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Printing on stand-up pouches

Posted: October 14th, 2015, 12:51 pm
by engelhjs
I'm helping a friend out with some food packaging, and he wants to use a stand-up pouch similar to the one in the picture below. The company he's buying the pouches from offers hot-stamped graphics, but they're pretty restrictive in terms of size, tolerance, color, etc. He was asking me about alternatives, and I figured he could take them to any old screen printer and have them done. Is there any reason that wouldn't work?

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Re: Printing on stand-up pouches

Posted: October 14th, 2015, 3:47 pm
by iab
Depends on the outer film (stand-up pouches are several laminated layers).

The heat from hot stamping allows for better adhesion than a cold screen.

Get a sample pouch. Smear ink on it. See if it sticks.

Re: Printing on stand-up pouches

Posted: October 15th, 2015, 9:29 am
by iab
One other issue. To make a stand-up pouch, you fold the film and there will be a transition from 2 layers of film to 4 layers of film. It is not flat. Screen printing may have issues at that transition.

Re: Printing on stand-up pouches

Posted: October 17th, 2015, 12:53 pm
by Dan Lewis
iab is right on both counts. Just out of curiosity, I searched printing on stand up pouches to see what's new, I hadn't looked for a while. I came across Rosastar Digital Pouches. I was surprised by the options, relatively low minimum quantities and reasonable cost.

http://www.roastar.com/