Jar Labels/Bottle Labels
There are many different considerations and options when it comes to the labelling of jars & bottles. The great thing is that just like bottles & jars can come in all different shapes & sizes so can labels and having the right shaped label is important.
Paper labels with a glossy finish would be the most common material used for labelling jars and bottles. Paper is the most cost-effective and the glossy finish works best with digital printers. This also gives the impression of quality compared to an uncoated label.
Antique White Laid material is a paper which has a narrow-ribbed texture with a subtle ‘antique’ white colour. It has been designed specifically for Wine Bottle Labels but is also great for other bottles that may be immersed in ice buckets or in chillers. The reason for using quality labels is that wineries, distilleries, and other companies of such like, will want to be sure that the label used on the bottle represents their brand and the quality beverage they are selling. It is the case that the higher the value of the product, the better quality of labels used.
Metallic materials are also often used for labelling of jars & bottles and these labels can be digitally printed (CMYK plus white ink). See more about Printed Roll Labels here.
Jars of food, such as jams, pickles & confectionary, have a jar seal label. This is a shaped label that sticks to the lid and has a strip which folds down and sticks to the jar acting as a seal. When the jar is opened the seal tears which shows that the jar has been opened. These labels are mostly pre-printed with branding or other advertising.
Breweries use a different type of label for glass beer bottles, called Water Wash-Off (refer to Removable Labels). This is a label with a permanent adhesive that will wash off in hot water. It makes the process of rebottling a simpler task. This is used for other beverages too, such as cider & fizzy drinks.