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An Overview of Permanent Labels

Labels | January 13 2022

When it comes to product labels, container labels, and equipment labels, it can be difficult to determine which option is the best choice for your needs and preferences. In addition to the design of the label and the material it is printed on, it is also important to consider the type of adhesive you wish to use. If your products or application would benefit from long-lasting adhesion and one-time label application, permanent labels may be the best choice for your needs. As leading providers of custom product labels and other label solutions, the team at West Coast Labels knows how important it is to choose the right label options for your precise needs. That is why we have provided an overview of permanent labels to help you determine if they are the right fit for your products, equipment, or containers.

Which label material is right for you?

What are Permanent Labels?

Permanent labels are designed for a one-time application, making them the ideal choice for labels that need to remain on packaging or other surfaces for a sustained period. Most product labels are permanent as they need to stay on the packaging for multiple years. The degree of “permanence” for these labels is often determined by a combination of the face material, level of tack, and the surface the label is applied to. Though permanent labels can be removed, this often leaves residue behind on the packaging. Despite the name, it should be noted that no label is truly “permanent” as time, environmental conditions, and other factors will diminish the adhesion over time.

When should you use Permanent Labels?

Permanent labels are one of the most common choices for product labels for a reason. The main objective of a product label is to help consumers identify a product while providing required information. Permanent labels can be affixed to packaging to display information such as barcodes, warranty terms, nutritional facts (for food products), total weight, and other details that likely will not change over time, allowing the labels to be applied and set for years.

In addition to product labelling, permanent adhesive labels are commonly utilized as:

  • Shipping labels
  • Box labels
  • Container labels
  • Bottle labels
  • Packaging labels
  • Envelope labels
  • Identification labels
  • Barcodes
  • Long term and permanent storage labels
  • Safety labels & tags
  • Equipment labels & tags
  • Specimen and laboratory labels

To learn more about permanent labels or to inquire about our custom label printing solutions, get in touch with the team at West Coast Labels. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services.

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