Self-Adhesive Labels, BOPP Labels and Shrink Sleeves

Self-Adhesive Labels, BOPP Labels and Shrink Sleeves

A label construction made up of three layers; a face material, a pressure sensitive adhesive, and a backing sheet coated in a release agent. The layers are laminated together and then die cut to produce the individual labels. The final product can either be in sheet, roll, or fan-fold form. Self adhesive labels use a pressure sensitive adhesive that is tacky in normal conditions, meaning the labels only need the pressure of a finger or hand to adhere to a substrate. This is why they are also known as pressure sensitive labels.


Type of Label Material

Cast Gloss Paper – Semi Gloss Paper

Cast gloss paper materials have an extra coating applied to give it an extra glossy, mirror like finish. The glossy finish provides a nice smooth surface for the ink to adhere to giving a premium look to the label. The extra coating applied also provides the label with additional tear and moisture resistance. Cast gloss materials are a good choice for a premium look in beverage or retail applications.

Synthetic Materials

  • Synthetic label materials can be PP, PE, PO or PVC based white or clear film materials. They provide excellent moisture and chemical resistance. The finishes are commonly glossy and provide an excellent surface for the ink to adhere to giving bright and dense colours.
  • The matt finished materials are generally used in the logistics sector where the matt surface is better suited to thermal transfer printing. Synthetic materials are commonly used across multiple industries where moisture and chemical resistance is required.
    The conformability of synthetic materials makes them an excellent choice for small diameter containers and squeezable applications.

Thermal Materials

  • Thermal materials offer you the ability to print variable information onto the label before application, such as pricing, product information, use by dates, and barcodes. Thermal materials can be either paper or film, the application determines which is best to use.
  • Synthetic direct thermal material offers superior thermal imaging for 100% barcode scanning and excellent high speed automatic application. When combined with exclusive specialist cold temperature adhesive it is the perfect solution for labelling wet and irregular shaped products.
  • There are two methods of thermal printing which also impact material choice; thermal direct and thermal transfer.