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How to Put Your Label on a Product

How to put a label on a product.

Our top tips and tricks for how to put your label on a product. Follow these guidelines for perfect label application every time.

Consider Your Surface

  • Think about the surface energy of the item you plan to label.
  • Low surface energy (LSE) surfaces require stronger adhesives.
  • Surface texture may also affect how well a label will stick.
  • Order sample labels to test adhesive strengths.

Consider the Temperature

  • Apply labels at room temperature for best results.
  • Consider the temperature changes in your production process.

Application Considerations

  • Ensure the surface is clean and dry before applying the label.
  • Special treatment may be needed for certain label materials.

Option #1 – Partial Removal of Liner

  • Lift one corner of the label and gently peel back the liner.
  • Line up the “tag” with your surface and press down the first edge.
  • Use a scraper to ensure no bubbles form.

Option #2 – Apply a Full Label

  • Carefully remove the liner from smaller labels or labels for flat surfaces.
  • Position the label without the liner and press down the edges firmly.

Final Tips

  • Handle labels by the edges to avoid transferring oil from your fingers.
  • Let newly-labeled containers “cure” for 24-48 hours before use.

Is Placement Critical?

  • For critical label placement, use polyester or vinyl labels on a damp surface.
  • Dampness allows for label repositioning and bubble removal.
  • The water needs extra curing time to evaporate and the adhesive needs time to set.

Other Options

  • We offer reposition-able or removable labels, such as bumper stickers and window decals.
  • Removable options are available for laser/inkjet labels.