If you need labels AND print to be waterproof, you need to use a LASER printer.
Customers who want waterproof labels often ask us about the difference between using waterproof labels with an inkjet or a laser printer.
Only laser printers can produce waterproof labels with waterproof print. This is because 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:
- Transparent Polyester Labels in a Gloss Finish or a Matt Finish
- White Polyester Labels in a Gloss Finish or a Matt Finish
- Silver Matt Polyester Labels
- Matt White Polyethylene Labels
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.