Printing Adhesive Labels
Generally speaking there are two different ways that label manufacturers can print and deliver your adhesive labels; either on rolls or on sheets. Which method of production is best for your brand or business? Let’s take a quick look;
Adhesive Labels Printed on Rolls
As a B2B label printing company, label.co.uk prints self-adhesive labels on rolls. This is predominantly due to the fact that our customers require them on rolls to use in machines at commercial filling units.
The fact that our customers require their adhesive labels on rolls determines our whole production process. The labels must remain on rolls throughout the entire process; from large rolls of “blank” label material that are fed into our HP Indigo Digital Presses and through the converting machines that cut and varnish the labels.
The fact that the labels must remain on rolls throughout plays a main factor in the cost of the labels; labels that are produced on rolls generally become cost-effective from 1000 pieces.
Adhesive Labels Printed on Sheets
At smaller quantities (generally under 1000 pieces) adhesive labels that are produced on sheets are usually much cheaper than adhesive labels that are produced on rolls. This is mainly due to the respective machinery used in each form of production.
Many sheet-fed production units utilise pre-cut sheets and thus forgoing the ability to produce adhesive labels of custom shapes and sizes. The advantage here is that there are are no costs for cutting tools and machines making up the overall cost of your labels.
Adhesive labels that are produced on sheets can only be manually applied, they cannot be used in machines for quick and clean application.