Label Solutions Compares Vinyl and BOPP Labels

Vinyl and BOPP labels are popular choices at Label Solutions, and it’s easy to see why. Both materials are durable, and they give you a beautiful look when colorful logos and print appear on them. Today’s blog from Label Solutions compares vinyl and BOPP labels as you decide which one is better for you.

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Both vinyl labels and BOPP (biaxially oriented polypropylene) labels are durable, but for different reasons. These materials create a permanent bond, which makes them perfect for sticking to disposable materials, such as paper, cardboard, and thin plastic. However, vinyl is better in extremely cold environments and is much better for outdoor storage. BOPP works well for food labeling when you have refrigerated items.


Clear BOPP labels are the clear winner when you want a label that appears see-through. This material lets you design labels that complement or contrast the material behind it. For example, you have a clear label that showcases the texture of your premium apple pies behind a white text that stands out from the natural background of the top crust. BOPP also comes in white. Vinyl labels simply can’t do this because of the way the material is made.

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Moisture Resistance

White and clear BOPP labels offer excellent moisture resistance. Consider BOPP labels for meat and sausage processing, cheese and dairy, jams and jellies, wines and beverages, as well as dressings, sauces, and marinades. Vinyl also has very good moisture resistance, but it does better in frigid applications such as frozen foods that sit in temperatures below zero for extended periods of time.


Vinyl labels are more rigid and thick than BOPP labels, so you should steer clear of vinyl if you have curved containers. Vinyl also works better for larger containers. There’s a rubber-like smell when it comes to vinyl, so make sure you put it on carton containers rather than individual, smaller packages.

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Label Solutions for BOPP and Vinyl Labels

Label Solutions collaborates with you to determine the best labeling for your products. Our experts listen to what you need and give you an accurate quote based on what you say. Contact Label Solutions or call 1-800-299-9200 for a free quote.

Why Is BOPP a Great Material for Labels?

Production of the BOPP film in a warehouse

Selecting the right label material is a critical decision. You may know that BOPP is useful for many applications and environments, including food containers and packaging labels. But what is BOPP, technically? Is it the best material for your product label? Read today’s blog from Label Solutions to find out.  

What Is BOPP?

BOPP is a popular label material made of plastic. It stands for Biaxially-Oriented (BO) Polypropylene (PP). Biaxially-oriented refers to the production process that stretches the film over two directions, making it stronger and more transparent. Polypropylene is a versatile polymer that’s used in labels, food packaging, clear bags, and many other things.  

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Types of BOPP Labels

The Label Solutions team uses two kinds of BOPPs, white BOPPs and clear BOPPs, to produce quality, customized labels for many applications in many industries.  

White BOPP

The most common BOPP label is white, which is non-toxic, extremely durable, and moisture-resistant. It has a strong permanent adhesive that sticks well to many surfaces. Manufacturers of health, beauty, and personal care products prefer white BOPP material for their labels. But white BOPP is also used for food labels. If your products may come in contact with oils or water, contact Label Solutions about our specialized BOPP materials.    

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Clear BOPP

Clear BOPP label material is durable and moisture-resistant, and it provides the additional benefit of virtual invisibility. When you apply it, clear BOPP appears as if there’s no label, which lets your product shine through. Clear BOPP even works on dark-colored containers and glass bottles. Wine and cosmetic products, in particular, love to achieve the “no-label look.”   

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Additional Benefits of BOPP Material

BOPP is tear-resistant, accepts many formulations of ink, and its price-point is competitive. Its moisture resistance and adhesive quality make BOPP an excellent choice for surfaces that could get wet or messy. 

Label Solutions Quick Tip: Do you prefer paper over plastic labels? If you have a specific application and quantity needs, Label Solutions can help. Contact our team to discover which custom printing materials are the best fit for your products. 

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