How to choose the appropriate labels printing material?

Labels printing material – Depending on the product industry, the purpose, storage and usage environment, there will be a choice of different labels printing materials, help to provide the labels with high quality, aesthetics and increase value brand.

Need to determine the labels printing products are stored in a cool, dry place, in the refrigerator, directly in the country, storage time, shelf life, expiry date, transport, ect. If the above target is not clearly identified, the label will be easily damaged, peeled and no longer intact, causing misunderstanding about quality, losing trust and directly affecting your revenues and brands.

Therefore, choosing the appropriate labels printing material for each product is extremely important. Please contact with Hirich, with more than 15 years of experience, we will offer solutions to choose the most appropriate labels printing material.

Commonly used label materials?

Let’s take a look at the common label printing materials that are commonly printed today:


Paper is the most commonly used label printing material because it satisfies the majority of the manufacturer’s ability to invest. Made of white glossy paper material, the back has a sticky adhesive. So paper label materials is a great solution for products used in a short time and in a dry, clean environment.

2. Polypropylene

Polypropylene heat resistant up to 175 oF (80oC). This material is available in a gloss or matte finish and can be printed on via thermal transfer printers. This is an excellent material for decorative packaging applications due to its flexibility and is a more cost effective alternative to polyester. It comes with both permanent and removable adhesives, depending on the application.

3. Vinyl

Labels made of white vinyl material, fragile, with extremely high adhesion. If you try to peel this stamp off, it will break into small pieces. Therefore, this type of label printing material is often used for security barcode printing applications because of its difficult to break or separate characteristics.

4. Clear Polyester

This material is available in a gloss or matte finish. This is an excellent material for outdoor use due to its dimensional stability and its ability to withstand harsh weather conditions and exposure to chemicals. It comes with a permanent pressure sensitive adhesive in standard and heavy coat weight for your more difficult surfaces. It is also available with a high temperature resistant removable adhesive for paint masking applications.

5. Metalized Polyester

This is an excellent material for outdoor use due to its dimensional stability and its ability to withstand harsh weather conditions. Useful for fleet markings, heating & air-conditioning units or anything else that spends a lot of time outdoors. It comes standard with a permanent adhesive.

Just tell us the idea of ​​the labels and the environment of the labels, we will help identify the material and technique in producing the labels that best suits the customer’s product.

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