Although the saying tells us that we shouldn’t choose a book by its cover, many people choose products based on their labels. So choosing the right label for your product is important. At Ritter’s Printing & Packaging, we offer quality printing services and can help you choose the right label materials for your product with this guide.
What are the different types of label materials & finishes?
The most common types of label materials are durable, paper, and eco-friendly. Here we’ll discuss these different options to help you decide what works best for you.
White plastic labels
White plastic labels are both waterproof and oil-resistant, making them great for practically any type of product. This type of label is easy to apply to products by hand and can also be machine-applied in bulk. White plastic labels are most commonly used on products like beer bottles, wine, candles, beauty products, and more. These labels are incredibly versatile and durable and are also commonly used on frozen foods for their ability to stick.
White vinyl labels
If you’re looking for an extremely durable label that is both chemical and weather-resistant, then you should consider white vinyl labels. Vinyl is thick in texture, sturdy, and flexible. It’s easy to apply by hand or machine and because of its flexibility, it’s often the go-to choice for smaller products like lip balms, cosmetic products, cleaning products, and essential oils. To further enhance the durability of a vinyl label you can choose a UV-resistant gloss laminate finish.
Holographic plastic labels
Holographic plastic labels are just as they sound – they are reflective and create a rainbow effect in different lights. They are made from metallic foil or use special film laminates and are sure to catch the eye. The material is unique and fun and is also waterproof and oil-resistant and can even withstand high temperatures. Holographic plastic labels are commonly used for cosmetics, health and beauty products, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals and home goods like candle jars, coffee, and bath products.
Paper labels are a great choice for products that don’t need a heavy-duty label. They can be professionally created and are often more cost-effective than plastic labels. Paper labels are perfect for products that don’t come into contact with water or oils, they are high quality and present a bright, opaque face that highlights your label design. This type of label is commonly used in disposable food packaging, candle jars, stickers, and dry goods.
Avon Classic Crest labels
Avon Classic Crest is a type of paper label that is smooth and un-laminated with a white face. It’s water-resistant and is suitable for products that might be stored in a moist environment. The paper is acid-free and FSC certified, making it sustainable and responsibly sourced. This type of label is often found on wine and spirit bottles, candle jars or tins, tea tins, coffee packaging, cosmetics, or candy packaging.
Recycled kraft paper labels
If you are looking for an eco-friendly label option, try using recycled Kraft paper. It’s made from dark brown un-laminated paper that is water-resistant and has a high recycled content. Since it is a darker color paper, we do recommend vibrant label designs to make sure your logo and message stand out. This is a popular label choice for the sustainably conscious and is often used on food packaging, candles, organic skincare products, or herbal medicines.
Get quality labels with Ritter’s Printing & Packaging
If you’re looking to create custom labels, we are here to help. We work closely with you to create the perfect label that represents your product. We offer high-quality labels that can be printed in a variety of materials and finishes and our professional printing services ensure that your labels are printed on-time and on-budget – give us a call today at 954-771-7204.