Custom Labelling Solutions

Whatever you need the label to stick to we have likely done it before, wherever that label lives we will know how to make it stick. We have a wide range of adhesives that don’t give up on the first sight of a freezer or little water. Some of our window stickers don’t even need adhesive, static labels.

If someone has said it’s not possible, our label labs will attempt to find a solution.

Pre-printed labels from a label specialist with a wide variety materials and finishes.

  • Digital label printing specialist – MOQ 1000
  • Labels supplied on rolls – Print & Apply Ready
  • Any Shape & Size Label – Unique Labels
  • Food & Drink Hygiene Standards
  • Tactile Warning Stickers
  • Label Quote
custom labels for everything

Digital Label Printing Specialists

digitally printed labels

Readability labels are predominantly printed on digital presses and are supplied on a roll ready for application and overprinting. Using a digital printing process means we can offer cost effective short run labels.

  • Polypropylene & other synthetic labels are available
  • Wide range of materials and finishes
  • Thousands of cutter sizes in stock
  • Print And Apply Ready
  • Variable Information Printing
  • UK Printers

Embellishments / Label Print Finishes

These are some of print finishes available for your labels. When you request a sample we include as many as possible.

Lamination – High gloss, matt & soft touch
Thermochromic Inks
Colour-shift Inks
Embossing
Varnishing – Tactile, Textured & Spot
Metallic Inks
Glow In The Dark
Glitter Varnishing
Foiling – Hot & Cold
Fragrance Encapsulated inks
Holographic Effects
Adhesive Printing

Pre-Printed Labels On Rolls

Custom labels printed on rolls in any winding direction. Most of our customers will be using some kind of label application machine, either a filler automated print and apply set up or a bottle labeling machine. With these bits of equipment you will need to have label of the correct winding to match up to your machine.

On the other hand if you are hand applying labels the orientation on the roll is less important, in these cases we will simply choose the cheapest option.

Buying labels pre-printed means you don’t become a print house. Our digital presses can produce more labels quicker, to higher quality with precisely the finishes wanted, that just aren’t available on a colour label printer.

Why not order a free label sample pack to assess the quality of our labels for yourself?

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Print Finishes Explained

Metallic Inks

Popular on e-liquid and cosmetics labels. This shiny metallic finish can make product packaging and packaging design look professional, sophisticated and eye-catching. These can be golden (metalic satin) or brushed aluminium incorporated in a suitable design the results are wonderful.

Scented Stickers

Attract your customers in an engaging way with our range of scratch and sniff labels. Use your label to promote other products within your range, offer shoppers a sample of the perfume, deodorant or lotion they are getting when buying your products or show them how delicious your range of air fresheners and candles smell. Our range of smelly printed labels includes a wide selection of standard smells, from chocolate to compost heap, or you can choose to have your own custom perfume created.

Please note that scented labels require purchasing of specialist inks not usually used. Minimum order quantities are higher than more standard labels using non-scented inks.

scented packaging

Textured, Tactile or Braille Labels

Screen printing or silkscreen printing is a method used to add texture to labels, our tactile warning labels are made with a special resin going through this print process on a clear pp. It can be used on any product to add definition to a label it’s often found on exclusive products.

Products needing to portray premium experience with real depth will excel using textured labels that enhance the visuals and make the product feel unique. Embossed labels add to packaging, instantly people feel the difference from other products they pick up in the store, soon they will associate that extra sense to your products. Design a label that stands out on the shelf and let the customer feel the difference before the bottle is even open.

tactile label for packaging

Stay on top of labelling legislation when you order with Readability, It’s one of the bits of added value we provide our customers with every day. Keeping on top of legislation will help you steer clear of the “label police”.

Labelling compliance is a hot topic with changes on the horizon for every industry from food labelling to chemical labelling to the labelling of e-liquids. It is imperative to have the right substrate and inks to suit the product and application. All are important to avoid falling foul of the legal eagles.

Chris Edney MD

Label Printing – Construction
Possibilities

Integrated Tactile Warning Triangle Labels

Integrated tactile warning labels can be manufactured with the tactile warning triangle incorporated into the label. An integrated label involves the raised triangle being screen printed onto your product label as a single process immediately after the label has been professionally printed.

The integrated triangle warning labels are compliant with legislation and are more aesthetically pleasing, with an attractive look and feel which can actually enhance your product. The integration of the raised triangle into the product label removes the requirement for a separate application process, saving time.

packaging with integrated warning label

Peel and Read labels

“Ideal for promoting complementary products, listing ingredients, multilingual labelling, instructions for storage, usage and preparation, recipes, tips and warnings”peel and read labels from Readability.

Peel and read labels, also referred to as Peel and Reveal, multi-layer or extended content labels are a cost effective way to increase the content of your label without altering its size, shape and overall appeal.

Reverse print Labels

“Ideal for promoting prizes and competitions, promotional codes and discount vouchers”

Reverse print labels are peelable labels printed on both sides. Once removed the label reveals the content printed on the back. Readability can supply this printed label format in any shape, size and colours that you require.

peel and read packaging

Tamper proof labels

“A great anti-tamper deterrent”

Used where a product needs to be economically labelled to show evidence of opening or removal. Labels can be fully printed to your artwork on the face coat with a further option to print a void message on the reverse which will remain on the package.

Security

“Covert or overt security through the label”

Readability can print invisible UV onto your labels. The print is completely invisible to the naked eye although will be revealed clearly under UV light. Due to the often complex nature of security print labels we would prefer to discuss your requirements individually rather than explain the processes in detail on our website.

ultra violet security packaging

Printed labels FAQ

As the label comes of its roll does the wide or narrow edge come off the roll first.

In label specifications the leading edge is determined by the first dimension given.

For example a 30mm x 60mm would make this narrow edge leading.

60mm x 30mm means the wide edge will come off the roll first. Making it wide edge leading.

We can screen print a tactile warning triangle onto any label. Have a look at our page on Tactile Warning Labels which details the options available. You can also buy tactile warning triangles online.
We can supply fully printed GHS labels, however most thermal printers and now even colour label printers can reach the GHS/CLP label standards. It has become popular to print these in house using one or the other methods. We can supply all the equipment for either method or we can completely pre-print them for you.

We offer a number of solutions; just have a look at the GHS hazard warning label page.

There is no limit to the amount of labels you can order, the minimum order quantity will depend on the label concerned. We do recommend that basic labels ordered on a roll are ordered in batches of 500 labels per artwork. For a more complex labels that require different finishes this number will increase, for our peel and reseal labels we ask for a quantity of 1,000 for each artwork.

From 1 label to 100,000,000 labels. Answer a few simple questions and we’ll give you a cost and delivery time. The more labels that are printed the less each label will cost. Within the total amount of labels you can have different amounts of variations, the less variations the less the per label cost.

Labels can be made to any size. Label materials come from one large spool from this it’s placed on to the machine that shapes the material using a “cutter” creating the desired shape.

Having been printing for over 25 years we have accrued a large array of cutters in different sizes. On quotes we will often inform you of the price with the nearest match cutter to your size if an exact match isn’t found. Where one isn’t available we can create one this will included in the price, it’s then up to you if you want to use new cutter or the closest match.

In short any colour.

We print predominately in the CMYK colour space this is the same as any digital printing service. This means you can have any colour you like that can be made in the CMYK, which is pretty much any colour. We ask for all print ready documents to come in set as CMYK as opposed to RGB.

All major programs will let you setup you work in the CMYK and it will also give you a option to set DPI (dots per inch) set this to 300. If you set up the image size 6mm Width & Height for the 3mm bleed lines you are on your way to making some print ready art work.

There may be a small charge to ‘set’ the artwork but we will discuss this with you in detail.

We can print barcodes for you or supply labels ready to be overprinted on your own equipment. We can even supply and set up the barcoding system for you.

We can accept most variables files.

Yes. In any shape and material. Blank labels are available for colour label printers, direct thermal and thermal transfer printers.
Yes we can supply labels on synthetic materials. These are often used when labels need to survive in non standard conditions. Hot and cold, water, oils, chemicals and break fluids are not uncommon. The label material is not the only thing that makes a labels suitable in these conditions consider adhesive types and finishes.

So yes we keep a wide variety label materials in stock so if you have a specific material in mind just ask.

Polypropylene can come in a clear version, there’s not additional charge it cost is the same as white or silver. This is great for that no look label finish.

Yes. Clear labels are also used as tamper seals on packs.

Digital labels is what we do most of. The digital printing revolution is now well underway technology is now advanced enough to that it can replicate finishes done on litho or flexo printing. Setting a digital press takes much less time allowing more variations to be printed at lower costs.

We supply digital labels to major food groups and smaller producers and retailers for their promotions, marketing ideas and products.

Yes. Describe your label ideas to us and we will help you.

Completely bespoke labels can be made from an array materials, embellishments and finishes. Metallic inks have gained in popularity as has the brushed chrome materials.

Label Quote

If you already know what label you would like and just need a quote you can fill out a quick form or call us on 01440 712 273.

Ordering digital labels from Readability is simple, really simple. Call us on 01440 712 273 or email sales@readability.co.uk. And you will be asked a few simple questions.

  • How many in total?
  • How many different artworks?
  • Dimensions of the label
  • Material choice
  • What are you applying the label to?
  • Does the label need to survive, heat, chemicals, oils or other non-standard conditions?
  • When do you need them?

We are committed to supplying you with a quality label, beautifully printed on one of our digital or flexo presses, made to your specifications. Should you have any further questions or need advice and assistance, contact Readability and one of our team will be happy to help.

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