What is a Die Cut Mylar Bag?

A diecut mylar bag is a specific type of packaging bag made from mylar, which is essentially a polyester film known for its strength, flexibility, and resistance to moisture and oxygen. The “diecut” part of its name refers to a process where the material is cut into specific shapes using a die (a specialized cutting tool). These bags have a similar appearance to a die cut sticker but work as a functional double sided bag with or without a child resistant and smell proof zipper. They are currently most often used for storing flower or edibles.

Here’s why diecut mylar bags are popular for cannabis:

  1. Barrier Properties: Mylar provides an excellent barrier against moisture, light, and oxygen, all of which can degrade the quality of cannabis. By preventing these elements from reaching the cannabis, mylar bags help maintain the product’s potency, aroma, and flavor.
  2. Child-Resistant Options: Many jurisdictions have regulations around child-resistant packaging for cannabis products. Some mylar bags are designed to meet these standards, ensuring that children can’t easily access the product.
  3. Tamper Evidence: Some mylar bags have features that show if the bag has been opened or tampered with, which is important for ensuring product safety and integrity. While it is also easy to heat seal or add a tamper evident label.
  4. Customization: The diecut process allows these bags to be made in various shapes and sizes, suitable for different products. Additionally, they can be printed with custom designs, logos, and information, making them ideal for branding and marketing.
  5. UV Protection: Ultraviolet light can degrade cannabis, reducing its potency and altering its effects. Mylar bags often have a UV protective layer that shields the product from harmful rays.
  6. Durability: Mylar bags are tough and puncture-resistant, protecting the cannabis buds from getting crushed or damaged.
  7. Cost-Effective: Compared to other packaging options, mylar bags can be more cost-effective, especially when purchased in bulk.
  8. Odor Containment: One of the distinct characteristics of cannabis is its strong aroma. Mylar bags are effective at containing these odors, ensuring discretion for the end user and preventing the scent from permeating other items nearby.

Because of these beneficial properties, many cannabis businesses opt for diecut mylar bags as their packaging choice, ensuring the product’s safety, freshness, and market appeal. The unique shapes allow them to be exclusive to your brand and part of why they continue to grow in popularity.