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Self-adhesive labels


Compared to (wet) glue labels, self-adhesive labels are produced in a variety of high-quality materials and in high print quality. They are therefore particularly suitable for decorating high-quality products in the food, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, chemical and many other industries.

Labels are often part of the product design, provide information about the product, contain production-specific data, can be information carriers in logistics or have a technical function within a packaging. Labels are often used to provide a high degree of flexibility in the packaging industry. In many cases, the storage of product-specific packaging or packaging materials can be reduced to a minimum, resulting in savings in packaging costs. Self-adhesive labels are generally not in competition with (wet) glue labels, but there are overlaps in some sectors such as the beverage industry.

Materials

Material: made of polypropylene 59 µm / 54 g/m²
Printing: is often printed with white to get a perfect colour print.  
Adhesive: permanent adhesive
Properties: surface-coated, smooth, transparent, glossy, robust
Areas of application: particularly suitable for e. g. labelling of cosmetic products, product labels for chemicals, household cleaners or also glass and beverage cans (for all smooth surfaces). Suitable for all labels that should have a certain resistance to water, oils, liquids and chemicals. Excellent resistance to environmental influences.
Note: this film is not suitable for food contact applications.
Processing: suitable for mechanical and manual dispatching
min. Bonding temperature: from 0 °C
Application temperature: -30°C to +80°C (temporary up to +95°C*)

Further materials on request.
The respective manufacturers are responsible for changes in the properties of the materials.

Material: mother-of-pearl appearance, polypropylene approx. 60 µm / 45 g/m².
Adhesive: permanent adhesive
Characteristics: surface-coated, pearlescent, smooth, glossy, robust
Areas of application: particularly suitable for e. g. labelling of cosmetic products, chemical containers and household cleaners. But also for glass containers, beverage cans and crucibles (for all smooth surfaces). Suitable for all labels that should have a certain resistance to water, oils, liquids and chemicals. Excellent resistance to environmental influences.
Note: this film is not suitable for food contact applications.
Processing: suitable for mechanical and manual dispatching
min. Bonding temperature: from 0 °C
Application temperature: -30°C to +80°C (temporary up to +95°C*)

Further materials on request.
The respective manufacturers are responsible for changes in the properties of the materials.

Material: PEFC-certified paper
Adhesive: extra permanent adhesive
Characteristics: smooth, slightly glossy painted surface
Areas of application: suitable for various product labels such as shipping labels, food labels, stickers and bottle labels. But also for glass containers, beverage cans and crucibles (for all smooth surfaces). Suitable for all labels that are used indoors or for a short period of outdoor use. Not resistant to water, oils, liquids and chemicals.
Note: this material is suitable for applications that have direct contact with dry and non-fatty foodstuffs.
Processing: suitable for mechanical and manual dispatching
min. Bonding temperature: from -10 °C onwards
Application temperature: -30°C to +80°C (temporary up to 200°C hot fixation)

Further materials on request.
The respective manufacturers are responsible for changes in the properties of the materials.

Material: PEFC-certified paper
Adhesive: removable
Characteristics: smooth, slightly glossy painted surface
Areas of application: suitable for a wide range of product labels where the label has to be removed again with good initial adhesion, e. g. cartons, PE-foils, steel, glass as well as for all smooth surfaces. For indoor use. Not resistant to water, oils, liquids and chemicals.
Note: this material is not suitable for food contact applications.
Processing: suitable for mechanical and manual dispatching
min. Bonding temperature: from -25 °C onwards
Application temperature: -40°C to +60°C (temporary up to 200°C hot fixation)

Further materials on request.
The respective manufacturers are responsible for changes in the properties of the materials.

Material: FSC-certified paper with dark backside coating
Adhesive: permanent adhesive
Characteristics: smooth, slightly glossy painted surface with high opacity
Areas of application: suitable for opaque labelling, such as gluing over existing articles and packaging, e. g. in the food industry. For indoor use or for short outdoor use. Not resistant to water, oils, liquids and chemicals.
Note: this material is suitable for applications that have direct contact with dry and non-fatty foodstuffs.
Processing: suitable for mechanical and manual dispatching
min. Bonding temperature: from -10 °C onwards
Application temperature: -30°C to +80°C (temporary up to 200°C hot fixation)

Further materials on request.
The respective manufacturers are responsible for changes in the properties of the materials.

Material: natural paper
Adhesive: permanent adhesive
Properties: natural white, uncoated, textured surface, wet-strength and fungicide treated
Areas of Application: specially developed for the labelling of wine bottles. Also suitable for lightly moist and cold glass. No mildew on the label during longer storage times.
Indoor use and deposits with climatic changes. Good resistance even in ice buckets. Not resistant to oils and chemicals.
Note: this material is not suitable for food contact applications.
Processing: suitable for mechanical and manual dispatching
min. Bonding temperature: from +5 °C onwards
Application temperature: -25°C to +70°C

Further materials on request.
The respective manufacturers are responsible for changes in the properties of the materials.

Material: FSC-certified paper
Adhesive: permanent adhesion, even on rough surfaces
Colours: flour red, flour yellow, flour green
Properties: matt surface
Areas of application: particularly suitable for eye-catching labels such as price and hazard labelling. Suitable for all labels that are used indoors or for a short period of outdoor use. Not resistant to water, oils, liquids and chemicals.
Note: this material is not suitable for food contact applications.
Processing: suitable for mechanical and manual dispatching
min. Bonding temperature: from 0 °C
Application temperature: -30°C to +80°C

Further materials on request.
The respective manufacturers are responsible for changes in the properties of the materials.

Certification: biodegradable film according to European standard EN13432. Also complies with the European Food Regulation 1935/2004/EC for direct contact with dry, non-greasy foodstuffs.
Material: 45 µm/65g/m², white, high-gloss film made of wood pulp - originating from controlled plantations - the material is biodegradable and compostable.
Printing: with food-safe colours
Adhesive: permanently adhesive on acrylate basis, biodegradable and compostable, vegan
Properties: surface-coated, smooth, glossy, biodegradable and compostable, good resistance to oils and greases.
Areas of application: particularly suitable for labelling foodstuffs, organic products and environmental packaging. Especially for applications where the complete packaging has to be biodegradable and where direct food contact is required.
Note: Due to the cellulose basis, film reacts to environmental influences such as humidity and temperature fluctuations. Caution for long-term use in humid environments, we recommend prior testing under operating conditions.
Processing: suitable for mechanical and manual dispatching
Remark: min. bonding temperature: 5 °C
Application temperature: -20°C to +80°C

Further materials on request.
The respective manufacturers are responsible for changes in the properties of the materials.

Certification: biodegradable film according to European standard EN13432.
Also complies with the European Food Regulation 1935/2004/EC for direct contact with dry, non-greasy foodstuffs.
Material: 45 µm/64g/m², transparent, high-gloss film made of wood pulp - originating from controlled plantations - the material is biodegradable and compostable.
Printing: is often printed with white (food safe colour) to get a perfect colour print.  
Adhesive: permanently adhesive on acrylate basis, biodegradable and compostable, vegan
Properties: surface-coated, smooth, glossy, biodegradable and compostable, good resistance to oils and greases.
Areas of application: particularly suitable for labelling foodstuffs, organic products and environmental packaging. Especially for applications where the complete packaging has to be biodegradable and where direct food contact is required.
Note: Due to the cellulose basis, film reacts to environmental influences such as humidity and temperature fluctuations. Caution for long-term use in humid environments, we recommend prior testing under operating conditions.
Processing: suitable for mechanical and manual dispatching
Remark: min. bonding temperature: 5 °C
Application temperature: -20°C to +80°C

Further materials on request.
The respective manufacturers are responsible for changes in the properties of the materials.

Certification: FSC®, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004 of the European Parliament, the LFBG and recommended by BfR XIV (Institute for Risk Assessment) on food contact materials and the US Food and Drug Administration FDA 21 CFR 175.105,
Material: Carrier material FSC® Recycled kraft paper, upper material FSC®from 100% post-consumer waste without chlorine bleach, colour natural white
Adhesive: permanent adhesive
Characteristics: smooth, slightly painted matt surface
Areas of application: suitable for various product labels such as food labels, organic products, cosmetics, bottle labels, environmental packaging. But also for all smooth surfaces. For all labels that are used indoors or for a short period of outdoor use. Only limited resistance to water, oils, liquids and chemicals.
Note: this material is suitable for applications that have direct contact with dry and non-fatty foodstuffs.
Processing: suitable for mechanical and manual dispatching
min. Bonding temperature: from -0 °C
Application temperature: -20°C to +80°C

Further materials on request.
The respective manufacturers are responsible for changes in the properties of the materials.

Material: metallized, slightly shiny paper-based surface. Color silver matte
Adhesive: permanent adhesive
Characteristics: smooth, painted surface
Areas of application: particularly suitable for applications in the areas of wine, beverages, foodstuffs, personal care, advertising and decorative labels. For all applications in which the label is to provide high quality. The material is suitable for indoor use or for short outdoor use. Good resistance to water, fluids and oils.
Note: the material tolerates temperature and humidity fluctuations in bottling lines and during subsequent storage. It also has good resistance in the wine or champagne cooler. However, it is not suitable for wash-off applications or direct contact with dry and non-fatty foodstuffs.
Processing: suitable for mechanical and manual dispatching
min. Bonding temperature: from -5 °C onwards
Application temperature: -20°C to +80°C

Further materials on request.
The respective manufacturers are responsible for changes in the properties of the materials.

Material: FSC®metallized paper-based coated surface. Colour gold matt
Adhesive: permanent adhesive
Characteristics: smooth, painted surface
Application: especially suitable for applications in the field of advertising and decorative labels. But also for all other applications where the label is supposed to convey a high quality. The material is suitable for indoor use or for short outdoor use. Not resistant to water, liquids, chemicals and oils.
Note: this material is not suitable for direct contact with dry and non-fatty foodstuffs.
Processing: suitable for mechanical and manual dispatching
min. Bonding temperature: from -5 °C onwards
Application temperature: -20°C to +80°C

Further materials on request.
The respective manufacturers are responsible for changes in the properties of the materials.

Certification: according to US Food and Drug Administration FDA 21 CFR 175.105,
Material: Wash-Off white natural label paper, wet-strength version.  
Adhesive: water soluble
Properties: matt surface, high strength, high climate stability, good adhesion on damp and cold surfaces.
Field of application: particularly suitable for applications in the beverage industry and reusable transport containers of all kinds. For all applications where the label must be removed without leaving any residue.
Note: The material has good water solubility. In a lye bath at 70 degrees Celsius, the label detaches from the glass bottle after approx. 30 seconds. There is no razor burn. The label is retained in one piece. Alkalinity and increased water temperature accelerate the dissolving process. Suitable for indirect contact with dry and non-fatty foodstuffs.
Processing: suitable for mechanical and manual dispatching
Bonding temperature: from +5°C to +40°C
Application temperature: -15°C to +80°C

Further materials on request.
The respective manufacturers are responsible for changes in the properties of the materials.

Certification: FSC®, BfR (Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) and FDA (US Food and Drug Administration)175.105 approved
Material: carrier material made of siliconized glassine on one side, upper material made of grass, colour green-yellow
Adhesive: permanent adhesive
Characteristics: smoky, very haptic, grained surface
Areas of application: suitable for various product labels such as food labels, organic products, cosmetics, bottle labels, environmental packaging. But also for all smooth surfaces. For all labels used indoors. Only limited resistance to water, liquid and chemicals.
Note: this material is suitable for applications that have direct contact with dry and non-fatty foodstuffs.
Processing: suitable for mechanical and manual dispatching
min. Bonding temperature: from +5 °C onwards
Application temperature: -40°C to + 170°C

Further materials on request.
The respective manufacturers are responsible for changes in the properties of the materials.

Material: up to 80% stone meal and non-toxic synthetic resin Polyethylene
Adhesive: permanent
Particularly environment-friendly: production without water, bleach or acid, no cellulose is needed - no tree has to be felled!
Characteristics: hardly inflammable, tear-resistant, water-repellent, velvety surface, cream-coloured
Field of application: suitable for various product labels such as food labels, organic products, cosmetics, bottle labels, environmental packaging. But also for all smooth surfaces.
Processing: suitable for mechanical and manual dispatching
Bonding temperature: from +5°C to +40°C
Application temperature: -15°C to +80°C

Further materials on request.
The respective manufacturers are responsible for changes in the properties of the materials.

Refinement

For a high quality product you also need a high quality label!
In order to refine your product excellently and to distinguish it from the masses, we offer you the following possibilities:

a semi-matt protective varnish protects your labels from scratching and gives the surface a beautiful appearance. In this way, the message of your labels will be preserved in the long term.

a variant for high-quality labels because the glossy film creates a special look.
Everything that shines is perceived as high-quality and noble. Particularly suitable for labels in the cosmetics, pharmaceutical and electronics sectors. The glossy film also protects the label from environmental influences and makes it very durable.

a variant for labels with elegant flair. The matt appearance and the flattering feel of the film give your label an unmistakable character. Particularly suitable for lifestyle and trendy products. This film also protects the label from environmental influences and makes it very durable.

Your selection

Thanks to our digital printing technology and laser cutting machines it is possible to produce almost any desired shape. There are no limits to your creativity when designing your labels. Whether oval, round, rectangular, square or figurative - almost everything is possible!

Or do you need several different shapes one after the other on a carrier track? No problem either.

Our production lines offer you an infinite number of possibilities that would be inconceivable in conventional printing. We would be happy to provide you with further information.

Our innovative production lines can also produce XXL-Jumbo Labels. Where conventional printing and its processing systems are limited to certain formats, we are just beginning.

There are no limits due to the digital roll printing with a web width of 50 cm and the processing with laser cutting machines in the same XXL web width. This is the basis of our motto - "Lots, lots, every size, every shape"! The possibilities and format variants seem almost endless.

We will be happy to answer your questions about possible formats and designs. We are looking forward to your call.

Press proof - edition 1

Do you need an original printout to coordinate with your marketing department or to approve the main print run? Or would you simply like to see in advance what your newly designed label looks like? We are also happy to offer you this option.
Your label in edition of 1 piece with or without die-cutting!

Our production lines offer you an infinite number of possibilities that would be inconceivable in conventional printing. We would be happy to provide you with further information. Talk to us about it.

Usage

The role specification for automatic processing can be carried out in different versions. Your assembler will provide you with the following information:

A core of 76 mm is used as standard. There are also reel cores with 25,4 mm, 40 mm or 50 mm. Please note that the above-mentioned factors are important when preparing an offer. A change in the specification can lead to price changes. Your assembler knows the necessary technical specifications for the reel specification and will be happy to provide them to you upon request.

During automatic label processing, the label material is pulled tightly over a blade shaped edge. Due to the greater stiffness and the silicone layer, the label with the adhesive detaches from the carrier material and remains stuck to a passing product.   

  • The labels must have a constant distance between each other on the backing paper. Usually the distance is 2 - 5 mm, but it can be larger depending on the production process. This information is available from your garment maker, as this value is machine-dependent.
  • When punching the labels, the silicone layer or even the backing paper must not be damaged. Punched base material "is a quality defect that can often be observed, but this must be avoided in the print shop. Our innovative laser cutting technology largely eliminates this problem. During laser cutting, only a visible contour is created on the substrate without damaging it.
  • If problems occur when using "die-cut" labels, the carrier material should be checked. The result of punched-on carrier material is permanent web breaks in the finishing process. However, this effect can also be caused by incorrect setting of the finishing line. Fault-free labelling is only possible with qualitatively perfect label material.
  • No adhesive must escape from the label edges. Due to this lack of quality, the layers within the label roll can stick together. The result is that labels stick to the back of the carrier tape and cause faults within the labeller.
  • The carrier paper must not be too thick. It must be able to steer perfectly around a sharp dispensing edge. The usual quality for the base material is 65 g/m2 paper.
  • The label material must not be too flexible. During the dispensing process, it must move straight ahead while the carrier paper is deflected at the dispensing edge. Problems can occur in some cases with very flexible plastic labels.
  • The carrier paper should have a minimum width of 15-20 mm, especially for very small labels. If this width is not reached, the labeling machine can quickly "tear" the ribbon. Please ask your garment maker for this value.
  • The adhesion between the adhesive and silicone layer (release factor) must be selected in such a way that the labels only peel off at the dispensing edge, but not at any other point in the machine, e. g. on guide rollers. Within a multilayer label, the release factors must be different, with the lowest adhesion between the lower liner and the remaining bond.

In manual label processing, the label material is manually removed from the carrier web. For this type of packaging, it should only be noted that the roll diameter or the number of labels per roll should not be too large. The number of labels per roll also determines the weight of a roll. The castors should not be too heavy for easy handling.

We will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the technical implementation by telephone or e-mail.

Cost-saving

Digital printing technology is used to produce labels in a wide variety of shapes and sizes in varying editions. Conventional die-cutting of labels slows down the rational workflow.

As a solution for this, Mail Druck + Medien GmbH developed and patented a laser cutting system for the finishing of roll adhesive labels in 2007.

Laser cutting has been in use for a long time in the metal industry, but for cutting paper it is not very well known and hardly used at all. This technique has only received a little more attention in recent years. Our fully automated production lines are the result of ten years of experience with laser cutting systems.

Today, any type and quantity of self-adhesive roll labels can be produced in high quality in the shortest possible time. There is also no need to produce printing forms and expensive punching tools and die plates. A cost saving which we gladly pass on to our customers.

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  • small editions
  • no punching & printing form costs
  • Delivery on invoice
  • No shipping costs within Germany

Design Service

We will gladly take over the design of your labels.

 

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