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Why is My Label not Sticking?



BLOG POST - february 13, 2019

Why is My Label not Sticking?

There can be many reasons why a label isn’t adhering well to a surface – and there are ways to fix it too! The quality of adhesive of the label as well as the cleanliness, temperature , shape and texture of the surface to which you’re applying your labels can affect how well the adhesive works. So what can you do to make your labels stay on?

– Check that your label has a high-quality adhesive and the correct type of adhesive for the temperature and surface you’re applying it onto.  With labels, it’s the application  temperature that’s crucial. If you are applying labels in a cold or frozen environment, you’ll need a special cold temp or freezer adhesive (think snow tires!). If you’re putting labels onto a wet surface, you’ll also want to ensure it’s an aggressive adhesive made for moisture.

– Check the surface is clean and does not have oily or waxy residue on it. A bond will only be created when the label adheres onto the surface. Dust, dirt and other residues will impact that adhesion.

– For very small containers, or unusual shapes or textures, we recommend a small overlap for your label so that it has a slight overlap when applied, which will prevent edges from lifting.

Sometimes pressure-sensitive labels aren’t the ideal solution in every application and you may want to discuss shrinksleeve labels with us to see if your container and application would be suitable for these.

PRX Print uses only high-quality North American label material and adhesives. We have the label experience needed to consult with you about your specific application and recommend the best label size, shape, material and adhesive. Call a label expert at PRX Print today! (905) 670-2014


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Should you print your labels in house yourself or outsource to a label company? You’ve probably heard of the saying, “If you want something done well, do it yourself.” However, if you don’t have the right tools, knowledge, and experience, you’ll probably regret it and waste a lot of time and money. The decision comes down to a few factors: the simplicity or complexity of your label design, material and adhesive, how many labels you need to print, and what kind of product look and market you’re after. If your label design is simple, the material and adhesive are standard,  and you don’t need that many labels, then printing your own labels is worth considering, but if your labels are more complex (shapes, sizes or specialty material such as gloss, foil or textured), require a special adhesive (for cold temperatures, moisture resistance or removable applications, for instance), or if your product has a speciality or niche appeal for high-end or major retailers and up against many competing brands, you’ll want to hire an established label printing company to elevate the look of your product with high-quality labels.

Hiring a professional will give you greater peace of mind that your labels will look and work great. At PRX Print, we have many customers who started out printing their own labels and then switched to us to print their labels because they’re looking for a higher quality or can’t keep up with demand, or their equipment is too costly to operate and maintain.

PRX Print prints high-quality pressure-sensitive adhesive labels, shrinksleeve labels, digitally printed pouches, retail boxes, tags, signs and banners, and more. We have a team of packaging professionals including a full-time graphic designer to assist you with your artwork and layout needs as well as determining the best solution at the best price for your packaging requirements. Call us today! (905) 670-2014