Labels have a variety of applications and can be used at many production stages. Depending on the need, the labels must combine several characteristics: the design must meet all the requirements of both the product and the customer; the information must follow the legal and regulatory requirements; the materials should be selected according to the conditions and the application.
Labels for paper surfaces
Labels for cardboard packaging suitable for gifts, for eco-friendly boxes or kits. This type of packaging can be reused and recycled; it’s suitable for deliveries of online orders. These are just some of the applications of self-adhesive labels with customer information on paper surfaces.
Labels for paper and cardboard packaging take into account the conditions to which the packaging will be exposed during production and distribution. Different adhesives can be used for them, and the labels themselves can convey information through texts, symbols or markings according to the wishes of the customer.
Labels for film surface
Foil packaging is widespread in the textile industry, offering both barrier protection for the textile product and the possibility of transparency so that customers can see the appearance of the product without unpacking it.
A common type is height and size tags, which allow the necessary data to be visible without unpacking the product, unless the customer is interested in a specific size of the items. Not uncommon are cardboard boxes fitted with a transparent foil window through which the product can be seen and on which the manufacturer may choose to place a self-adhesive label, for example with information about an imported product in the local language.
Labels for direct sticking to the product
Many garments and other product types from the textile and footwear industry need a label adhered directly to the fabric. And while there are some particularly delicate fabrics that can be damaged by the label, the vast majority can handle it. For the customer it is mandatory that it can be peeled off easily and without visible traces of glue.
The same applies to cases where the label is placed directly on the sole or on the inside of the shoe. The materials of the soles also differ - for example PVC, thermoplastic polyurethane, thermoplastic rubber and others. Therefore, it is important to choose the right adhesive and printing media that will provide the necessary information during selection and purchase, but will peel of completely before use.