Custom Paper Labels from Inkable Label Co.

  • Professional prime labels with adhesive types for specific applications
  • Command a visual premium with gloss and matte laminate options
  • Custom sizing without incurring die cut fees (up to $350 in value)
  • Print a total quantity of custom labels with multiple designs for a low fee
  • Free layout, free proofing and free shipping
  • Printed on an HP Indigo digital press resulting in true gradients

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THE INKABLE LABEL CO. ADVANTAGE

  • Competitive pricing for standard shape custom paper labels and custom die cut paper labels
  • No setup costs : print your label in any size you want without expensive die cut fees
  • Vibrant color reproduction, with excellent paper label adhesion on smooth surfaces
  • Free manual inspection, Inkable Label Co. Prepress Report, and revisions of your custom paper label artwork
  • Additional foil stamping and embossing available. Please contact us for a custom quote
  • Hard proofs available upon request
  • Get your custom paper labels in 6-8 days (includes Production, QC, FedEx shipping)

 

GET AHEAD OF THE GAME

Create resilient and cost-effective paper labels with multiple stock options for your specific application.
Printed on an HP Indigo digital press, your labels will have the visual premium of true gradients, inks that don’t run, and vibrant colors.
 

100% CUSTOM, WITHOUT THE EXTRA COST

  • Coated and uncoated options increases aesthetic and functional value–plus better registration!
  • Order a total quantity of labels with multiple designs for only a small fee.
  • Get labels in the exact size you need, without excessive die cut fees. Die cut fees will only apply to non-standard shapes.
  • Free proofing and free layout on all your custom label orders!

CUSTOM PAPER LABELS SHAPE AND SIZING

With Inkable Label Co., you can print any size that you require within our sizing guidelines (1”x 1” up to 12” x 18”) and enjoy hassle-free and cost-effective paper label printing, with no additional setup fees.
 
Our standard shapes are :
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* FOR SQUARE AND RECTANGLE PAPER LABELS, corners can either be straight or rounded, depending on your custom paper label needs.
* FOR DIE CUTS (A.K.A. CUSTOM SHAPES), please use our CUSTOM ORDER FORM.
 
 

COATED VERSUS UNCOATED

 

WHITE MATTE UNCOATED

Uncoated paper has a “ Matte” finish because it is not shiny paper. It is a term meant to describe uncoated paper and is different from matte laminate, which is a low-shine paper coating. This premium uncoated stock has a smooth surface, not at all like the uncoated paper you would generally see in inexpensive paperback novels.
 
 

WHITE SEMIGLOSS (COATED PAPER)

Laminates are coatings on the surface of your paper labels. Once applied, they create a smoother paper label texture, and give wear-and-tear protection for your prints against scuffing.

  • MATTE LAMINATE – For a flat, non-shiny paper label finish, with printed colors that are soft and muted. Generally, colors are duller or “ flat”, with less contrast. Matte coating is forgiving with low resolution prints and provides for a refined appearance.
  • GLOSS LAMINATE – Gloss makes your paper labels extremely smooth and allows them to reflect a lot of light, which is why it gives a shiny coat on your paper labels. This paper coating reproduces vibrant color, and delivers sharper detail due to higher contrast (shadows are darker and highlights are brighter). Gloss also provides some protection against ink scuffing.
  • 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

 
 

CUSTOM PAPER LABELS SPECIAL FX

 

PAPER LABELS WITH FOIL STAMPING (METALLIC EFFECT)

Add more depth, polished detail, and lustrous elegance to your custom paper 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 gold and silver 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 LABELS?
This is a special label embellishment. Please use our CUSTOM ORDER FORM.
 
 

PAPER LABELS WITH EMBOSSING (RAISED EFFECT)

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 LABELS?
This is a special label embellishment. Please use our CUSTOM ORDER FORM.

CUSTOM PAPER LABELS APPLICATIONS

Inkable Label Co.’s custom paper labels are high quality and the inexpensive self-adhesive labels that are our most straightforward and popular product labeling option. Our cut and finished custom paper labels boast of a smooth and professional-looking finish. All paper label sizes are made-to-measure, at no extra cost.
 
 

CUSTOM PAPER LABELS SPECIFICATIONS

 

CUSTOM PAPER LABELS (WHITE MATTE UNCOATED STOCKS)

Stock : premium uncoated, self-adhesive paper label stock
Color : bright white
Texture : smooth and slightly silky
Print and Finish Quality : uncoated stock does not reflect light, print colors are flat
Best quality printing with HP Indigo digital press
– Add matte laminate/coating for softer colors and less contrast
– Add gloss laminate/coating to enhance vibrancy of printed colors
– Add transparent holographic gloss laminate/coating for vibrant print colors, best contrast, and stunning “ moving” glossy color gradients that dance across the label when viewed at different angles
Allows writing : yes
 
 

CUSTOM PAPER LABELS (WHITE SEMIGLOSS STOCK)

Stock : high grade, lightweight coated paper stock
Color : white
Texture : very smooth
Print and Finish Quality : Best quality printing with HP Indigo digital press
– Add matte laminate/coating for softer colors and less contrast
– Add gloss laminate/coating to enhance vibrancy of printed colors
– Add transparent holographic gloss laminate/coating for vibrant print colors, best contrast, and stunning “ moving” glossy color gradients that dance across the label when viewed at different angles
Allows writing : slick finish allows certain ballpoint pen inks, but markers and gel pen inks may be prone to smudging with gloss laminate
Adhesive options : regular tack for most applications on smooth surfaces and in room temperature; high tack for very low temperatures and better adhesion on most packaging materials; low tack for easy removal or re-application
 

Customization : rounded corners, standard square corners, or custom radius corners available, free of charge. Special shape die cuts available at a nominal fee.
 
 

CUSTOM SHAPE AND QUANTITY

These are not available through our online system. For die cuts (custom shapes) or bulk orders, please use our CUSTOM ORDER FORM.

When you print your custom paper labels with us, you enjoy a truly comprehensive service that saves you hundreds of dollars… And we haven’t even gotten into print cost yet!
 

If you’re a business that needs that extra edge with the very best labels for your products, you’ve come to the right shop.
 

FREE SHIPPING

We do our best to give you as much savings as we can because as a small business ourselves, we know stretching budgets can be tough. Whenever you place a standard order with us, you don’t need to worry about the added shipping cost—NO RUNNING AFTER A MINIMUM AMOUNT TO BE SPENT, NO SURPRISE FEES, ALWAYS SHIPS FREE TO YOUR DOORSTEP.
 

FREE LAYOUT, PREPRESS CHECKS + REPORTS, AND REVISIONS

A professional and effective label starts with design and layout. When you print with us, you enjoy painless custom label preproduction with your complimentary print consultation and advice, supplemented with complete manual artwork inspection and free revisions of file errors. Our free Prepress Report ensures that your file is the most correct version it can possibly be before we print, to confirm there are no costly errors on the press. WE CAN EVEN DO YOUR CUSTOM LABEL LAYOUT FREE OF CHARGE-JUST SEND US YOUR INSTRUCTIONS AND ART ELEMENTS (TEXT, LOGOS, IMAGES) AND WE’LL GIVE YOU THE PUSH THAT YOU NEED TO GET STARTED.
* does not include the creation of branding elements such as logos, taglines, official color scheme
 

FREE PRINT CONSULTATION

Beyond the fine technical points in digital printing, we get into the nitty-gritty of your label printing projects. We respect and welcome your need to discuss before deciding on the appropriate label product that will help you produce the results that you are after. LET’S TALK—NO OBLIGATION, NO PRESSURE.
 

MADE TO MEASURE

Choice, value-for-money custom labels mean you get more results without cutting corners, because we know how vital they are in establishing your brand. A label that is 100% custom fits your container perfectly without needing to sacrifice size and orientation just to fit a printer’s specifications. ANY SIZE YOU NEED, WE CAN DO IT, WITHOUT THE EXPENSIVE CUSTOM SETUP COSTS.
* Applicable to standard shapes. For custom shapes, please use our CUSTOM ORDER FORM.
 

THE INKABLE LABEL CO. ADVANTAGE : We don’t charge extra for anything that we feel is essential in creating your custom labels, and we rebate any cost that is flexible coming from our production setup strengths. We’ve studied our pricing and service offerings so that we can apply competitive prices to maximize your budget for a greater ROI.

BREATHE LIFE INTO YOUR BRAND WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK

 

How to Maximize Use of Your Custom Paper Labels

 

Custom paper labels (uncoated) do not have any laminate or coating on them, which means they are not reflective or high-shine and makes these best for applications that will require finishing touches (handwritten details) to personalize each label.
 

YOUR UNCOATED PAPER LABELS ARE “ EVERGREEN LABELS” THAT CAN BE PRINTED ONCE, AND THEN USED TIME AND AGAIN. Printing uncoated paper labels, for example, with your brand logo and name, is perfect if you are dispensing products in batches and need to have time-sensitive information written by hand on each paper label.
 

IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO SAVE UP ON PRINTING COSTS, our uncoated paper labels are great for stock labels for product labeling use. Print more labels for a nice price break, and enjoy paper label longevity by simply doing away with information that gives away the year or date of your product batch.
 

TIP : An important note that uncoated paper labels do not have any protective coating on them, and this lends to a quicker life span in terms of ink rubbing off and labels getting damaged with moisture. Remember to store your uncoated paper labels in a dry place, not exposed to sunlight, as these labels fade more quickly because they are not reinforced by coating or laminate.
 

Laminated paper labels (coated) are stunning self-adhesive labels made more durable with gloss, matte, or holographic gloss laminate. While writing on laminate is a bit more difficult compared to uncoated paper labels, they allow for a range of label applications that can help you make your products look more professional, more attractive, and markedly custom.
 

DON’T KNOW WHAT LAMINATE TO CHOOSE? Look at your paper labels’ purpose first. If you would like more versatile labels, you would then go for the matte laminate so that you are able to write on them with fine ballpoint pens and markers. Printing labels with images, promotional messaging, or needing a vibrant multicolored logo label? Gloss would be better—its smooth and highly reflective properties will definitely make colors more vibrant!
 

Gloss laminated paper labels are most popular as they are more scratch-resistant and feature full-color prints nicely. Product labels will look more professional and commercial with a fine coat of gloss.
 

Matte laminated paper labels are low-shine, which means they aren’t as slick as gloss paper labels; however these are great if you want more subdued colors with less contrast, for a more sophisticated look and feel. Luxe monogram labels are impressive on paper labels with foiling, but these work well with matte’s natural softness as well. You can also upgrade your uncoated paper labels and print them with matte laminate, especially if your product requires frequent handling. Unlike uncoated paper labels, you get the same finish with matte, but with better wear-and-tear.
 

TIP : Never go from gloss to matte unless you’ve adjusted your print colors. As matte is less reflective than gloss, the same color values will NOT look the same on your labels after lamination. Printed colors will look brighter and more saturated with gloss, while with matte you get darker and duller colors even on the same set of color values.

IMPORTANT ARTWORK TIPS

Please save your custom paper label artwork as layered .PDF files so that our Prepress Team can properly check and report any issues to you. We can certainly work with .TIFF, .EPS, .PSD, and .AI files as well, but kindly make sure that you go through our FILE PREPARATION CHECKLIST below:
 

  • Proofread everything for typos and grammatical errors. To keep the integrity of your files, we do not check text.
  • Set all your images, objects, and the file’s color mode to CMYK for digital printing.
  • Add a 3mm bleed to all sides.
  • All raster images recommended 350dpi
  • Minimum line thickness .57pt or 0.2mm
  • We print paper labels to any size. Please double check artwork dimensions before sending to save on proofing time.
  • Do not include printer’s crop marks or registration marks in your PDF export.
  • Outline all fonts.
  • If you use a bleed, make sure your file has the correct bleed settings.