Our three generations of trademark Pinch and Slide bags are one of our greatest sources of pride and joy. As child resistant packaging laws swept the nation, we knew it was up to us to meet the needs of our scrambling clients. While you focused on innovating the world of cannabis, we got to work innovating the packaging it gets housed in. Thus, our child resistant Pinch and Slide Mylar bags were born.
When it comes to bud bags, there used to be innumerable choices. Nowadays, compliance regulations seem to be ruling our day to day lives and decisions. But don’t fret, because we’ve been on top of it for years. Our name is Marijuana Packaging, after all! When we finalized our first generation Mylar Pinch and Slide bags, we knew we had created something special for sure.
Thankfully, the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) both agreed. Now, all this time later, all three generations of our patented Pinch and Slide Mylar ziplock bags are ASTM and CPSC child resistant certified - a HUGE win for any type of cannabis packaging.
Keep reading to learn more about our Pinch and Slide Mylar vacuum seal bags, including the differences between generations one, two, and three! These child resistant marijuana storage bags have a whole lot more to offer than you may even realize.
What Are Mylar Vacuum Seal Bags?
Mylar vacuum seal bags are widely considered to be one of the most effective and protective flower and edible packages (next to glass jars). Mylar is a specialty kind of polyester film called BoPet (biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalate), but the name “Mylar” is much more commonly used. Mylar resealable packaging bags are used across several industries (notably food), but the cannabis industry is in love with them as weed bags.
Us cannabis folks love Mylar ziplock bags so much because of their high impermeability to air and moisture. We’re also fond of them being impact proof, but that’s of a little less concern than the airtight quality. You see, being impermeable to air flow means that Mylar bud bags are smell proof, and being impermeable to moisture reduces the risk of mold!
While regular Mylar ziplock bags are definitely effective at keeping cannabis and food fresh, the Pinch and Slide Mylar bag takes things to the next level of security. Generation one is lifetime child resistant - meaning it remains child resistant resealable after the initial opening. Then, once we got to generations two and three, we put an emphasis on adding tamper evident features.
Mylar bags are made tamper evident by heat sealing them above the zipper or just at the top of the bag (not all Mylar bags out there have resealable zippers - think granola bar wrappers, which are metalized Mylar pouches!). Some heat sealed bud bags, like our Pinch n Slide bags, have tear notches and some do not.
The reason some 420 bags don’t have tear notches actually also has to do with child resistance qualifications, but we’ll get into that in the next section!
Are Pinch and Slide Bags Child Resistant?
Yes, our Pinch N Slide bags are 100% ASTM and CPSC certified child resistant! To be certified child resistant, packaging or containers must go through in depth testing where real kids attempt to open them (they’re empty, of course). It’s important to note here that child resistant doesn’t mean child proof; the goal is for the containers to be too difficult for kids under five years old to open before either a parent intervenes or they give up. But if neither happens, there’s always a chance that a clever kid will break in.
However, thanks to the advanced resealable closure on our Pinch N Slide Mylar storage bags, it’s very difficult for kids under five to figure out. Our first generation Pinch N Slide marijuana storage bags passed the test with flying colors, and the same exact technology made its way into our second and third generations! Now, we have a whole family of super child resistant Pinch N Slide bags.
Combining Child Resistance and Tamper Evidence
As we mentioned in passing, our first generation Pinch N Slide 420 bags are not equipped to be tamper evident, even though they’re certified child resistant. This is because we put the zipper right at the top of the bag’s opening rather than leaving extra Mylar above the zipper to heat seal. When we designed our second and third generations, though, we made sure to include that feature, which makes them heat sealable tamper evident.
On the second and third generation Pinch and Slide bags, there lies a tear notch just above the zippers and right at the bottom of the heat sealed section. These are often called “easy open tear notches” because they make it, well, easy to tear the heat sealed section off. You see, the heat sealed section doesn’t need to be particularly difficult to open on these bags because of the advanced child resistant zipper closure just below it.
However, you can sometimes create child resistant bud bags without super advanced closures simply by heat sealing them and NOT including easy open tear notches. For instance, in the state of Washington, not including an easy open feature on Mylar bags can qualify them as child resistant! We actually make bags especially for Washington’s strict compliance regulations, and they’re made this exact way! If you’d like, feel free to peruse all of our tamper evident bags.
In the end, though, our Pinch and Slide Mylar ziplock bags are one of the three best choices for meeting ALL compliance regulations in ALL states with some form of legal marijuana. In this next section, we’re going to take a deep dive into each generation of Pinch and Slide Mylar vacuum seal bags. We’ll also briefly highlight the other child resistant Mylar bags in our collection.
What Types of Pinch and Slide Bags Are Available?
As we’ve probably drilled into you by now, there are three generations of Pinch and Slide Mylar packaging bags:
Our first generation Pinch and Slide bags are the Rosetta Stone of our advancement in compliance packaging, specifically child resistant packaging. But along with designing something compliant, we also wanted to design something beautiful and modern.
The first generation Pinch and Slide Mylar vacuum seal bags come in either glossy black or glossy white and all but the 7 gram bags are fully opaque. The 7 gram bags come in either fully opaque or vista options. They all have perfectly square corners and straight sides and feature small vasual instructions for opening, which are helpful for adults but not for kids under five.
There are seven different capacities of first generation Pinch N Slide sativa bags: 1g, 2.5g (for pre rolls/dab syringes), 3.5g, 7g (two options), 14g, 28g, and 56g. All but the two smallest Pinch N Slide bags are gusset bags, which means that when they’re filled they can stand up on their own!
Our second generation of Pinch and Slide bags is aesthetically similar to the first generation (square corners, straight edges, glossy black or white finishes). The only major difference is the addition of a heat sealed section above the zipper closure.
There are six sizes/capacities of second generation Pinch and Slide Mylar ziplock bags with a few variations along the way: 1g (flower), 1g (dab syringe/pre roll), 2.5 g (dab syringe/pre roll), 3.5g, 14g, 28g, and 56g. The 2.5g and 14g come in both fully opaque and vista options, but all other sizes only come in fully opaque.
The third generation of Pinch and Slide marijuana storage bags retain the certified child resistant, tamper evident qualities of the second generation bags, but it takes aesthetic style to the next level. Third generation Pinch and Slide bud bags are smooth, velvety matte black or white - a trend in cannabis packaging that will no doubt down persist for years to come.
Matte everything is trending right now, actually - from cars to nail designs to 420 bags. So when we launched the latest generation of Pinch N Slide bags, it was kind of a no brainer to include that attractive feature. To change things up just ever-so-slightly more, we also rounded the corners and softened the edges of the third generation bags.
We make seven sizes/capacities of third generation Pinch N Slide bags: 1g, 2.5 gram (dab syringes/pre rolls), 3.5g, 7g, 14g, 28g, and 56g. All but the larger two sizes are available in fully opaque or vista options (the larger bags are more intended as exit bags, which is why they aren’t vista. But they can also be used as flower or edible bags).
Other Child Resistant and Tamper Evident Bag Options
In addition to our Pinch N Slide bags, we also make tamper evident, child resistant Pinch N Pull bags, which are similar but only come in black and have different closure technology. Last but not least, we carry several amazing Dymapak Mylar bags that are child resistant and tamper evident.
Where To Buy Mylar Ziplock Bags Wholesale
As we hope you can tell, we have the best and the biggest selection of compliant Mylar vacuum seal bags in the industry. We make a HUGE selection of Mylar sativa bags wholesale, and all are amazing at keeping cannabis fresh, potent, and safe. The Pinch N Slide Mylar bag, though, is truly an innovation in compliance and aesthetics.
As cannabis laws continue to expand and regulate how we package and present our products, we know it’s on us to create packaging that meets regulations. But we also know how important it is that your brand stands out, is appealing, and is enticing. Our Pinch N Slide bags are one of the absolute BEST options for checking both boxes.
Plus, thanks to our custom department, it’s easy to design your dream Mylar sativa bags wholesale. We can implement your current branding, help you design new imagery, and even include state warning labels and verbiage!
Mylar Vacuum Seal Bags - The Bottom Line
The bottom line is that if you want to meet all compliance regulations while presenting polished, modern Mylar cannabis pouches, our Pinch N Slide bags are pretty much your best option. Tamper evidence, child resistance, and full opacity are the three most common compliance packaging requirements in legalized states. You can achieve one, two, or all three of those with our Pinch N Slide collection.
While you’re choosing your Mylar bags, don’t forget to get a heat sealer! Heat sealers are efficient manual or semi automatic machines that use pressure and heat to seal Mylar bags. They’re super affordable and absolutely necessary for making your Mylar pouches tamper evident!
Frequently Asked Questions About Mylar Vacuum Seal Bags
How To Open Pinch N Slide Bags
To open our trademark Pinch N Slide bags, first, tear the heat sealed section off. Then, locate the fingerprint decals that say “pinch here” - they’re on opposite sides of the bags directly across from each other. Place your thumb on one side, your pointer finger on the other, with the Mylar bags pinched in between. Then, slide your thumb forward and your pointer backward - as if you’re rubbing the two fingers together but with a bag in between. This will cause the zipper to open!
Is The Pinch N Slide Bag Tamper Resistant?
Generations 2.0 and 3.0 of our Pinch N Slide bags are tamper evident, but generation 1.0 is not. All three generations are ASTM & CPSC certified lifetime child resistant, resealable, and smell proof.
What Sizes Of Pinch N Slide Bags Are Available?
We make several different sizes of Pinch N Slide Mylar bags across three generations/styles, including: 1 gram, 2.5 grams, 3.5 grams, 7 grams, 14 grams, 26 grams, and 56 grams.