Rollstock packaging is a different style of packaging, completely different. Many of these questions (and your answers) will depend on your equipment (or that of your contact filler).
- Rollstock when converted generally is a flat pouch. NOTE, there are different styles of flat pouches converted from rollstock (fin-seal, T-seal, lap seal, center seal, etc). We will need to know the style of pouch your equipment will convert into.
- For simplicity, take the finished pouch to hold your product (this will again depend on the equipment you are using). Measure the opening (width), the length, and, finally, the thickness of the pouch when filled (¼ inch, ½ inc, etc). NOTE: if you need samples to help you determine the size you will need when your product is filled, we can help.
NOTE: if you need information regarding the available material structures or custom printing on rollstock, etc, refer to our Fast Tracks or 5 Steps To Perfect Stand Up Pouches (information still applies).
- Here is where you will need to rely on your equipment for more information…rollstock is in essence a roll of material. What size roll of film does your equipment require to bend, fold, perforate, fill, and or seal a pouch into the finished size you need to hold your particular product? If you were looking at a roll of film, what would be the width of the roll (see diagram below)…the width left to right?
- Don’t concern yourself with the printing of the diagram (that’s another subject) but if you were looking at that roll of film, left to right, how wide would it be? 7 inches? 9 inches? Your equipment will dictate this answer and/or your Contract Packager could tell you.
- How about the outside diameter of the roll…meaning if you were to measure the outside of the roll of film (where the hole is…again your equipment will dictate this), what is the outside dimension of the roll), will this be 6 inches, 8 inches, 13 inches, etc?
- Finally, how about the weight of the roll? Can your equipment hold a 10 pound roll of film, 20 pounds, 30 pounds, etc?