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Cosmetic Label Printing

Cosmetics label printingCosmetics label printing- We’ve been printing cosmetic labels for both large and small cosmetics companies since 1995, including clear labels with the custom “no label” look. We have 27+ years of experience creating oil resistant and water resistant cosmetics and skincare labels. We add varnish or lamination to protect label inks against smudging and dissolving. How long do labels take to print? From order to completion in a matter of hours if necessary.

Cosmetic Labels Printing Aesthetics

We understand that the aesthetics of a cosmetics product is extremely important, where the message and the look of the product both need to match and both be equally effective in selling the product. Additionally, the cosmetics industry requires special care when printing cosmetic product labels to ensure that they meet very specific and particular specifications.

Often products are not flat, and require film materials that wrap around tubes or other rounded packaging, so that labels will lay permanently on the surface that is required. Without question, labels must withstand oils and moisture, because of the reality of product usage in bathrooms and other moisture rich environments. Cosmetics that are oil based, cream based, mineral based or water based all have protection placed on them so that they will last.

Thus, our label quality must be of the upmost importance. Our labels for cosmetics are tested for resistance against moisture and oils.

Here is a selection of just a few of our well-known clientele…

cosmetic labels printing

Labels For Cosmetics And Skin Care

Among our clients, you will find L’Oreal, La Mer and Shiseido, as well as hundreds of independent cosmetics manufacturers, some of which are run as sole proprietorships, but that does not mean that they will not grow to become just as popular as the multi-million dollar corporations. We love serving the particular needs of small businesses, and understand the challenges that independents face on a daily basis, since we have gone through the same process ourselves as a small business.

inUsing the flexographic printing process for cosmetic labels, we are able to match colors using the Pantone color matching system, so gold or silver or any metallic color is not a problem for us. We also offer the option of digital printing, which can be completed within hours, including special cut out shapes, and/or decals.

It it is also possible to print on bright gold foil, dull gold foil, bright silver foil or dull silver foil. Hot stamping, embossing and cold foil printing are also available.

When it comes to adhesives for cosmetic label printing, we offer permanent adhesive or removable adhesive. Embossing, heat stamping and foil printing are additional processes that can yield unique looking results on superior quality labels.

Custom printed extended or expanded content labels for cosmetics are available as well, where coupons, and/or additional product information can be contained within the label.

We print cosmetic labels for all of these and more:

  • Moisturizer
  • Primer
  • Foundation
  • Blush
  • Eyeliner
  • Concealer
  • Eye shadow
  • Nail Polish
  • Anti-Aging Cream
  • Eye Cream
  • Mascara
  • Body Lotion
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Lip Balm
  • Lip Primer
  • Lipstick
  • Lip Gloss


Here is further information on ordering rolls of labels.

Paper Label Stocks

All below can be supplied on sheets, as individual labels or on rolls for machine applications. Adhesives can be permanent standard adhesive, re-positionable adhesive, extra strong tire adhesive or removable adhesive.

Matte Paper

  • features a matte finish which is non-reflective
  • is writable with marker or pen
  • recommended for using indoors
  • not moisture resistant unless varnished. If varnished, can be frozen.

Gloss Paper

  • reflective finish
  • is writable with marker
  • also recommended for indoors
  • Again, does not resist moisture unless varnished. If varnished, can also be frozen.

Semigloss Paper

  • in between matte paper and gloss paper- gives somewhat of a reflective surface
  • is not writable with pen, but can be written on with marker
  • indoor use recommended
  • if varnished, can be moisture resistant, and refrigerated or frozen
Durable Label Stocks – Clear

Clear Polypropylene (BOPP)

  • slightly frosted look, can be laminated or non-laminated
  • can be used to achieve the “no-label” look
  • cannot be torn, is oil and water resistant
  • not recommended for writing on
  • can be refrigerated or frozen
  • white ink is suggested to print underneath various colors so that the colors will pop
Crystal Clear
  • Premium stock that is completely transparent without any frosted look
  • also can be used to achieve the “no-label” look
  • also cannot be torn, is oil and water resistant
  • again, not recommended for writing on
  • again, can be refrigerated or frozen
  • once more, white ink can be added so that colors will be vibrant
  • goes perfectly with our white foil to achieve a 100% “no-label” look, and the white foil is 100% opaque

Durable Label Stocks – White

White Vinyl

  • can be used indoors or outdoors
  • recommended for outdoor use
  • can be laminated with UV for sunlight protection
  • excellent for durability
  • also cannot be torn, is oil and water resistant
  • again, not recommended for writing
  • can be refrigerated

White Polypropylene (BOPP)

  • Laminated or non-laminated
  • pearl-like finish
  • cannot be torn, is oil and water resistant
  • not recommended for writing on
  • can be refrigerated or frozen

Silver polypropylene (BOPP)

  • offers a silver metallic sheen
  • can be laminated with matte or gloss finish
  • can be refrigerated or frozen
  • best not to be written on
  • oil and moisture resistant

Specialty stocks

Estate #8

  • perfect for wine bottles, fine products or shipping labels
  • matte finish
  • can be varnished or laminated for moisture protection
  • offers a tactile paper feel to the touch
  • can be written on with marker or pen
  • best for indoor use.
  • refrigeration or freezing is possible
Estate #9
  • has a cream matte finish with a bit of a texture to it, but less than Estate #9
  • matte finish
  • add varnish or lamination if moisture protection is needed
  • able to be written on with marker or pen
  • ideal for mailing labels, wine bottles or fine products

Gold or Metallic Foils

  • can either be bright or dull
  • Can have a matte or gloss finish
  • varnishes and laminations are available for more durability and moisture resistance
  • Dull metallics can be written on with marker or pen
  • Perfect for awards, embossing, hot stamping, anniversaries and special events

Nova printing was great! They turned around a last minute sticker need and they turned out really well. Thanks team!

Molly Ross Avatar Molly Ross
July 31, 2023

Michael was a great help! I contacted at least 10 different businesses for a last-minute sticker request for a shoot. Got us our stickers on time even when other places said it would be impossible. They do great custom cuts on sticker sheets and have great quality prints at a reasonable price. Will be working with Nova again. Very satisfied!

Zain Mehmood Avatar Zain Mehmood
July 18, 2023

It was great working with Mike of Nova Printing. He ensured my order was processed and delivered in a timely manner while still producing a great quality product. Their response time is amazing and allowed me to place the order confidently and securely.

Russ v Avatar Russ v
July 5, 2023
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