Food & Drink Labels - Branding, Nutrition & Allergens | Readability

Food & Drinks Labels

Strongly branded food and drink labels help your products stand out on supermarket shelves.

We supply printed and plain labels for branding, as well as for display of usage instructions, nutrition information and allergen warnings.

About our food & drink labels

  • Waterproof and fridge-freezer-ready
  • Food legislation compliant
  • Food grade adhesive
  • Printed clear labels for no-look label appearance
  • High hygiene service
  • Tamper evident labels
  • Ideal for food pouches
  • White gloss synthetic labels resistant to water and oil spills

Tamper evident label seals for food containers

We supply tamper evident labels for jars, boxes and cartons to suit the product, application and environment.

We can also supply other forms of tamper evident packaging including void labels, ultra-destructible labels and holographic labels.

These labels are used for a vast range of food and drink products on bottles, jars, juices, granules and powders in boxes and pouches.

All our labels are printed to standards required for supermarkets and are completely shelf ready.

Food & Drink Labels FAQs

Why source your food and drink labels from Readability?

  • Free PDF print proofs
  • Full-colour digital or flexographic printing
  • Range of finishes and enhancements
  • Variety of paper materials, including plain white and kraft
  • Rapid turnaround time from three days

Do I need digital or flexographic (flexo) label printing?

Depending on your label quantities and design, your labels will be printed digitally or flexographically.

There’s no hard and fast rule about digital over flexo print, but usually volume, label type and design are key factors in the decision.

HP Indigo digital presses give the most vibrant colours and can match or exceed flexo quality without the need for costly plates.

What kinds of label finishes and enhancements are possible?

To make your brand stand out on crowded shelf, choose from a range of label finishes:

  • Metallic or holographic foiling adding security and shine to the label
  • Spot varnishes to make parts of your label “pop”
  • Textured papers for a quality and “aged” feel
  • Peel and reseal labels providing extra space for information
  • 2D & QR codes for marketing and smartphone use

Are there any restrictions on the choice of label shapes and sizes?

Virtually any label shape can be supplied using digital or conventional die-cutters, for example:

  • Circular labels– base or lid topping labels
  • Rectangular labels– main bottle label
  • Lollipop labels– ideal low-level tamper proofing
  • Oval labels– alternative main label shape

What sort of label adhesives are available?

Paper labels can be made with any adhesive according to what product or surface they will be applied to, intended durability, conditions of manufacture and storage and requirement for removal or recycling of the label. Example label adhesive specifications include:

  • Deep freeze– temperatures below minus 10
  • Removable– easy peel (no residue) or standard peel off labels
  • Standard permanent– used for most labels
  • High tack– for application on tricky surfaces such as car tyres or condensation areas.

Do you supply waterproof or splashproof labels?

Yes. Waterproof labels usually require a synthetic label material. Water resistance can be achieved using a varnish or over-laminating.

How should I choose between paper and plastic labels?

Much depends on your priorities and requirements. Paper labels cost less and survive well in most environments. Labels made from plastic or synthetic material such as polypropylene (PP) are more resilient.

Can labels be recycled?

Labels cannot usually be recycled, because the adhesive used on most labels causes recycling machines to “gum up”.

Can labels be made from recycled materials?

Yes, recycled face paper is often used in label production. Ask us for details.

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