There are, of course, many different packaging formats within the food industry. Custom printed food labels on rolls are still the predominant force when it comes to marketing, selling and distributing food products packaged in jars, cans, bottles and pouches.
The ability to now print food labels and product labels digitally is allowing brands and business of all shapes and sizes to launch more flavours, limited editions and cater to ever evolving consumer tastes and desires.
Labels for food are generally adhesive stickers such as those we are familiar with from other packaging – bottles, cans and cartons. However, careful attention must be paid to make sure food labelling legislation is not breached when producing food labels.
The basic prerequisite for food labelling is adherence to the stipulations of legislation, which of course has an impact on the materials and printing processes which can be used.
For example, the visible side must not come into contact with the package contents. Food packaging must also not be printed on the inside. On the one-hand, print colours for food labels must also be selected for their resistance to any impact from the contents, but on the other, they must not influence or change the taste, smell or appearance of the food.
When producing tins and jars, the labels are generally mechanically applied. Adhesive labels for packages of fresh meat which are printed on afterwards normally come on rolls and are subsequently applied by hand. Roll labels are tried and tested for food labelling.
As mentioned above, paper is typically used in the production of food labels. Labelz can, however, also offer you printed films or transparent labels for the look you require as well as various finishing processes.
You have the choice between round, square, circular labels or a personalised shape according to your requirements. If you are looking for something unusual, we would be happy to advise you on the options. We print on paper as well as coloured and transparent film labels of the highest quality using both digital processes and conventional offset processes. We do not use flexographic printing or Inkjet due to quality considerations.
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