Decals

  • 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.

  • How Will You Capitalize on National Bike Month?

    Promote Safety, Celebrate Bikers

    National Bike Month is this May, and acts as a time to celebrate the bicyclists of the United States and abroad. Companies that produce items such as bikes, helmets, pads and others will have a good opportunity to boost their brand image in the coming weeks by deploying a marketing campaign that promotes safety and commends bicyclists in unique and fashionable ways.

    If you produce these items, consider leveraging bike stickers to align your brand with National Bike Month itself, as this will be a relatively affordable and straightforward method of driving recognition, visibility and loyalty. The best bet will likely be to focus on more customized designs and content for your labels and stickers placed on the products, as this market is somewhat saturated these days.

    Custom Bike Safety Stickers

    Safety always comes first, especially when you are selling products targeted at younger bicyclists and their parents. Helmet stickers are the most obvious approach to promoting safety among bicyclists of all ages, and if you design them in such a way that the consumer wants to keep it on even after the purchase is made, you will almost certainly be on the winning end of things this National Bike Month.

    This can be a bit tricky, though, especially when the helmet decals contain safety information. Perhaps the best bet would be to create decals that carry your brand logo in a highly eye-catching and well-designed fashion, then also have stickers that contain information related to bicycling safety. This way, your brand image will still be nicely placed on the products even after the helmet safety stickers are taken off. Few kids are going to want to keep those on there, as that is simply not 'punk rock.'

    You can also simply promote National Bike Month and raise awareness regarding the event.

    Time to Move

    With May already underway, you do not have much time to let these projects simmer. Rather, you need to get moving on the designs and choose a printing service provider that can give you a very rapid turnaround time on orders. Lightning Labels offers a range custom label and sticker services, as well as among the speediest completion of orders around, and can be the best choice for your National Bike Month needs, especially when you are in a pinch.

  • Leverage Weather-Resistant Labels this Season

    WeatherResistantSpring is Here, Summer is Nigh

    With the spring and summer come far more outdoor activities, and your products will need to stand up to the harsh conditions of the seasons. Regardless of whether you manufacture products that are very obviously used for outdoor activities, or others that often make their way out of the home, you can leverage weatherproof labels to contend against heat, humidity and rain through the end of summer.

    Weather-resistant labels will protect all the hard work that went into creating, manufacturing, packaging and marketing your products, but you do not have to strictly choose between function and fashion when making these.

    Durable Labels with Panache

    Custom weather-resistant labels are a great way to have your cake and eat it too when it comes to summertime product packaging. By using durable materials for the labels themselves, and a customization service, you can make these marketing materials just as aesthetically pleasing as they are tough in wet and humid conditions.

    Considering the fact that you will likely be targeting the labels for a specific time of the year - the warmer seasons - you might want to incorporate themes that are especially relevant during these months. This could include spring and summer color themes, designs based on the great outdoors or something similar. Remember, though, that many of your competitors are likely launching similar campaigns to position their products properly this spring and summer.

    The only way to truly differentiate your brand from others on the shelves is to go the extra mile in customization and personalization efforts. Sometimes the safest bet will be to lean heavily on the unique images and mission of the brand, then build the design off of these matters in a way that connects with life in the summertime.

    Use the Right Service Provider

    Because the spring is kicking into high gear across much of the United States and the weather is bound to get balmy before long, you will want to begin work on these projects as soon as possible to hit the ground running. Consider leveraging the services of Lightning Labels, which is an industry leader in speed and accuracy of printing custom stickers, labels and other product marketing and packaging materials.

  • Use Bumper Stickers to Promote Your Brand

    BumperStickerPromotionBumper Stickers Make a Bang

    Bumper stickers are among the most beloved pieces of art that consumers place on their cars, and evidence to support this idea can be found on every highway, interstate and back road throughout the country. Whether it is to show allegiance to a brand or a political candidate, these items have long been used by car owners as a method to show what they are all about when cruising along the streets to work or on vacation.

    If you're a business owner who wants to get the word out about your brand locally, consider using custom bumper stickers in your brand advertising strategies. Unlike other types of marketing campaigns, though, you will need a winning design to ensure your bumper stickers are actually placed on cars.

    Promotional Ideas for Bumpers

    You will rarely see a bumper sticker that is at once a piece of branded material and completely dull. Sure, certain car owners will have plain bumper stickers to support a certain candidate, or even show which state they are from or college they attended, but those are exceptions. Because bumper stickers will work best to fuel local growth, and business leaders might not have all that much brand recognition, the materials need to catch the eye and tell a story.

    This is why custom design should always be considered for these types of advertising campaigns. The imagery and color pattern, as well as the content should there be any words, need to reflect the brand in a way that people can understand in a relatively short period of time. With bumper stickers, that challenge is certainly present, but marketing teams can dream up some ideas and get them printed following adequate internal and market research.

    Above all else, the stickers have to be aesthetically pleasing enough to not just attract the eyes of consumers, but to make car owners actually want to display the item on their vehicles. If you do not find a way to cleverly package your brand and design a winning bumper sticker, it might never get out into the open, preventing your business from achieving its branding objectives.

    Custom Bumper Stickers

    Whether you have an in-house marketing team or outsourced advertising partner, consider pushing this team to come up with designs that will get your bumper stickers out of the boxes and onto the cars of your local prospect market. If you are a larger enterprise with locations across the nation, consider scaling the bumper sticker project up a little bit. When the bumper stickers are indeed eye-catching and potentially amusing, your firm will get a good deal of visibility on the streets.

    If you want to ensure that you are getting the best designs and quickest turnarounds on orders for your custom bumper stickers, consider leveraging the services of Lightning Labels. This firm leads the way in custom branded materials including labels and stickers, and can assist with your product packaging and marketing needs.

  • Bumper Stickers Now Available at Lightning Labels

    BumperStickersBumper Stickers for Marketing Success

    In the world of branding, companies that find ways to get their names into the minds of their target prospects in creative fashions will tend to be the most successful, and this demands a certain level of channel diversification. Internet marketing has certainly been a revolutionary and transformative trend, but studies indicate that the average consumer is still turning to somewhat traditional mediums to find businesses from which they will purchase products and services.

    When it comes to the physical environments and battlegrounds associated with brand competition, billboards and bumper stickers might be the most prolific and effective, as they will be seen by a high volume of prospects when properly placed. Custom bumper stickers can be used for a range of purposes, including customer engagement among those who put them on their cars and visibility building for those who see the labels on fellow commuters' vehicles.

    Now Available from Lightning Labels

    Lightning Labels, a provider of custom labels for food and beverage products, health and beauty products and more, is now offering customized bumper stickers, which can be used to get the word out about brands quickly. Think about it this way - politicians need not be the only ones to distribute these marketing materials to followers and supporters, as evidenced by the growing rate of companies taking this unique approach to marketing.

    Now, this does not mean that a business can simply put its name on a black and white bumper sticker, distribute the item widely and expect customers to put them on their cars or passersby to even notice them. Rather, the stickers have to pop and align with the general brand messages and images that have been developed through other advertising efforts, and this is why Lightning Labels can be a boon to such projects.

    Customers who want stickers for car bumpers and the like will only be likely to paste them on when the label has a little pizzazz, especially considering how much the average American loves their automobile's aesthetic appeal. By looking to Lightning Labels for support in these efforts, businesses can ensure that all of the work they put into design will be well worth it, as the labels will be vibrant full-color bumper stickers on premium white vinyl material in the four most-popular sizes to guide designs in the right direction.

    Separating the Brand from Competitors

    Again, this is not the most popular approach to branding, but that is why is can be so effective for such a wide range of businesses, as those firms that think outside of the box and take a unique approach to their marketing strategies will tend to stick out from the crowd. Empowered with services that expedite custom bumper sticker products and focus on quality of completion, this new method of getting the company's name out into the open can come back with impressive returns.

  • Adorn Handmade Holiday Gifts with Festive Stickers

     

    Adorn Handmade Holiday Gifts with Festive Stickers

    Make Handmade Products Fly

    Relatively simple, mass-produced products will often have simple decals, stickers and labels on the packaging, and that is fine given the fact that these items are a dime a dozen, so to speak. However, if you produce handmade products and are looking to make some waves this holiday shopping season, you might want to consider looking into festive stickers that will ensure the aesthetic of your items' packaging shows the same care as what is inside.

    Holiday stickers can glam up your handmade products to boost their appeal on the shelves and the Web, all the while ensuring that the custom, carefully crafted items are consistently themed. Considering the fact that consumers are increasingly in favor of limited edition and handmade goods, this can be a boon to marketing efforts and branding initiatives, thus giving you a better chance at maximizing revenues in the busiest shopping season of the year.

    Design Considerations

    First and foremost, you will want to ensure that the stickers and labels used make it clear that the items have indeed been handmade. If you do not, customers might have no way of distinguishing between your products and the mass-produced ones that are next to them on the shelves. In addition to the designation of handmade crafting, you will also want to spruce up the labels a bit to reflect the festive spirit of the season, perhaps adorning them with Christmas, Kwanzaa or Hanukkah imagery.

    Custom holiday stickers can be used to get a bit more creative with the packaging on products, allowing you to knock several birds down with one stone. For example, you can promote the holiday shopping season, your brand and the fact that the product was handmade in one fell swoop with the right design on the stickers. Chances are this would be relatively difficult to achieve with a standard boilerplate label or sticker scheme, and custom options are available that will not break the bank.

    Get marketing and product management employees involved in the conception of these designs, and run them by the sales team to ensure that they are covering all of the bases intended.

    Hit the Ground Running

    Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are all just around the corner, so the time to get moving on these projects is now. Customized holiday stickers will certainly take a little bit of time to design and conceptualize, but you can look to a reliable label service provider to ensure your orders are returned in time for the big shopping weekend.

    Lightning Labels offers a range of label, sticker and decal services, each of which can be customized to fit your specific needs and objectives, while turnarounds on orders are among the best in the industry. To ensure that your handmade products fly off the shelves in a few weeks and bring your brand up ahead of 2016, get moving on custom labels today.

  • Glam Up Your Holiday Labels with Satin Cloth Material

    Glam Up Your Holiday Labels with Satin Cloth Material

    Who Says Labels Have to be Boring?

    Standard, boilerplate labels have long been in use by a range of organizations, including food industry competitors, retailers and manufacturers, and will generally include the bare minimum of information related to products. While this can certainly get the job done, and some brands might want to keep their messaging and packaging as simple as possible, others do not have to remain one-dimensional when approaching their product labeling strategies today.

    Rather, before the holidays kick in, some business leaders should go outside the norm and begin to label their products with a bit more pizzazz, helping to give them the best possible chance of maximum revenue and brand recognition. In these instances, they might want to think about using holiday labels made from various materials, including satin, to really separate themselves from competitors in their respective marketplaces.

    Adding a Tactile Edge

    Labels will tend to only target one of the average consumer's senses, and while sight is sometimes plenty, there is something to be said about adding to the feel of the items with a rewarding texture such as satin. Simply put, there are likely very few businesses that actually take this approach, and doing so can quickly improve the stature of a branded product on the shelves and in the hands of shoppers sifting through their various options in a given store.

    Custom holiday labels can be designed to also have a visual edge on the competition, but the tactile feel of more unique ones might just work to keep the brand and the products themselves in the minds of consumers for longer periods of time. Considering the fact that the busiest shopping days and weeks are right around the corner, now would be the best time to get moving on these projects and establishing the right balance for design and texture.

    Satin cloth labels will be better-suited to some products compared to others, including home goods and furnishings, clothing, special holiday food packaging and toys. On the other hand, virtually any product can be made more engaging when the company puts an extra effort into the marketing and placement of the products, and this can be quickly handled when working with the right label service provider.

    Customized Holiday Labels

    Now, some products will simply not have any different packaging or labeling when the holidays roll around, and this is a missed opportunity among manufacturers and retail firms given consumers' gravitation toward specialty items. What's more, if providers of similar products do indeed go above and beyond the call of duty with respect to their packaging and labeling, they will likely be more successful in terms of brand recognition, loyalty and revenue growth this holiday shopping season.

    Working with a specialized, reliable labeling service provider like Lightning Labels can help ensure that all of the effort put into these projects comes back with speedy and preferable returns both in November and beyond.

  • Use Custom Stickers to Create Awareness for Your Fundraising and Charity Events

    Use Custom Stickers to Create Awareness for Your Fundraising and Charity Events

    Boosting Awareness with Custom Stickers

    Philanthropic companies tend to be a bit more successful in the brand management category than those that never embrace certain causes and charities, especially among the younger generation of consumers. As such, many firms have started to become more engaged in fundraising, charities and awareness events in the past few years than ever before, and some marketing techniques can help to boost the visibility of these initiatives more creatively.

    For example, leaders can begin to leverage custom stickers that are meant to not only help to position the brand alongside the charities and fundraising activities taking place, but raise awareness of those causes as well in one fell swoop. With the right approach to design, execution and distribution, these stickers can go a long way toward improving the overall image of the company and contribute more to the philanthropic activities taking place.

    Get on Board with Fundraising Stickers

    When participating in a fundraiser, your company might be doing a number of things to contribute the cause, including opening up your workplace to host participants, offering free products that you sell to donors, or simply putting cash into the pot. In any situation, fundraising stickers can be used to ensure that your name is remembered among participants, and that the cause makes it out of the physical event space following its completion.

    This might in fact be the best function of these custom stickers, in that creative ones will be posted on participants' walls, cars and otherwise, enhancing the pool of prospective followers and contributors for the next iteration of the event. If you are distributing some of your products to be used in the fundraising event, you might want to consider leveraging custom fundraising labels instead, as these will be better suited to packaged items.

    Either way, though, you will need to ensure that the design fits the motif of the fundraiser itself and your brand image, which can be accomplished by using the right custom label provider.

    Charity Labels

    With the holidays right around the corner, many companies will be embarking on plans to support charities that are either focused in their community, on the national circuit or active internationally. Beginning to distribute charity labels now can help to boost awareness ahead of the time when many Americans will be deciding upon which organizations to contribute to, which will likely begin in the beginning of November. Additionally, labels will last through the next few months to keep the name on the minds of recipients.

    As was the case with fundraising activities, businesses might want to consider designing and printing custom charity labels to ensure that they are touching upon the various requirements involved in these endeavors. Working with Lightning Labels, you will be able to establish your labels, stickers, decals and more optimally, then receive the shipments quickly to begin distributing on time for maximum exposure.

  • Fire Awareness Week is 10/4 to 10/10

    Fire Awareness Week is 10/4 to 10/10

    The Importance of Fire Safety

    Fire Awareness Week runs from October 4 through October 10, and companies can ensure that they are observing this event properly by putting an extra effort into educating their employees and customers through engaging strategies. According to the National Fire Protection Association, billions of dollars are lost to fires in the United States annually, and the damages incurred relate back to a range of factors.

    The agency argued that $329 billion dollars in total losses were accrued in 2011 alone, and pointed out that this is more than 2 percent of gross domestic product in the United States. Efforts to raise awareness can go a long way toward reducing individual business and community risks of experiencing large damages from fires, and fire safety labels, stickers and decals can be a strong and affordable option when embarking upon these missions.

    Simple Path Toward Big Results

    One of the best ways to get the word out about this cause is to use fire safety stickers, as this will make it clear to every individual who sees a product that they need to understand what it takes to avoid damages and dangers associated with fires. Labels can range from being informative and educational to engaging and beyond, and it all depends on what companies wish to accomplish with these types of initiatives.

    For example, a firm that worries about fire safety among its own workforce members might want to offer various relevant pieces of advice in different fire safety decals. On the other hand, if there are any flammable risks associated with the products being sold and the firm wants to get the word out to its customers, fire safety labels that list the various hazards clearly on the product will be enough to make a difference.

    Additionally, companies can simply include information regarding where the viewer can find more guidance on fire safety, as well as data related to the awareness week taking place, right on the decals.

    Custom Fire Labels Work Best

    Should the firm want to take a bit more initiative in raising awareness regarding fire dangers and damages, it can use custom labels to ensure that is approach is unique compared to others'. This will be especially beneficial when leaders are trying to kill two birds with one stone - contributing to Fire Awareness Week as an event and positioning their brand as a leader that cares about the community around it.

    If this is the stance taken, design will be an important component, but cannot lessen the attention paid to accuracy of the information printed on the labels themselves. Working with a team, managers can assign various duties such as research, design, development and printing styles to each employee and get the job done a bit more quickly.

    Then, once the labels have been ironed out, leveraging a service provider such as Lightning Labels to get a quick turnaround on the orders will ensure that the business does not miss its goals.

  • Are you ready for Movember? Get your custom labels now!

    Are you ready for Movember? Get your custom labels now!

    Movember's Custom Label Potential

    Movember is a relatively new movement that gained steam in the past few years, and involves the growing of beards among men in the United States - and some abroad - to raise awareness for men's health. Although it might seems strange at first, the melding of masculine facial hair styles and designs in a competition of sorts, and the need for men to get tested for serious afflictions, diseases and viruses, has actually accomplished a lot since the movement began.

    Companies can support these campaigns by leveraging Movember labels that at once align with their brand image and the Prostate Cancer Foundation's general awareness goals in November, and better position their stature in the market as a result. Because this has indeed become a major movement across the nation, business leaders will need to get creative in their designing and execution of Movember stickers to truly make a statement in their marketplaces.

    Movember Decals Work Great

    Decals are often a great approach to use when trying to boost awareness, as the individual who purchases the items will be able to post them on their bumpers, laptops and other assets for all to see. However, they must truly pop off the page to really make a difference, and custom decals can be a great way to ensure a more unique angle on the imagery and phrasing included on the branded labels.

    In these situations, marketers, graphic designers and others within the business should be working together to research the general movement of Movember, and come up with a plan that will really align with their company's goals and values in the process. One idea might be to leverage Movember custom labels that actually include the bearded faces of men participating in the event, even having a contest in which the winner will have his face posted on a decal.

    Should the company want to avoid competition of this kind, it can offer to make custom labels for each individual customer who chooses to both grow a beard for Movember and donate to the cause, specifically in terms of prostate cancer research. In that same vein, businesses might want to donate the proceeds of their labeling campaigns to a men's health-related research group or charity to really bring their brand image up in their market.

    Getting it Done Right

    Since Movember is right around the corner, the time to get moving on these initiatives is now. Although it might seem like it is too late to begin a custom label process, businesses can work with a proven, reliable provider like Lightning Labels to ensure the products are printed and distributed on time for this awareness-focused event. Additionally, Lightning Labels offers a range of different customizable labels, stickers, decals and more, meaning business leaders can find the right products to align with their specific objectives in November. This can be a great way to build brand recognition while contributing to a good cause.

1-10 of 17

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.