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How to Fill Small, Medium, and Large Bags

Posted on July 01 2020

Filling Different Sized Bags: Small, Medium, and Large

Filling Different Sized Bags

At QQ Studio, each of our many packaging bags comes in a different set of sizes to best meet the storage needs of our customers. We have giant bags for storing a weeks' worth of ingredients or tiny bags for bite-sized snacks. No matter what size you need for your products, we have options available for you. With all these different sizes for you to choose from, you may not know the best method for filling each of them. This guide will go over the ideal filling methods for different bag sizes: small, medium and large. 

 

 

Filling Small Bags

Our cute pillow bags are great for holding individual candies that you can give out as gifts or favors. They have delicate crimped edges and a back fin that hold the back of the package together. Filling these little bags is easy!

To make the most of their limited space:

  • Choose an item that can snuggly fit inside the pillow bag
  • Using a pair of tweezers, pick up the item and slide it into the open end of the bag - We are filling the pillow bag with gummy candy as it fits perfectly
  • Center the item in the bag and smooth out the sides
  • Place the open end of the pillow bag in a heat sealer, and press down the heating arm. Wait for the light to blink three times, then lift the arm and remove the bag
  • Check to make sure the seal is complete, and the bag is airtight

 

Filling Medium Bags

Stepping up a notch from our small bags, our medium bags are the most versatile size. They hold just the right amount of supplies for most situations. Filling our medium-sized bags is just as easy as filling our small bags. You will need slightly different tools.

To fill medium-sized bags:

  • Gather your supplies
  • Using a small to medium-sized spoon, scoop a portion of your product into the bag. We used bath salts for the medium bag since it is flat, and flat bags can hold powdered material very well. The lack of a gusset prevents the salts from getting stuck in the crevices
  • Continue filling until the salt reach just below the zipper seal
  • Pinch the zipper seal shut
  • Place the top flap on a heat sealer and press down on the heating arm
  • Wait for the lights to blink three times, lift the heating arm, and remove the bag
  • Check the seal for gaps or melting marks

 

Filling Large Bags

When you have more room to work with, filling the bags takes more effort. However, it is still easy as cake to fill our large bags. The trick is finding enough supplies to make the most space of the larger bag sizes.

To fill one of our large bags, you will need to:

  • Open the pouch
  • Use a large scooper to fill the bag with the product. We used rice because the bottom gusset of the bags we are using will expand to hold more of the product. The gusset on these pouches is also durable enough to stand up to large quantities and greater weights
  • Press the zipper seal close
  • Place the extra flap of the material above the zipper seal on the heat sealer
  • Press down the heating arm and wait for the light to blink three times. Remove the bag and check to make sure the seal is perfect

 

Filling in the Gaps

Hopefully, this guide will help you figure out how to fill your packaging bags in the most effective manner. If you need more information on how to fill bags, consider reading our guide on how to fill open top bags and bottle pouches. We also have a guide on how to fill flat bags versus stand up bags, which you should read for more in-depth details on the different filling methods for the two styles.

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