Are you tired of having paper labels rip or tear when placed on a product? Do your current labels wear or get damaged when exposed to conditions such as wet or abrasive environments? While paper might be the traditional approach, it just doesn’t have the same durability as newer product marketing options. These newer choices aid in brand awareness, catch the eye of potential customers, make it possible to use vibrant colors, and allow for sharper graphics. A variety of choices have surfaced in this industry including:
- Pressure Sensitive Film and synthetic paper labels
- Screen labels
Each type has several material, design, and color options with some working better depending on the environment. For example, weatherproof labels are a great choice when the product will be exposed to cold, water, or other similar environments. As another example, pressure sensitive labels are capable of adhering to multiple surface types.
What Pressure Sensitive Film Materials Are Available?
Pressure sensitive film labels have become a common option for keeping a clean, professional look on any product. They can consist of various materials with each offering its own set of advantages. The four most common types made available by printing providers today are:
- Polyester – A durable type of material offering moisture and heat resistance.
- Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene Films (BOPP) – A more economical option that delivers excellent print quality and moisture resistance.
- Vinyl – A material capable of resisting moisture or environmental exposure with less durability than polyester. These materials are often used for items such as glass labels or outdoor decals.
- Polyolefin – Often used for squeezable products, this labeling material offers a thin, flexible option capable of conforming easily to a curved surface.
Pressure sensitive film labels may also be clear, matte, or colored when needed. If you are unsure as to what is best for the product you are labeling, talk with an experienced manufacturer to determine what option best suits your specific needs.
The Benefits of Pressure Sensitive Film Labels
Pressure sensitive film labels may be used with a laminate over a printed label for additional protection. They are harder to damage, add to the appearance of the product, offer a variety of marketing choices, and can be more cost effective over paper or less durable choices. The end design can appear more like a traditional label, have vibrant colors, or not look like a label at all.
Different materials are made available to ensure you get the right design for your product. This choice offers several benefits including the ability to create custom, eye catching labels for an array of product types. They also provide the following types of protection in more abrasive, damaging environments:
- Tear Resistance
- Abrasion Protection
- Chemical Resistance
Film labels provide the ability to create a “no label” look where the material appears to be part of the package or container. They can be used to create custom designs with bright vibrant colors that will help your product stand out from others on the retail shelf. Flexo-Graphics offers a variety of options for effectively marketing products. If you are looking for a durable, cost effective film label solution, we would love to discuss these choices with you. Give us a call today!