digital label printing

Digital & flexographic labels – clear on clear material

Digital Label Printing

Many of our customers use clear labels on their products. We produce clear labels for the automotive industry, health products, animal care and many other industries.  Some customers buy clear labels purely for their aesthetics. Others as an over-label onto a generic background to keep production costs down.

Clear labels are self-explanatory and printed onto a transparent material. The difference between a regular poly prop and a clear label is that the artwork needed is different. You must add a white layer if you have white in your design. The white poly has the rest of the colours printed onto it and does not need a white layer at all. Most people use a transparent material if they want people to think there’s no label on their product. So, often used for aerosol cans and cosmetic products.

An advantage of a clear label is when applied to a container the adhesive underneath spreads out and disappears much better, a process known as ‘wetting-out’. Hence you get a crystal clear finish with fewer bubbles and more of a no-label-look.  It is particularly popular in the cosmetics and high-end retail sectors as it gives the packaging a pre-printed, expensive look.

Producing clear on clear labels requires specialised finishing lines. Here at Limpet Labels, we invested in this equipment a few years ago, and it has been going great guns ever since. We can provide digital label printing and flexographic label printing as well as bespoke label printing, so we can always meet your specific label needs.

We work with a variety of printing technologies to ensure our customers get what they require.