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    Smile Packaging and Labeling

    I am looking for advice on the best packaging that I should use to sell my coffee, (1lb bags, tins, jars, etc.) and I need help with creating artwork to go onto the packaging. How have you guys solved these issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by springcreekcoffee View Post
    I am looking for advice on the best packaging that I should use to sell my coffee, (1lb bags, tins, jars, etc.) and I need help with creating artwork to go onto the packaging. How have you guys solved these issues?

    Jack
    Hello Jack,

    I'm pretty sure we've had some discussions recently about packaging and artwork.

    Have you tried using our handy Search feature that's at the top right corner of your screen? Just type in your search topic and you will see the various thread areas where the topic was discussed.

    From what I recall, the 1 lb bags with the one-way valve is what's generally recommended. Tins and jars are attractive, but they don't keep the coffee fresh.

    Rose

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    Hi Jack,

    Most un-brewed coffee is in one or two pound bags. Really depends on your customers need.
    Great coffee does not just happen!
    South Florida Artisan Coffee Roaster

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    Quote Originally Posted by slurp View Post
    Hi Jack,

    Most un-brewed coffee is in one or two pound bags. Really depends on your customers need.
    Did you mean to write un-ground?

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    I used Pack-plus, found their prices reasonable. Square Bottom Gusseted Bags, Foil Gusseted Bags, Poly Gusseted Bags, Quad-Seal Gusseted Bags

    I designed my own labels that are applied like stickers. Cut-to-Size Label Printing - Individually Cut Labels at UPrinting

    I'm sure there are better ways, depends on who you are and what you're going for. A foil lined kraft paper 12-16oz bag with one way degassing valve and a tin tie cost about $.30 each, minimum order 500. The sticker label 3"x4" was about $.15 each for 500.

    I am a hobby home roaster, going through about 75lbs a month, and it works for me. I'd love a better design for my label, maybe a stamp or something more custom, just haven't put any time into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkRose View Post
    Did you mean to write un-ground?
    nope i meant that beans are sold mostly in 1 or 2 pound bags.
    Great coffee does not just happen!
    South Florida Artisan Coffee Roaster

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    Quote Originally Posted by slurp View Post
    nope i meant that beans are sold mostly in 1 or 2 pound bags.
    You wrote

    Most un-brewed coffee is in one or two pound bags.

    My question should have been . . . . What kind of bags do you put the brewed coffee in?

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    We use Roastar for our bags. They are about a $1 a bag with the tin ties until you get well over 1,000, but they were full print and look and feel great. They can assist you with your artwork or you can hire a kid from the local college in graphic design.

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    North Atlantic bags has great prices and they offer an economy bag that is priced right and seals great. No need to spend big bucks on High Barrier bags unless you are putting it on super market shelves. These economy bags will keep the average homeowners coffee just as fresh for a lot less money.
    Charlie
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    Hey Jack,

    We work with Pacific Bag Co, which has been a great company to work with. Since we are selling relatively rare Thai coffee, we have been packaging in 8oz quantities using a 12oz biodegradable bag by Biotre Film (Coffee bags and stock & custom packaging for pet food, tea, and specialty food - Pacific Bag, Inc. - Biotre®). The cost is $0.50/bag since we're buying in lower quantities.

    In regards to labels, we work with Lightening Labels (based out of Colorado). The labels we've been using are made from Vellum, which is made from 100% recycled post-consumer waste. They look great, feel great & align with our cause for being as eco-friendly as possible. The cost is approx $0.30/label.

    If you're interested in any design help, I'd love to connect you with our designer if he has the time. He's a close friend and a killer artist. Here's an example of a label he did, which is all ahnd drawn. Just PM me if you're interested. Hope this helps!
    Packaging and Labeling-2-3-.png

 

 
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