Coated options increase aesthetic and functional value against water, oil, and wear-and-tear.
Order a total quantity of labels with multiple designs for only a small fee.
Get your 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 shampoo label orders! For design services, please contact us.
Shines on the shelf, and remains glorious in the shower—your custom shampoo labels reap the benefits of perfectly conditioned stocks and adhesives for lasting strength and beauty. Grace and style are top essentials for 100% custom shampoo labels that work as hard as you do. Get your desired results by going through our print processes, label materials and finishes collection below to find your perfect match.
PREMIUM QUALITY AND BEST PRICES: WE CHOOSE THE BEST PRESS OPTIONS FOR YOU
Our full range of capabilities and shampoo 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 either process, 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 shampoo labels look as good on the shelf and in the shower 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 shampoo 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.
SHAMPOO LABEL STOCKS AND LAMINATES: INFO, OPTIONS, SUGGESTIONS
The bath and beauty market wins customers over with beautiful and long lasting custom labels that not only showcases the brand also functions perfectly throughout its lifespan. The beauty market is critical of both product content and brand presentation—don’t sell yourself short with shampoo labels that don’t match your unique identity or materials that aren’t suited for your requirements. Waterproof materials, permanent adhesives, great looking finishes, and UV inks will ensure that your labels won’t peel away and prints won’t rub off in the shower.
Choose from a variety of our standard pressure-sensitive and self-adhesive paper (coated), 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 SHAMPOO LABELS?
Shampoo labels necessitate long lasting, durable materials. Both water resistance and superior adhesive tack is important, so that even with immersion in water, constant handling, and even with a good scrub, your labels won’t slide around or wrinkle and the inks won’t bleed, smear, or run. Label performance is key in both keeping your shampoo labels from slipping off of your containers and having the prints look as beautiful as they did right after they were freshly applied. If you require more trendy presentations that call for different label materials for individual labeling requirements or matching label sets to complement your hair care product lines, we can certainly provide other signature stocks.
White plastic film stock is our recommended material for most shampoo label applications. It is flexible and goes on smoothly on properly primed surfaces, suited for rigid shampoo bottles as well as squeezable shampoo bottles and tubes. With the addition of our stronger adhesive this will guarantee that your labels stay perfectly positioned on their containers for longer. This is especially valuable for curved surfaces/rounded bottles. Primed for underwater toughness, these are extremely durable and 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. Add laminate to give your shampoo labels more protection and to develop the glossy or satin finish of your preference.
Clear plastic film (PVC) stock is a popular choice especially if you want to avoid color-matching labels to your shampoo containers. This stock holds up extremely well on both shelf and while in the shower. A versatile and stylish choice for bath and beauty products, this makes your shampoo label to “disappear” on your containers. Clear labels will give you that “no label look” or printed-right-on-the-bottle look which also works keenly with transparent shampoo containers, especially if you’d like to flaunt the color, texture, translucency/clarity, or even glitter particles/micro crystals in your gorgeous formulas. 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 blend onto the container, taking after the color of its background, leaving you with any custom shape of whatever has been printed.
White paper stock is our cost-efficient shampoo label option since it is the least expensive material, but with comparable print quality and strength. However, since the base is porous paper, if not applied smoothly and if applied on a dusty/oily surface, this stock won’t perform as well as stocks with a plastic base. Superior tack keeps the paper base firmly on your shampoo container, and the laminate allows water to flow smoothly down the container without seeping into the paper base.
Uncoated paper stock is definitely not waterproof. With any shampoo paper label, we strongly advise adding a laminate to protect them against oil, moisture, and frequent handling in the shower. 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 and crumble when in contact with liquid and oil and will rub off more easily.
Foil silver stock (Silver PET) and Holographic silver stock (PET base), are distinct and eye-catching favorites, especially if your shampoo insists on a more glam look for high fashion appeal. The holographic silver option will make your custom shampoo labels look markedly custom, with its signature rainbow sheen that is conspicuous enough to capture customers’ fancy and can work well with creative concepts to give your shampoo products more shelf appeal. Use saturated colors for a commercial looking label to intensify your packaging appeal and aesthetic. The foil silver stock can be worked around as a cheaper alternative to hot or cold foil stamping, if your shampoo labels require metallic-looking prints. Both label stocks come with either gloss or matte laminate to further protect your custom shampoo labels against water, oil, ink scuffing, and fading.
HOW DO I CHOOSE THE TYPE OF LAMINATE FOR MY SHAMPOO LABELS?
A laminate is a clear, protective coating that also changes the final finish of your shampoo labels. Once applied, it creates a smoother label texture and protects the print from wear-and-tear 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. This complements satin shampoo bottles nicely.
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 vibrant color palettes, 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 shampoo label artwork into a more stunning 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 label artwork.
PERFECT YOUR CUSTOM LABELS AND REVEAL YOUR STUNNING SHAMPOO BRAND WITH PRO TIPS FOR OPTIMUM LABEL WEAR
Reconstructing your shampoo product into a remarkable shampoo brand involves perfecting both the contents of your bottle as well as its external ensemble. Bath and beauty weighs heavily on both product efficacy and aesthetic value. No matter how efficient or luxurious your shampoo products are, if your custom labels don’t convey the right brand image and fall short on charming your prospective customers, people might not even pick up your product on the shelf, especially if you are a newcomer in the market. 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.
NOURISH YOUR SHAMPOO LINE WITH A MADE-TO-MEASURE LABEL RANGE: If your shampoo line comes in many product variations (uses, scents, indications), it’s no question that you should have one label artwork for each distinct shampoo to fully feature and personalize each variant. With our digital presses, we combine multiple versions of your shampoo label artwork into a single run if they are the same size and shape, allowing you to print all the labels you need, while saving you a significant chunk of your budget. If you don’t have a shampoo label design just yet, or only have a working sketch, we’ll be happy to have our design team help you out.
CONDITION YOUR LABELS FOR THE LONG RUN: Shampoo products aren’t contained to the shelf. Your labels need to hold up to external factors and look good while doing it, for as long as your product is still being used. Strength and beauty are both crucial in developing your final product presentation—plastic labels are still your best option since your products will live in humid and wet environments. The addition of a laminate will protect your shampoo labels as they are regularly exposed to moisture, water, and frequent handling. Contact us for a free print consultation, and we’ll get everything sorted out for you.
TRY DOING 2-IN-1 FOR LABEL PROGRAMS THAT WON’T WEIGH YOU DOWN: Print front and back label sets for your shampoo bottles if you’re constantly changing and improving your product. 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. Separate labels are advantageous if you keep branding and graphics on the front label and consumer information on the back label—if your shampoo formulation changes or if you need to update product information for seasonal promotions, switching labels are easier than rearranging the whole layout.
100% CUSTOM SHAMPOO LABELS, THE WAY YOU WANT IT
We offer Digital, Offset, and Silkscreen printing, and can accomplish specific print instructions if your shampoo labels require more elaborate finishing touches, such as hot and cold foiling, embossing, debossing, and Spot UV.
CUSTOM LABELS WITH FOIL STAMPING (METALLIC EFFECT ON ANY STOCK)
Add more depth, polished detail, and lustrous elegance to your custom shampoo 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 SHAMPOO LABELS?
This is special label embellishment. Please use our CUSTOM ORDER FORM.
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 SHAMPOO LABELS?
This is a special label embellishment. Please use our CUSTOM ORDER FORM.
When you print your custom shampoo 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.
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 shampoo 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.
SOLUTIONS TO SEAL IN CUSTOM LABEL SUCCESS
QUICK EXPERT TIPS FOR YOUR SHAMPOO LABELS
REPAIR INCONSISTENCIES TO GET THE PERFECT FIT: Not all shampoo labels are created equal. With round shampoo bottles it is easy to design a wraparound label. Bottles with two flat sides for two separate labels are even more straightforward. However, if your containers are tapered (i.e. the circumference of the bottle isn’t uniform from top to bottom), this can pose problems. The key is to properly measure your containers to get the perfect fit. (LINK TO MEASURING CONTAINERS) For special shape containers, the best way to go is to still send on a sample of your chosen shampoo container so that we can use specific measuring tools to precisely get the correct dimensions for your custom shampoo labels.
EXPLORE ADDED LABEL FEATURES FOR FORM AND STYLE. There are many finishing options to make your custom shampoo labels more distinct and powerful. Both style and function can be enhanced with simple tweaks to your existing shampoo label. You can add accents with our label special fx (embossing, debossing, foiling, spot varnish, etc.) for a more upscale cosmetic look.
INFUSE MORE INFORMATION BY TREATING YOUR BASIC LABELS WITH EXTENDED CONTENT SOLUTIONS: Too much text shouldn’t cramp your style. Most often a custom label’s readability and format are sacrificed because you absolutely need to include information that you feel is vital in extending your shampoo brand’s at-home experience. Don’t overwhelm your labels by cramming in too much information, Inkable Label Co.’s extended content solutions (EMBED LINK TO EXTENDED CONTENT PAGE) will help make labeling smarter, more put together, and more efficient.
USE CLEAR FILM TO BATTLE COLOR-MATCHING BLUES: If you find it too troublesome to identify the right ink swatch for your label background to blend onto your shampoo container, use clear PVC film instead. With opaque material such as white plastic film and paper, there can be slight color variations, especially if you factor in laminate. The same color values on your label design, with gloss laminate, will develop more vivid colors due to its light reflectivity. Matte laminate, despite using the exact same color values, will develop softer and darker colors since it doesn’t reflect a lot of light. Clear film on a colored opaque container will solve your color-matching blues—just make sure to add white ink under areas that have prints to make sure that colors develop accurately.
If your shampoo container is an opaque white, this will already act as the white ink that must go under any printed areas. If this is the case, you won’t need to setup a separate artboard for the white ink as prints will develop the correct color and will have the right contrast.
IMPORTANT ARTWORK TIPS
Please save your custom shampoo 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 shampoo 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.
At Inkable Label Co. we are passionate about printing custom labels. We work hard so you get personalized, professional results without breaking the bank. Our doors are are always open if you need any custom quotes, artwork preparation tips, or just label printing advice.