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What You Need to Know about Custom Label Printing

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Labels are more than pretty designs on product packaging. They are used to communicate with target customers. They can let the target market know the product’s ingredients, product care/handling information (as in the case of clothing), pricing, or nutritional information. In fact, they are extensively used by companies for branding campaigns – and with good reason. Not only do they help companies build their brands – some people also get attracted to certain products just because of the label. Labels are such an important aspect of marketing that companies put a lot of thought into their label designs. The good news is that there are now lots of online label printing companies that large businesses no longer have the monopoly on excellent product labels.

There are the various ways of putting custom labels on products. Rivets may be used to attach the plates that contain information, as in the case of industrial equipment. Heat-activated and pressure-sensitive adhesives may be used as well. Some labels may also be sewn on to clothes, while some can be good old stickers that can be placed on product packaging. Shrink-wrapping may also be utilized.

There are so many choices, but companies that offer to print labels online can make the whole thing easier.

How Does Online Label Printing Work?

• Choose a design first. With truly custom pre-printed labels, the design may have to be created from scratch. Design the label and upload the image. Some custom printing companies offer software and apps where one can just choose templates, fonts and colors. Also indicate the dimensions.
• Choose the material for the labels. Digital and flexography allows for printing on various types of surfaces such as vinyl, paper, and metallic surfaces. Custom vinyl stickers can be used for outdoor promotion.
• Tthen specify the size of the order. How many pre-printed labels do are needed?
• In the case of printing methods like flexography, the company will have the design transferred to a relief plate, and the charge will be a fixed amount for that.
• The company would start to print labels according to the specifications they are given.
• The company would then cut the labels. If you have a slitting machine then opt to just have the sheets or rolls delivered and cut them. Some printing companies allow that.


• Custom labels are ideal for businesses looking to establish themselves in the market. The truth is, if a company wants to stay in the business, then the company needs people to take notice and know the product more. Good quality labels can do that and custom label printing can yield good quality labels.
• Custom labels will make the company look credible. If the company took effort towards making products look more presentable, company is getting the message across that the company means business and that there is effort towards creating good products. People can take a chance with those.
• Custom label printing is also a service that is accessible. There are lots of printing companies that anyone can contact online. There is no need to go out and look for local printing companies.
• Orders can be finished in a short amount of time; anyone can get them delivered on as little as two days, depending on the company, and budget.


Printing labels is not cheap. Think of it as an investment instead of an expense though – which will be more accurate anyway.

The key word here is “custom” and that alone can spell the difference between a recognizable brand and one that easily falls into obscurity. If anyone wants their business to succeed, or if there is desire to spread the message for a cause, making use of online label printing services would be a wise move.

We have worked together on a number of projects over the years. They are very trustworthy, reliable and easy to work with. You cannot go wrong with Nova. I highly recommend them!

Mykola Yaremko Avatar Mykola Yaremko
September 21, 2023

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
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