Custom Printing with IMPAK
Our capabilities of printing both digital and rotogravure, IMPAK can print even the most complex of designs. Our printing process goes through rigorous QA testing to ensure that every custom print run meets your company’s standards.
With our rotogravure printing process we can achieve vibrant colors and detailed imagery. While our digital printing process allows for a faster turnaround time without compromising quality.
Speak to a custom print specialist today to get started on your companies unique custom packaging.
Our Work / Printing with IMPAK
IMPAK has produced packaging for large pharmaceutical companies, as well as small start ups. We work with companies to create packaging that is unique to their industry using our various bag styles and print capabilities.
We do it all! From custom shaped bags, new innovative print styles, and unique films, we can make your packaging as unique as your product.
If you would like to receive samples of previously printed pouches, contact us today.
Our Process / How it Works
1. Request a Quote
Call or email our custom print specialist to get pricing on a custom packaging.
2. Submit Artwork
IMPAK requires your artwork to be submitted as an Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop file.
3. Submit Deposit
50% of your bag deposit and 100% of printing plates are due.
4. Receive Master Proofs
You will receive a digital PDF for your signed approval.
5. Lead Time Begins
Your lead time will begin once your deposit and signed approvals have been approved.
Minimum Order Quantities
Minimum order quantities (MOQ's) for custom printed pouches is dependent on bag size, style, and material. For standard sizes, MOQ's start at 6,500 per sku. Contact one of our packaging specialist regarding the quantities for your needed bag size.
Our standard lead times start at 8-10 weeks. This time can fluctuate depending on holidays or the amount of orders in the production queue. Expedited lead times can be requested for an additional cost.
Due to Covid-19, we are experiencing higher lead times than normal. Please plan accordingly.
Our rotogravure printing process requires the artwork to be engraved onto metal cylinders, each color in the artwork will require one cylinder. Final printing plate count is determined by our production team when they review your production-ready artwork.
Customizing Your Packaging
- • Flat Pouch
- • FinSeal Pouch
- • Stand Up Pouch
- • SpoutPak
- • Side Gusset Pouches
- • Custom Shapes
- • Rollstock
- • Also Available: Boxes
- • Matte (Soft-Touch)
- • Matte / Gloss
- • Holographic Film
- • Metallic Ink
- • Kraft Material
- • Pantone (PMS) Colors
- • Black Light/Counterfeit Ink
- • Inside Printing
- • Hang Hole (Round, Sombrero, Triangle)
- • Grommets
- • Specialty Zippers (Child Resistant, Powder, Hook2Hook)
- • Perforated Tear Notch
Interested in a feature that you don't see listed? Speak to our specialists about customizing your package. email@example.com
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IMPAK Corporation now has the capability to professionally apply your custom or preprinted adhesive label to any of the pouches we have in stock. This will allow you to receive a completed pouch which you simply fill and seal.
For organizations that require extremely small quantities in the range of 2,500 to 5,000 units, the number of cost effective options is limited. In general one must be satisfied with what is possible as opposed to what is desirable
Before You Print
As a professional in the field, you are aware of the key considerations which MUST be fully reviewed and provided to the manufacturer before any reasonable cost or lead time commitment can be made.
Muir Energy Case Study
IMPAK helped Muir Energy with dispenser tip pouches that developed with the brand’s changing needs. First, a silver “stock” pouch that allowed for product testing. Next, a custom color pouch that better represented their brand. Last, a custom printed gel pouch that was ready to fill and required no labels. Learn More
Printing on Transparent Film
We print our ink on film that is transparent; this means that your base material will show though to some degree and affect the look of your printed material.
We print onto a transparent film; then laminate the film to the material of your choice (clear, silver foil, kraft). The base material will heavily influence the look of the ink printed on it. Ink is translucent which means the color of the base material will show though to varying degrees. Ink over foil, will look different than ink over kraft.
To prevent any mistakes from occurring, before placing your final order IMPAK’s Graphics Team advises you to add a white undercoat and when possible using Pantone colors. In addition, if you are using a Pantone color that is part of your branding we also recommend ordering a color “drawdown.” A drawdown is the process of ordering a test print of your Pantone color on film. This will add time and printing plates to your order, but will prove itself worthwhile in color matching. IMPAK is only responsible for laying down the ink you choose, we are not liable for misprints and variations in color resulting from the failure to invest in a white undercoat.
Again, film and ink are both transparent. If you are looking to produce an exact color on multi-layered film, it is almost imperative you add a white undercoat. Additionally, we recommend that you order a single-color film drawdown of your Pantone color to confirm color accuracy before moving forward with your full production.
There is a reason why presses in this industry have the capability of using 10, 11 and 12 plates. For example, in the 90s when Starkist released their first state of the art pouch it took 10 printing plates to create. Time magazine is able to print beautiful photos with the 4-color process because the substrate is white paper.
When you come to a flexible packaging company expecting a 4-color CMYK print job without taking into consideration the substrate you are printing on, you are showing the company that you do not understand our printing process.
Due to the increasing number of demanding applications our products are being used with, IMPAK has found it necessary and beneficial to offer custom material laminations. These substrates can be tailored to your exact requirements or we can employ chemists who will take your product components and/or problems into consideration and create an entirely new film. An example of one of our custom laminations is our PAKVF4PC MylarFoil film.
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