Screen Printed Labels

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Screen printed labels use thick, highly durable inks to create a bold label design with a tactile finish. Ideal when used with other label embellishmet. This method is also used for braille printing.
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Screen Printed Labels

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Screen printed labels use thick, highly durable inks to create a bold label design with a tactile finish. Ideal when used with other label embellishmet. This method is also used for braille printing.
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Screen Printed Labels

Screen printing (also known as silk screen) is a technique which dates back years and is used to create thick, opaque images or text to give your labels a strong colour and tactile feel. It is based of that of stencilling using a fine mesh and highly durable inks which can bring your labels to life.

Opting for this premium label finish will guarantee a vivid, solid colour with a wax stamp look on your label design. This method is not suitable for very fine detail but for bold images or areas on your area to help it stand out.

Who are screen print labels ideal for?

Having a number of advantages including the durability, even outdoors, with no bubbling or peeling and being moisture-resistant, screen printed labels are particularly popular on brands with glass bottles that can withstand spillages, cold temperatures and/or direct sunlight.

There are other industries which often use screen printing to add a glossy, silk stamped look to their design or to add braille print. Industries we often work with for this premium finish include the following:

Vape Oils

Tactile warning triangles are required as a feature on every bottle of e-liquid and using screen printing is ideal for creating a raised symbol

Vape Oils

Vape Juice
E-Liquid
CBD Oils

Spirits & Wine

Screen printing on drinks labels creates a tactile finish and a premium label. Ideal on premium materials or clear PP for a no label look

Spirits & Wine

Gin
Rum
Whisky
Wine
Champagne

Chemicals

Chemical manufacturers often used screen print for displaying hazard warnings and having durability of chemical spillages

Chemicals

Hazard Warnings
Chemical Sprays
Industrial
Commercial
Household

Beer, Ale & Cider

With breweries and microbreweries competing to audiences of all ages and styles, a screen printed design can reach a unique audience

Beer, Ale & Cider

Beer
Ale
Cider
Lager
Stout

Amongst other label embellishments, screen printing creates an eye-catching finish but can also be used in addition to other embellishments such as hot foiling and embossing to take any label to the next level.

Why choose a screen printed finish?

Screen printed labels are ideal for outdoor use or products stored in harsh environments as they are weather and abrasion resistant and are very resistant to fading in direct sunlight. Although it can take longer than other embellishment processes, the main advantages to screen printed labels are:

  • The technique enables us to lay a very smooth and thick coating of ink with a tactile feel
  • The labels are weather and abrasion resistant, excelling in the outdoors, extreme weather or chemical conditions
  • The inks are so thick when printed that screen printed labels are more opaque and durable than other printing processes
  • Creates a stunning ‘no label’ look when screen printing on a clear material
  • Ideal for producing a durable, glossy, wax stamp look onto a label design
  • People often use the screen printed labels method to create braille printing, often used within the pharmaceutical and chemical industries

What is the screen printing label process?

The process of screen printed labels starts with a photo-sensitive coating being applied to a mesh screen. The photo-sensitive coating is exposed to light and the coating hardens around the label image which leaves the chosen design to be washed away. A negative image of the label design is left on the mesh screen through which the ink can now flow, now the ink can be forced through the mesh stencil to print the hardened image onto to the screen printed labels. This is then sent through a drying station which contains UV lamps to set and cure the ink in place.

Only one colour can be used at a time with this process making it time consuming for more complex designs as several screens are required.

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