Shrink wrap packaging is one of the most affordable ways to package products large and small. Beginners and companies packaging thousands of products daily can obtain a professional packaging look for $.03 or less per square ft. of shrink wrap used. Each package costs pennies!
The type and thickness of shrink wrap used during packaging will determine the exact cost. The prices below highlight different types of shrink wrap and types of machines for shrink wrap packaging. Not all options are detailed, this is simply a brief description of cost for anyone interested in shrink wrap packaging.
Shrink Wrap Types
Shrink wrap is available in many different forms. The most common forms are centerfolded rolls, bags, and tubing. Each has advantages depending on the specific packaging application. See base pricing info and descriptions below.
Shrink Bag Costs
An excellent option for beginners. Shrink bags have three sealed sides and only require one seal to fully enclose the bag after a product has been inserted.
Shrink bag costs vary depending on the size of bag being used. See baseline shrink bag costs below. Pricing is based on single case orders.
PVC Shrink Bags
4″x6″ $.028 per bag
6″x6″ $.033 per bag
6″x11″ $.043 per bag
8″x12″ $.062 per bag
12″x16″ $.105 per bag
Polyolefin Shrink Bags
4″x6″ $.04 per bag
6″x6.5″ $.048 per bag
8″x12″ $.085 per bag
12″x16″ $.138 per bag
Centerfold Shrink Wrap Cost
One of the most widely used types of shrink film for shrink wrap packaging. Centerfold shrink wrap is folded in half and placed on a roll. As the film is pulled off the roll, one side has a fold crease leaving 3 sides left to seal. Centerfold shrink wrap is excellent for low output and fully automatic machines.
Below is a baseline cost per square foot for centerfold shrink wrap.
PVC Centerfold Shrink Wrap Cost per SQFT
75 ga PVC Shrink Wrap
$.038 per sqft
75 ga Colored PVC Shrink Wrap
$.054 per sqft
100 ga PVC Shrink Wrap
$.051 per sqft
Polyolefin Centerfold Shrink Wrap Cost per SQFT
60 ga Polyolefin Shrink Wrap
$.025 per sqft
75 ga Polyolefin Shrink Wrap
$.031 per sqft
100 ga Polyolefin Shrink Wrap
$.037 per sqft
PVC Shrink Tubing Cost
100 ga PVC Shrink Tubing
$.0586 per sqft
Shrink Wrap Machine Costs
The costs highlighted below cover 3 levels of shrink wrap production. They are only intended to give an idea of initial start up costs. Read our Guide to Shrink Wrap Machine Costs for a detailed look at shrink wrapping machine costs.
The machines detailed below are from lower production levels to higher production levels. Click on the link to view all shrink wrap machine prices online!
Impulse Sealer + Heat Gun – 300 or less products daily
Under 12″sealer – less than $150 delivered
12″ to 24″ sealer – Less than $300 delivered
All-in-One Machines – under 1000 products daily
Depending on size and power, prices range from $2800 to $3800
Shrink Combo Machines – up to 4000 products daily
Depending on size and power, prices range from $6,200 – $9,900
Shrink wrap packaging can be a great option for packaging individual products or bulk packs. It uses very little film while still offering a professional look to finished products.
Call today (1-800-441-5090) for detailed pricing information for your packaging application. We can assist with beginners up to fully automatic applications. Shop online for a large selection of shrink wrap and machines all listing prices.