FAQs 2017-10-25T10:58:28+00:00

Custom Packaging FAQs

Custom Bags (all shapes, sizes and materials)
Custom Boxes (standard folding and thermoformed)
Custom Stationery (to meet all your paper needs)

If you can think it up, we can do it! Contact a custom packaging rep to give it a try – contact us.

Bags:

  • Plastic Options: PET, KPET, MPET, Foil, BOPP, CPP, IPP, PP, LDPE, PVC, Nylon, Laminates
  • Bioplastic or Sustainable Options: PLA, Cellulose, Additives, Paper

Boxes:

  • PET, PVC, PP, Paper
  • Don’t see the material you are looking for there? Contact us to see if we can do that at our facilities.

Bags:
We can do most thicknesses, but the thicker the packaging the more material it uses and the higher the cost (though still very competitive in price).
Boxes:
Available from .25mm (10mil) to .45mm (18mil)

We can do any size up to 60″ for bags and up to 34″ x 44″ for backing boards. Contact us with any special size requests for boxes or other types of packaging or papers (chances are we can do it).

If you can dream it up, chances are we can do it. Here is a sample of some of the styles of bags and boxes we do most often:

  • Bags: Flap tape (adhesive on flap), protective closure (adhesive on body of bag), no flap, zip top, handle Bags, hanging bags, gussets and more!
  • Boxes: Soft Fold, Crystal Clear, Anti Scratch, Food Safe, Archival, Hanging, Auto Locking Bottoms, Frosted, two-piece, shapes (squares and rectangles, circles, purses, tubes, clamshells, blister trays, sheets, pillow)

Full color and spot color rotogravure printing with the capability of holographic, gradient, metallic, matte/glossy/combo finishes, and more. If you can think it up, give us the chance to try and do it!

When submitting artwork for a custom product, please follow the guidelines below to ensure timeliness and accuracy.

FILE FORMATS
Please submit original, layered files in one of the following formats:
Adobe Illustrator (*.ai)
Encapsulated Post Script (*.eps)
Adobe Photoshop (*.psd)
Editable PDF (*.pdf)
All images should be embedded into the design file. Please be sure to communicate any clear areas of the packaging (e.g., windows). Recommended: In addition to sending us the editable file(s), please send either a flattened jpg or pdf, of your final design, as a soft proof. With the proof of your design, our designers are better equipped to compare your approved design with the editable file(s) sent, ensuring that all elements are present.

FONTS
All fonts must be converted to outlines in the document or included with design files. The benefit of outlined fonts is that design remains intact, while the drawback is text cannot be edited. Outlined fonts are preferred.

COLORS
Please submit artwork in either Pantone (preferred) or CMYK. If using Pantone colors, you must include color codes (i.e., Pantone Number). Providing a printed sample to match colors will help ensure proper print matching (sample is not required). Please send any printed samples to the ClearBags representative you are working with. RGB format will NOT be accepted.

BLEED
Please use a 1/8” bleed (i.e., extend artwork 1/8” beyond dieline).

RESOLUTION
Resolution should be 300 dpi and 100% in size. Having our artists resize elements could result in image quality loss.

SUBMITTING ARTWORK
Please submit artwork to the representative assisting with your order via email (if less than 50MB), dropbox.com

That depends on the type of product and whether or not it is being printed.

The figures below are the average base prices for custom orders, meaning it is the minimum dollars that you should expect to spend on a give bag or box type. Actual quantities and costs will depend on the size of the bag and the complexity of the project.

Bags:

  • 1 or 2 colors 5000pcs
  • full colors  10,000pcs

Boxes:

  • Cardboxes boxes  500pcs
  • Paper boxes    1000pcs

Minimum order quantities apply. Varying lead times from 6-9 weeks standard by sea, or 2-4 weeks by express.

You will need to pay plate fees on custom printed orders starting at $60/plate. Each unique color will need its own plate, as will special printing options such as matte or metallized printing.

recycle_symbolAll Sinozipperbags plastic products are recyclable, however local and state recycling systems vary widely; contact your local recycling center to determine if they accept the product in question. Our Clear Bags are made from Polypropylene (PP) plastic and our Clear boxes are made from Polyvinylchloride (PVC) and PolyEthyleneTerePhthalate (PET).

Sinozipperbags recommends a shelf life of 6 months or less for Eco products, however, when maintained at normal temperature and humidity levels these products have an indefinite shelf life. Temperature extremes of hot and cold should be avoided. Recommended storage range is OF-120F maximum, ideally 72F. Keep away from heat and sources of ignition. Avoid extremes and sudden changes of environment. Avoid direct immersion in water. Failure to maintain these conditions will cause the material to begin to breakdown to a lower molecular weight material. These are not extraordinary conditions, they are the same conditions we apply to other plastic film products like Polystyrene, Polypropylene, HDPE, etc. The material can withstand excursions up to 140F but not in a continuous fashion as after a few hours in the presence of high levels of heat, high moisture and bacterial exposure the material will begin to compost much like the lettuce you would package in bags. Field testing has produced a maximum temperature of 117.7  F in a truck when the outside temperature was between 105 to 107 F.

One week by DHL UPS TNT etc. 20-30 days by sea. Most stock orders are shipped within one business day. Depending on the volume of orders, some orders may ship on the second business day. Orders for products that require custom cutting and printing, may take longer.

Go to the Log In page and log in to your account. From there you can track all of your orders. Only orders shipping via UPS and FedEx can be tracked. When your order is shipped, we will also email you the DHL, UPS , FedEx tracking number, which you can use to track your order if you did not create an account on this website.

The user can reject and return the gift if it is damaged or out of line. Be sure to refuse to sign and return the original, or request delivery. Please contact customer service, and we will handle this promptly in light of actual circumstances.

If you finish after receipt of goods delivery process that cause damage problem, we will not be responsible.( It only works for express delivery)

Stand up pouch volume (for reference only)

SizeRiceFlourMelon Seeds Dog Food
9*14+3cm80g40g30g40g
10*15+3cm100g50g40g50g
12*20+4cm300g170g90g130g
14*20+4cm370g230g130g180g
14*22+4cm420g350g160g230g
16*22+4cm550g400g210g330g
16*26+4cm650g510g260g380g
18*26+4cm890g650g360g440g
18*30+5cm1100g750g440g630g
20*30+5cm1400g1100g510g680g
22*31+5cm1600g1400g660g950g
23*35+5cm2500g1700g900g1300g
30*40+6cm3000g2500g1500g2000g

Box bottom zipper bag volume (for reference only)

SizeRiceRaisinWhite sugarCookies
10*20+6cm200g100g100g100g
12*22+6cm300g120g130g120g
14*24+6cm400g200g200g180g
16*26+8cm600g380g250g220g
18*28+8cm1000g500g400g320g
20*30+8cm2500g700g500g500g

Ziplock bags volume (for reference only)

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How to use zipper pouches?

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1.Packaging preparation

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2.Load Products into the bag

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3.Start heat sealing bag

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4.Heat sealing complete

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5.Tear the notch

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6.Tear off the seal

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7.Open the zip

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8. Close the zip, put the bag well.