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:

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.

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

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.

Get in touch to find out more about screen printed labels

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.

Get in touch to find out more about screen printed labels

Screen Printing Labels FAQs

Screen printed labels are one of the oldest printing processes. It was originally called silkscreen printing because silk was used as the mesh to print through. Screen printing labels are a great choice for images that require a thick, opaque ink or will be spending a lot of time outdoors or harsh environment applications.

You can find screen printed labels on a wide variety of packaging OEM products and bottles. Many companies, especially those with glass bottled products, will use screen printing labels to create a beautiful look that stands out from their competitors.

Screen printing inks are very resistant to fading in direct sunlight and are weather and abrasion resistant making them a very popular choice for labels that might be used outside for longer periods of time.

Screen printing labels also give you the option to add glow in the dark inks to your product and so are perfect for the children’s sticker sheet market or spooky, space or sci-fi themes.

  • Smooth ink coating. With screen printing labels, you get a super smooth ink coating. This is the biggest advantage of this process as its ability to lay down a smooth, thick coating of ink is unlike no other process.
  • Abrasion, moisture and sunlight resistant. Because the ink film is so thick, screen printing is a process that excels in applications where resistance to outdoor weather, moisture, abrasion and chemicals is needed.
  • Due to the thickness of the screen printing ink, screen printing labels are more opaque than other printing processes which can enhance the quality and look of the product.