Your labels can be just as important as the product itself to gain and retain customers. At AA Labels we understand that the quality of both design and finish are critical elements in the labels finished appearance and can enhance the appeal of the product and provide specific information while being the difference between "flying of the shelf" and being left on the shelf. The label in product promotion terms is the last sales message that the customer receives prior to purchase and certainly the closest to their decision to buy.
This application covers a range of uses such as hair care, skin care, oral hygiene, sun care, bath and shower products, fragrances, perfumes and cosmetics.Typical label properties required for use in this category include:
Our range of polyester, polyethylene and polypropylene labels cover the majority of applications.
Beverage manufacturers mainly prefer clear-on-clear labelling solutions, which typically involve transparent glass or polyester (PET) bottles. This produces a no-label look. These filmic labels are also used due to their resistance to water, humidity and cool temperatures.
However, paper materials remain popular for certain applications and must also be resistant to various conditions. This area of beverage labelling covers spirits, beers, FABs (flavoured alcoholic beverages) NABs (non-alcoholic beverages), bottled waters and soft drinks.
In addition both paper and filmic labels are used on a variety of flexible packaging materials for speciality dry beverages such as coffee and tea.
Our range of luxury papers provide very good resistance to water and are an ideal choice for beverage labelling where the bottle or container is likely to come into contact with moisture. Also our clear and white filmic materials (Polyester & Polypropylene) provide excellent options for the creation of distinctive labels.
Food labelling is the most diverse of all label end-uses.
Labels for use in the food industry often need to retain their adhesive properties when exposed to cold and moist surfaces, and also when placed in deep freeze storage. Labels may also need to be resistant to fat and oil.
In addition to these physical properties, labels used in the food industry serve the need for an eye-catching effect at the point-of-sale and are also an important element in branding.
Packages to be labelled include glass, hard and soft plastics, fibre-based materials like paper and card, as well as metals. Special areas in food labelling include open-closure (resealing) applications. The majority of AA Labels self-adhesive label stock is suitable for indirect food labelling and complies with at least one of the main food FDA or BfR regulations.
We have a wide range of materials and adhesives for this category, including food grade, freezer grade and re-sealable adhesives, paper and filmic face-stocks in many suitable finishes to create attractive labelling solutions.
The home care market, or “under-the-sink” products, has traditionally been dominated by the use of paper-based label materials. However, due to the demand to stand out in a highly competitive sector, the use of filmic labels is growing rapidly.
Labels often have to be conformable, squeeze resistant, and resistant to water, oils and chemicals. They also need to support product differentiation and branding.The most commonly sought label applications and characteristics for this purpose are:
Our filmic material options with permanent and re-sealable adhesives provide a variety of options for labels in this category.
The demanding applications encountered in the pharmaceutical industry require special properties from the labels.
Examples include adhesives with non-migration properties when labelling on a liquid filled LDEP plastic package, the ability to withstand various sterilization processes and storage at extremely low temperatures (-80° C).
On small-diameter substrates, such as test tubes, syringes and vials, labelling requires special attention, especially when the diameter is below 15 mm. In these cases, overlapped labelling, together with an appropriate combination of face material and adhesive, helps assure success.
Pharmaceutical products need to be traceable, with batch numbers and expiry dates printed on the label. Accordingly, the printability of the face material, often by thermal transfer, is important. Pharmaceutical companies require special label materials that have been put through extensive assessments such as migration studies and stability tests. To this end, we provide our pharmaceutical customers with support to assist in choosing the right labels for their purpose.Key categories include:
We have a number of face-stock and adhesive options to suit these requirements. From direct thermal paper with permanent adhesive for prescription medication labelling to matt and gloss paper options for retail and OTC labels and durable filmic labels with permanent, freezer grade and heat resistant adhesives for the labelling of medical equipment.
Coated and textured papers remain the label of choice in the wine industry. The need for a high-quality appearance and a resistance to moisture is often important, especially for wines sitting in ice buckets.
Papers come in various textures, from almost totally smooth to heavily textured. The strength of the texture determines what print processes are suitable for the selected material.
Even though papers are most commonly used, films have begun to be more widely adopted in wine labelling, and can often offer additional design possibilities.
Our range of options include the luxury paper face stock range with permanent adhesive specifically designed for bottles and glass containers with good adhesion to wet surfaces at low temperatures and excellent resistance to immersion in water and ice.
Hard-wearing, long-lasting solutions for when information has to be available for the lifetime of the product or in extreme temperatures, for example.
Large and small sized labels for use as signage on static and mobile items, such as fire safety labels, first-aid and medical labels, hazard and informational labels, mandatory requirements etc.
Scratch-resistant, durable labels for direct thermal, laser and flexography techniques.
International signage and handling instruction pictograms
Covering areas such as paper and filmic tamper evidence labels, void evident labels, brand protection and theft prevention labels.
Designed to address issues such as distribution and storage on rough tyre profiles and removal from the tyre so that the label-face pulls away cleanly.
Display and promotional labels for use on glass, with applications in the automotive, hospitality, retail and many other sectors. Produced with both permanent and removable adhesive options.
At AA Labels we specialize in the manufacture of labels as well as the provision of design and printing services. We produce over 10,000 combinations of labels at our factory in Peterborough and have labels available in over 50 different materials, more than 40 different colour choices and 250 various standard shapes and sizes.
We understand the importance of getting your message across and of producing the right outcome first time, on time, every time, in order to provide a quality product that represents the correct image to your audience or market.
In addition we can custom make any label you need in accordance to your specific size and shape requirements. Please refer to the materials specifications to assist your label choice.
for orders over £25.00 Inc. vat
By using pantone colour resources we can provide an exact match to your requirements. If you would like to speak with someone about colour matching call our customer service team on 01733 588390