Labels have a variety of applications and can be used at many stages of product production. Depending on the requirements, the labels must combine several characteristics: the design must be consistent with all the needs of both the product and the customer; the information must be in compliance with the legal and regulatory requirements; the materials must be selected according to the storage conditions and the application.
Labels for metal, kegs, and cans
Packing low-alcohol beverages in metal cans is a familiar sight, but they are usually not associated with self-adhesive labels. Cans (and sometimes kegs) are often a delight for the eye with a great appearance and design. When it comes to metal packaging, self-adhesive labels can have both representative and informative functions.
Therefore, strength is a very high priority. In the production of low- and medium-alcoholic beverages, metal labels must retain their integrity in transfer, storage under unfavorable conditions such as variable humidity and temperature, and even impact resistance. Let's not forget the ink! Because after all the expected external influences on the way to the customer, the text must be readable, and the adhesion must be exceptionally good.
Labels for bottles and glass containers
Glass bottles are a classic package for cider, beer, and other low-alcohol beverages. Glass is a beautiful material and easily gives a feeling of quality, and in some cases - even elegance.
The extremely smooth surface of the glass requires a suitable adhesive according to the required bond strength. The glue is not always applied on the entire back surface of the label. There are options for using smaller amounts of adhesive if it does not adversely affect the quality. Glass is not a flexible material and allows using a range of interesting media (papers and foils). Effects that would be more difficult on other materials are also possible.
Labels for plastic
Some of the most popular containers for distributing low-alcohol beverages such as beer and cider are made of plastic. It also has the option of using glue not under the whole back surface of the label, but only under part of it. The materials suitable for adhering on plastic surfaces are very interesting and allow for interesting combinations of textures and transparency levels. Using different colors and shapes you can communicate exactly the brand message. We at Rotoprint will show you various examples of possible combinations for your labels.