Articles and White Papers

Polylactic Acid Flexible Barrier Packaging

Polylactic acid (PLA) is one of the primary alternatives to traditional oil-based plastics. Polylactic acid is highly popular as a plant-based polymer because its general performance characteristics are similar to many non-compostable polymers and can be processed in similar ways. There are some distinct performance trade-offs that must be considered when using polylactic acid as […]

Gauge to Microns Conversion

The measurement of laminated plastics and coex films can be a little unusual for people who have not worked with these materials before. A few notes, gauge is usually reserved for thicknesses below 1 mil. Microns measurements are usually rounded to the nearest whole integer. Mil to Micron conversion is usually the most important conversion […]

Custom Size Bags — Understanding the Basics of Design

We get calls every day about people wanting to order custom sized bags. Congrats! These bags will be made specifically for your products and are a wonderful way to market your product. However, ordering the right bags means thinking about a few features of the bag. These main features are dimensions, side seals, zippers, hang […]

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Introducing Uptown Funk — our Newest Material!

If you’re producing or selling top shelf product, why shouldn’t it be packaged in gold? These fantastic smell proof gold bags give your products the look of royalty. With a shiny gold exterior and silver mylar interior lining, everything looks great in these bags. Uptown Funk possess excellent oxygen and moisture barriers, and is also […]

Printed Bags: Stay Stateside or Go Made in China?

ESP Packaging is pleased to help customers with print projects, and we get calls every day from folks across the country eager to brand their logos and designs directly on the bag. From simple logos to full bleed printing, covering every inch of the bag in a variety of colors, ESP can help find a […]

How To Use an Impulse Hand Sealer

Hand sealers are the most basic and economical sealers on the market, and using one is easy. Simply plug in your sealer to wall outlet and adjust the heat setting dial. A good starting point is 2.5. Place the bag in the sealer and press down with your hand until the red light turns off, […]