Sustainability

  • Earth Day is Coming - Do You Use Sustainable Stickers and Labels?

    Sustainable Stickers and LabelsCelebrate Earth Day With Recyclable Stickers

    Every year on April 22, people across the globe acknowledge Earth Day in a variety of ways, from planting trees to making sure the recyclable stickers affixed to the products they buy actually get recycled. United States Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day in 1970 with the goal of making environmental protection part of the national political agenda. As a result, the United States Environmental Protection Agency was created and two pivotal laws were passed: the Clean Air, Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act. Over the past four decades, the movement has grown and evolved, spreading across the globe and taking new forms every year. In fact, according to EarthDay.org, it is the largest civic event in the world with more than 1 billion participants.

    Do Your Part With Sustainable Packaging

    You don't have to be a senator to drive environmental change - in fact, you'd be surprised by the size of the impact that switching to sustainable packaging can have, even for a small company. Think about it: Every item you sell is branded with a label, sticker or some other kind of packaging, and all those materials can quickly pile up. Of course, you want your custom labels and stickers to be high-quality, professional-looking and durable for the duration of your products' life span, but what about after that?

    Why Use Recycled Labels?

    The benefits of recycled labels go beyond helping to conserve the Earth's resources. Today's consumers are becoming more and more environmentally conscious, so letting them know that sustainability is important to your company might attract green-minded shoppers to your brand. "Consumers around the world are saying loud and clear that a brand's social purpose is among the factors that influence purchase decisions," Amy Fenton, global leader of public development and sustainability at Nielsen, asserted in a statement. "This behavior is on the rise and it provides opportunities for meaningful impact in our communities, in addition to helping to grow share for brands." Indeed the Nielsen Global Survey on Corporate Social Responsibility released last June revealed that more than half (55 percent) of online consumers are willing to pay more for goods if the companies from which they're purchasing are committed to making a positive social and environmental impact.

  • Proud to Donate Custom Labels and Stickers to Habitat for Humanity

    Lightning Labels Lends a Hand to Local Project with Custom Labels and Stickers

    custom labels and stickers from Lightning Labels for the House That Beer Built Lightning Labels is proud to contribute custom labels and stickers to the House That Beer Built project.
    Lightning Labels prioritizes giving back to the community, and is demonstrating the value it places on humanitarian work by donating custom labels and stickers to a Denver-based Habitat for Humanity project. Eight local breweries - Black Bottle Brewery, C.B. & Potts Restaurant & Brewery, Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing, Equinox Brewing, Fort Collins Brewery, Odell Brewing, New Belgium Brewing and Pateros Creek Brewing - launched a House That Beer Built project with Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity to build a home for the Andrasik Family, who lost their home in the High Park Fire last year. Lightning Labels' donation of product stickers is aimed at helping the initiative gain more publicity and support.

    Printed Labels and Stickers Contribute to Great Cause

    Printed labels and stickers are highly effective marketing tools because they help brands, nonprofits and other organizations spread the word about a campaign, whether it be to promote a product or humanitarian cause. In this case, the printed labels and stickers will help the breweries inform others in the Denver community about the House That Built Beer project and encourage them to participate in the initiative.

    Product Stickers Demonstrate the Many Ways to Get Involved

    Lightning Labels' contribution of product stickers is an example of how businesses and professionals can contribute goods or skilled services to the Habitat for Humanity project. Those interested in participating in other ways may consider making a monetary donation on the House That Built Beer Community Funded page. Another option is to volunteer to help construct the home. People who are interested in doing so can sign up on the Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity website.

  • Celebrate Earth Day with Eco-Friendly Custom Labels

    Recognize Earth Day with Custom Labels

    eco-friendly custom labels and stickers preserve earth's resources

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    Earth Day may come only once a year, but Lightning Labels celebrates all year long with eco-friendly custom labels and tips for preserving resources. As Lightning Labels takes sustainability seriously, the company recently became the first high-resolution digital label printing business to use EarthFirst PLA to make its custom labels. EarthFirst PLA is a new material that is made from corn in place of petroleum. As petroleum-based products can linger in landfills for years, using a corn-based material helps preserve the space and the Earth. Although this material is biodegradable, it is also exceedingly durable and high in quality. EarthFirst PLA labels are also waterproof and oilproof, making these stickers ideal for all products used in the great outdoors this spring, rain or shine. Once the sweet scent of spring is in the air, Earth Day, which falls on April 22, is right around the corner. Whether you're hosting a garden party or making the office a more efficient place to be, eco-friendly labels can take any task to the next level. Although preserving resources for generations to come is serious business, having fun while celebrating the planet's bounty is always welcome. The following ideas can make supporting the Earth a little easier:

    Use Weatherproof Stickers to Host a Seed-Swap Party

    What better way to celebrate spring and the Earth than by getting everyone ready for planting season? Creating colorful packages labeled with weatherproof stickers to swap seeds can make a gardening party the seed-swap soiree of the year. Hosting a seed swap is the perfect way to get friends and neighbors together, and it also helps gardeners put leftover seeds to use. To prepare for the party, gather some envelopes and custom weatherproof stickers to categorize the different varieties of seeds. Send out party invitations with designs that mirror the custom stickers used on the seed packages, and request that everyone bring extra packets of seeds along with their favorite gardening tips or stories.  Once the guests have arrived and all the packets are on the table, unpack and repackage all the seeds into the custom envelopes to ensure all guests have something memorable to take home.

    Reduce, Reuse and Recycle with Custom Label Stickers

    Remembering to recycle is not always easy, but it can be much simpler with the help of some custom label stickers. To increase the chances of recycling, a homeowner or business owner may want to keep bins near desks or other locations where paper and other recyclable items are likely to be. Order recycling bins and attach custom label stickers on them to differentiate ones for paper, plastic and glass. Keeping things organized with a system increases the likelihood that items will get recycled rather than tossed in the trash. It can also help to separate recyclable items ahead of time to avoid the stress that comes with sorting through a mixed mountain of waste later on. Food waste items like banana peels, eggshells and apple cores can be collected in the back yard or garden in a compost pile. The compost saves landfill space and can be used to fertilize the garden and decrease the need for purchasing soil additives. Parents may want to make a sign with custom label stickers and attach it to a stake, then place it the ground near the compost pile as a reminder for kids not walk through it. To help prepare for Earth Day, Lightning Labels is offering 10% off online orders of $500 or more through April 8, 2013, plus a chance to win a 70" flat screen TV using promo code MARCHTV at checkout. Orders of $500 or more qualify for automatic entry and for every $500 spent one additional entry is earned. The maximum discount is $1000. Free ground shipping applies to regularly priced orders shipped only within the US & Canada. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or promotion. Visit LightningLabels.com for details. No purchase necessary.

  • Is Going Green Good for Your Bottom Line?

    How Ordering Eco-Friendly Custom Labels Can Be Good for Your Profits And The Environment Are corporate profits and environmental preservation mutually exclusive? Not necessarily. According to the recent study “Green Practices and Worker Productivity Go Hand In Hand,” published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior, the research shows that companies who have environmentally friendly practices benefit from increased employee productivity as well. “On average, employees at companies that observe eco-friendly practices were 16 percent more productive than average employees.”  Going “Green” has additional benefits other than just supporting the environment.  We’re proud to be among the growing number of companies that adopt green practices. Our Commitment to the Environment At LightningLabels we strive to be eco-friendly. We pride ourselves on being a new kind of label printing company. In addition to leveraging the latest digital technology to print labels, we utilize environmentally friendly printing materials for our custom labels. We currently carry many eco- friendly label options: Eco-Friendly Label Materials

    • EarthFirst PLA – New Eco-friendly alternative for labels that is made from corn instead of petroleum
    • BioStone - biodegradable and compostable material made from stone, not trees
    • Recycled Kraft - Recycled from 100% post-consumer waste with Earthy, organic look and feel
    • Recycled Vellum - Recycled from 100% post-consumer waste

    Commit to the Environment with Eco-Friendly Custom Labels There have been a lot of companies jumping on the green bandwagon recently.  Now there is another reason for your company to go “Green” – your employees. Not only is utilizing our eco-friendly labeling material a great way to demonstrate your commitment to the environment to your customers, but it is also a great way to show your environmental commitment to your employees. In addition to the added environmental benefits, perhaps your employees will be inspired to be more productive too. In this case environmentally friendly labels are good for the bottom line and the environment. If you are ready to order your eco-friendly labels or stickers request a quote and order by Sept. 30, 2012 to receive 15%* off new label orders! Use code CELEBRATE. Good luck label makers! We can’t wait to see the great design ideas you come up with! *15% off CELEBRATE offer valid on new label orders. Does not apply to reorders. Maximum discount is $1000. Free ground shipping applies to orders in the U.S. and Canada. Applies to regularly priced orders only. Enter code at checkout. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or promotion.

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  • Baldwin's Bill Paves Way for Product Carbon Disclosure, Labeling in US

    Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) has proposed legislation that would pave the way for product carbon disclosure and labeling in the US. "Nutrition labels have changed the way we think about food - giving us the measurements we need to make fully-informed, healthy choices," Baldwin said in a press release issued by her office Sept. 11. "Carbon disclosure will tell us how much energy is used to bring a product to market - allowing us to make smart, energy-saving, and environmentally-friendly choices." Bill H.R. 3543 would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to initially conduct a study to establish a national program for measuring, reporting, and labeling the carbon content of products in the US. The agency would then be required to set up a national product carbon disclosure and labeling program based on the results of the study. Participation in the program would be voluntary, similar to other voluntary labeling programs such as ENERGY STAR. The ultimate goal of carbon labeling is to empower consumers to help reduce carbon emissions by choosing products with smaller carbon footprints over competing ones that use up more of our natural resources. The full text of H.R. 3543 can be read at THOMAS, the Library of Congress' website; or through the independent research websites GovTrack.us and Open Congress. This is the first piece of legislation introduced in the US to promote product carbon disclosure and labeling. However, the concepts themselves are not new. In October, Lightning Labels predicted that carbon footprint labeling would become standard fare on product labels within the decade, if not sooner, after UK supermarket giant Tesco launched a major trial of carbon footprint labeling on some of its private label brands in cooperation with the Carbon Trust. And in July, Wal-Mart announced plans to develop a universal sustainability product labeling sytem. Related Posts Wal-Mart to Develop Universal Sustainability Labeling System Carbon Footprint Labeling is Coming Carbon Footprint Labeling

  • Stickerman Creates Art from Produce Labels

    1958-hedsel1 Barry Snyder is the Stickerman. He takes used produce stickers, the kind that you see on apples, oranges, pears and the like, and creates works of art from them. He has become a bit of a local celebrity appearing in the Denver Post, on the local TV news, and on the Food Network. He has a unique hobby that is not only very creative but also eco-friendly. He receives thousands of used produce labels from people all over the world who support him in his work. He has a beautiful portfolio of artwork with each piece having been painstakingly created in his home studio. If you want to help the Stickerman he gladly accepts donations of produce labels. You can send them to: Stickerman, P.O. Box 301 Erie, CO 80516.

  • Wal-Mart To Develop Universal Sustainability Product Labeling System

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    Yesterday the world’s largest retailer announced a plan to develop a universal sustainability product index.

    “Customers want products that are more efficient, that last longer and perform better,” Wal-Mart President and CEO Mike Duke said in a meeting with 1,500 of its supplies, associates and sustainability leaders at its home office outside of Little Rock, Arkansas. “And increasingly they want information about the entire lifecycle of a product so they can feel good about buying it. They want to know that the materials in the product are safe, that it was made well and that it was produced in a responsible way." Consumers also want to be able to access such information conveniently, which is why the final step of Wal-Mart’s plan is to produce a simple rating tool such as a numeric score or color code. The tool will allow consumers to compare the environmental and social sustainability of competing products simply by glancing at their product labels, similar to the way they are currently able to compare the healthiness of food products against each other using nutritional labels. Sustainability product labels would reflect how environmentally and socially sustainable products are over the course of their life cycles based on how close they come to meeting four broad goals:

    • Reducing energy cost and greenhouse gas emissions
    • Reducing waste
    • Producing high quality,responsibly sourced raw materials
    • Ensuring responsible and ethical production

    In October, Lightning Labels predicted that carbon footprint labeling would become standard fare on product labels within the decade, if not sooner, after UK supermarket giant Tesco launched a major trial of carbon footprint labeling on some of its private label brands in cooperation with the Carbon Trust. With major retailers Tesco and Wal-Mart leading the way on both sides of the pond now, it appears that consumers can expect to see carbon footprint labeling on most product labels sooner rather than later. Related Resources Wal-Mart Sustainability Meeting Webcast Carbon Footprint Labeling is Coming Carbon Footprint Labeling

  • Carbon Footprint Labels Come to Australia

    Image-469-crl-whc Last year I wrote about the new carbon footprint labels that have begun appearing on products in the UK. Well now the same organization, Carbon Trust, is partnering with the Australian environmental organization, Planet Ark, to introduce carbon footprint labels into Australia.

    So why is this significant? It shows a growing interest that consumers have in knowing the total environmental impact of their product choices. In the UK, there are more than 2,500 individual product lines carrying these carbon footprint labels as companies see the advantages of sharing this information with their customers. It will only be a matter of time before such a program gets some traction in this country.

    I expect within the next two years we will see a major initiative like this undertaken in the US. The most challenging hurdles will be in creating standards to measure each component of a product and its packaging. I wrote about Fat Tire Beer and their complete carbon footprint measurement project - the report ran to 37 pages.

    Regardless of the complexity, this movement is inevitable and the companies that become the first to share the environmental impact of their products will be seen as the leaders. Of course, this information will have to take up valuable label real estate which will create another challenge for designers of product labels.

    Related Links

    Carbon Trust

    Planet Ark

    Carbon Reduction Label Australia

    Carbon Footprint of Fat Tire Beer

  • Explaining the Plastic Recycling Numbers

    0102-recycle If Dustin Hoffman's character in The Graduate had taken the one word of advice given to him in that iconic movie he probably would have done very well for himself. Plastics. They pervade our daily life in the 21st century more than ever before. In 1988 the Society of the Plastics Industry created the plastics numbering system that we use today in order to make it easier for recyclers to sort the different types of plastic. The numbers are officially called the resin identification codes and it is a national system with 39 states requiring their use on all plastic containers. We know that many of the product labels we print end up on plastic containers, so I thought it might be useful to provide an explanation of what the numbers mean: 1. PET or PETE - polyethylene terephthalate (referred to thankfully as PET) is the most commonly used plastic material. It is popular for soda bottles, bottled water and many types of food because it is light, clear and durable. It can be recycled easily into carpet, fleece, tote bags and furniture. 2. HDPE - high density polyethylene is a more durable plastic that is used in containers for detergent and household cleaners, also milk jugs, juice, shampoo, cosmetics and some shopping bags. It is typically recycled into motor oil bottles, plastic lumber, pipe, floor tiles, buckets and recycling bins. 3. PVC or V - polyvinyl chloride is an extremely tough plastic that weathers well so it used for piping, siding, window frames, medical equipment and cable insulation. It is rarely recycled but it can be recycled into more piping, decking, floor tiles, traffic cones and garden hoses. 4. LDPE - low density polyethylene has good toughness as well as flexibility which is why it is used predominantly in bags for groceries, bread, dry cleaning and garbage. It is also used in many squeezable bottles. It can be recycled into shipping envelopes, trash can liners, floor tile and plastic lumber. 5. PP - polypropylene is used in some yogurt containers as well as syrup and ketchup bottles, straws, bottle caps and medicine bottles. Polypropylene has a high melting point so it is also used for containers of hot liquids. It can be recycled into signal lights, battery cases, brooms, rakes, ice scrapers and bicycle racks. 6. PS - polystyrene is commonly used for disposable plates and cups, egg cartons, meat trays, CD and DVD cases and packaging peanuts. It can be recycled into thermal insulation, light switch plates, license plate frames, camera casings, and foam packaging. 7. Other - this means that the plastic is not made from any of the six main resins and it could be a combination of resins. Bioplastics such as PLA fall into this category as well as polycarbonate and nylons. Some recycling centers take number 7 containers and they are typically recycled into plastic lumber or custom-made products. The vast majority of plastic bottles used today are either #1 or #2, and many communities will only accept these kinds of plastics for recycling. It is a shame that there is no national recycling program that would standardize recycling across the country and allow the recycling of all the different types of plastic. But that is a subject for a different day. Additional Resources The Daily Green Plastic Recycling on Wikipedia The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers The American Chemistry Council guide to plastic packaging resins

  • Natureflex Material Withdrawn

    We screwed up. Earlier this year, with great fanfare, we launched the Natureflex material as a more sustainable and environmentally friendly label material. At the same time we announced that we were phasing out the corn-based EarthFirst PLA material. Unfortunately a number of quality issues have surfaced with Natureflex, and we have decided that the best course of action is to withdraw it from our list of available materials. At the same time we have reinstated EarthFirst PLA as our environmentally friendly alternative. We have notified the manufacturers of Natureflex about the problems and we hope they will get resolved soon. But in the meantime we want to offer some kind of green material. While EarthFirst PLA certainly isn’t the perfect environmentally friendly solution, it is currently the most reliable material available. So you can now order EarthFirst PLA again. We do have some stock of Natureflex still, but we will not be reordering it when our current inventory is exhausted. We are truly sorry for any inconvenience this has caused you. While we are committed to providing environmentally friendly label alternatives, we are also committed to maintaining the highest quality standards. When and if the manufacturers of Natureflex can resolve their quality issues, we will be happy to consider it once again.

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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.