Zesty and flavorful, mild or scorching, all painfully delicious—turn up the heat with custom hot sauce labels that work as hard as you do. Find the perfect label for the perfect sauce by going through our print processes, label materials and finishes below.
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WE CHOOSE THE BEST PRESS OPTIONS FOR YOU
Rich and velvety, smooth and luscious, light and fluffy—all your sweet creations deserve custom labels that work as hard as you do.
Our full range of capabilities and hot sauce label options guarantee best practicability with premium quality while keeping costs low. Our standard press options are Offset and Digital—since we can print labels using many print processes, you can be sure of made-to-measure labels suited exactly to your labeling needs while getting the most quantity for the least amount of money.
MADE-TO-MEASURE, WITHOUT THE HEFTY PRICE TAG
Apart from ensuring that your hot sauce labels look as good on the shelf as it did right after printing, we pride ourselves in offering the exact size and shape that you need without needing to follow a set printer’s template. Unlike other label printers, with Inkable Label Co. you can print any size that you want (1”x 1” up to 12” x 18”) and enjoy hassle-free and cost-effective hot sauce label printing, with no additional setup fees.
Our standard shapes are :
* FOR SQUARE AND RECTANGLE CLEAR LABELS, corners can either be straight or rounded, depending on your custom foil label needs.
* FOR DIE CUTS (A.K.A. CUSTOM SHAPES), please use our CUSTOM ORDER FORM.
HOT SAUCE LABEL STOCKS AND LAMINATES:
INFO, OPTIONS, SUGGESTIONS
Food products, hot sauce in particular, requires a durable label to make sure that when your hot sauce drips down the bottle, your label won’t go anywhere.
Choose from a variety of our standard pressure-sensitive and self-adhesive paper (coated and uncoated), plastic film (white BOPP), clear PVC, foil (PET and metalized paper options), and kraft label stocks for your unique requirements. When choosing your label stock it’s important to consider the regular use and environment of your products.
WHAT ARE YOUR MOST POPULAR STOCKS FOR HOT SAUCE LABELS?
Laminates are coatings on the surface of your custom coffee labels. Once applied, they create a smoother label texture, and give wear-and-tear protection for your prints against scuffing.
Depending on your formulation, hot sauce sometimes doesn’t need to be refrigerated, with a few of our customers, usually fresh into the business, choosing the most inexpensive option—paper labels—for the sake of stretching and maximizing tight budgets. However, label material is critical for performance while the product is in use, as well as for the sake of building your brand image and identity. With our pricing, you can choose the best label size, shape, material, laminate, and finishing process that match all your labeling requirements. Certainly we recommend a custom hot sauce label that looks great. An upgrade that costs pennies might be the difference between a hot custom label that boosts your brand (and sales!) and a more generic looking label that might not be noticed on the shelves.
White paper stock is our cost-efficient hot sauce label option since it is the least expensive material that possesses both strength and durability needed for simple hot sauce packaging applications. If choosing this option for hot sauce bottles and jars, we strongly advise adding a laminate to make the labels hardy against moisture and frequent handling.
(x mark) This label stock isn’t going to work well with hot sauce tubes, or any containers that are squeezable, since the repeated compression and decompression will wear away your label, making the paper base crumbly as it deteriorates with use.
White plastic film stock is the perfect material for any hot sauce label application. It is flexible, suited for rigid hot sauce bottles and jars as well as squeezable hot sauce tubes. Our plastic film stock is your no-fail option as it is both striking and highly functional. Extremely durable, these self-adhesive labels come in a beautiful pearlescent milky white with high opacity and shine, developing vibrant prints, with high contrast. This stock is tear-proof and impervious to water and oil, making it a sound choice for hot sauce labels. If you’re at a loss for what to choose, this elegant stock is a hardworking option to consider—this holds up extremely well on both shelf and fridge.
Clear plastic film (PVC) stock is also a popular, versatile and stylish choice, especially if you particularly want to show off the texture and color of your hot sauce. Clear hot sauce labels will give you that “no label look” or printed-right-on-the-bottle look which works in synergy with transparent containers, especially if the contents are of visually-stimulating colors. This label stock is also a cheaper option compared to diecut labels (cookie cutter shape labels) since you would simply need to print white and colored ink on areas that need to be conspicuous—the clear, unprinted label material will “disappear”, taking after the color of its background, leaving you with any custom shape of whatever has been printed.
Holographic silver stock, which is a plastic (PET) base, is also a big favorite. This option will make your custom hot sauce labels look markedly custom, with its signature rainbow sheen that is conspicuous enough to capture your customers’ fancy and can work well with creative concepts to fully showcase your unique recipes. Use rich colors for an in-your-face hot sauce label to intensify your packaging appeal and aesthetic. This label material comes with gloss laminate to further protect your custom hot sauce labels against ink scuffing and fading.
Your special hot sauce recipe needs custom labels that can take the heat and look good at the same time. Going for paper labels may look best with your packaging; however we recommend adding a laminate to increase durability. Choose matte laminate for a low-shine finish to mimic the flat finish of uncoated paper, or high gloss for more vibrant prints. Paper labels without an added laminate will start to deteriorate when in contact with liquid and oil and will fade more easily.
HOW DO I CHOOSE THE TYPE OF LAMINATE FOR MY HOT SAUCE LABELS?
A laminate is a clear, protective coating that also changes the final finish of your hot sauce labels. Once applied, it creates a smoother label texture, and protects the print from wear-and-tear protection for your labels against rubbing or scuffing.
CHOOSE MATTE LAMINATE – For a flat, low-shine label finish, with printed colors that are soft and muted. Generally, colors are duller with less contrast. Matte coating is forgiving with low resolution prints and provides for a refined appearance.
CHOOSE GLOSS LAMINATE – Gloss makes your labels extremely smooth and allows them to reflect a lot of light, for high shine. This reproduces vibrant color and delivers sharper detail due to higher contrast (shadows are darker and highlights are brighter). This is great for labels with photos of posed peppers, or for pop art hot sauce logos for a more commercial look. Gloss also provides more protection against ink scuffing compared to matte laminate, especially with paper labels.
CHOOSE HOLOGRAPHIC GLOSS – Same as gloss laminate, but with the addition of a transparent color gradient that is only apparent once the surface catches light at different angles. The transparent rainbow effect transforms old hot sauce label artwork into a more eye-catching piece. This kind of laminate doesn’t suit all label designs and concepts. We suggest getting a label sample to check if this will enhance your existing hot sauce label artwork.
MAKE YOUR PRODUCTS SIZZLE: CUSTOMIZE FOR LABELS THAT CAN TAKE THE HEAT
Customization is important when it comes to fully showcasing your hot sauce products. In addition to offering the best label stocks, laminates, finishing options, and adhesives, we understand and appreciate how important it is to stand out against competition.
MULTIPLE ARTWORK: If your line of hot sauce products comes in many flavor/heat variations, it’s no question that you should have one label artwork for each unique hot sauce blend. With our digital presses, we combine multiple versions of your hot sauce label artwork into a single run if they are the same size and shape, allowing you to print all the hot sauce labels you need, while saving you a significant chunk of your budget. If you don’t have a label design just yet, or only have a working sketch, we’ll be happy to have our design team help you out.
LONGEVITY: Food products, specifically condiments, are regularly exposed and subjected to oil, moisture, refrigeration, and frequent handling. This is the environment in which your custom hot sauce labels live. Your labels need to hold up to external factors and look good while doing it, for as long as your product is still being enjoyed. Robust and dependable labels are key—your scorching hot sauce meal traditions can get routinely messy and you know the sauce gets everywhere, including on your label. Need to see if your chosen material can take the heat? Contact us for a free print consultation, and we’ll get everything sorted out for you.
Print label sets for your hot sauce products if you’re constantly changing and improving your recipe. This smart move also works with seasonal offerings. A single wraparound label can be your simplest option, but separate front and back labels do have their advantages. A single label works great if you have a labeling machine for quicker application. Separate labels are advantageous if you keep branding and graphics on the front label and consumer information on the back label—if your tea formulation changes or if you need to update product information for seasonal promotions, you would only need to modify the back label instead of rearranging the whole layout.
100% CUSTOM HOT SAUCE LABELS, THE WAY YOU WANT IT
We offer Digital, Offset, and Silkscreen printing, and can accomplish specific print instructions if your hot sauce labels require more elaborate finishing touches, such as hot and cold foiling, embossing, debossing, and Spot UV.
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Learn more about our full range of printing capabilities for more complex label finishing.
Contact us for a free print consultation or a custom quote for your specific hot sauce label design or concept.
CUSTOM FOIL LABELS SPECIAL FX
CUSTOM LABELS WITH FOIL STAMPING (METALLIC EFFECT ON ANY STOCK)
Add more depth, polished detail, and lustrous elegance to your custom hot sauce labels with foil stamping. This special process uses pressure to transfer metallic foil onto the surface of your paper label stock.
Choose to highlight specific parts of your label artwork, or foil the entire label to get an overall metallic sheen for a high end look. Just make sure the lines aren’t too thin as anything under 1pt can’t be foiled cleanly.
NOTE: Foil stamping is different from our foil labels. Foil stamping does not utilize metallic-looking inks, rather it uses an extremely thin foil sheet and printing plates to create the metallic imprints.
To be able to achieve this, talk to your designer and specify that a new artboard needs to be created. This new artboard must indicate all the areas where foiling should be done, with solid shapes set in 100K (100% Black color). Label this artboard “Foil”. If you need help setting this up, CONTACT US and we’ll help you get started.
WANT THIS ON YOUR CUSTOM HOT SAUCE LABELS?
This is special label embellishment. Please use our CUSTOM ORDER FORM.
CUSTOM LABELS WITH WHITE INK PRINTING (OPAQUE EFFECT USING CLEAR LABEL STOCK)
Unlike opaque base label materials such as paper, clear labels are transparent because its base is PVC plastic—this really presents some print considerations if you are using this label material for the first time. If you have been printing paper labels or foil labels, some adjustment with your artwork must be done to ensure you get the correct prints with your new custom clear labels.
If you are printing on transparent labels, you are probably looking to achieve a “no label” look, with the areas without any printing “disappearing” into the surface where you would apply the clear labels.
Printing as is on a transparent base will result to lighter, less saturated prints. Make use of this versatile label material and add flexibility to your custom clear labels by using white ink to increase its range of applications while enhancing image quality.
To remedy light prints, white ink can be used in two ways:
- HIGHLIGHTS/SELECTIVELY USING WHITE INK PRINTING: Place a layer of white ink underneath specific art elements to increase brightness for certain text or images;
- FLOOD/WHITE INK PRINTING UNDERNEATH THE WHOLE ARTWORK: Best for images and graphics that are solid pieces (no clear spaces in between), place a white flood underneath the whole area to be printed. This is to simulate the opaque white substrate for more vibrant colors.
To be able to achieve this, talk to your designer and specify that a new artboard needs to be created. This new artboard must indicate all the areas where white ink should be (under)printed, with solid shapes set in 100K (100% Black color). Label this artboard “White Ink”. If you need help setting this up, CONTACT US and we’ll help you get started.
WANT THIS ON YOUR CUSTOM HOT SAUCE LABELS?
This is available on standard orders. Please choose this option when selecting your label spec above.
CUSTOM LABELS WITH EMBOSSING (RAISED EFFECT ON ANY LABEL STOCK)
Add custom decorative touches for a two-dimensional, premium custom label. A metal die and high pressure are used to create impressions on your label, for depth, texture, and tactile beauty.
For a more involved creative concept, embossing as a final touch increases a custom label’s visual premium for prime labels that outshine competition.
Use embossing for crisp lettering or prominent logos to highlight important visual elements. Just make sure the lines aren’t too thin as anything under 1pt can’t be embossed cleanly.
NOTE: Embossing can be done WITHOUT INK—this is called “Blind Embossing”. This is most commonly done when creating a textured look to the whole label, such as applying patterns and camouflaged borders.
To be able to achieve this, talk to your designer and specify that a new artboard needs to be created. This new artboard must indicate all the areas where embossed effect would be, with solid shapes set in 100K (100% Black color). Label this artboard “Emboss”. If you need help setting this up, CONTACT US and we’ll help you get started.
WANT THIS ON YOUR CUSTOM HOT SAUCE LABELS?
This is a special label embellishment. Please use our CUSTOM ORDER FORM.