a gusset bottom. When the product is filled in, the gusset bottom will be opened, so that the packaging bag can stand on the shelf to display.
The flat-bottom bag has more display surfaces, front, back, two sides and bottom. Compared with the side bag, the flat-bottomed bag has a flat bottom, and the whole bag looks flat and can stand stably on the shelf, the cost of this kind of packaging bag is relatively higher than that of other bag types, and it is generally used to pack pet food, premium nuts, snacks and other products.
Vacuum bag refers to a food packaging bag that can be vacuumed. From the perspective of the bag type, it is generally a flat bag or a side gusset bag. The special plastic film is used to ensure the packaging bag's puncture resistance and airtightness.
The spout bag generally refers to the addition of a spout on the stand-up pouch for packaging beverages, wine, squeeze food and other products.
According to the product's pricing strategy and research the most popular packaging bags for this type of product in the market, the type of the packaging bag can be confirmed. Then we need to confirm the packaging bag size.The size of the packaging bag is the most important confirmation step. Before buying the packaging bag, you must make sure that the packaging bag of this size is filled with the product and the effect is what you want, not too big or too small.
After you confirm the weight or quantity of the contents of each packaging bag, you can find a product of the same weight on the market and measure the size, or buy a product of this type directly, and use the packaging bag to fill your product to determine the packaging size, or contact the packaging bag manufacturer to get their recommendations. You can ask similar size packaging bags samples from the packaging bag supplier and fill your product w to confirm the size. If the above ways are not convenient, you can use the plastic film available around you to easily make the packaging bag you want. You can follow the content of the link below to make it.
In addition to determining the bag type and size, you also need to confirm the material and some characteristics of the packaging bag.
The material of the packaging bag mainly needs to be confirmed is whether you need a matte material or a glossy material, whether you need a foiled layer, generally we recommend using a foiled layer if your product need to be stored avoiding the light, and the foiled packaging bag looks more classic. And make sure if you need kraft paper layer,if you need a foiled layer meanwhile need a clear window.Make sure you need to open a window for kraft paper packaging bags.There are also some special material for the packaging bags. For example, if you need to vacuum, it is generally recommended to use materials with higher puncture resistance. Retort packaging bags need to use high temperature resistant materials, and static products need anti-static materials, so it is best to provide your product information as detail as you can to the packaging bag manufacturer when customizing the packaging bag, so as to help you find a more suitable material for your product.
Finally, it is necessary to confirm whether the packaging bag needs to be printed, whether it needs zipper, whether it needs a hang hole, whether it needs an exhaust valve, whether it needs a handle, usually a tear notch is added to the packaging bag, which can help consumers to tear the packaging bags easily .
After confirming the above information, you can ask the packaging bag supplier to provide dieline, so you can design your artwork directly on dieline. Then send the finished artwork to the packaging bag supplier for mass production.
Post time: May-10-2021