Melbourne packaging supplies is able to supply a wide range of custom made flexible packaging. Including but not limited to seal bags, Single wound sheeting, center fold sheeting, U fold and W fold sheeting, Side gusseted tubing. Bag on roll, loose bags & Perforated sheeting.
We can supply in a wide range of options such as clear, black and white, but other popular colour options such as red, blue and orange are available, but really the color options available are unlimited, we can also provide plastic tinged with a colour so its still somewhat translucent.
Other additive options include UV stabiliser or the bags or tube made to be shrink capable so they can be shrunk with a shrink gun.
The most widely available and cheap plastic available is LDPE, but we can also supply plastic in MDPE(bimodal) and HDPE, we can also supply co-extruded film which could be white on one side and black on the other, this option is highly popular for timberwrap and ufilm.
LDPE, Low Density polyethylene
The most common flexible packaging we supply as its one of the cheapest and most versatile, it offers good strength and in virgin & very high clarity.
MDPE, Medium Density Polyethylene.
Stronger and more puncture and tear resistant than MDPE, we use it mostly for applications where more strength is required or goods in rougher environments, because its sometimes a little more milky coloured when produced in natural or clear. The film is typically done in white or black and used as timberwrap, ufilm or carry bags.
HDPE, High density polyethylene
Because of its high strength for its thickness its used in mostly on products that are thinner such as trash bags as the HDPE in the same gauge will be stronger than the LDPE, we also make pallet caps commonly our of HDPE so they can be made as this possible, reducing the plastic wastage and cost. HDPE for custom made runs is only available in pallet quantity’s.
Single wound sheet.
The width of the roll is the width of the plastic, there is no centre fold or gussests. Its great for customers wanting to protect or a layer between their products to prevent scratching. On a dispenser it can be applied to the product rather quickly.The sheet can also be perforated at custom to make it easier to use for users who are always using a consistent size sheet.
Tubing is how the blown plastic extruders by default make the plastic, the bubble is flattened and rolled into a roll. The tubing can easily be perforated and sealed to make sheets or bags on a roll.
Centre fold sheeting.
Centrefold sheeting is essentially a tube that’s been cut down the side, its commonly how we do builders film and general purpose plastic sheeting. The rolls can still be perforated if required. The sheeting with will be twice the width of the roll.
Ufilm / Timberwrap
Is where the tube is cut down the middle rather than at the side giving you a measurements like 300mm/600mm/300mm. for a total of a 1200mm wide plastic. This is done so it can be easily rolled over long products then the two sides folded down over the side of the product to display a custom printed logo.
Side gusset bag or tube
A side gusset is used when a product is more more square or round and the typical flat bag wont to the job as the bottom of the bag will look too messy. The side gusset folds the sides of the rolls in and seals them. Melbourne packaging always list the side gusset as the full length of the gusset. Eg 1220mm x 1220SGmm gives a tube with a circumference of 4880mm
A side gusset is also used for large bags or tube where producing a large tube and winding it is impractical or just impossible because of the winders max capability. Its also cheaper to transport rolls that aren’t quite as wide.
Bag on roll.
Bags on a roll can be produced as flat bags perforated or side gusset bags, we can produce short runs in a LDPE or larger runs in other material types. There is a wide range of colours and additives available.
Bags in carton.
For where a perforated roll is inconvenient bags can cut and be placed loose into cartons.
Finishing and addition options
Many different coloured masterbatches can be added to the film, we can produce fil in natural(clear), black, white, grey, green, blue, red, yellow orange or a wide range of other colours.
We can produce film that’s co extruded, so if you would like to have black on one side and white on another we can offer that.
Low slip and high slip
If required the film can be produced very smooth or we can make the surface more textured and rough. To suit various packaging and application needs.
Shrink bags and tubing
We can produce the LDPE to be shrinkable, its great for proving protection on items Such as machinery been shipped and going overseas. The shrinkwrap provides a strong protective layer along with shielding goods from dust and the weather. You can add UV stabiliser if the product is been stored outside for a longer period.
Most of the films we make or source can be printed on, printing is a great way to advertise your company or brand or easily identify a certain product line. Most of our suppliers print with a method called “flexographic printing” or “flexo” a artwork block/drum is required and then the artwork is rolled over the product as its been extruded.
The colours available are almost limitless, check the Pantone colour chart for colour options. Typically, the max number of colours per job is 5. We will be better able to advise you on the options once we sight the artwork and know the type of film you wish to print on.
Ordering process and procedure for cash accounts.
Step 1: Contact us
Send us an inquiry call us with what you’re looking for or what you wish to achieve with a custom made product.
Step 2: Confirm specifications
One of our sales rep will discuss with you on the phone your requirements or make a an appointment to come and see you to discuss options. We can also bring samples of the plastic and material types available. If you wish to have custom printing it would be best to provide us with what you wish to print so we can advise if any issues and provide a more accurate quote. We can for example quote without artwork and quote; eg: 1 colour print, ~25% Ink coverage, 1 side etc.
Step 3: Quotation
We will provide you will a quotation, noting any minimum order quantities, setup fees and the approximate lead time on the product
Step 4: Samples
If you’re happy with the quotation pricing, we can send you a sample or mockup sample of the product. however please note it maybe difficult to provide a sample on some custom made products as it would require the item to be made in the machine, at the very lease we can hand make an item of similar material and provide a same of the plastic gauge. so you know how the product will be finished. we however cannot provide samples of printed products.
Step 5: Sending us an order
Once you send us an order, for cash accounts we will send you an order for ~80% of goods value. once this is paid we will get the goods in queue for production.
Step 5a: Confirm printing
If you were custom printing once payment has been made our artists will begin transferring your artwork into the needed files for for printing. once compleate we will send you the proof to confirm the artwork for you to sign off on, confirming its all correct.
Step 6: Completion of goods.
For cash accounts, once we have the confirm run quantities we will invoice you the balance of the invoice. There is often a variance on the quantity produced of plastics by +/-10%.
Step 7: Delivery
Once we have received the final payment, we will dispatch the goods either by our own driver or overnight courier to you.