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 waterproof label orders! For design services, please contact us.
On the shelf, in the fridge or freezer, in the shower, underwater, under varying temperatures and condensation—your custom waterproof labels will stay put with the advantage of perfectly conditioned stocks, adhesives, and laminates for lasting strength and beauty. Don’t worry about ink smudging and labels falling off—you deserve 100% custom waterproof 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 waterproof labels look as good on the shelf, in the fridge, in the freezer, or 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 waterproof label printing, with no additional setup fees.
Our standard shapes are :
* FOR SQUARE AND RECTANGLE LABELS, corners can either be straight or rounded, depending on your custom waterproof label needs.
* FOR DIE CUTS (A.K.A. CUSTOM SHAPES), please use our CUSTOM ORDER FORM.
WATERPROOF LABEL STOCKS AND LAMINATES: INFO, OPTIONS, SUGGESTIONS
A beautiful and long lasting custom waterproof label should match aesthetic value with performance throughout its lifespan. Whether you’re after water bottle labels, beer labels, wine labels, juice labels, or soda can labels, it’s crucial that you decide on materials and laminates that are suited for your special requirements. Waterproof stocks, permanent adhesive options, great looking finishes, and vibrant inks will ensure that your waterproof labels won’t peel away and prints won’t rub off in the fridge or freezer.
Choose from a variety of our pressure-sensitive and self-adhesive plastic film label options (white BOPP), clear labels (PVC), silver foil labels (PET), and holographic labels (PET) for your unique requirements. When choosing your label spec it’s important to consider the regular use and environment of your products.
WHAT ARE YOUR CUSTOM WATERPROOF LABEL OPTIONS?
Long lasting and durable materials and state-of-the-art press options lend water resistance and superior tack to deliver waterproof labels for any application. We work hard so that even with immersion in water, constant handling, and even with a good scrub, your labels won’t slide around or wrinkle and inks won’t bleed, smear, or run. Best label performance is key in keeping your waterproof labels from slipping off of your containers and having the prints look as stunning as they did right after they were freshly applied.
Our recommended water-resistant base materials below are built to last and will hold firm in the most humid conditions, freezing temperatures, and wet environments. When applied correctly on a dry and clean surface, they are guaranteed to be durable and stunning custom labels that finish off your beautiful packaging.
White plastic film stock (BOPP) is our recommended material for most waterproof label applications. It is flexible and goes on smoothly on properly cleaned surfaces, suited for rigid containers as well as squeezable bottles and tubes. Primed for underwater toughness, these are extremely durable with high opacity and shine, developing vibrant prints, with great contrast. This stock is tear-proof and impervious to water and oil. This is especially valuable for curved surfaces/rounded bottles for excellent tack. Add laminate to give your waterproof labels more protection and to develop the glossy or satin finish of your preference.
Plain white BOPP plastic film labels are already equipped with *freezer adhesive.
Pearlescent milky white BOPP plastic film labels come with our standard adhesive. Please specify if you would like to have freezer adhesive backing for this option.
*With the addition of our stronger adhesive this will guarantee that your labels stay perfectly positioned on their containers for longer even in fluctuating temperatures. We recommend getting a sample or printing a hard proof to test your labels if you would like to try them out before committing to the final press run.
Clear plastic film stock (PVC) holds up extremely well on the shelf, in the fridge, or in the shower. This is a versatile and stylish choice because this makes your waterproof labels “disappear” on your containers for that “no label look” or printed-right-on-the-bottle look. This is great if you’d rather not color-match labels to your opaque containers. This also works in synergy with transparent waterproof containers, especially if you’d like to showcase the color, texture, translucency/clarity of your product. \
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 stand out—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.
Foil silver stock (Silver PET base) and Holographic silver stock (PET base), are distinct and eye-catching showstoppers, especially if your waterproof labels call for a more stylish brand concept. Both label stocks come with either gloss or matte laminate to further protect your custom waterproof labels against oil and ink scuffing. These support saturated colors well for a commercial looking waterproof label to intensify your packaging appeal and aesthetic.
NOTE: With these two stocks, it is important to do a white ink wash, or what is referred to as white ink underprinting to make sure your prints don’t take on the appearance of its base material, which is silver. Printing vibrant colors will not cancel out the silver base; only white ink underprinting will ensure that all ink colors from your label artwork develop as planned, while keeping the brilliant finish of foil.
The holographic silver option has a signature rainbow sheen that is conspicuous enough to capture customers’ fancy and can work well with creative concepts to give your waterproof products more shelf appeal.
The foil silver stock can be worked around as a cheaper alternative to hot or cold foil stamping, if you are after metallic-looking prints.
HOW DO I CHOOSE THE TYPE OF LAMINATE FOR MY WATERPROOF LABELS?
A laminate is a clear, protective coating that also changes the final finish (glossy or matte) of your waterproof labels. Once applied, it creates a smoother label texture and protects the print from wear-and-tear against rubbing or scuffing. With waterproof labels, laminates not only enhance appearance but more importantly are valuable allies—this added layer of protection helps keep your custom waterproof labels last longer.
CHOOSE MATTE LAMINATE – For a flat, satin 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. If you need to write on your labels to finish them off before distribution, this is our recommended option.
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.
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 stunning branding 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 waterproof label artwork.
100% CUSTOM WATERPROOF LABELS, THE WAY YOU WANT IT
We offer Digital, Offset, and Silkscreen printing, and can accomplish specific print instructions if your waterproof labels require more elaborate finishing touches, such as hot and cold foiling, embossing, debossing, and Spot UV.
Our Label Special FX creates true showstoppers: 100% custom labels that realize your own unique creative concepts. Our print expertise is matched by our press capabilities, and this makes us flexible and ready for any type of custom label project.
We offer specialty label processes and finishing effects for greater label customization, for labels that look and perform exactly the way you want them to:
CHOOSE SILKSCREEN PRINTING FOR WATERPROOF AND WEATHERPROOF: If your list of challenges includes labels that stay vibrant and won’t fade in the sun quickly, choosing the right label material and laminate isn’t enough. Silkscreen printing is the only printing process that we recommend if your labels’ particular environment includes water and sunlight. While all printing processes produces great labels, silkscreen’s thick ink deposit makes for more durable printouts that stand up well to sunlight.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF DIGITAL: If your products have many variations, it’s no question that you should have one label artwork for each unique formulation. With our digital presses, we combine multiple versions of your waterproof 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 label design just yet, or only have a working sketch, we’ll be happy to have our design team help you out.
GET THE PERFECT FIT: Not all containers are created equal. With round 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 container so that we can use specific measuring tools to precisely get the correct dimensions for your custom waterproof labels.
GET EXTENDED CONTENT SOLUTIONS FOR A MORE PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATION: Most often a custom waterproof label’s readability and format are sacrificed because you absolutely need to include important information to completely and correctly tell your brand story. Don’t overwhelm your waterproof labels by cramming in information when you can do it in style. Inkable Label Co.’s extended content solutions will help make labeling smarter and more efficient.
We do not recommend this for products that will need to go in the freezer. Waterproof labels for shampoo and conditioners are more suited for this solution.
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 waterproof 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.