Frequently Asked Questions

Wicketed Bags

What Is a Wicketed Bag?

Wicketed bags are low-density poly bags with a header and are mounted on a wicket (two-pronged post) and are designed to allow for faster production.

What Are the Option Available When Making a Custom Bag?

Wicketed bags have many customization options. Custom print, vent holes, perforations, and various colors of the poly film are available.

What Are the Custom Printed Bag Artwork Requirements?

Need camera-ready artwork provided either Illustrator or Vector File Format / we get art proof for approval & send it to a customer, they review & make changes/corrections we send it back to the plate maker & the respond with a revised art proof for approval, this goes on until art is approved.

Once art is approved (signed art proof on file) plates are ordered. The usual lead time to receive plates is 3-5 business days

How to Choose the Best Bag for Your Specific Needs?

The best bag for your specific needs will vary depending upon the ultimate use of the bag and your packaging process. Contact us for details.

What Makes Bagmasters Poly Bags for the Bakery Goods Different Than Other Poly Bags?

All poly bakery bags are made from FDA approved materials and are typically wicketed bags. Bagmasters is AIB Certified and offers an additional level of food safety and food defense systems that make the bag safe for packaging food items. We make our bags in the USA.

Orders & Manufacturing

Why Do Plastic Bags Have Little Holes in Them?

Vent holes are only added to bags that need to ventilation. This could be to prevent trapped air or to allow for air to reach the product.

What Types of Bags Do You Manufacture?

We manufacture/convert low-density poly bags as well as laminated pouch bags in a variety of options. We offer pre-opened bags on a roll, wicketed bags, lay flat poly bags, reclosable zipper bags, bottom and side gusset bags, custom printed bags, and plastic sheeting. The bags are made from FDA approved materials (unless otherwise requested) and can be used for a variety of applications.

What Is the Minimum Order Quantity of a Product?

The minimum order is based upon weight. Since all orders are customized to your specifications, we bring in film specifically for your order. The minimum is 500 pounds of film.

Do You Manufacture Bags with Custom Prints?

Yes, We specialize in custom printed bags

Do You Prepare the Art Work I Want to Print on My Bags?

You would supply us with artwork and we send your artwork to our plate maker to create a final proof for your approval

Do I Get a Proof to Approve?

Yes. We will not print bags until we have your approval on the artwork

I’ve Changed My Mind, How Can I Return My Order?

As each order is customized we are unable to accept returns because they changed their minds I think we need to say something about how we guarantee our product.

How Can I Purchase a Bag If I’m Struggling to Process an Order on Your Website?

You are unable to place an order on our website since all orders are custom. Once you have ordered a bag, you can reorder simply by sending us an email or faxed a purchase order

What If I Think There Is Something Wrong with the Bags?

Contact us immediately if you notice something wrong with the bag.

Laminated Pouch Bags

What Are the Benefits of Flexible Packaging?

Flexible packaging using laminated pouch bags is space-saving, offers beautiful packaging graphics to sell your product, and is environmentally friendly.

What Is the Difference Between Flexible Packaging and Rigid Packaging?

Flexible packaging using laminated pouch bags is "flexible". Rigid packaging is typically a form of cardboard and takes up more space and is prone to damage, which doesn't help to sell your product.

What Is a Pouch Bag?

A pouch bag is made of several layers and typically has a bottom gusset that allows your product to stand up. The layers help to protect your product and keep it fresh

Is a Custom Printed Pouch Bag in Compliance With FDA Labeling Requirements?

Yes as long as you provide artwork that includes the FDA requirements. We will custom print what you approve in terms of artwork. We do not offer a service that determines if your labeling meets these requirements.

What Is the Difference Between a Pouch and a Bag?

A pouch bag (laminated pouch bag) has a bottom gusset and is slightly more rigid than a lay-flat bag which allows your product to be displayed standing up

What Makes Bagmasters Poly Bags for the Bakery Goods Different Than Other Poly Bags?

All poly bakery bags are made from FDA approved materials and are typically wicketed bags. Bagmasters is AIB Certified and offers an additional level of food safety and food defense systems that make the bag safe for packaging food items. We make our bags in the USA.

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