What label materials should I use, and what printers are suitable?

What material and what printer should I use with my Blank Labels?

BlankLabels.com.au's labels come on A4 sheets, so you can print them yourself, using the computer and printer you already have. This is both time efficient and much more economical! But it's important to choose the right stock for your application, and one that you will be able to print on with the printer you have.

For more detailed descriptions of stocks, see below the label stock guide.

Label Stock Guide

Recommended Uses

Outdoor Use - Outdoor Use

Strong Adhesion - Strong Adhesion

Moisture Resistant - Moisture Resistant

Acid, Oil and Solvent Resistant - Acid, Oil and Solvent Resistant

Refrigeration - Refrigeration

Can go in Freezer - Can go in Freezer

Heat Resistant - Heat Resistant

*All stock permanent unless stated otherwise

White Paper Available in White Print Method:
Laser, Inkjet,
Copier & Offset
Stock: Jet Laser - Matt only
Specialty White PaperAvailable in White Laser & Offset
Stock: Matt Vellum
Stock: Gloss (Permanent & Removable)
Opaque Blockout Available in White Laser & Offset
Stock: Gloss only
FR8 - Pre-Frozen Products Available in White Laser & Offset
Stock: Gloss only Can go in Freezer
Wine Stock WLK202 Available in White Laser & Offset
Stock: Gloss only
Strong AdhesionSuitable for RefrigerationCan go in Freezer
Wine Stock Premium Available in White Laser & Offset
Stock: Matt only
Strong AdhesionSuitable for RefrigerationCan go in Freezer
Tint Colour Paper Laser, Inkjet,
Copier & Offset
Stock: Matt only PMS numbers to be
used as a guide only
Available in Green Tint Colour (PMS 351)
Green
Available in Blue Tint Colour (PMS 290)
Blue
Available in Purple Tint Colour (PMS 263)
Purple
Available in Turquoise Tint Colour (PMS 317)
Turquoise
Available in Manilla Tint Colour (PMS 155)
Manilla
Available in Pink Tint Colour (PMS 182)
Pink
Available in Yellow Tint Colour (PMS 100)
Yellow
Available in Cool Grey Tint Colour (PMS 427)
Cool Grey
Specialty Paper Laser & Offset
Ivory - Wine Label Uncoated Available in Ivory
Stock: Matt only
Strong AdhesionSuitable for RefrigerationCan go in Freezer
Cardboard Look Finish Available in Cardboard Look Finish
Stock: Kraft Natural - Matt only
Strong AdhesionSuitable for RefrigerationCan go in Freezer
Dissolvable White Paper Dissolvable White Stock Flexographic
Stock: Matt only
Completely dissolves in water
Colour Paper   Print Method:
Laser & Offset
Stock: Matt or Gloss PMS numbers to be
used as a guide only
Available in Red
Red
Available in Dark Blue
Dark Blue
Available in Mid Blue
Mid Blue
Available in Brown
Brown
Available in Yellow
Yellow
Available in Green
Green
Available in Pink
Pink
Available in Grey
Grey
Available in Black
Black
Available in Purple
Purple
Available in Orange
Orange
Available in Light Green
Lt Green
Fluorescent Paper Laser & Offset
Stock: Matt Only (*Yellow Removable option)
Available in Fluorescent Red
Red
Available in Fluorescent Green
Green
Available in Fluorescent Orange
Orange
Available in Fluorescent Pink
Pink
Available in Fluorescent Yellow
Yellow
Available in Fluorescent Yellow
*Yellow Removable option
Foil Metallic Paper Offset & Screen Print
Stock: Matt & Gloss Available in Gold Foil
Gold
Available in Silver Foil
Silver
Synthetic Laser, Offset & Screen Print
Synthetic White Available in White
Synthetic Translucent Translucent Stock
Stock: Matt only
Heat ResistantAcid, Oil and Solvent ResistantOutdoor UseStrong AdhesionMoisture ResistantCan go in Freezer
Clear Polylaser Clear Stock Laser, Offset & Screen Print
Stock: Gloss only
Heat ResistantAcid, Oil and Solvent ResistantStrong AdhesionMoisture ResistantCan go in Freezer
Vinyl PVC Clear Clear Stock Screen Print Only
Stock: Gloss only
Heat ResistantAcid, Oil and Solvent ResistantOutdoor UseStrong AdhesionMoisture ResistantCan go in Freezer
Vinyl PVC White Available in White Screen Print Only
Stock: Matt & Gloss
Heat ResistantAcid, Oil and Solvent ResistantOutdoor UseStrong AdhesionMoisture ResistantCan go in Freezer
PE Laser White Available in White Inkjet & Laser (Black Only)
Stock: Matt only
Acid, Oil and Solvent ResistantOutdoor UseStrong AdhesionMoisture ResistantCan go in Freezer

CAUTION: Due to the wide range of materials and adhesives available, we advise that you try a sample prior to your purchase. Samples available free on request, please phone or email us for more information. We cannot exchange labels once they have been die cut. We also take no responsibility for damage, fault or error caused by incorrect label purchase.

Colours are to be used as a guide only as they will vary between computer monitors and actual paper colour. We can send you a FREE sample so you can see exactly what the colour will look like before you order.

 

Paper labels

BlankLabels.com.au paper labels come in various colours and finishes:

  • white (matt and gloss)
  • fluorescent colours (matt only)
  • tint colours (matt only)
  • solid colours (matt and gloss)
  • strong colours (matt only)

So what printers can I use?

Labels Printer
Matt paper labels Inkjet, laser, photocopier
Gloss paper labels Laser & photocopier only

Laser printers and photocopiers can print on any paper labels, but inkjet printers will only print on matt finish labels. The inkjet ink won't dry properly on gloss surfaces and it will therefore smudge if you touch it.

Its also worth noting that inkjet ink is water based and will run if it gets wet - although there is a synthetic label on which you can print with and inkjet printer, and it won't run! Check out the Dataflex 303 PE White.

Speciality paper labels

Labels Printer
White opaque (for blockout) paper labels - Gloss only Laser & photocopier only.
Has a stronger adhesive than standard paper labels, so it is well suited to where you want that bit more 'stickability'
White FR8 for fridge and freezer use - Gloss only
These labels are designed to be stuck on to a frozen surface, and they are tremendous for that! They will not wrinkle or bubble in cold damp conditions. Not the right label if you want to stick it on something and then put it in the freezer. Use WLK 202 instead.
Laser & photocopier only.
Matt FR8 can be printed with an inkjet, but if the label gets wet the ink will run.
White WLK 202 for wine bottle labels - Gloss only
Has an agressive and strong adhesive which makes it well suited to more arduous conditions.
Laser & photocopier only.
Matt WLK 202 can be printed with an inkjet, but if the label gets wet the ink will run. This is significant especially for white wines which are often cooled in an ice bucket.

Foil Labels

Labels Printer
Gold Foil - Matt & Gloss Offset printing only.
Laser & photocopier may work but the printing can scratch off easily. Not recommended or guaranteed.
Silver Foil - Matt & Gloss Offset printing only.
Laser & photocopier may work but the printing can scratch off easily. Not recommended or guaranteed.

Synthetic Labels

BlankLabels.com.au is at the forefront with a wide range of synthetic labels so that you can choose the right labels for your job!

Labels Printer
Datapol PET white & Translucent.
Datapol is ideal for outside or rugged conditions use. Weatherproof and often used for labels to stick on cars, etc.
Laser & photocopier only
Polylaser gloss clear.
The ideal clear label for a wide variety of uses. Because of its clear nature it is almost invisible when applied to a surface, so that your clients will see only the printing on the label.
Laser & photocopier only
Dataflex 303 PE White.
This is the only synthetic label you can use with an inkjet printer - and it's weatherproof too! The ink doesn't run, because the softer porous surface of the label absorbs the ink.
Inkjet OK. Also suitable for offset printing. Not suitable for laser.
Polyester white.
A fine weather resistant label.
Suitable for offset and screen printing.

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