Printing custom labels on rolls generally combines two areas of production; digital label printing and label converting. This page concentrates on showing the processes that follow the the custom label printing element of your adhesive labels and explains a number of the finishing options available.
Custom Cutting Tools
We specialise in printing custom labels to fit any type of packaging. Regardless of the shape or size that you require, we can help! The size and shape of a label is dreaminess by the data that is embedded in your label design; we simply extract this data to produce your cutting tool! Rounded corners, bottle neck labels and tamper proof labels are no problem.
UV Protective Varnishes
This clear protective varnish is applied to the labels at the end of the production process before cutting in order to extend the life of your labels as long as possible.
We provide it as standard because it ensures that your labels won’t fade under exposure to UV light. Not only that, it also protects the print work from minor scuffs and to a certain extent from liquid contamination. All of the above mean it’s the perfect solution for products such as food and drink labels, for example, meaning even thick and textured paper labels can withstand the impact of daily use, all the while maintaining the important function of looking great.
Protective varnishes are available in either a gloss or a matt finish.
The film lamination process, as the name suggests, adds a protective plastic film layer to our self-adhesive labels. This has various advantages relating to their look, feel, and durability.
As with the UV protective varnish, film lamination is available in gloss or matt, but creates a particularly strong effect that varnishes can’t replicate. Both provide a slightly more premium feel to labels too, due to the added thickness they give the material.
Gloss film lamination is particularly effective for premium and high-impact labels due to the super glossy look it creates. This proves especially popular for sports nutrition labels, as well as for paint and chemical product labels.
Matt film lamination has the same protective qualities of its glossy twin, but creates a silk finish to labels, providing a soft yet striking aesthetic. This has proven popular for a wide variety of self-adhesive labels from beer through to cosmetic product labels.
Custom Roll Configurations
Roll configurations are very important if you are to apply your custom printed labels via a label application machine or filling line.
Hot Foil Stamping
Hot foil stamping is a process that can be used on printed labels on rolls in order to add a luxury feel to a label. Hot foil stamping is commonly seen paired with premium materials and used on luxury food, beverage and cosmetic products. It’s essentially the metallic finish that helps to persuade us to spend a few more pounds on a bottle rather than go for the cheaper option that has been known to be just as good!
Custom Label Printing FAQs
We produce labels of every shape and size to fit any pack-format. Label artwork should be print-ready and show the custom-shaped cutting tool. We extract the cutting tool data and send to our custom cutting tool manufacturer.
We custom print labels digitally and use the industry standard four colour CMYK process. In short, where your custom printed labels require any element of colour, whether it be 1 colour or 100 colours, the CMYK process will be used.
All of the materials which we offer are industry-approved and feature widely across retail shelves and online shops.
The print and protective varnishes allow for both refrigerated and modern logistics environment; no running inks or scuffed labels. The industry standard permanent adhesive also means your custom printed labels won’t be falling off anytime soon.
Finding the most appropriate material is more a question of which material best compliments your brand and this is a question which you must answer. Make the decision easier and request one of our Sample Packs.
Tools & Resources
Use Our Online Calculator Tool and Calculate the Costs of Your Custom-Roll Labels in Real-Time.
In order to review and test our materials & print quality most comprehensively, we recommend requesting a complimentary Sample Pack.
- Calculate Label Prices
- Request A Sample Book
- Artwork Requirements
Resources & Good To Know:
- Beverage Labels
- Food Labels
- Cosmetic Labels
Custom Labels Summary:
- Calculate & Order Online
- Digital Label Printing
- Premium Finishing