We offer a choice between matt labels and gloss labels - here's a short guide to all things matt and gloss.
What’s the difference?
The “finish” of a material refers to the qualities and properties of that material’s surface, including its appearance and texture.
Matt materials have a dull, non-shiny finish because they have surfaces that tend to diffuse light – as light reflects off a matt surface it spreads out over a wide area. By contrast, gloss finishes tend to have a smoother surface that reflects light much more efficiently, which creates a bright and shiny finish.
Why choose one over the other?
Generally, people choose one finish over the other as a matter of personal preference; usually it’s because the finish matches the surface they are labelling (a matt label for a matt surface & a gloss label for a gloss surface), because the finish is different to the surface they are labelling so the label stands out better (a matt label on a gloss surface & a gloss label on a matt surface), or because they want a particular appearance for their labels (some prefer the subtle look of a matt label while others want the decorative shine of a gloss label).
Which products have a matt finish and which products have a gloss finish?
|In the Matt Corner||In the Gloss Corner||In Between...|
|STA: Paper Labels||TL: Translucent Paper Labels||GW: Gloss White Paper Labels||SG: Semi-Gloss White Paper Labels|
|RCY: Recycled Paper Labels||MTP: Matt Transparent Polyester Labels||GWPQ: Gloss White Photo Quality Paper Labels||LG/LS: Gold & Silver Paper Labels|
|DF: Freezer Labels||MWP: Matt White Polyester Labels||GCP: Gloss Clear Polyester Labels|
|WW: Wash Off Labels||MWR: Removable Matt White Polyester Labels||GTP: Gloss Transparent Polyester Labels|
|REM: Removable Paper Labels||MWPE: Matt White Polyethylene Labels||GTR: Gloss Transparent Polyester Labels With Removable Adhesive|
|GREM: Super Removable Matt White Paper Labels||MWPO: Matt White Polyolefin Labels||GWP: Gloss White Polyester Labels|
|HT: Very Sticky Matt White Paper Labels||MWPP: Matt White Polypropylene Labels||MSP: Mirrored Silver Labels|
|MPQ: Premium Quality Matt White Paper Labels||SMP: Silver Matt Metallic Polyester Labels|
|OPQ: Matt White Opaque Labels||SVP: Silver Void Security Labels|
|BRK: Kraft Paper Labels||C: Coloured Paper Labels|
|FC: Fluorescent Paper Labels||REMC: Removable Coloured Paper Labels|
Visit our Product List to see all of the materials we supply, along with the kind of finish they have, and to buy!