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Custom Nuts Packaging

Your Nuts Will Fly Off the Shelf With Our Custom Printed Nuts Packaging

People Buy With Their Eyes First
Nuts Packaging

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

Save Money

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.

Custom Sized

Customize the size of your nut packaging, bag or pouch to exactly the right size you need.

Customer

Service

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.

Sell More

Nuts! 🥜

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 1000 pieces with a digital print job!

Popular Configurations for Stand Up Pouches

2-Seal 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

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-Seal Pouches

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.

CareClear-X

Clear barrier films are a common choice for nuts and trail mixes, along with most other chips, snacks, candy and more. They offer medium- to high- barriers that protect nuts and dried fruits against moisture and oxygen. Our custom packages can use DuraClear approved barriers with varied packaging shapes and features.

CareSilver

CareSilver is available in high-barrier options that are a great choice for nut storage. Custom printed mylar bags are one of our most popular choices for nut manufacturers, protecting products from heat, light, oxygen, excessive moisture, and pests. They are an FDA + USDA Approved material for food storage. Both types work great. The difference may come down to aesthetics, with a more papery look versus foil in the interior of your package.

CareFoil

Foil packaging works great for nuts–it has a high barrier that keeps the product fresh. It works for both nuts and dried fruit because the barrier keeps out water as well as oxygen. TrueFoil is a recognized, FDA-approved material. We can use TrueFoil with any configuration of package size (stand-up, lay-down, etc.)

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:

Zippers

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.

Tear Notch

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.

Window

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!)

What’s the Difference Between Digital + Plate Printing?

The bags look exactly the same. Unless you are in the bag business you cannot tell the different. However, the process of printing is different.

Digital

  • Digital printing is the process of printing digital-based images directly onto your package
  • Digital files such as PDFs, AI files, are sent directly to the printer.
  • Best for images that require a high amount of detail

Plate

  • Uses a thin aluminum plate to transfer your design onto the pouch
  • Artwork is separated into four ink colors: cyan, magenta, yellow and black (CMYK) — EACH COLOR REQUIRES A PLATE
  • Most jobs can be completed with four plates for less if you use limited colors
  • Use of metallic color may require additional plates
  • Use up to 10 colors

Quick Reference Digital vs Plate Printing

Consideration

Digitally Printed

Plate Printed

Spot Gloss / Spott Matte

No

Yes

Gloss Lamination

Yes

Yes

Matte Lamination

Yes

Yes

Color Options

CMYK

CMYK, Spot, Pantone

Spot Varnish

No

Available

Reverse Trap

Yes

Yes

Good for Short Runs

Yes

No

Per Unit costs

Higher

Lowest

Durability of ink

Moderate

High

Not Ready for a Custom Printed Bag? Check Out Our Bags In Stock + Ready to Ship

CareClear 2x3 - 100 Pack

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CareWhite 3.5×4.5 – 100 Pack

CareWhite 3.5×4.5 – 100 Pack

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CareBlack Child Resistant 3.75×6×2 (1/8 oz) – 100 Pack

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CareKraft 4×6×2.5 – 100 Pack

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Care Design™

Make Your Product Fly Off The Shelf With Custom Printed Pouches

When it comes to custom printed nuts packaging - customers buy with their eyes first. Great packaging can mean the difference between someone trying your product, or bypassing yours for a competitor’s.

And nothing grabs their attention more than an attention-getting, custom printed pouch!

When you’re ready to design a custom printed bag, our experienced retail design consultants will help you create a look that will make your product SELL.

Digital

Great for bags with a high color count, many SKUs or, low quantities

Flexographic

Surface printing for compostable bags

Plate Printed

Lowest per-unit cost, great for many production grade projects

The Custom Bag Printed Process

Whether This Is Your First Bag or Your Millionth, Our Expert Care Team Is Here to Help You
Step 1:
Get an Instant Online Quote
Step 2:
Select Your Size + Configuration
Step 3:
Approve Your Proofs
Step 4:
We Print Your Materials
Step 5:
Enjoy Your New Bags!
Step 1: Instant Online Quote

Every custom bag we print goes through a very specific set of steps, from choosing your bag size, material and configurations, to proofing, to final delivery. With more than 10 years experience, we will walk you through every step of the process to ensure your bag will fly off the shelf.

We make it easy for you to get an instant online estimate using our bag calculator. Choose how many bags you want, how soon you need them, what type of bag you want and what features you want. Get a free instant price quote today!

Or feel free to give us a call. We’re happy to help.

Step 1: Instant Online Quote

Every custom bag we print goes through a very specific set of steps, from choosing your bag size, material and configurations, to proofing, to final delivery. With more than 10 years experience, we will walk you through every step of the process to ensure your bag will fly off the shelf.

We make it easy for you to get an instant online estimate using our bag calculator. Choose how many bags you want, how soon you need them, what type of bag you want and what features you want. Get a free instant price quote today!

Or feel free to give us a call. We’re happy to help.

Step 2: Sizing and Configuration

Pick the exact right size custom printed pouches for your product. All custom printed pouches that we sell can be custom sized, with custom die-cut windows, or other unique configurations. Generally if it is possible with a flexible material then we can supply your custom printed pouches, not a problem.

Because printing occurs before the bag or pouch is made, (we print the roll stock), sizing and configuration is totally customizable to your specifications. You can customize the size of your package to exactly what you need.

Step 3: Master Art Proofs

You don’t have to bring press ready art. There are many technical considerations when printing barrier films, and we do all that work for you. We’ll take your original art files and set them up for printing to ensure you get the best quality printing, and develop digital art proofs that you can revise. We focus on providing custom printed pouches and barrier packaging that meets your budget.

Step 4: Material Is Printed

We offer Digital, Plate, and cylinder printing options for making your custom printed pouches. So once the material rolls are cut, treated, they are then printed, and finally any lamination is applied (matte, gloss etc).

Step 5: The Bags Are Made!

The printed material is then made into your bag.We offer a selection of finishing laminations, and varnishes for your custom printed pouches.

Why Choose CarePac

On Time. Every Time. Guaranteed.

Highest quality pouches for whatever your project requires

Low Minimum Orders

Absolute Best Customer Service. Talk to a real person, in the United States, who is an expert on choosing the ideal bag for your products.

Confidence Your Order Will be Done Right

5% Price Match Guarantee

Now You Really CAN Have The Highest Quality at the Best Price

We will match any competitor's price within 5%, guaranteed. That means you don’t have to settle for an inferior product just to save money.

You can have the BEST stand-up pouches on the market — along with our legendary customer service — for practically the same price!

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