Coloured Labels - What are coloured labels?
Definition of COLOURED LABEL:
Labels with a face material that is a colour other than white. While some labels are made using natural coloured face material (i.e. the natural colour of the stock is the desired finished colour), most face materials will be treated in order to get the required colour - including white. This means that most labels with any colour of face material (including white) have been coloured, but the term coloured labels is generally used simply to refer to labels that are not white or transparent, meaning it may be applied to natural coloured labels as well. Coloured labels can be made with face materials in their natural colour, that have been flood coated with pigments to produce a surface layer that is a particular colour, or that have been made from stock that has itself already been dyed to a particular colour (e.g. paper that has been dyed in its pulp form before it is made into a web for use in label manufacturing).
At Label Planet, we have a huge range of coloured labels, including seven pastel shades, five fluorescents, two metallics (gold and silver), and a brown Kraft paper.
Here is the Harvard-style citation to use if you would like to reference this definition of the term coloured label:
Label Planet (2014) What are coloured labels? | Coloured Labels Definition. Available at: https://www.labelplanet.co.uk/glossary/coloured-label/ (Accessed: January 1, 2023).