Label Finishing – High Quality Label Finishing Options
Label Finishing – because it is the finish that counts!
Our high quality label finishing options include:
An additional protective clear laminate layer can be placed over your label, known as lamination. This process provides a protective, durable barrier against scuffing and exposure to liquids. Laminate is available in either gloss or matte finish and makes for a thicker, stronger and more durable label.
We can also add a flap to the label, so that handwritten information can be added in the field, then the flap applied over the label to seal the new information. Often used for Service Stickers.
Using Spot Varnish is an embellishment technique that highlights the highlight. Place Matt varnish on the bulk of the label, spot gloss varnish on the logo, or the variety name, or the brand name – and it will immediately stand out. This section can also be embossed for even greater contrast.
We call the combination of Spot Gloss Varnish, Matt Varnish and the embossing – The Uplift Effect.
Like laminating, varnishing improves the integrity of labels by making them more durable and protecting them from humidity, moisture and heat.
Varnishing is generally available in glossy, matte and imprint able finishes and helps to create the specific look you desire whilst adding an extra layer of protection for your label. Imprintable Varnish means that the label can be varnished to protect the surface, and still be overprinted with variable information, or small batch information, on a Thermal Transfer Printer.
The addition of a clear High-Rise (or High Build) varnish to selected components on a label will mean the raised effect can be felt, and this will add impact to the presentation.
The Varnish can be raised significantly, can be coloured and tinted, and also applied in a pattern to the whole label – or a combination of these effects can be used to create a difference between your label and all the others.
The embossing process creates a raised impression on a label that may or may not include a printed image. This technique provides an excellent means for highlighting a logo, a product variety or a specific message and is ideal for a stamp of excellence for a certificate or security seal. The raised feel adds texture and interest and significantly improves the appearance and quality of your label.
Embossing or debossing can be done as ‘blind emboss’ – no print involved. This creates a very interesting effect, and usually increases the perceived quality of the product. When combined with a spot gloss varnish added to the embossed area, the two features complement each other and cause the highlighted elements to really stand out.
Often used as a mark of excellence or quality, gold foil is a feature that can be easily included to add a level of opulence or brilliance. If a metallic look is required, there are several metallic colour options available including silver, red, green, blue, purple and more.
Special foils can be used to create holographic effects for special appeal.
Foiling is a very effective technique that is usually used to complement ink printed labels.
This refers to full colour, self-adhesive clear domed badges that can provide a unique and interesting point of difference to your equipment, product or mailing item.
These can be used to rebadge or enhance any item, from office machinery to your business card! A small, raised label can make your business card into a memorable masterpiece.
Double Sided Stickers
Our vast label printing capabilities mean we can also provide double sided stickers, often used on glass so that both sides of the label are visible.
These stickers can be manufactured in several formats and materials for specific applications, these include with a paper surface or a synthetic surface and can be produced to suit long durability requirements in sunlight. These kinds of stickers are often used as lube or ‘Next Service Required’ stickers as well as stickers that advertise the presence of security monitoring.
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