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Flat Pouches


Take your products off the shelf and into people’s homes.

Professional packaging gets your products noticed. In a market where there is plenty of competition, a custom flat pouch will set your brand apart from the rest.

Custom printed flat pouches are an effective solution to protecting your products and increasing sales. Versatile and economical, this multiuse packaging protects your product while in transit. Flat pouches can be used on a variety of products, which include:

    • Food
    • Organic & Supplements
    • Health & Beauty
    • Household Products
    • Coffee & Tea
    • Pet Food
    • Granola & Cereals
    • Sweet & Snacks
    • Sports & Fitness

  • Flat pouch packaging also comes in a variety of sizes to hold different types of products:  

    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.

    Note: The capacity are approximations only. 

    Small flat barrier pouches like the 3.25” x 4.5” and 3.375” x 5.5” are great for storing single-serve snacks, tea, spices, and other small food items and cosmetics.  

    For storing small electronics and medical devices, you can use the 4” x 6”, 5” x 5.5”, and 5” x 7” pouches.  

    Larger food items, cosmetics, and accessories may fit well in the 6” x 7”, 7” x 9”, and 7” x 12” flat pouches.  


    Keep Your Products Fresh for Longer

    Printed flat pouches help extend the shelf life of your products with barrier films. These laminations protect the integrity of food by preventing moisture and oxygen from entering the pouch.  

    Food spoils faster when oxygen interacts with food, affecting the flavor and color of many products like coffee, tea, cheese, and meat. Lowering the amount of oxygen that enters packaging can help maintain the quality of your products. 

    Choose your flat pouch material based on the level of protection you need for your products. 

    White Barrier Film Clear Barrier Film Metallized Barrier Film
    Printing Full color Full color with window Full color metallic
    White Ink Printing n.a. Yes, included Yes, optional
    Average Thickness 4.6 mil. 4.6 mil. 3.1 mil
    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
    OTR (Oxygen Transfer Rate) <.05 <.05 <.08
    Oxygen Protection
    Moisture Protection
    Light Protection
    Dry Products
    Liquid Products

    Big Things Come in Flat Pouches  

    Custom printed flat pouches are your first introduction to consumers and can influence their decision to buy your product. Their design and message speak volumes about your brand. 

    Make your first impression count by designing attractive flat pouches that encourage people to pick up your product. 

    Applying white ink calls attention to a certain part of your artwork. You can set up white ink layers for your design by selecting any of the following options: 

    1. Yes, everywhere except window.

      All images and text will be printed over white ink, making them opaque and easily readable. The window will remain clear to showcase product inside.

    2. No, all metallic. White areas show silver.

      All printed areas will be metallic. White areas on the file will show as silver.

    3. Yes, my artwork file has white ink layer

      Your uploaded artwork will include a spot white color layer which we will follow. Choose this if your artwork has white text.

    Why choose UPrinting for your custom flat pouches

    Low Minimum

    Ordering pouches in smaller quantities means that you can quickly respond to your market's changing needs, seasonal variations, or regulations.

    Print On-Demand

    Order what you need, whenever you need it. Ideal for short runs, digital printing allows you to print pouches at any time.

    Fast Turnaround

    Market your products quicker. Shorter printing time and fast shipping allow you to put your products on the shelf in about 10 business days, not several weeks.


    Pay only for the cost of the product at checkout. We do not charge setup and plate fees, so you get your money’s worth for every piece of packaging you order.

    High-Performance Materials

    Puncture-resistant barrier materials prolong the shelf life of your products. Our pouches are well-suited for liquid, dry, and powdered products.

    Professional Full-Color Printing

    Give your product a premium look without the hefty price tag. Our pouches are digitally printed, so colors appear vibrant.

    How to order.

    Customize It
    Select the size and material that suits your needs. With plenty of options for customization, you can create packaging exactly as you want them.
    Upload It
    Our downloadable templates are set up with proper bleeds and margins so you can use your favorite graphic design software to create your artwork file.
    Approve It
    Your print file will go through a 30-point review. We will show you an online proof before we print so you can be sure that your design will turn out as you imagine it.

    Flat Pouches FAQs

    A: Finding out product shelf life requires a series of tests by a qualified testing company. We recommend getting in touch with an accredited shelf life testing lab before ordering flat pouches.

    A: Using an impulse heat-sealing machine is the best way to secure your products inside flat pouches. You can purchase these sealers from reliable sources including,, and

    A: Yes, you can order a sample pouch to see what UPrinting can do for your brand. Ordering a sample is the perfect opportunity for you to check the quality of our print.

    A: The zippers will be closed and you will need to open them to load the product.

    A: Please save your files in any of the following formats: PDF, JPG, PNG, TIF, EPS, Illustrator.

    Size. Color. Material. It's all here, and more.

    3 Paper/Stock Options

    Flat pouches templates.

    Save time by using our free templates. Our templates have been setup with proper bleeds and margins, assuring your print job turns out accurate. To download, select a file type and click on the size below.

    1,000,000+ business professionals trust us with their printing.
    Designers. Small businesses. Iconic brands. We print for you.
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    Your files will be reviewed for printing errors without paying a cent.

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    The product you want. The way you want. Professional printing guaranteed.