When it comes to labelling bottles and jars, there are a variety of different materials that you can choose from. Each type of material has its own set of pros and cons, so it’s important to select the right type for your specific needs. In this article, we’ll take a look at the different types of label materials available, and we’ll discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each one.
1. Clear gloss vinyl
When it comes to jar and bottle label printing, clear gloss vinyl is a great option for a number of reasons. It is highly durable and can withstand exposure to moisture and extreme temperatures, which means it will be fine in the dishwasher or the shower. It’s also very easy to apply, and it gives your labels a high-quality look and feel.
What we love about clear labels is that they look amazing when applied to a see-through surface, such as glass or clear plastic. The transparent label then allows customers to see through the label and spot the contents or your bottles and jars.
2. Glitter vinyl
Glitter vinyl is another popular option for labelling bottles and jars. Like clear gloss vinyl, it’s highly durable and can withstand exposure to moisture and extreme temperatures. While clear labels blend in with your jars and bottles, glitter vinyl stands out.
Its effect adds a bit of sparkle and shine to your custom labels. Use glitter labels to highlight specific product ranges or flavours, or create a luxurious product line and brand it with a bit of glitter. One of the disadvantages of glitter is however that it is a little more expensive than other options.
3. Metallic vinyl
Metallic vinyl is another great option for bottle and jar labelling. It gives your labels a high-quality look and feel, and it’s very easy to apply. Metallic vinyl is also durable and can withstand exposure to moisture and extreme temperatures.
You can also create stunning colours with this type of vinyl. When you print directly onto the material, it creates a coloured metallic effect. For a combination of metallic colours and opaque colours, simply ask your label printer to add white behind the areas you want to appear normally.
4. Matte paper
Matte paper is less commonly used for commercial bottles and labels, but can often be seen used to organise cupboard and pantries. That is because it is affordable, easy to apply, and it gives your labels a more subdued look. You can also easily write on this material.
However, matte paper is not as durable as the other options on this list, so it’s not the best choice if you need your labels to withstand exposure to moisture or extreme temperatures. We recommend keeping paper labels away from water and oil on to only use them indoors.
Are you ready to create stunning labels for jars and bottle? Then which material is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.