Customers who want waterproof labels often ask us about the difference between using waterproof labels with an inkjet or a laser printer.
If customers need the label AND the print to be waterproof then they will have to use a LASER printer. The inks used for inkjet printing are water-based and so will smudge when exposed to water.
We have a number of different waterproof labels available for use with a laser printer, depending on the finish required:
If customers require waterproof labels that will definitely be exposed to water, particularly in outdoor or marine conditions, we recommend Matt White Polyester Labels or Matt White Polyethylene Labels as these are supplied with a marine tested (BS5609) adhesive.
We also stock Transparent Polyester Labels with a Gloss Finish for use with inkjet printers. These labels are suitable for use in dry conditions or as waterproof labels when there is no need for printing onto the labels themselves.