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Custom Label Help - Supplies Shops

Custom Label Help - Supplies Shops

Sometimes determining what to select when creating your own custom label can be hard. We’re here to help. Below you will find our guide which helps explain some of the options in our custom label designer. These are the areas we find people have most difficulty in, so if you are still unsure of something, or have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us for additional information, or to get help designing your label.

Label Stocks

Face Stock Material Type Characteristics Common Uses Print Method Adhesives
White Litho Standard Paper Matte, dull finish, Easy to write or print on Mailing, shipping, inventory, name tags 1-3 spot colors, tints. Not recommended for screens
& detailed graphics
Permanent
White Gloss Standard Paper Semi-glossy finish Not suitable for writing on All applications Spot & Process Color. Good for screens & detailed graphics Permanent
Yellow Litho Standard Paper Yellow matte, dull finish Mailing, shipping, inventory, name tags Black ink recommended Permanent
Yellow Gloss Standard Paper Yellow glossy finish All applications Black ink recommended Permanent
Gold Foil – Dull Standard Paper Gold that provides a metallic appearance Retail, packaging, awards, embossing Spot color Permanent
Gold Foil – Shiny Standard Paper Gold that provides a metallic appearance Retail, packaging, awards, embossing Spot color Permanent
Silver Foil – Dull Standard Paper Silver that provides a metallic appearance Retail, packaging, awards, embossing Spot color Permanent
Silver Foil – Shiny Standard Paper Silver that provides a metallic appearance Retail, packaging, awards, embossing Spot color Permanent
Yellow Fluorescent Standard Paper Bright, day-glow yellow Warning, color coding, awareness, inventory Black ink recommended Permanent
Red Fluorescent Standard Paper Bright, day-glow red Warning, color coding, awareness, inventory Black ink recommended Permanent
Orange Fluorescent Standard Paper Bright, day-glow orange Warning, color coding, awareness, inventory Black ink recommended Permanent
Green Fluorescent Standard Paper Bright, day-glow green Warning, color coding, awareness, inventory Black ink recommended Permanent
Pink Fluorescent Standard Paper Bright, day-glow pink Warning, color coding, awareness, inventory Black ink recommended Permanent
White Gloss – Removable Standard Paper Semi-glossy finish Not suitable for writing on All applications Spot & Process Color. Good for screens & detailed graphics Removable
White Litho – Removable Standard Paper Matte, dull finish, Easy to write or print on Mailing, shipping, inventory, name tags 1-3 spot colors, tints. Not recommended for screens
& detailed graphics
Removable
White Polypropylene (BOPP) Premier Film White durable film, tear resistant Window decals, food &
beverage, retail, health & beauty
Spot and Process Color Permanent
Clear Polypropylene (BOPP) Premier Film Clear durable film, tear resistant Window decals, food &
beverage, retail, health & beauty
Spot and Process Color Permanent

 

Lamination

None – There is no lamination on the label and the finish is simply the base stock.

Shiny Lamination – Provides a glossy film over the printed labels for increased durability.

Matte Lamination – Provides a matte film over the printed labels and can be written on.

Soft Touch Lamination – Used to add texture to labels.

Varnish – Liquid coating that is printed on the surface of the label.

 

Rewind Position

The rewind position indicates how the labels will come off the roll. This may be important if you are using automatic applications to apply labels. See the below image to indicate how you would like the copy to come off the label roll.

 

Ink Colors

We have a wide variety of standard and premium inks to choose from. If you need a specific color not in the table below, you can select PMS match and give us the PMS color number for us to generate that ink color. Use the swatch guide below to preview what the ink color will look like.

 

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