Matching Blank Labels to your label printing requirements can be irritating unless you have access to suppliers with specialized knowledge. Blanks are one of the easiest and most reliable ways of printing large volumes of labels. As they are blank they are easily customizable and can be used for most requirements. Product manufacturers often use a blank label for a variety of their products including the labeling of bottles, candles, drums, file folders, jars, mailings and more.Blank labels are ideal for printing variable information for example ingredients and sell by dates which is why barcodes are often printed on them.
- Blanks are ideal for printing variable information for example ingredients and sell by dates
- Barcodes are often printed on blank labels
- Direct thermal blank labels are convenient because no ribbon is required.
- Thermal transfer blank labels are generally more durable and less prone to discolouration.
Different Types of blank Labels:
Thermal Labels– one of the advantages of thermal labels is that you can print your entire product line in full colour, high quality and then overprint the description, ingredients and barcode of each individual product. Therefore there is no need to have large stock of many different labels.
Thermal Transfer Labels– the advantage of using thermal transfer labels is that it will not fade if exposed to sunlight or heat. In thermal transfer printing, the heat of the printer melts the resin or wax on the transfer film and an image is pressed onto the label. No ribbon is used in this process.
Semi-Gloss Labels– semi gloss labels are much cheaper than full gloss labels but the required sheen or luster is still evident.
Matt Labels – as the name suggests, matt labels are made without the sheen.
To orientate ourselves when describing a label, we always refer to the size of the label in Width x Height in millimeters (mm). This allows for a uniform system of describing and measuring labels. In the graphic below we hope to familiarize you with some terms used in the industry when describing a roll of labels