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How to Measure for Your Labels

To determine the size of the label you need, there are certain considerations to keep in mind:

  • The size of the container you're labeling: The best way to determine the size of your container is to measure its flattest surface area. Don't measure from top to bottom, as many containers have curved edges, which can throw off measurements.
  • How much text you're including: Ingredient listings, directions and warnings will take up space on your label. It's important to know ahead of time how much information your custom labels will feature.
  • The label type that suits your product and container: If you require extra space to include important information or for an elaborate design, consider a front-and-back or wrap-around label.

Once you've determined the label dimensions you need, visit our quote page to select the size that's perfect for your products.

Artwork Specifications

Please note that it makes good sense to check your print labels design (and spelling) before sending them to us - corrections or modifications made after the proofing stage will incur extra charges, as we need to repeat the entire pre-press process to incorporate the new files.

Software Supported (Mac and PC versions)

  • Adobe Photoshop - versions up to and including CS6
  • Adobe Illustrator - versions up to and including CS6

For all customized labels, our strongly preferred format is an Adobe Illustrator EPS file with all fonts converted to outlines, as this is the format we print directly from on our digital presses. Click here for an explanation of the font outlining process.


If you are creating multiple print label and sticker designs, please send each design (or version) individually in its own file to optimize the pre-press process and avoid manipulation errors.


You may upload your artwork when placing an order online or send us files via email. We can receive email attachments up to about 10 Megabytes, but keep in mind that your outbound email server may have smaller limits. If you're sending many files and/or email proves to be unreliable, you can also upload files to our secure FTP site – please contact us for details.  If you prefer you may also burn a CD-ROM and send it to us.

Full Bleeds and Layout Requirements

A full bleed is when the color “bleeds” off the label. If your label design or background color is intended to cover the entire surface of the label, we will need a 1/16" (0.0625") bleed around each edge of the label. For example, if you have a 2” x 1” label where the color bleeds off the edges, you should size your design to 2.125" x 1.125" as this ensures a 1/16” bleed around the entire label. Click here for a detailed example of bleeds.

It is also wise to leave at least 1/16" (0.0625") of clear space (i.e. no significant design elements or text) inside the die-line to allow for slight shifts during die-cutting.
Click here for a detailed example of clear space layouts.

Other Considerations

Image mode and resolution are extremely important to ensure correct color and clarity. All raster (image-based) files need to have a resolution of 300 dpi. at actual size. Our presses handle CMYK mode only - all RGB images will be converted to CMYK, which can cause extreme shifts in color. If in doubt, please take advantage of our free press proof offer (shipping charges apply), which allows you to see how the finished print labels will look before going into production.

Additional Resources

Die Lines for Special Label Shapes
How Die Cutting Works
Top 10 Label Artwork Mistakes

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SKU: LL-014

Size: 1" x 2.5"

Material: White BOPP

Quantity: 2000

Price: $0.15 each ($283.42)



Bagging items offers a number of conveniences, especially for different types of snack food, small hardware items and other non-fragile merchandise. Bagged items are often displayed by checkouts or along the ends of store aisles, and custom bag labels will catch shoppers’ attention and make your products more appealing than your competitors’. The label printing experts at Lightning Labels can deliver professional and cost-effective custom bag labels that will reflect both the quality of your product and the time and energy you have put into developing it.

Our bag label sizing options and quality means they attach nicely to almost any bag and will maintain a proper fit. Some goods are best packaged in transparent bags, allowing shoppers to see the item before purchasing it. With a variety of bag label sizes to choose from, you can show as much or little of the product inside the bag as you want. Larger custom bag tags allow you to list multiple specs and drawings for complicated hardware items, while smaller labels can elegantly advertise the name of a sweet treat or snack while leaving a clear view to show it off.

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Lightning Labels combines state-of-the-art printing technology with a variety of label materials for every purpose to create the perfect bag label. Our innovative printing process allows us the flexibility to print multiple designs on the same label material at no extra cost. It also means no set-up fees, no plate fees, no added fees for unlimited color, minimum quantities as low as 50 units, and a lightning fast 48-72 hour turnaround time after press approval. To top it off, we offer free ground shipping for online orders in the US and Canada. Each customer also gets personalized customer service with a dedicated, human representative assigned to each account. If you're not satisfied, then we haven't done our job –and that's why we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

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