ePac Madison, WI
Fueling The Growth Of Local Brands With
Locally-Produced Flexible Packaging
Flexible Packaging In Madison
ePac Madison opened in April of 2016, serving regional and national brands and CPGs of all sizes. Visit our facility located at:
ePac is committed to providing an exceptional customer
experience that enables brands to…
Quickly go to market
Achieve fast time-to-market for product launches, promotions, and repeat orders. Orders ship in 10 business days.
Print to demand. Avoid obsolescence.
Ideal for promotions, target marketing, and ordering multiple SKUs in a single press run.
order short Runs
Ideal for short and medium run length jobs, especially multi-sku orders.
|Lead Time to Ship||Roll stock ships in 10 days or less
Finished pouches ship in 15 days or less
|Manufacturing Location||Multiple US Locations||Over $4B of flexible packaging comes from overseas|
|Run Length||Specializes in short to medium length runs||Impose high minimum run lengths|
|Inventory||Digital print on demand reduces inventory||High inventory levels required|
|Obsolescence||Minimal due to print on demand||High inventory obsolescence|
|Plate and Set Up Fees||No plate or set up fees. Ideal for multi-SKU orders||Plate and set-up waste costs are charged|
|Customization||Can customize to target market||Not possible with conventional printing|
|Target Marketing||Ideal for product launches promotions, regional and event marketing||Not possible with static print, impractical due to cost|
Digital Printing for Flexible Packaging
Advancements in technology have opened the door to digital printing for flexible packaging in Madison, Wisconsin. Pouches and bags are being used creatively; in many cases replacing rigid packaging such as cans, bottles, and cartons. Digital presses excel at producing short and medium run length jobs cost-effectively; enabling brands of all sizes to print to demand, thereby reducing inventory and obsolescence.
In addition to being incredibly customizable, digitally printed stand up pouches use inks that meet FDA guidelines for indirect food contact. Producers of food products such as snacks, cheese and confectionery products often look for re-closable containers that can maintain freshness and extend shelf life. Retailers look for packaging that shows creativity and efficiently uses valuable shelf space. Flexible packaging meet the needs of Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies, as well as retailers.
Consumers may choose pouches and bags over traditional boxes or cans as they are a more convenient storage option. Research has shown that the use of smaller pouches is on the rise, as Americans seek convenience and the hope they will consume less calories. Gourmet snacks often use premium ingredients for exceptional flavor, so it’s important the that film with the proper barrier properties be used, as well as quality press to close zippers.
Pouch bag design and making is a specialty. A good graphic designer can create compelling imagery, while the flexible packaging company must be skilled in the areas of pre-media, printing, lamination, and pouch making.
Wide-web Digital printing technology provides a number of advantages over conventional printing methods, including a 30” wide web to accommodate most packaging sizes, no plates are used and set up time is performed in a just a few minutes, and graphics are photo-quality, with high fidelity color achieving 97% of the Pantone gamut with 100% consistency and registration.