Printed Roll Stock.

If you’re looking to get automated filling equipment, we can supply your printed material.

What’s so great about being able to adopt printed roll stock into your flexible packaging operation? Well, you can get your printed material faster and your unit cost will be lower. (when compared to pre-formed packaging.) Not to mention increased packing speeds by virtue of having access to an automated filling line. Not quite there yet? PSG can also help with pre-formed products!

Whether you’re in need of bar wrappers or stick pack, PSG offers printed roll stock for a wide variety of flexible packaging uses and barriers. All with SQF food safety and quality certification.

Special Note: Be sure to check out our Pinterest page to see how cool ways your roll stock can be finished.


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Tip: You can always check out our packaging blog for archived PSG content.

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How Roll Stock Runs.

Printed roll stock runs on a variety of form/fill/seal (FFS) equipment. Protein and energy bars usually run on a horizontal form/fill/seal machine. (aka: flow wrapper), whereas stick pack and sachets are commonly run on a vertical form/fill/seal machine. The idea is to fill and package the product without the use of manual labor. See some of the ideas below.

*click to enlarge  / play video.

packaging resources_cold seal bar wrappers

Watch cold seal bar wrappers  running on a horizontal FFS machine.

stick pack packaging video

Watch stick pack roll stock running on a vertical FFS machine.

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This diagram represents roll stock going through a horizontal FFS.

printed roll stock vertical form fill and seal


This diagram represents roll stock going through a vertical FFS.


Printed roll stock can be used for a wide variety of products and uses. The most common are for protein bar products, stick pack for sports powders, pressure sensitive labels, and salty snacks/candy. At the end of the day, if you have a flexible packaging need, we can print it.


Here are some common FAQ’s regarding your roll stock order. You can always shoot us your request on the contact page, or hit us up on LiveChat.

What do I need to get a quote?

We’ll need the following to start your quote:

  • product being packaged (this helps us recommend a structure, if you don’t already have one in mind)
  • size of product (need this to get what’s called an impression size: (aka: the size of your packaging when completely flat)
  • quantity needed per SKU or flavor (we can quote the minimums and a range. *size drives the minimum order qty.)
  • art work / design (colors count…want to make sure we have it as close to perfect on the first quote.)

I'm ready to order...what now?

Now that your quote is approved and you’re ready to order, we’ll need the following.

  • Core size (usually either 3″ or 6″ in diameter)
  • Max OD (this is the maximum outer dimension of the roll stock…it can vary, but normally around 10″ – 12″)
  • Unwind # (based off your art and machine direction, this is how the film is coming off the machine – see chart)
  • Facility or co-packing address (where do we ship the job  / trial roll?)

IMPORTANT NOTE: If this is your first time running the material, a trial roll will be required. The trial is used to verify the size and the machinability of the film.

What is the lead time?

Printed material is about 4 weeks after proof / trial approval. For new art and trial rolls, please allow an extra 2 weeks or so. (depending on material availability)