Self-adhesive labels are paper or foil printing products used for information and advertisement purposes. When fixed to products, they specify or identify their content, complement marketing activities, or are a great advertisement that draws the attention of potential customers.
Such labels are printed on self-adhesive paper or foil, while the surface has a layer of adhesive covered with a securing layer – after it is removed, the label is ready for application.
Thanks to modern machinery, we have the opportunity to print even the most technically advanced self-adhesive labels by using:
– lamination (to provide water resistance and wear resistance),
– deactivation of adhesive,
– hot foil stamping,
You can find more information on special labels and printing refinements on their respective pages.
In our production process, we use only materials of best quality so that we can be certain that our self-adhesive labels, foils or packets meet the expectations of the most demanding customers.
The process of producing self-adhesive labels
When it comes to production of self-adhesive labels, we provide comprehensive end-to-end service. One only needs to send us the order and – if already prepared – the graphic design. We put maximum effort to “relieve” our Customers and do not involve them in aspects, which we can organize by ourselves.
The process of producing labels itself includes the following stages:
1/ Gathering information on the label and its assessment.
By speaking with the Customer, we try to gather as much information as possible about the labels. It concerns not only the primary aspects such as the size of the label, order quantity or number of colors, but also the estimated wear e.g. in a year, the purpose of the label, required resistance to unusual conditions. All those pieces of information allow us to adjust the offer to the Customer’s requirements in the best and most accurate way. The price, in particular, includes all of the discussed parameters and determined refinements of the label.
2/ Preparation of the project and pre-press.
It is possible to create a design from scratch by the employees of our DTP department, as well as to adjust the received graphic materials to flexographic technology and our machinery profiles. The detailed instructions about preparation of graphic data have been described in “Technical requirements – preparation for printing”. Then, the design is sent for approval as a PDF file and, if required, via e-mail as a digital proof. The project is being adjusted and corrected until it is accepted by the Customer. After the final approval of the graphic design, we make the photopolymers and punch dies which, when applied to the machinery, enable printing and cut of the labels.
3/ Production of labels.
Photopolymers are put on the printing press and the process of printing is being started. The first print of a particular design is conducted in the presence of the Customer’s representative, who, on the basis of previously presented materials and own assessment, approves the pattern. During the printing process, paints are applied to the surface and they are hardened with UV lamps, which allows usage of high line counts and, as a result, very good quality of print. Next, finishing works are performed – punching, cutting, packing, etc. – everything according to the instructions of the Customer.