Custom Tea Labels from Inkable Label Co.

  • Custom tea labels with adhesive types for tins or bags
  • Printed on the latest digital and offset presses
  • Free layout - Free proofing - Free shipping
  • Custom sizing without incurring die cut fees (up to $350 in value)
  • Command a visual premium with stunning stocks and laminate options
  • Print a total quantity of your labels with multiple designs for a low fee

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THE INKABLE LABEL CO. ADVANTAGE

  • BEST PRICING: On standard shape custom tea labels and custom die cut tea labels
  • NO SETUP COSTS: Print your tea label in any size you want without expensive die cut fees.
  • PRIME QUALITY: Vibrant color reproduction, smooth gradients, perfect registration
  • FREE ON ALL ORDERS: Manual inspection by experienced print designers, Inkable Label Co. Prepress Report, free revisions of your custom tea label artwork
  • SPECIAL FX AVAILABLE: Additional foil stamping and embossing available. Please contact us for a custom quote.
  • TRY BEFORE YOU COMMIT: Hard proofs available upon request.
  • SHIPS FREE, NO MINIMUM AMOUNT NEEDED: Get your custom tea labels in 6-8 days (includes Production, QC, FedEx shipping).

 

PREMIUM TEA LABEL SPECIALTIES TO SUIT YOUR TASTE

Printed on Offset and HP Indigo digital presses, your custom tea labels will have the visual premium of true gradients, inks that don’t run, vibrant colors, and perfect registration.

  • Choose from a collection of standard and signature stocks, with added laminate options to complete the visual premium you prefer.
  • Specialized Label FX available: white ink underprinting, foil stamping, embossing, debossing, metallic “no label look”, Spot UV

 

100% CUSTOM, WITHOUT THE EXTRA COST

  • Coated and uncoated options increase aesthetic and functional value against 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 tea label orders! For design services, please contact us.
Light and fresh, bold and bright, soothing, healing—your delicious brews deserve custom tea labels that work as hard as you do. Find your cup of tea by going through our print processes, label materials and finishes below.
 
 

PREMIUM QUALITY AND BEST PRICES:
WE CHOOSE THE BEST PRESS OPTIONS FOR YOU

Our full range of capabilities and tea 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 tea 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 tea label printing, with no additional setup fees.
 

Our standard shapes are :
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* 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.
 
 

TEA LABEL STOCKS AND LAMINATES:
INFO, OPTIONS, SUGGESTIONS

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 tea products.
 
 

WHAT ARE YOUR MOST POPULAR STOCKS FOR TEA LABELS?

White paper stock is our most popular tea label option since it is the least expensive material that possesses the strength and durability needed for simple tea bag and tea box applications. White is a common choice because it develops more accurate colors of label designs as it is essentially a plain background.
 

Brown kraft paper stock is also a common choice, especially for our customers who have brown kraft tea bags and tea boxes—this helps the label go on seamlessly and blends right onto the packaging. With any label stock that isn’t white, keep in mind that colors will appear darker and label artwork will have less contrast. We suggest getting a hard proof to check if the undertones of your brown kraft tea packaging match with our brown kraft stock as some browns are more red or yellow than others.
 

Foil stock, specifically our silver metalized paper, is also a favorite. This offsets tea tin containers nicely, compliments and “continues” the metallic finish of the container to give an overall look that is put together and markedly custom.
 

Going for uncoated paper labels may look best with your tea 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. Paper labels without an added laminate will start to deteriorate when in contact with liquid and will fade more easily.
 
 

HOW DO I CHOOSE THE TYPE OF LAMINATE FOR MY TEA LABELS?

A laminate is a clear, protective coating that also changes the final finish of your tea 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 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 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 tea label artwork.

 
 

ONE PERFECT LABEL FOR EACH PERFECT BREW:
PRINTING MULTIPLE DESIGNS FOR YOUR TEA VARIETIES

Rarely do we see customers print just one type of tea label. Label artwork sometimes dramatically changes from one tea product to the other, and oftentimes color is used to distinguish and group tea varieties for ease of identification. With our digital presses, we combine multiple versions of your tea label artwork into a single run if they are the same size and shape, allowing you to print all the tea labels you need, while saving you a significant chunk of your budget.

100% CUSTOM TEA LABELS, THE WAY YOU WANT IT

We offer Digital, Offset, and Silkscreen printing, and can accomplish specific print instructions if your tea labels require more elaborate finishing touches, such as hot and cold foiling, embossing, debossing, and Spot UV.
 

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 tea 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 tea 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.
 
 

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

When you print your custom tea 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 tea 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.

MAKE TEA MOMENTS MEMORABLE

 

QUICK EXPERT TIPS FOR YOUR TEA LABELS

 

YOUR LABELS TELL YOUR TEA STORY—TEST THE MARKET FIRST. While a diecut label fitting into the grooves of your tea tin container definitely gives a premium look, if your container is straightforward (such as a tea box, with a flat surface all throughout) standard shapes such as circles and squares are also elegant in their simplicity, with the right artwork and execution. Cut down cost first; gold or silver foil and embossing can come later once you’re sure that your customers know you and your brand has been established. When you are sure your labels are the perfect size and shape, you can add special finishing touches in the next press run. A simple addition of another artboard to specify design elements that need to be highlighted can revitalize your new labels going forward.
 

MAKE YOUR TEA LABELS LAST LONGER. If you choose uncoated paper, remember that they do not have any protective laminate or coating on them, which means that they are neither waterproof nor moisture-proof. This lends to a shorter life span in terms of ink rubbing off and labels getting damaged with moisture. If you choose uncoated paper for your label material, remember that these labels fade more quickly because they are not reinforced by coating or laminate. If you’d like to keep that uncoated paper finish, apply matte laminate to give it some protection against wear and tear; however shiny gloss laminate will do a better job at this. Remember to store your reserve tea labels in a place that is cool and dry, not exposed to sunlight, to keep the labels looking vibrant and in top condition.
 

GETTING THE RIGHT SIZE IS CRITICAL, ESPECIALLY IF YOUR LABELS FEATURE BEAUTIFUL POSED PHOTOS OF YOUR LOOSE TEAS. Featuring product shots or the process and story of tea-to-bag means that you will need to maximize real estate. Get the optimum size by correctly measuring your labels for high shelf appeal.
 

POSITION YOUR TEA BRAND CORRECTLY AND MAKE YOUR LABELS REFLECT THIS TO MARKET YOUR TEAS EFFECTIVELY: If you’re on a mission to create exceptional tea labels (especially if you’re looking to establish your brand as “vintage” or “elegant”), always consider additional finishing touches—this makes all the difference in transforming the final look and feel of your labels. Label Special FX such as foil stamping and embossing transforms even the most simple tea label into a high-end showstopper.
 

GET “METALLIC” LABELS TO SUIT YOUR TEA TIN CONTAINERS WHILE KEEPING COST LOW: Printing foil labels, using foil substrate, is a more cost-effective alternative to doing foil stamping (which is more expensive due to setup costs). You can opt for custom foil labels with White Ink Underprinting if you are on a budget, but want to keep that high quality appeal—foil labels will support an look of grandeur, distinction, and, style for your tea tin packaging.
 

MAKE A SEAMLESS TRANSITION WITH KRAFT LABELS: Perfect for kraft tea boxes or tea bags, using kraft labels will certainly help with creating a seamless impression. One big thing to keep in mind: As the stock is not white, colors will print darker due to the brown paper base color. Your artwork previously printed on white stock will translate differently on this stock, and there is less contrast unless you adjust your color values. Especially if it is your first press run, we suggest that you test colors first by doing a HARD PROOF to see if the colors turn out accurately with the new brown stock.

IMPORTANT ARTWORK TIPS

Please save your custom tea 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 tea 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.