Reasons to request MOQ for custom laminated bags
Many friends will say, don’t I buy as many products as I want? Why is there a minimum order quantity, if I make 10 pieces, you just need my money for 10 pieces.
In fact, this point of view is not acceptable on composite bags, because there are some rigid losses in the production of composite bags, such as bags Loss during compounding, bag making loss, printing loss, these losses will not be reduced because of the small number of bags, these are the hard losses when debugging the machine, and there is also a problem of plate fees, which is also fixed, so these are combined It is not a small expense. If you only make 10 bags, the average price of this bag will be very high, and even at such a high price, the composite bag manufacturer will lose money.
The minimum order quantity of custom-made composite bags is generally determined according to the size of the bag. There is no fixed statement, and the approximate range is between 10,000 and 50,000. If you need to order composite bags, please contact us
Due to the characteristics of its material and manufacturing process, plastic packaging bags are generally produced in large quantities. Except for packaging bag proofing, there are generally not a few or dozens of orders. If the customer insists on doing it, the unit price is also very high. , is very uneconomical. Generally, plastic bags that need to be customized will have a minimum order quantity, and the size of the minimum quantity depends on the style of the customized plastic bag, and the complexity of printing and production.
MOQ reference for different bag types
There are many types of plastic bags, commonly used are packaging bags, vest bags, handbags, dust bags, courier bags, etc., depending on the style, the minimum order quantity is also different, generally speaking, the minimum order quantity ranges from 1000 to 20000 like this.
Vest bags: Generally, the number of custom-made vest bags is more than 10,000. Vest bags are often used in supermarkets and wholesale markets. Usually, their one-time purchase volume is not low, and they are made of multiple specifications together. Occasionally, some customers have special circumstances, such as oversized vest bags, corporate customized advertising bags, and the quantity can be reduced as appropriate. There are also a large number of general-purpose vest bags in stock for wholesale.
Handbags: The minimum order quantity of handbags is 5000~10000 pieces. The handbags mentioned here can be divided into two types, welding handles and punching handbags, which are usually used in clothing stores, cosmetics stores, specialty stores, etc. These bags are generally thicker, ranging from 8 to 20 silk, and the bag production process and printing requirements are relatively high. Exquisitely made handbags can improve the grades of stores and products.
Packaging bags: There are many kinds of packaging bags, so I won’t elaborate on them one by one. The most common food packaging bags, daily necessities packaging bags, pharmaceutical packaging bags, industrial packaging bags and so on. Generally speaking, the minimum order quantity for this type of packaging bag is above 100KG, depending on the printing and bag type.
Courier bags, courier bags: If customized according to customer requirements, the minimum order quantity is 200kg.
Bag making process and cost
Composite packaging bags are two or more materials that are combined through one or more dry composite processes to form composite packaging bags with certain functions. Because of its wide range of uses, it is favored by enterprises. Next, we will introduce the process of composite bag production process and the cost involved in it for our customers.
The most important reason is cost, which needs to start with the process of composite packaging bags. First, a packaging bag leaves the factory and needs to go through a series of processes such as plate making, material preparation, printing, compounding, aging, and bag making, etc., and must be processed in order. It takes doing.
First of all, after the supply and demand sides determine the demand, they start to make plates, usually within 3-5 days, and start to prepare materials at the same time. Because it is customized, the material size of the bag required by each customer is different, that is, the material width is different. Therefore, most of the raw materials are purchased on the spot, including the raw materials produced by the factory itself, and they also need to be prepared according to the material width required by each order, which normally takes 3-5 days. After the copper plate and materials are ready, it usually takes at least 7 days to arrange the order and print on the machine.
1.The electricity fee is about 200 yuan for an hour of normal operation for a small printing machine, and 350 yuan for a large printing machine. Prototyping starts and stops, the small machine is about 70 yuan an hour, and the large machine is about 100 yuan.
2.Labor, a printing machine needs 3 people, about 100 yuan per hour.
3.Ink, about 100 yuan for each color, and about 500 yuan for spot color (the master has high efficiency and no loss).
4.For materials, a monochrome machine needs 500 meters, and each additional color needs to be increased by 150 meters.
For orders with small quantities and proofing, a lot of cost has been incurred in printing. After the printing is completed, it will enter the next link, compounding. It is to combine the printed materials with other materials of the compound bag. Generally, the bag has 2-3 layers, and more than 3-4 layers. Generally, after the two processes of printing and compounding are completed, one day has passed.
- Electricity fee: 30 yuan per hour
- Labor, each compound machine needs 2-3 people, 50 yuan per hour
- Glue, ignore.
- Material loss of 200 meters.
After the compounding process is completed, the compounded material will be put into the curing room directly, and it will be cured by high-temperature baking to volatilize the residual solvent and glue during printing and compounding, and strengthen the degree of compound bonding. This process generally requires at least 24 hours, food contact bags take longer, generally 48 hours to 72 hours, we ignore the cost in the middle. Let’s talk about the last important process – bag making.
The matured raw materials are sent to the bag making machine, on which the whole sheet of material is automatically folded into the shape of the required bag, then heat-sealed, and finally cut to make a single bag.
Bag making cost
- The electricity fee is 50 yuan per hour.
- Labor, each bag making machine needs 2-3 people, 70 yuan per hour.
- Material loss, 200 meters for ordinary R machine, 300 meters for ordinary three-side sealing, 400 meters for bottom organ, 500 meters for zipper bag, 600 meters for side organ, and 300 meters for edge sealing and die-cutting of special-shaped or special dies.
From the above points, we can know that the production of a bag requires a lot of processes, and it is not what many people who don’t know about composite bags imagine: to make a bag, you only need to fold the material into a bag and seal the edge, and then print it. The pattern looks so simple.
Seeing this, you may already know the minimum cost for making an order or making a sample. In fact, it can also be said that no matter how many bags are made, the above mentioned is the lowest starting point of production cost (waste), that is, the start-up fee that people often say. Have you already understood why the factory needs a minimum quantity and why there is a charge for proofing?
The above is the standard answer to why you need to charge for proofing under normal conditions, but in fact there is another reason that can only be understood, which leads to the fact that in many cases, you have to charge. This is related to the issue of human nature. Many people may imagine that if something can be obtained without any effort and without paying any price, then this thing will definitely not be cherished and valued.
Therefore, it is inevitable that there will be such a situation that a certain customer has a demand. If the proofing is free, he can easily find a few, or even a dozen factories for proofing, but only one place the final order. The rest, apart from being passionate and paying the cost mentioned above, theoretically did not create any value, and even affected the production lead time of normal orders.
Therefore, even if sometimes the sample required by the customer does not require much production cost, the factory will still charge the sample fee, and can agree that the sample fee will be converted into the payment for the goods after the bulk order is placed.