custom stickers

  • August is National Immunization Awareness Month

    Stickers Can Raise Awareness of Vaccinations' Importance

    Modern medicine has eliminated many of the diseases that once ravaged the population. This is an astounding fact that may be a bit overlooked, due to the very fact that people no longer have to deal with sicknesses such as measles or polio and thus forget about them. Every August is set aside to recognize the role immunization plays in keeping the world healthy. National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is a great time to offer up reminders of vaccines' role, and remind people who may be behind on their immunizations to go in.

    Custom Stickers Raise Vaccines' Profile

    Stickers and labels are highly effective ways to draw attention to a cause. If you work in the health care field, you can take advantage of these items during NIAM to ask important questions, such as "Are your vaccines up to date?" These reminders can relate to kids, who are set to have their immunizations for the first time, or adults, who may be behind on theirs. In either case, custom printed stickers are a great way to get the message out.

    Handing out stickers to people who have visited a doctor's office is one way to spread the message, as is putting them up on surfaces in the health care facility itself. Customized stickers made by a quality-conscious printer are bold and eye-catching and can incorporate highly legible text and brightly colored imagery. Causes that may have been forgotten or fallen by the wayside can immediately spring back into people's consciousness when they see a well-made and well-placed sticker.

    It's Not Too Late

    You may be thinking that as August is already underway, it's too late for custom sticker printing. However, that's not true. Lightning Labels is capable of quick turnaround times, so whether you need a few stickers for a single NIAM event or a large amount to hand out over the remainder of the month, you can get your order in with time to spare.

    Diseases that were once major scourges to the population have been reduced to fringe concerns or bad memories thanks to vaccination. Celebrating this medical breakthrough and its continued importance is a great cause, one that can save more lives by increasing awareness. It's not too late to make such an effort via custom stickers. Then, once August is over, it's time to look ahead to calendar-based medical events taking place in the months ahead. New sticker runs can raise awareness of these in turn.

  • August is National Sandwich Month

    Attract Customers to Your Sandwich Lineup with Bold Stickers

    The humble sandwich can go under the radar, despite surely being one of the most convenient and well-loved food categories. August is the time when this changes, and sandwiches of all types take center stage - it's National Sandwich Month. If you operate in the food manufacturing or retail sector, you can take advantage of this special event to add a new appeal to your sandwiches or ingredients. You can make a great impression and draw attention from customers by putting reminders about National Sandwich Month on custom food labels.

    Influencing Shoppers with Custom Food Labels

    A shake-up in packaging can exert a great influence on grocery buyers' purchase decisions. When they are walking the aisles, people are looking for interesting and delicious new foods to try, and custom food stickers can guide them in the right direction. August is the right time to put promotional muscle behind any and all sandwich-related items, whether this means pre-made sandwiches or the bread, meat, cheese and condiments that act as ingredients. If you make or sell these items, customized stickers and labels can help you stoke interest and appetites.

    No matter the shape or size of container your product comes in, there are custom food labels that will work for you. Apply stickers to the wrappers of pre-made sandwiches, debut new labels on meats or cheeses, stick a unique design on ketchup or mustard - the options go on. Even produce can get in on the action, as what's a BLT without lettuce or tomato?

    Individuals shopping for ingredients or sandwiches may not have their minds made up, and could be looking to try something new. This means there is ample opportunity for bold imagery and and colorful branding to win items a second look and, hopefully, a purchase. Keeping things fresh and reacting to events such as National Sandwich Month could be what it takes to get this type of attention. Competing brands that look the same as always, or aren't using much imagery in their labels and stickers at all, may pale in comparison to your strong designs and seasonal appeal.

    It's Not Too Late

    While August is already underway, you still have the chance to reach out to consumers and win them over. Printers such as Lightning Labels can turn around orders of custom food stickers and labels in a hurry to transform your offerings and attract a few extra eyes. In the months ahead, you can surely find new ways to stoke interest, but for now, National Sandwich Month is a golden opportunity that can launch a whole new look for your food products.

    Whether you're a big brand or a small one - or just want labels for a single one-off event - Lightning Labels has the custom food labels for you. Orders can be small or large, and turnaround times are short, allowing you to seize the chance while National Sandwich Month is underway. Your customers will learn that this is a time of year to salute the humble sandwich and, in the process, develop an appetite.

  • Head Back to School with Custom Stickers and Bumper Stickers

    Make This a Great School Year with Custom Stickers

    Fall's right around the corner, and it's time to think about sending the kids back to school. If you work in the school system or have a child in middle or high school, you may be looking for ways to promote teams, clubs or general spirit this year. One great possible answer is custom printed stickers, which can carry bold imagery and legible logos that stand out and show your pride. With a need to promote organizations within schools and potentially raise funds for them, it's best to think about this avenue of promotion now, while there's still time before classes are in session.

    Bumpers and Beyond

    When it comes to designing school stickers, bumper stickers and car decals are some of the leading choices. These products can be given out or sold to parents and school employees to add a little pride and promotion to their cars. There is room to get specific with the subject matter, too - you can appeal directly to family members of sports players, band members, club participants, honor students and more. Creating different stickers for each year's graduating class is another way to inspire school spirit.

    When it's fundraising time for clubs, teams and associations, stickers make great small items for purchase, or thank-you gifts that come when people make larger donations. They may feel better about giving if they have a way to prominently display their support on their cars. It's always important to take every opportunity to promote and strengthen student organizations, and stickers are a great way to make that happen.

    No Shortage of Subject Matter

    When it comes to school decals, there are always many great choices for what to put on the designs. School mascots and logos make striking, colorful stickers and proud parents will be happy to apply them to a car bumper or back window. As long as you work with a printer that can deliver sharp, high-definition imagery, your designs will catch eyes and spread your message around the district and beyond.

    Beyond Car Use

    When you buy a print run of bumper stickers these days, it pays to think of them going well beyond cars. These are really multi-purpose stickers that can go anywhere, including students' folders or computers. They can be tacked up to bulletin boards or used to spruce up booths where fundraising is taking place. These self-adhesive stickers can be handed out at any time, and then what the recipients do with them is up to them. They'll surely find creative ways to show school spirit.

    Of course, the academic year is on its way, with the school bell only weeks from ringing. This doesn't mean it's too late to get in on making great stickers. It simply means that it's important to work with a partner such as Lightning Labels that can turn your idea into a real batch of stickers in a hurry. These fast, high-quality, labels, stickers and decals will help you boost school spirit and help your favorite clubs, teams, organizations and more have a great year.

  • Are You Ready for Cinco de Mayo?

    Cinco de Mayo Approaches

    One of the more festive holidays of the year in the United States, Cinco de Mayo commemorates a critical battle victory for the Mexican military over that of the French all the way back in 1862 during the Franco-Mexican War. Americans have taken to celebrating Mexican culture on the fifth of May each year, all the while partaking in general revelry and colorful parties across the nation.

    Whether you make craft beer, homemade treats or one of a multitude of other items, you can get creative with custom Cinco de Mayo stickers to align your products with this major event, celebrating Mexico's historic victory in the process. Because this holiday has become synonymous with delicious libations and foods, businesses operating in these arenas should certainly consider adjusting their marketing and product packaging programs to boost revenue.

    Cinco de Mayo Labels

    Because labels and stickers can be so easily added or removed to a product package, they are especially well-suited to these types of short-term projects. For example, if you create craft beer stickers for Cinco de Mayo, the holiday passes and all of the products have not been sold, you can simply change them out for the next major event. However, with the right designs and imagery, beer labels and stickers for other products can indeed propel sales of your products on this holiday.

    First, remember that many manufacturers and other competitors in the space will likely be trying their own hands at developing and deploying a specialized marketing program for Cinco de Mayo. This means that you will need to really think outside of the box, finding ways to at once align the labels and stickers with your brand and the event itself while differentiating your company's general appeal from others'.

    Simply printing a sticker that says "Happy Cinco de Mayo" and calling it a day might have a slightly positive impact on sales, but not nearly as much as highly customized and uniquely designed ones. Get your marketing team on the job, encouraging them to experiment with different themes and imagery not yet common on the shelves, while also ensuring that they include the messages desired, such as the brand's strengths and the holiday's importance.

    In a Crunch

    With Cinco de Mayo right on the horizon, the time is now to get moving on marketing and product packaging initiatives for the event, and some businesses will need an extremely quick turnaround on their orders to get the labels onto packages in time. Lightning Labels offers a range of custom label and sticker services to businesses of all kinds, and is an industry leader with respect to its speed of order fulfillment.

    By working with Lightning Labels, you can rest assured that your labels and stickers will be printed accurately, delivered in a timely fashion and prepared to draw plenty of eyes on the shelves. Good luck with your strategy, and happy Cinco de Mayo!

  • April is Stress Awareness Month

    StressAwarenessUse Bumper Stickers for Stress Awareness

    Stress impacts all of us, and can lead to more severe mental and physical health issues when not recognized and treated. Awareness has long been held as the most powerful weapon to combat mental health problems, and April is dedicated to generate attention around stress and its full spectrum of consequences.

    If you would like to contribute to Stress Awareness Month, you can use custom bumper stickers to do so. There are few better ways to spread the word about a movement than crafting and distributing a winning bumper sticker, as the imagery will travel down roads and highways, attracting the eyes and minds of others.

    A Righteous Cause

    Stress is carefully monitored by certain groups in efforts to maintain public wellness. In times of change and upheaval, such as the financial crisis nearly a decade ago, stress levels tend to increase across the country. The American Psychological Association reported that 72 percent of Americans felt stressed specifically about money.

    This is only one catalyst for anxiety and stress, and raising awareness of these harsher portions of the human psyche can help to open individuals' minds up to the treatments available. Many people will simply think it is normal, and go about their days with these heavy feelings weighing on their minds and bodies.

    If you are planning on launching a campaign to support Stress Awareness Month this April, consider leveraging bumper stickers and other simpler, more affordable materials. With branded items that bring the facts about stress to light while aligning the event with the company's commitment to serving its clientele, you can also drive your brand reputation in the right direction.

    Cause stickers might seem superfluous but, in raising awareness, they can actually have a tremendous impact on many people.

    Custom Stickers and Bumpers

    Now, simply deciding to take this approach and not paying attention to the details could lead car owners to not display the stickers, or make it so they don't catch the eyes of others on the road. Make sure your marketing and product packaging teams know that they should be focused on crafting the most aesthetically pleasing bumper stickers possible while incorporating information related to Stress Awareness Month.

    If you need these items in a hurry, consider using Lightning Labels, as this firm focuses on quality at scale and speed.

  • Leverage Custom Stickers for Easter

    EasterStickersMake Unique, Colorful Easter Stickers

    Easter is right around the corner, and represents a great time to get moving on spring-themed marketing and branding ventures given the jovial festivities taking place across the country. For Easter, the most popular items are likely those that are sweet, chocolaty and easy to carry around in a basket, and many distributors, manufacturers and retailers that deal in these products are already pushing colorful labels and stickers to make them stick out on the shelves.

    If you compete in these marketplaces, you will need to ensure that your labels and stickers are differentiated from those of your competitors, and that can be a tricky endeavor given the sheer saturation of the market. However, with custom stickers themed for Easter and reflective of the general brand image, you can indeed position your products for stronger sales in the coming days.

    Easter Labels

    Chances are the majority of companies that do craft a more Easter-themed product labeling strategy will stick to the simpler, more identifiable imagery involved in the holiday, such as rabbits and happy children. Consider stepping outside of the box in this, though, and finding a way to link the themes within Easter that are not as widely discussed to the core missions of your brand, then using customized stickers on the products to get the point across.

    Easter stickers should be festive and colorful, but other than those necessary design attributes, can be highly customized and transcendent. Additionally, if you are in the toy business and not candy or chocolate, you will have a similar opportunity to get your brand name into the households of your target prospects. Gifts are often exchanged on Easter Sunday, and if you make any type of craft product, toy or otherwise, you will be a good candidate for custom labeling strategies.

    In a Rush

    Companies that need to get their Easter labels printed and onto the products in a hurry should consider leveraging the services of Lightning Labels, which is an industry leader in speed and accuracy. Remember too that your Easter labels will not be wasted should they not fly off the shelves on the holiday, especially if you make them colorful enough to last through the spring. Get moving on the custom designs now and you will likely enjoy a profitable spring season.

  • 5 Top Ways to Freshen Up Your Products with Custom Stickers

    5WaysToFreshenUpProductsFresh Equals Success

    Business leaders who allow their marketing and branding strategies to become a bit stagnant in the modern era will rarely be able to see the best possible profit margins year in and year out. Today's markets are driven by fresh, unique, constantly changing and always improving campaigns, which is at least partly the product of the massive increases in online advertising and commerce activity driven by consumer preferences for more information in the palms of their hands.

    Now, this does not mean that firms should be aiming to completely overhaul their brand images several times a year, as this would thwart efforts to maintain a consistent and relevant voice, stature and the like among current and prospective clientele. Instead, businesses can begin to use a wider variety of branding materials to keep their companies fresh and relevant while still maintaining the general feel of their businesses over time.

    Labels, stickers and other affordable items involved in product packaging might be among the most affordable and seamless options available to complete these types of objectives. With custom labels, the sky will be the limit in terms of variance between the campaigns companies launch each month or over longer periods of time. However, businesses will want to stick to a few best practices to ensure that their custom labels are indeed freshening up the brand while still keeping campaigns on track toward specific objectives.

    Here are five tips to get your custom labels up to par with the demands of the modern marketplace:

    1. Connect Design to Other Activities

    Organizations will be putting many different projects in motion at any given time. For example, you might be expanding into a new territory while working on a major contract with a nonprofit. The best way to ensure that your custom labels are at once interesting, aligned with the main brand voice and still saying something new each time is to connect them to the specific activities that are taking place in your business.

    2. Major Events

    Major events, and national awareness observances, take place virtually every month of the year these days, and chances are several will fall right into the territory of your industry. Fresh labels can be driven by these types of opportunities, with companies working to align their brand images with the events that raise awareness toward one matter or another. However, do not stretch the imagination too much - always target events that are directly related to your products and services.

    3. Sales and Deals

    Throughout the year, but most prominently in the months leading up to the holiday shopping season, you will likely be putting on a wealth of sales and deals for your customers. Customized sale stickers that indicate which items will be involved in these sales are always going to be new compared to the general product packaging at normal times during the year, and are also a great way to build awareness regarding your efforts to drop prices for customers.

    4. Loyalty Programs

    Let's say that you have a loyalty program in place that has been successful thus far. Why not create customized stickers that will only be placed on products when purchased by customers who are involved in your loyalty program? This way, you are segmenting your clientele in accordance with their patronage, and giving the ones who drive your revenue the most a more personalized experience when purchasing from you.

    5. Get More People Involved

    In terms of raw custom designs for new stickers, you might want to look across your business - rather than only in the marketing department - to identify individuals who might be able to offer some valuable input. The operations and production workforce will likely be able to give marketing departments a new take on even the same products that have been sold for years. Adding a new perspective to the marketing fold is a great way to not only freshen up your custom labels, but also improve cross-departmental collaboration and overall workforce engagement.

    By keeping up with the demands of the marketplace and maintaining fresh product packaging and marketing campaigns, business leaders will be better positioning their firms to excel.

  • National Children's Dental Health Month is Upon Us

    DentalHealthMonthCustom Stickers for Dental Health Awareness

    February is National Children's Dental Health Month, acting as a time to ensure that the parents of the country understand how best to teach their children about good tooth and gum hygiene. As many adults already know, failing to practice good dental health practices at a young age will start someone on the road toward costly medical bills, painful visits to surgeons and other undesirable problems in the future.

    And, as many kids know, going to the dentist can be a scary experience, but dental professionals can help to ease their patients' worries and ensure their clientele are taking good care of themselves with the right custom stickers. Dental office stickers can make the rooms and items inside far less scary and more welcoming, and act as an affordable measure to observe this month's awareness event as well.

    Customized Stickers for Awareness

    If you are a pediatric dentist who feels passionately about your profession, chances are you want to put as much effort as possible into empowering and educating the kids who frequent your office, and even those who do not. As is the case with virtually any aspect of hygiene or health, the most challenging and important component of advocacy is ensuring individuals are aware of the dangers of not following doctors' and dentists' orders, as well as the benefits of doing so.

    Dentist office stickers can either be highly informative or more eye-catching to make children interested in how they can take care of their teeth and gums. Either way, because children will be the target market in this regard, dental professionals will want to ensure that they are tailoring the designs to the preferences of the kids they serve. Dentists can also consider creating custom stickers that are targeted at parents who frequent the office.

    Stickers for the Whole Year

    While observing and raising awareness for National Children's Dental Health Month is a righteous venture, you do not need to stop creating and implementing stickers once March comes along. Rather, consider keeping your stickers fresh with new designs every couple of months, as well as different types of information in each iteration.

    If you need a quick turnaround and aesthetically pleasing custom stickers, look no further than Lightning Labels, which is an industry leader in specialized stickers, labels and other materials.

  • Prepare Now for Presidential Primaries

    Prepare Now for Presidential PrimariesCustom Stickers Popular in Primaries

    Every four years, campaigning hits peak activity, as individuals from various backgrounds vie for the attention and support of the populace in their bids for the White House. With February being a major month in the grand scheme of the primaries, candidates, supporters and others should be thinking about how they will contribute to the campaigning process in the coming months, and custom stickers could be just the answer for most individuals involved.

    The presidential race is heating up significantly, with the past 10 months of announcements, debates and electioneering coming to a head, and election stickers are an affordable option to support the efforts of chosen politicians. The great thing about custom stickers as opposed to more boilerplate options is the fact that more attention will be paid to aesthetically pleasing, informative and unique imagery. The time is now to get moving on these projects.

    Making the Stickers Count

    Presidential race stickers can be used to either support a certain candidate or show one that is not as favorable in a negative light, and can then be displayed on cars, businesses, community forums, backpacks and other items to get the word out. However, if the stickers do not have much pizzazz, what are the chances that they will catch the eyes of passersby, or that individuals will want to accept one and display it on their possessions? Pretty low, to say the least.

    There is something to be said for the standard stickers that candidates will land on in the beginning of their campaigns, as the consistently will tend to help boost the overall visual recognition of the names involved. However, when you are in a local area and trying to boost visibility of the candidate, you should consider going a few steps beyond the norm to really make the stickers pop in the eyes of the people you meet.

    Additionally, you can use election day stickers now to ensure that the target constituency is aware of when to head to the polls for the primary votes, as well as the general election in November.

    Where To Look

    Now, when it comes to getting involved in a campaign through the use of custom stickers, you will want to ensure that you find a vendor that can fulfill orders quickly and print the items up to the specifications of the initial designs. There are not many out there that truly fit these two descriptions, but Lightning Labels is a leader in the field and can ensure your pursuit of campaign support is followed through upon in the coming weeks and months.

    Rather than wasting money and time in this pivotal moment of the election year, work with Lightning Labels to get your designs ironed out and printed in such a way that all of the voters in your area who also support the candidate will want one on their cars.

  • Prepare Now for Valentine's Day

    Prepare Now for Valentine's DayLovers Deserve the Care

    Valentine's Day is one of the first major retail events of the year, and is an exceptionally advantageous time for any company that produces chocolates, sweets, greeting cards, flowers or anything else romantic. Married couples, individuals who are dating and even men and women in the courting process will try to show their love for their significant others, and you can help them do so with the right Valentine's Day gift labels.

    Custom stickers can help to completely change the packaging of your products at a relatively low cost, thus allowing you to put a Valentine's Day theme on the items without breaking the bank. Since stores will soon be filled with pink and purple heart-laden products, now is the time to get rolling on your customized stickers for Valentine's Day.

    Plenty of Possibilities

    Now, the aforementioned obvious examples of Valentine's Day fare are far from the only ones, as candy, flowers, greeting cards and the like are often complements to other, bigger items. For example, if you make soap or other similar products that tend to be a bit more popular when gifts are being exchanged, consider using custom stickers for these ones as well.

    For manufacturers and distributors of goods that are popular throughout the year and a bit more highly valued than candy, the use of custom labels will help to avoid situations in which the whole packaging needs to be changed after the second week of February. You can also take an even more unique approach to brand packaging for Valentine's Day, potentially offering personalized candles, soaps and other items to maximize the aesthetic value of the products.

    At the end of the day, try to focus on what drives your core customer base to purchases, and align your packaging and marketing with their preferences this February.

    No Time to Wait

    Because you will be contending with so many other manufacturers for the attention of Valentine's Day customers, you should get moving on your designing procedures now and allow some time for revisions. Once the custom labels have been ironed out and agreed upon, though, you can partner with Lightning Labels to ensure speedy completion of orders and accurate printing of the desired designs.

    With the right custom and personalized labels and stickers on your products, you can get a healthy revenue boost this February 14.

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Material Descriptions

Materials

BIOSTONE

One of our eco-friendly options that is actually made of stone—no trees are used. This material should not laminated.

CAST GLOSS

This is another material specially designed for the wine industry. It is paper-based with a high-gloss white finish. Same adhesive and liner as Estate #9.

CHROME (SILVER) BOPP

This material has the same water and oil-resistant properties as our White BOPP and Clear BOPP, but has the "mirror-like" look of shiny chrome.

CLASSIC CREST

Best suited for wine labels, this is a white paper stock with a dull matte finish. It is not suitable for lamination and is therefore not waterproof. Same adhesive and liner as Estate #9.

CLEAR BOPP

This is the clear version of the Polypropylene (BOPP) material. It has the same waterproof qualities as the White BOPP. It provides more of a "no label" look and is also suitable for window stickers (where reverse printing of the image allows the label to be applied to the inside of a glass window and be viewed from the outside).

ESTATE #9

This is a great option for wine labels, gourmet foods or applications where a textured finish is desired. Being a paper stock, it's not as water-resistant or durable as BOPP, but its light cream color and textured feel add a touch of the "unusual" to the right product. It features a special adhesive (removable in 100+ degree hot water) and a stronger liner particularly suited to machine application. Not suitable for lamination.

GOLD POLYESTER (METALIZED)

This material will make your labels shine! Suitable for most labeling applications, it has a strong adhesive backing and must be laminated. Choose glossy laminate to make your label designs pop, or matte for a unique, elegant look.

KRAFT (RECYCLED)

This is a recycled 100% post consumer waste material. It is a 55# paper material that is a wonderful option if an “earthy” appearance is desired. The stronger liner is well suited for machine application. Depending upon face, substrate, water temperature and dwell time, label may be removed in hot water. It is not suitable for lamination; therefore, it is not water or oil resistant.

REMOVABLE WHITE BOPP

This material is the same as our standard BOPP, but has a special, "less aggressive" adhesive designed to allow the label to be removed or re-positioned after application. Depending on the surface it will be applied to, customer testing is strongly recommended. We can provide samples for this purpose.

SATIN CLOTH

Quite the unique material! Yes, it is woven satin acetate cloth. Think wine or spirit labels! This material will make your product packaging POP. The stronger liner is well suited for machine application. Depending upon face, substrate, water temperature and dwell time, label may be removed in hot water.

SQUEEZABLE

A white, 3mil film that is better suited for squeezable applications. This material has proven to work well in a variety of applications, so you can be confident it will perform well for you.

VELLUM (RECYCLED)

A great “green” choice, this 60# vellum is 100% recycled with 100% post consumer waste material. Cannot be laminated. Is neither water nor oil-resistant. The stronger liner is well suited for machine application. Depending upon face, substrate, water temperature and dwell time, label may be removed in hot water.

WHITE BOPP

This is our most commonly used material and is suitable for most applications. It's a polypropylene material with a permanent adhesive. It is impervious to water and oils, and is particularly suitable for bath and body products, as well as food containers.

WHITE EARTHFIRST PLA

A more environmentally friendly alternative to White BOPP. The PLA stands for Polylactic Acid (a biopolymer made from corn rather than petrochemicals). Similar look and feel to BOPP and suitable for most applications, but should not be used directly on candle containers.

WHITE FLEXIBLE VINYL

This is our most substantial material. The vinyl is thicker than BOPP, and is most suitable for outdoor applications where greater strength and durability are needed, or where lengthy exposure to the elements is an issue.

WINDOW DECAL (CLEAR/ULTRA-REMOVABLE)

We offer this window decal option as an alternative to static cling. The face stock is clear with excellent clarity. The adhesive is an ultra-removable featuring excellent weatherability and UV resistance. It removes cleanly from a wide variety of substrates without staining or ghosting. Why worry about static clings staying on when you can have removable adhesive there to hold it in place?

CAST GLOSS

This is another material specially designed for the wine industry. It is paper-based with a high-gloss white finish. Same adhesive and liner as Estate #9.

CHROME (SILVER) BOPP

This material has the same water and oil-resistant properties as our White BOPP and Clear BOPP, but has the "mirror-like" look of shiny chrome.

CLASSIC CREST

Best suited for wine labels, this is a white paper stock with a dull matte finish. It is not suitable for lamination and is therefore not waterproof. Same adhesive and liner as Estate #9.

CLEAR BOPP

This is the clear version of the Polypropylene (BOPP) material. It has the same waterproof qualities as the White BOPP. It provides more of a "no label" look and is also suitable for window stickers (where reverse printing of the image allows the label to be applied to the inside of a glass window and be viewed from the outside).

ESTATE #9

This is a great option for wine labels, gourmet foods or applications where a textured finish is desired. Being a paper stock, it's not as water-resistant or durable as BOPP, but its light cream color and textured feel add a touch of the "unusual" to the right product. It features a special adhesive (removable in 100+ degree hot water) and a stronger liner particularly suited to machine application. Not suitable for lamination.

GOLD POLYESTER (METALIZED)

This material will make your labels shine! Suitable for most labeling applications, it has a strong adhesive backing and must be laminated. Choose glossy laminate to make your label designs pop, or matte for a unique, elegant look.

KRAFT (RECYCLED)

This is a recycled 100% post consumer waste material. It is a 55# paper material that is a wonderful option if an “earthy” appearance is desired. The stronger liner is well suited for machine application. Depending upon face, substrate, water temperature and dwell time, label may be removed in hot water. It is not suitable for lamination; therefore, it is not water or oil resistant.

REMOVABLE WHITE BOPP

This material is the same as our standard BOPP, but has a special, "less aggressive" adhesive designed to allow the label to be removed or re-positioned after application. Depending on the surface it will be applied to, customer testing is strongly recommended. We can provide samples for this purpose.

SATIN CLOTH

Quite the unique material! Yes, it is woven satin acetate cloth. Think wine or spirit labels! This material will make your product packaging POP. The stronger liner is well suited for machine application. Depending upon face, substrate, water temperature and dwell time, label may be removed in hot water.

SQUEEZABLE

A white, 3mil film that is better suited for squeezable applications. This material has proven to work well in a variety of applications, so you can be confident it will perform well for you.

VELLUM (RECYCLED)

A great “green” choice, this 60# vellum is 100% recycled with 100% post consumer waste material. Cannot be laminated. Is neither water nor oil-resistant. The stronger liner is well suited for machine application. Depending upon face, substrate, water temperature and dwell time, label may be removed in hot water.

WHITE BOPP

This is our most commonly used material and is suitable for most applications. It's a polypropylene material with a permanent adhesive. It is impervious to water and oils, and is particularly suitable for bath and body products, as well as food containers.

WHITE EARTHFIRST PLA

A more environmentally friendly alternative to White BOPP. The PLA stands for Polylactic Acid (a biopolymer made from corn rather than petrochemicals). Similar look and feel to BOPP and suitable for most applications, but should not be used directly on candle containers.

WHITE FLEXIBLE VINYL

This is our most substantial material. The vinyl is thicker than BOPP, and is most suitable for outdoor applications where greater strength and durability are needed, or where lengthy exposure to the elements is an issue.

WINDOW DECAL (CLEAR/ULTRA-REMOVABLE)

We offer this window decal option as an alternative to static cling. The face stock is clear with excellent clarity. The adhesive is an ultra-removable featuring excellent weatherability and UV resistance. It removes cleanly from a wide variety of substrates without staining or ghosting. Why worry about static clings staying on when you can have removable adhesive there to hold it in place?

Artwork Specifications

Laminates

High Gloss

High gloss is our most popular laminate. It is the least expensive option and provides protection for the label and a high gloss shiny finish.

Matte

The Matte Laminate provides your label with a dull, non-glossy finish. Some customers consider this achieves a more "natural" look.

Thermal Transfer

This is a gloss laminate that is designed to work with most over-printing thermal transfer printers. We do recommend you get samples first to test through your own printer before placing an order with this laminate.

UV Outdoor Gloss

As the name implies this is best used for labels that will be used outdoors. It has a high gloss finish with excellent UV resistance. It is best paired with our vinyl material for the most durable outdoor label.