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The World Of Label Planet Has Expanded Once Again!

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Brand New Label Sizes & Self Adhesive Labels Are Now Available

Over the last few months, we’ve been working hard to expand our range of self adhesive labels to give our customers even more choice when it comes to picking the perfect label.

We’ve introduced brand new label sizes, new size and material combinations, and we’ve added a variety of self adhesive labels to our stocked sizes and materials – meaning we’ve got an even bigger range of laser labels and inkjet labels available for same day despatch from stock in packs of 25 sheets.

Without further ado, here is a selection of the latest additions to our range of self-adhesive labels…

Coloured Labels & Kraft Labels

We’ve expanded our range of Kraft Labels to match our Coloured Labels and we’ve added two existing label sizes to the stocked section of both ranges – LP1/210 (1 coloured label per sheet measuring 210mm wide by 297mm wide) and LP36/49 (36 coloured labels per sheet measuring 48.8mm wide by 29.6mm high).

So, if you’re looking for sticky labels that offer a fun and decorative finish to any labelling project, now you’ve got even more choice! The LP1/210 label size is also a brilliant option if you want to create your own label sizes and shapes; simply print your designs onto these A4 labels and then cut out the shapes you need.

Gold Labels & Silver Labels

We’ve also expanded our range of metallic labels to include an amazing 44 label sizes in both gold labels and silver labels. Both ranges also feature 9 of our most popular label sizes as stocked items – including 6 rectangular labels and 3 round labels.

Gold labels and silver labels are a brilliant way to add a touch of luxury to items and are especially popular for use as gift labels, product labels, or address labels for extra special occasions!

Paper Labels

All of our special paper labels now include LP10/99 as a stocked label size; this particular label size features 10 self adhesive labels per sheet – each measuring 99.1mm wide by 57mm wide – and is compatible with a range of Avery labels (including J8173*, L7173*, L7973*, and L7992*).

This label size is really versatile and can be used for all sorts of label applications, including address labels, bottle labels, jar labels, and product labels.

Opaque Labels

We have supplied opaque labels (also known as blockout labels) for a few years but never carried these permanent labels as stocked items – until now! We’ve created a stocked section for this label range, which includes 12 self adhesive label sizes available for same day despatch from stock in packs of 25 sheets.

Opaque labels are a quick and easy way to cover up out of date or incorrect information on pre-printed materials (including leaflets and packaging) or to reuse / recycle old packaging by replacing existing print or sticky labels with new designs and/or information.

New Label Sizes

Finally, we’ve also added 10 brand new label sizes to all of our ranges – which means that all 30 of our self adhesive label materials and adhesives are now available in 10 additional label sizes! Our brand new label sizes are:

  • LP2/105: 2 blank labels per sheet, measuring 105mm wide by 297mm high with square cut corners
  • LP4/210: 4 blank labels per sheet, measuring 210mm wide by 74.25mm high with square cut corners
  • LP21/70: 21 blank labels per sheet, measuring 70mm wide by 42.42mm high with square cut corners
  • LP24/72: 24 blank labels per sheet, measuring 72mm wide by 21.15mm high with rounded corners
  • LP27/63: 27 blank labels per sheet, measuring 63.5mm wide by 29.6mm high with rounded corners
  • LP30/70: 30 blank labels per sheet, measuring 70mm wide by 29.7mm high with square cut corners
  • LP189/25: 189 blank labels per sheet, measuring 25.4mm wide by 10mm high with rounded corners
  • LP15/51SQ: 15 square labels per sheet, measuring 51mm by 51mm with rounded corners
  • LP35/37SQ: 35 square labels per sheet, measuring 37mm by 37mm with rounded corners
  • LP70/25SQ: 70 square labels per sheet, measuring 25mm by 25mm with rounded corners

Ordering Self Adhesive Labels From Label Planet

Our website lists our full range of label sizes and material combinations along with current price lists – all of our prices are all-inclusive (including both VAT and standard UK delivery), so you pay what you see (unless you upgrade to a special delivery option).

Stocked items are available in packs of 25 sheets or boxes of 500 sheets. All of our 25 sheet packs are available for same day despatch; orders with a total of fewer than 200 sheets will be sent via Royal Mail’s first class service, while orders of more than 200 sheets will be put on a next working day carrier service.

Non-stocked items have a minimum order quantity of 100 sheets or 500 sheets; standard paper labels will be available for same day despatch from our warehouse, while all other A4 labels take up to five working days for despatch.

You can find label templates for ALL of our label sizes either by visiting our Label Templates Home Page (select your label shape and label size) or by clicking on the purple “Label Templates And Printing Information” link on the product page of the blank labels you have ordered from Label Planet. We also provide plenty of help and advice in our Help Section, which includes links to our Labels Blog, Label Templates Blog, Troubleshooting Guides, and Step By Step Design Guides.

If you have any questions or queries about ordering self adhesive labels from Label Planet, our Customer Service Team is on hand to help; contact us by emailing info@labelplanet.co.uk or calling us on 01270 668076 (our opening hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday).

Alternatively, if you’d like to go ahead and place an order, you can give us a call or simply head on over to www.labelplanet.co.uk to get started!

The Label Planet Guide To Opaque Labels

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

How Do Opaque Labels Work?

The term “opaque” refers to a property of materials that do not transmit light – in other words, they don’t allow light to pass through them and so the human eye cannot see through these materials. This means that anything beyond these materials is “blocked” from view – which is why opaque labels are also known as blockout labels.

Opaque labels are made from at least one material that is opaque; this could be the face material, adhesive, or additional coatings that have been applied deliberately to create self adhesive labels with the particular property of being opaque.

At Label Planet, our opaque paper labels are made with a matt white paper that has a black opaque coating on the reverse side and a black permanent adhesive that is also opaque.

What Are Opaque Labels Used For?

Opaque labels are used to cover up existing print that – for one reason or another – you don’t want anyone to see when they look at an item. They can be used to:

  1. COVER UP MISTAKES: whether you’ve accidentally printed the wrong date on event flyers, the wrong contact information on company brochures, or even the wrong product information on your packaging, it’s generally quicker (and cheaper) to stick an opaque label (printed with the correct information) over the mistake than to have your items reprinted.
  2. UPDATE INFORMATION: replacing out of date information using an opaque label means that you don’t have to throw away printed materials that are otherwise completely fine. If, for example, you’ve changed address, phone number, or email you can simply print a set of opaque labels with your new contact information and stick these onto pre-printed materials such as packaging and envelopes or brochures and leaflets.
  3. RECYCLE PACKAGING: opaque labels are a really easy way to replace existing sticky labels (e.g. address labels, shipping labels, tracking labels etc) that would be difficult to remove without damaging the labelled item in the process. They can be used to recycle packaging for a variety of purposes including shipping or storing items in their original packaging – with a new set of sticky labels printed by you applied over the top of those printed by the original supplier.
  4. CREATE A SOLID BACKGROUND FOR NEW PRINT: if you need to add extra information or an additional bit of design work to pre-printed materials, opaque labels create a solid blank background for your extra print so it won’t be spoiled by the existing print showing through the additional layer.

Ordering Opaque Labels & Blockout Labels From Label Planet

You can find out more about opaque labels or place an order for your own blockout labels by visiting our OPQ paper labels range page. We supply opaque labels in 54 label sizes; 12 sizes are available in packs of 25 sheets for same day despatch from stock, while the remaining 42 label sizes are made to order items available in boxes of 500 sheets (with up to five working days for despatch).

Our OPQ paper labels can be printed using an inkjet printer or a laser printer (or handwritten) and you can find label templates for all of our opaque label sizes by visiting our Template Home Page.

Make Sure Your Stickers Stick By Choosing A Permanent Adhesive

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

At Label Planet, we supply a wide range of labels, which can broadly be divided into two categories: Permanent Labels and Removable Labels – which, you will undoubtedly not be surprised to learn, are made with permanent adhesives and removable adhesives respectively. This post takes a closer look at the labels that fall into the first category (Permanent Labels) and the adhesives used to make them stick.

PERMANENT ADHESIVES
Generally speaking, a permanent adhesive is any adhesive that is designed to create a strong adhesive bond that is difficult to break. This does NOT mean that permanent adhesives are 100% permanent; any label held in place with a permanent adhesive can be removed if an individual is determined enough to do so – permanent adhesives are simply designed to make the removal of a label as difficult as possible (which means that they will usually leave behind adhesive residue and may damage the surface that they were applied to when they are removed).

Permanent adhesives typically offer good initial tack (this is the strength of the adhesive bond that is created at the moment an adhesive is applied to a surface) and good ultimate tack (this is the strength of the adhesive bond that is formed once the adhesive has completely strengthened and set).

SELF-ADHESIVE PERMANENT ADHESIVES
At Label Planet, all of our labels are “self-adhesive”/“pressure sensitive” labels (made with self-adhesive or pressure sensitive adhesives); this simply means that these labels require only the pressure of a finger or hand to adhere to a surface. Other adhesives may require the presence of another substance or specific conditions to form an adhesive bond (e.g. water sensitive adhesives require the presence of water to initiate a chemical reaction that leads to the formation of an adhesive bond, while holt melt adhesives must be melted and allowed to cool back into a solid to create an adhesive bond). Pressure sensitive adhesives, however, are tacky (sticky) in their dry form at room temperature and are applied using only the pressure of a finger or hand.

DIFFERENT STRENGTHS OF SELF-ADHESIVE PERMANENT ADHESIVES
Permanent adhesives are available in a range of adhesive strengths; standard permanent adhesives, for example, will be able to form a good adhesive bond between a general range of surface types and materials, while stronger permanent adhesives (sometimes called High Tack Adhesives) will be able to form a strong adhesive bond between a wide range of surface types and materials – including curved surfaces and unusual materials such as wood, plastics, and metals.

Permanent adhesives may also be designed to provide better adhesive strength under more challenging or unusual environmental conditions, such as Marine Adhesives (designed to create a permanent adhesive bond that can survive exposure to or immersion in water) and Freezer Adhesives (designed to create a permanent adhesive bond that can survive in freezing conditions).

LABEL PLANET’S DIFFERENT STRENGTHS OF SELF-ADHESIVE PERMANENT ADHESIVES
At Label Planet, we try to offer our customers a range of permanent adhesive options so that they can find a label that is suitable for the particular requirements of their individual label application. Our range of permanent adhesives includes:

Standard Permanent Adhesive
Designed To: create a good adhesive bond on a general range of surfaces and materials
Available On: STA, GW, GWPQ, SG, MPQ, C, FC, LG, LS, BRK, GCP, GTP, MTP, GWP, SMP, SVP, TEV

Marine Permanent Adhesive
Designed To: create a strong adhesive bond that can survive exposure to or immersion in water
Available On: MWP, MWPE, MWPO

Freezer Permanent Adhesive
Designed To: create a strong adhesive bond that can survive exposure to freezing temperatures
Available On: DF

Opaque Permanent Adhesive
Designed To: create a good adhesive bond while also blocking out any existing print work beneath the label
Available On: OPQ

Wash Off Permanent Adhesive
Designed To: create a good adhesive bond that can be broken down by exposing the adhesive to water (in order to allow these permanent labels to be removed without damaging the item that they were used to label)
Available On: WW

High Tack Permanent Adhesive
Designed To: create a strong adhesive bond on a wide variety of surfaces and materials
Available On: HT

Super Tack Permanent Adhesive
Designed To: create an extremely strong adhesive bond on a wide variety of surfaces and materials
Available On: ST

To find out more about any of our permanent labels – or to place an order today – visit our List Of Labels With Permanent Adhesives page.

The Language Of Labels – A Quickfire Guide To Our Label Categories

Monday, January 30th, 2017

At Label Planet, we often group our labels into categories based on specific qualities and many of our product ranges take their names from the qualities that those labels possess. If you’re new to the world of labels, however, it can be a bit confusing if you aren’t sure what some (or all) of these terms mean – or at least what they mean in the specific world of labels and labelling. This short guide should help to make it clear what we mean when we use the following terms to describe our labels:

Permanent:
We use the word permanent to refer to labels that are made with a permanent adhesive; permanent adhesives are designed to create a strong bond between a label and an object that is difficult to break. It does NOT mean that these labels are impossible to remove; if someone is determined enough to remove a permanent label they will be able to do so (albeit with a serious amount of intent and effort and the likely result that both the label itself and the labelled item will be damaged in the process).

High Tack:
This refers to labels that are made with extremely strong, permanent adhesives; “tack” refers to the property of materials that allows them to adhere to a surface immediately upon contact – in other words, it describes how “sticky” a material is in a fluid or semi-fluid state. High tack labels, therefore, are highly sticky labels!

Removable:
We use the term removable to refer to labels that are made with a removable adhesive; removable adhesives are designed to create a bond between a label and an object so that the label can be removed cleanly and easily (without doing any damage or leaving behind any adhesive residue) when it is no longer needed. For this reason, removable labels may also be called “Temporary Labels”.

Finish:
This term refers to the qualities and properties of a material’s surface, including its appearance and texture. We supply three types of finish:

  • Gloss: gloss surfaces are generally very smooth and are highly efficient at reflecting light, which produces a decorative bright and shiny appearance.
  • Matt: matt surfaces are very poor at reflecting light, which creates a dull and non-shiny appearance.
  • Semi-Gloss: as a compromise between gloss and matt, semi-gloss surfaces do reflect light (but less efficiently than full gloss surfaces), which creates a more subtle shine.

Opaque:
Opaque materials do not transmit light; light cannot travel through these materials, which means that opaque materials cannot be seen through. Opaque materials are used to create “Blockout” labels that will prevent any existing print or design work from showing through a label, even if it is applied to a highly decorative surface. They are ideal for covering up existing print, recycling packaging, covering up errors, or simply to create a completely blank background onto which a new design or print can be added.

Transparent:
Transparent materials are extremely efficient at transmitting light; light travels through these materials, which means that you can see through transparent materials. Our transparent labels are not 100% transparent because they use an adhesive, which means that they may trap small air bubbles or particles of dust during application. Please note that we also use the term “clear” to refer to transparent materials.
If a material only transmits some light, then it will not be completely transparent – these labels are usually known as Transluscent or Frosted labels.

Waterproof:
Waterproof materials can survive exposure to or immersion in water – which means our waterproof labels are the best option to choose if you need labels for an application that may involve water, for example outdoor labels or labels for use on items that will be stored and used in kitchens or bathrooms.

Splashproof:
This is a term that we use to describe our GW (gloss laser labels) and SG (semi-gloss laser labels); both of these products are paper labels, which means that they are not waterproof BUT the coatings applied to these labels to give them their gloss and semi-gloss finishes do provide limited protection if the labels are lightly splashed with water or get slightly dirty (hence splashproof). These labels provide a compromise between using standard paper labels (with no protection against water damage) and our synthetic labels (which are completely waterproof) – especially if you need to work within a limited budget.

Compatible:
Essentially, when we describe one of our labels as being “compatible” with a label product from a different company, we mean that the label size and layout (but not the materials used to make the labels) are the same for our labels as they are for the other product. For example, many of our label products are described as “Avery Compatible” and we provide “Compatible Avery Template Codes” for customers to use when printing their labels. All this means is that the label size and layout of our labels is the same as those of Avery labels and you can therefore use the same template to print both our labels and Avery labels.

Special Use:
Also known as “Media Labels”, these labels are a group of products that were each originally created to suit a specific purpose but can also be used for a wider range of label applications. They tend to be sizes that were designed for use on storage devices and folders, such as CDs and DVDs, box files and lever arch files, or videos and data cartridges.

Plastic:
Plastic is a general term that can be used to describe any synthetic material made from a wide range of organic polymers. We have three plastic materials; polyester, polyethylene, and vinyl (our Tamper Evident Vinyl). When we use the term “Plastic labels”, we are referring to our polyester and polyethylene (and vinyl) labels.

Tamper Evident:
A type of security label; security labels are labels with special features that are designed to improve the security of the items they are used to label. Tamper evident labels have features that allow them to provide visual evidence that someone has tampered with an item. We have TWO tamper evident labels; our Silver Void Labels leave the message “VOID” behind when they are removed from an item, while our Tamper Evident Vinyl Labels will disintegrate into tiny pieces if someone attempts to remove them.

You can find even more label terms (along with their definitions) in our online Glossary. If you have any questions or queries about what a particular term means or if you need any assistance choosing the right label for your specific label application, you can get in touch with our Customer Service Team by phone or email to find out more.

Need Labels For A Cover Up, Update, Or To Recycle Packaging? Try Opaque Labels!

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

If you need a quick and easy way to neatly cover up or replace existing print on packaging and promotional materials then Opaque Labels are the perfect solution to your problematic print work. Also known as “Blockout Labels”, these labels are designed specifically for applications where the reason for adding a label is to cover up or replace existing print on all kinds of items, including product packaging, marketing and company materials (such as brochures, flyers, or branded envelopes and packaging), or general storage items such as boxes and folders.

How do they work?
The term “opaque” refers to materials that cannot be penetrated by light, which means that those materials cannot be seen through. Opaque labels are made using an opaque face material, an opaque coating on the front or back of the face material, an opaque adhesive, or any combination of the three.

What are they used for?
Opaque labels are used to cover up or “blockout” existing print and design work. There are many reasons why an opaque label might be required including:

  • To cover up mistakes on existing materials:
    Perhaps you’ve spent a fortune having amazingly brilliant flyers, invites, mailers, brochures, or other promotional materials printed only to have someone in the office take one look at them and go “that’s not how you spell company name/product name/event name/random word”, or perhaps “are you sure that’s the right address/email/telephone number/price”, or even “that’s the wrong date/time”.Once you’ve got over the initial shock, horror, and inevitable sinking feeling, there is a choice to be made – do you have the time and/or money to get them re-printed or would it be a much better idea to simply print the correct information onto some labels and stick them over the offending error(s)?
  • To update information on existing materials:
    If you’ve previously spent a fortune having amazingly brilliant promotional materials or personalised packaging produced for your company but you’ve recently updated some of your details (for example, you’ve moved office or changed the company name), you might be reluctant to throw away items that are otherwise perfectly serviceable. Opaque labels are a simple way to update the now incorrect information, while allowing you to use up the entire batch of materials and packaging that you’ve already paid for.Alternatively, you might have an extensive filing system in the office or a well-established layout for your stock but the labels on your boxes, folders, packaging, shelves, drawers etc are out of date. Instead of trying to rip off old labels or scribble out the bits that are wrong, it might just be much quicker and neater to stick a brand new label over the top.
  • To recycle packaging:
    Whether it’s your own packaging or bits and pieces that have been used to deliver stock and equipment that you’ve ordered, it’s extremely easy to repurpose existing packaging simply by covering up existing print with a label printed with your own company details or shipping information.
  • To create completely legible print:
    Sometimes it’s simply a case of making sure that the print on your labels is completely legible and completely uninterrupted by any existing print work. For example, you might be adding product information to your packaging but the amazing design work you had printed onto your packaging shows through any standard labels that you try to add over the top, which makes the print on the product labels harder to read. An opaque label gives you a solid background against which your product information can really stand out and be as useful and effective as it’s supposed to be.

Do you sell Opaque Labels?
Yes we do! Our Opaque Labels are made with matt white paper and a permanent adhesive; the paper has an opaque backing, which prevents any print underneath the label from showing through.

We can supply these labels in nearly 40 different sizes but they are a made to order item, which means that they have a minimum order quantity of 500 sheets and a despatch estimate of up to six working days.

If you don’t need 500 sheets, or if you’d prefer a cheaper solution, we do have a few alternative options for you to consider:

  • Layer standard labels until existing print is no longer visible (requires a steady hand, extra labels, and extra time for each application).
  • Choose a thicker material; thicker materials naturally provide better coverage than standard paper labels. While they might not block out everything (particularly if the print you’re trying to cover up is particularly dark and/or bold), they might be “good enough” for the task you have in mind. Our polyester and polyethylene labels are thicker than paper materials, while our Kraft labels also provide a better level of coverage than standard paper.
  • Use our gold and silver paper labels; the materials used to make these labels combine to create an opaque finish, which is a perfect way to cover up existing print providing you don’t mind using such a decorative label (i.e. if you’re looking for a blockout label that will “blend in”, then this probably isn’t the option for you!).

Opaque VS. Translucent VS. Transparent

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

There are a lot of different terms used to describe different kinds of labels – ranging from everyday terms to specific technical terms used by the label industry (and usually no one else). Unfortunately, some of these terms are extremely similar or are used to refer to different things (usually by different people). It can be extremely easy, therefore, to get confused or to be completely in the dark as to what sort of label you want to ask for.

One area where this often happens is with labels that are opaque, translucent, or transparent. Different people use different terms for these properties – so we thought we’d give an official Label Planet definition – so you know exactly what we mean when we use these terms (although we can’t guarantee that everyone else will use them in the exact same way).

All of these terms describe a quality of materials that refers to how effectively they transmit light (i.e. if they allow light to travel through them). This quality determines how well the human eye can see through a particular material and most people discuss materials in terms of how well you can see through them, rather than how well they transmit light.

These terms refer to the scale of how well materials transmit light; materials that transmit no light at all are described as “opaque” and materials that transmit light very efficiently are described as “transparent”, with “translucent” referring to those materials that are somewhere in between.

“Opaque”

  • Does not transmit light
  • Cannot be seen through

“Transparent”

  • Does transmit light
  • Light isn’t scattered (much) as it passes through the material
  • Can be seen through

“Translucent”

  • Does transmit light
  • Light is scattered as it passes through the material
  • Has a “frosted” appearance: where transparent materials allow the human eye to see through and distinguish objects beyond the material, translucent labels cannot be seen through with a clarity that allows objects to be seen and distinguished beyond the material.

While some people mix up opaque and transparent, the most common confusion occurs between transparent and translucent – usually because some people will use the terms interchangeably. To avoid confusion, “transparent” should ONLY be used to refer to materials that you CAN see right through (and distinguish individual objects beyond) and “translucent” should ONLY be used to refer to materials that are FROSTED in appearance (and cannot be seen through clearly).

At Label Planet, we supply both OPAQUE labels and a range of TRANSPARENT labels.

[Please note that our website refers to Transparent Labels as both “Transparent” and “Clear” labels.]

Blockout/Opaque Labels – We’ve Got You Covered

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Whether you need to cover up a mistake or replace some old text with something new, opaque or “Blockout” labels are an ideal solution.

Opaque labels are designed specifically to block out anything beneath them, so you can only see the label itself and anything that has been printed on it.

We have a range of opaque labels, which are made of matt white paper with an opaque or “blockout” backing that prevents anything from showing through the paper layer.

We sell this label in a variety of sizes – although we cannot do bespoke sizes – at a minimum order quantity of 500 sheets. You can see the available sizes on our Opaque Label Product Page.

As some customers only need a few labels and find that 500 sheets is just a bit too much, we do have a few alternative suggestions:

1. If you’ve got a steady hand, you could simply try layering our standard labels until any existing print is no longer visible.

2. Try our Gold or Silver labels; the particular finish of these labels creates an opaque or block out effect, so they will do the same job as our Opaque labels – albeit with a slightly more eye catching finish.

3. As a compromise, you could try our Matt White Polyethylene labels; as this is a thicker material than standard paper it is more efficient at covering up existing print than a standard label. However, it isn’t a perfect solution and (depending on how bold the print beneath is) you may find that the print below is still slightly visible.

How To Get Your Whites Really White

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

And no, we’re not referring to your dirty washing!

We have a whole range of white labels in gloss (including GW, GWPQ, GWP) and matt (including STA, MPQ, MWP), which are varying degrees of “white” in themselves.

However, it is also worth pointing out that not all of our labels are opaque – in fact, none of our labels are truly opaque, apart from our opaque labels of course. An opaque label cannot be seen through, which means that our non-opaque labels CAN be seen through (to varying degrees). This means that whatever is underneath these labels (whether it’s the backing sheet or the surface they have been applied to) will be slightly visible through the label – which can influence how “white” the label looks.

If you want to see how white your white labels can be, you should peel one off the backing sheet (backing sheets are usually made of a different material to the label itself and may be off-white in colour) and stick it onto a white surface.

You can always improve the whiteness of a label by making sure that you stick it onto a white background OR you could try layering two white labels (one of top of the other) to create a white background for the top label (just make sure you have a steady hand and a lot of patience!).

Opaque “Blockout” Labels

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

We often get enquiries from customers who need a label that can cover up existing print. Some need to update their packaging, files, or paperwork with new contact details or relevant information; others may need to cover up an error on items that they cannot afford to, are unable to, or don’t wish to replace; and some may simply be recycling packaging.

Whatever the reason, these customers need a label that will completely eradicate any trace of existing print, and we have just the label for the job.

Our opaque labels are plain white paper labels with an opaque or “blockout” backing. It is the backing that creates the blockout effect, effectively preventing anything from showing through the paper. Our opaque labels are available in a wide range of sizes, but customers should note that they are made to order with a 500 sheet minimum quantity. These labels are suitable for use with laser and inkjet printers, and can also be written on.

Our most popular size of opaque labels is actually the full A4 sheet, as this allows the customer to cut the sheets to the size (or sizes) that match the area (or areas) they need to cover up. We often find that this is the best solution as customers often require very specific sizes that would otherwise need to be set up as a bespoke, and therefore more expensive, order.

Customers can view the sizes available and purchase their labels from our Opaque Labels Product Page, or request a sample on our Samples Request Page.