Can I use a flat iron or a household iron to heat seal Copious Bags® stand-up pouches?

You actually can. However, keep in mind, not all stand up bags are heat-sealable. The bags must have a heat-sealable laminate interior for this process to work. All Copious Bags® products can be heat sealed.

What Do I Need?

  • Stand up bags of your choice
  • A clean, sterilized flat iron, or household iron

Take look at the video below which demonstrates just how easy it is to use a flat iron to seal stand up pouches. Keep in mind, the use of a flat iron is only recommended for small DIY projects or small runs.

Just as easy as it is to use a flat iron to seal, you may also use a household iron. Take look at the video below which demonstrates heat-sealing using a  household iron. Keep in mind, the use of a household iron is only recommended for small DIY projects or small runs. Otherwise, please refer to our how to heat seal a stand-up pouch article.

4 Simple Steps:

  1. Set the flat iron to a lower setting and adjust higher if needed*.
  2. Fill the bag with desired contents (avoid getting any product into zipper area and do not over fill the bag).
  3. Gently run your fingers across the zipper to close the bag securely.
  4. Place the top of the bag between the paddles of the flat iron “above the tear notches’, press and hold firmly for approximately 5-10 seconds, and release.

Voila! That’s it…the bag has an airtight, tamper evident seal. To learn how to open a stand-up pouch after it has been sealed, take a look at this article.

Please Note:

*If the bag does not seal properly, begin to slowly adjust the temperature higher until a complete seal is achieved.

**Heat sealing is an optional feature and is not required to use Copious Bags® stand up pouches as they all have a reclosable zip lock closure. To seal a large quantity of bags, it is recommended to use a commercial impulse sealer.

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