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Custom Flat Pouches & Flat Pouch Packaging

A family group shot of all the different types of custom lay flat pouch Carepac offers 3 Seal Pouch, 2 Seal Pouch, Fin Seal Pouch and Poly Bags

Customized Flat Pouches

The truth is that professional packaging gets your product noticed just as much as mailing a free sample or postcards, and getting noticed is the ticket to success for many businesses. This is easier said than done, though, especially in markets that are heavily saturated with stiff competition. Fortunately, CarePac’s custom flat pouches can help set your brand's pouches apart from the rest!

Not only are custom flat pouches effective at getting your brand noticed by customers, but they’ll protect what’s inside from oxygen and moisture. This is especially important for food and snack companies, where a spoiled product can leave a sour taste (and a lasting impression) in the mouths of customers - both literally and figuratively.

So, what can CarePac’s custom flat pouches do for you? And can pouches be customized to represent your brand the way you want them to? What are their advantages over other types of packaging? We’re here to answer those questions - and more!

Types of Flat Pouches

There are several flat pouch configurations to choose from. The most popular flat pouch styles are:
2-seal and 3-seal bags. The primary difference is that with 2-seal pouches the bottom is a continuous run of materials while 3-seal bags have a sealed bottom. Other Flat Pouch configurations include poly bag sodder edge bags, and fin-seal flat pouches.
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3 Seal Pouches

3-seal pouches are sealed on three sides and come in two configuration styles. Top loading and bottom loading. Top load bags are loaded by you through the same end the consumer will extract the product, while bottom load is the opposite. 
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2 Seal Pouches

2-seal fold over lay flat bags are similar to 3-seal but the bottom of the bag is a single continuous fold of materials. The fold over bottom is a traditional style of pouch and has some advantages with powdered products over three seal pouches.  
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Fin Seal Pouches

Fin-Seal style bags are a configuration that is more typically associated with form fill seal machine bags. But some customers prefer this well known configuration over other flat bag configurations, because consumers are accustomed to it. 
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Poly Bags

Poly bags are a low cost configuration which is good for low barrier bag uses such as retail carry away uses. Poly bags are a traditional soldered sides which are not as strong as the sealed sides found on 2-seal and 3-seal pouches. 

Customization Options For
 Flat Pouches

Sometimes called “custom lay-flat pouches”, these pouches lay down flat on a counter and are often used in the food and snack industries for coffee and teas, granolas and cereal, supplements, and snacks. This isn’t to say that they can’t be used in other industries - our customers also use a custom lay-flat pouch for pet food, household products, and beauty supplies, or for mailing a sample. 

So, interested in custom flat pouches but need to find out how you can custom order them? Read on to learn more about CarePac’s unique custom bags and our customization capabilities.

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With our design customization, the look and feel of your bag is in your hands. We can custom add your logo, customize the colors, or add unique features like a viewing window or hang hole. We can also go with full color or partial. 

Custom Lay Flat Pouch Matte or Gloss: Choosing the Right Laminating Film Finish

CarePac has a variety of finishes to choose from, from soft touch and glossy for a high-quality look and feel to standard finishes that can help you save on costs.

How to Choose the Right Pouch Size for Your
Flat Pouch Product

Although we do have set sizes that are always in stock, we can also custom order the size of our bags to meet your unique needs. Just give us the full dimensions and we’ll make it happen before printing.

As you can see, we can customize virtually every part of your custom flat pouch, from the top to the bottom and everywhere in between. Have questions about customization that weren’t answered here? Contact our customer service team for more information.

Advantages of Flat Pouch
Packaging That's Custom

There are many benefits of flat pouches that make them a superior option to other packaging options. Here are just a few of the unique advantages of flat pouches.

Easy to Load

Flat pouches are super easy to load, especially bottom-loading three seal bags. This means it’ll be easy for you to add product to the bag in a quick and efficient manner.


Flat pouches are puncture-resistant and guaranteed to keep out moisture and oxygen. This is essential for food and snacks, but also supplements and cleaning products which can lose effectiveness if exposed to the elements.


These bags are more cost-effective than many other packaging options on the market. On top of that, they store flat, too, meaning you’ll be able to easily store and transport even more bags in your warehouse.

Flat Pouch Display Bag with Hang Hole

Hang Hole Display

With our convenient hang holes, you can display your product on the shelf or from a hanging display. This makes it easier for your product to be displayed and, ultimately, makes it easier for your product to end up in the hands of a brand new customer. And this isn’t everything! There are so many unique advantages of selecting flat pouches that we simply cannot list them all here. Reach out to our customer service team for more information on what sets custom flat pouches apart from the rest.

Custom Flat Pouch Bags: FAQs

As a leading manufacturer of lay flat pouches, we get a lot of questions about them. Here are some of the most common questions:

Q: How many do I have to buy?

We make it easy for our customers and have very low MOQs. We do prototyping runs as low as a few hundred bags with CarePac Express, all the way to full production runs and plate printing starting at 5,000 bags.

Q: What is the difference between a flat pouch and a stand up pouch?

A flat pouch does not have a gusset and cannot stand up on the shelf. As the name implies, a flat pouch lays down flat on the shelf while a stand up pouch stands up. 

Q: Can a flat pouch have a window to view the product?

Yes. This is one of the many customization options you can add to your bag. 

Q: What sizes of custom flat pouches are available?

Unlike a lot of companies, we do all custom sizing. We can do as small as a 1”x2” cosmetics sachet, up to very large vacuum bags. Just let us know the dimensions and we’ll get it done! 

Q: Can you make child resistant flat pouches?

Yes we can. If child resistant packaging is important to you, just let us know and we’ll make it happen.

Q: What types of flat pouches are available? 

Several types of flat pouch configurations are available. 2-Seal fold over bottom, 3 side seal, Fin-seal, and poly bag style.. 

A family group shot of all the different types of custom lay flat pouch Carepac offers 3 Seal Pouch, 2 Seal Pouch, Fin Seal Pouch and Poly Bags

The CarePac Guarantee

Still not sure? CarePac focuses exclusively on custom packaging for a variety of industries, from cannabis wholesalers to food and beverage distributors. We have exceptional customer service reps who are committed to making sure your custom flat pouches are completed to perfection. With our CareDesign® process you can rest assured that your pouches will be done right, no matter what.

From nailing down the right colors to making sure the logo and other design elements are in the right place, we understand you put a lot of time into perfecting the look and feel of your product packaging. With vivid colors, quick printing, and a variety of materials to choose from, we have the tools, the technology, and the expertise to make your packaging project a reality. Ready to experience the CarePac difference? We think now is the right time to give us a try! Get An Instant Quote - Now!

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