Custom Nuts Packaging
Your Nuts Will Fly Off the Shelf With Our Custom Printed Nuts Packaging
People Buy With Their Eyes First
In the nut industry, having a quality, recognizable package is key to successfully marketing your product. Think about the major nut brands on the market today, from Planters to Blue Diamond: it’s likely that most consumers can close their eyes and quickly picture the brand’s package, logo, and design. According to Packaging Digest, 90% of brand owners report that packaging is critical to their brand’s survival and success in an increasingly competitive market. Nut packaging is central not just to brand appearance, but also to maintaining nut freshness and making it easier for consumers to snack for longer!
Benefits of Custom Printed Nuts Pouches
We have many different options for budgets of all sizes. And our prices aren’t only competitive— we offer a 5% price match guarantee on all packaging.
Fast Lead Times
We offer some of the fastest lead times in the business. Expedited lead times for digital and plate printing come in at 4 weeks and 5 weeks respectively.
Customize the size of your nut packaging, bag or pouch to exactly the right size you need.
We take every customer seriously. When you call, an actual person, in the U.S. will answer the phone, eager to answer all of your nuts packaging questions.
Customers enjoy the benefits of re-closable zippers + the stand-up pouch with your custom printed design helps your package stand out on the shelf.
Low Minimum Order Quantities
Our MOQ’s are some of the lowest around – as little as 5,000 pieces with a digital print job!
Popular Configurations for Stand Up Pouches
Other nuts packaging options will allow your nut brand to stand out from the norm. We offer 2-seal and 3-seal packaging that ensure maximum freshness. They’re great options when you don’t need your nut package to stand upright.
For reference, a 2-Seal pouch is a configuration that resembles “ziplock” style packages, with the bottom of the bag folding over the body to form a continuous piece of material. From a manufacturing standpoint, 2-Seal pouches are easy to conform to fit as many nuts as possible.
Stand Up Pouches are the gold standard of the nut industry packaging landscape today. This type of package stands on a base known as the gusset, allowing it to be upright in store shelves and in pantries at your customers’ homes.
Our stand-up pouches are designed for long-lasting products like nuts. The heat sealable top keeps nuts fresh on store shelves, while the easy-to-use tear notch and zipper will ensure the customer can quickly open the package and reseal it to ensure maximum freshness until all their nuts are eaten.
3 side seal pouches are also popular nuts packaging options. With a lower cost than a stand-up pouch, 3 seals allow you to load in your nut product the same way your customers access it, from the top of the bag. It’s a great choice for all kinds of nuts–for example, many pistachio bags use seal options because they don’t necessarily need to stand up and are often found on grocery store shelves.
Material for Custom Printed Nut
& Dried Fruit Pouches
When it comes to ensuring your product’s freshness, one part of the package is especially important: the barrier. “Barrier” is the name for the type of material that separates the product from the air. It’s this material that protects nuts from moisture and oxygen to make sure they’re tasty and fresh for longer.
As a nut manufacturer, you probably already know that barriers are especially important when it comes to storing nuts. Any food with a high fat content is more likely to spoil if exposed to oxygen, because the fats will go rancid. Roasted, flavored, or coated nuts are especially susceptible because they have a relatively high fat content. And flavor, texture, and odor may all change unpleasantly if nuts are packaged or stored improperly.
By contrast, trail mixes and nut-and-fruit mixes need different barrier considerations, because the moisture content of the dried fruit is important. Dried fruits need a barrier that keeps moisture out to stay fresh.
A final consideration is the size of your package and thus its expected shelf life. Large nut packages that are intended for long-term storage in a customers’ home will need a higher, more long-lasting and protective barrier than small packages that don’t need to stay fresh for as long. We offer multiple kinds of versatile and durable packaging barriers that work great for nut products.
CareSilver is our line of Vapor Metalized polyethylene terephthalate (PET) films also known as MET/PET or VMPET. Metalized PET is an economical and effect pouch solution! CareSilver is a great material and is free of toxins – BPA, TSE and sulfur, and Phthalates.
Clear barrier films formulated with PET, PE, CPP, and BOPP are a keystone of barrier packaging. Clear base barriers are both affordable and provide quality protection against moisture + oxygen.
CareFoil is our line of flexible foil barrier packaging materials. Aluminum foil pouches provide an incredible barrier to both oxygen and water. Our CareFoil material is a Mylar foil pouch material that gives you the barrier of Aluminum with the added strength of Mylar.
Other Features for Your Nut & Dried Fruit Stand Up Pouches
Adding key features to your packaging can help make your product stand out on the shelves–and be easier for customers to open, re-open, and use at home. We offer customizable special features that allow your packages to perfectly match the optimal design you have in mind. Some of these features include:
We offer multiple zipper options. The standard, reclosable zipper is one of the most popular choices for nut products. Unlike chips or snacks, nuts typically aren’t meant to be opened and then resealed manually through chip clips (or eaten in one sitting.) Instead, your customers are probably going to want to grab handfuls of nuts over the course of a week or more. A zipper is a great solution. In addition to the standard option, we also offer heavy-duty flanged dual track zippers, pull-tab zippers, and wide flange zippers to create a neater tear line and an indication of where to place the thumb when tearing the pouch open.
For the same reason, having a tamper-free tear notch can be useful for a nut product. We offer tear notches and can work with you to determine their placement on the bag in comparison to the zipper. A popular option for nut products is to include a tear notch on top for maximum freshness over grocery-store storage, with a zipper beneath for resealable use at the customers’ home.
We can create a Kraft barrier bag with a clear window on your product. This is a great option for nuts and nut mixes so consumers can see what they’re getting. It’s a unique feature that can truly spell the difference for your product on the grocery store shelves. Industry research has shown that more than half of American consumers think it is important to see a product in the package before buying, which makes clear windows a beneficial feature to have for your nut product.
Custom Nuts Packaging FAQs
Whether you are new to custom printed packaging or a seasoned pro you may have a few questions about our products and process.
Q: What if I have multiple flavors or nut products?
We’ll work with you to determine the best option for what we call SKUs, or stock-keeping units. We can accommodate many different SKUs for your nut product–whether you have a salted/unsalted version, honey roasted or raw, or additional nut flavorings and coverings. We usually advise digital printing if you have many different SKUs with relatively low quantities in each–but again, we’ll work with you to decide the best possible arrangement.
Q: Are your packaging materials FDA Certified?
Yes. We have deep experience with barrier packaging and pride ourselves on using kosher, FDA-approved materials with no toxins. You’ll have peace of mind that you won’t have to deal with a regulatory inquiry or a safety issue from one of your consumers.
Q: Can I get color matching?
Yes. We use the Pantone Matching System, an industry standard for packaging colors. We use visually appealing, nuanced colors that can be matched to create a comprehensive and unified look for your brand.
Q: What eco-friendly materials do you use?
We use two main types of recyclable bags. The first is our “Code 4” material, a recycle-ready biax PE, meaning it has a lower barrier than traditional lamination but with visual clarity on the design and a capacity for matte varnish. The second type of fully recyclable bag is our “Code 5,” a cross-laminate material. Code 5 bags have a high barrier and high strength. They’re available in matte or gloss designs.
Q: I need packaging for a mixed nut product. What barrier should I use?
We can work with you to determine the best possible barrier for mixed products. Whether it’s nuts and fruit, nuts and seeds, trail mixes, chocolate-covered nuts, or nuts with special flavors, we’re very familiar with the benefits of different barriers, and the key axes that need to be considered: moisture, oxygen, and UV rays. We can work with you to determine a barrier that works best for a mixed nuts and fruit product, or any other nut assortment you’re looking to have packaging for.
Q: My company sells multiple products in addition to nuts. What do your packaging solutions look like for other products?
We’ve worked with a range of food products and can provide custom packaging for many different types of goods. Some of the other products we typically work with include candy, tea, snacks, cannabis, coffee, dog treats, supplements, jerky, meat, and cheese. If you’re interested in learning more about packaging solutions for additional products beyond nuts, you can check out the product pages on our website, or call us for more information.
Q: I've never ordered packaging before. Where should I start?
You can find out more information about each of our packaging features and materials on our website. The best and easiest place to start is to reach out to us. We have years of experience in the industry and are familiar with the packaging requirements for nut products. We’ll start by talking about the ideal final product you have in mind before diving into the specifics, including pricing quotes and optional features. Our team is here to ensure you can have a low-cost package that looks as great as the nut product packages you see on supermarket shelves today. (We’re not a huge company–we’re a family-owned business based in California with a passion for quality packaging solutions!)