Things to Consider When Choosing Custom Labels
Custom labels can be as unique and distinctive as necessary. Whether you’re a small craft brewery or a large manufacturer of industrial supplies, you can choose the perfect custom labels for all of your products and applications. Before you complete an order with us, there are some things to consider, and our team is here to help. Read today’s Label Solutions blog to learn more about choosing the right custom labels for your business.
What Item Are You Labeling?
When we help customers choose custom labels, we first examine the product and application surface they are labeling. There are many elements to consider when labeling an item:
It’s more difficult to label angles and curves than flat surfaces, but we’ll make sure the label stays put and looks great with an optimized adhesive and a flexible film.
Next, take the application material into account. Whether you’re working with glass bottles, paper products, plastic, cardboard, fabric, or metal, the physical structure will react differently to label materials.
You should also consider the texture of the surface where the label will stick. Since rough surfaces are more challenging to label than smooth ones, we will use an aggressive and resilient adhesive.
Labels work best on clean surfaces, but sometimes you can’t prevent dust, dirt, oil, or frost from gathering on the exterior. If this is true for your item, we’ll opt for solvent-resistant label materials.
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The temperature of the Item
If you have products that are very hot or cold, you will need a specific adhesive that can endure extreme temperatures. Some adhesives are “all temp” or “cold temp” and will ensure the label has properly adhered to the surface.
What Is the Application and Service Environment?
Next, it’s important to consider the label’s environment. Will the tags live in a warehouse, an open stockyard, or another storage area? Think about everything that could affect the performance of your label after you’ve applied it.
Over time, certain things affect the quality and durability of the label, and some environments are more exposed to these elements than others:
- • Sunlight
- • Dirt
- • Moisture
- • Friction
- • Extreme temperatures
Label Solutions has the labels that will handle all kinds of temperatures, from extreme heat to negative 30 degrees.
How Long Will the Labels Need to Last?
Some custom labels tend to last longer than others. For example, paper materials typically decay faster than BOPP, polyester, and vinyl films. Whether you’re looking for short-term or long-term labels, we have the solution to meet your needs.
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Custom Labels at Label Solutions, Inc.
At Label Solutions, Inc., we create clean, functional, and unique custom labels that promote your brand. Our team is ready to make your new label ideas become a reality. Contact us today to experience our full-service custom labeling.