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GBF offer both flexo and digitally printed labels.

Printed Labels

Flexo labels

Flexo printing dates back to the late 1800’s so it’s a long-established, tried and tested printing method.  One rubber plate is created for each colour of the image.  It’s ideal for large volume orders because although the initial set up time is longer, the speed of printing is faster than digital. There is also a wider variety of printing substrates, types of finishes, and innovative inks.

Digital labels

This relatively recent innovation in printing technology has been used to great effect by major brands to produce personalised product labels. Digitally printed labels are recommended for short to medium run print jobs only because of the cost-saving; there is no need to produce rubber plates so the initial set up time is reduced.

Which is the best option? Digital or flexo?

There are benefits of both approaches and the best option for you will depend on the number of labels you need, the turnaround time, and budget.

Digital printing is an obvious fit for smaller printing runs as the initial setup time is much faster.  But when it comes to a larger volume job that initial time-saving is more than off-set by the difference in the speed of printing. 

A typical digital print speed can be anything from 50ft per minute to 150ft.

A flexo print run is up to twice as fast (around 300 fpm), capable of printing the length of Wembley stadium’s football pitch in just over one minute.

Why choose GBF for your Labels?

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What are printed labels?

Printed labels are a type of label that is printed with text, logos, or other designs. They can be made from a variety of materials, including paper, plastic, and metal. Professional labels are used for a variety of purposes, such as product labelling, branding, and marketing. Labels can be printed using a variety of methods, including digital printing, screen printing, and lithography. Printed labels can be printed on a variety of surfaces, including paper, cardboard, metal, glass, plastic, and fabric.

Branding is an essential part of any business’s marketing and if you are looking for customisation then printed labels are available in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and colours. They can be printed on both sides and can be die-cut to any shape. Getting labels professionally printed are an affordable way to promote your brand and increase your product’s visibility.

How do I create branded printed labels?

Professional labels are a great way to add a professional touch to your products, whether you’re selling them online or in a brick-and-mortar store. But how do you go about creating branded labels? Here are a few tips:

  • First, decide what size and shape you want your label to be. Then, choose a material that will work well with your printer and the type of product you’re labeling. Next, design your label using your chosen font, colors, and logo. Finally, print your labels and attach them to your products.
  • With these tips in mind, creating branded printed labels is a breeze! And don’t forget – we’re always here to help if you need any assistance along the way.
  • Make sure you call our fantastic sales team who can help on 01858 46 1234

There are a few things to keep in mind when creating labels for your brand.

First, consider the overall design of the label. You want it to be eye-catching and recognizable, while still conveying the message you want to communicate about your brand. Keep the colours and font simple and legible. Second, think about the material you want to use for the label. It should be durable and able to withstand different conditions, especially if your product will be exposed to the elements. Third, choose a printing method that will produce high-quality labels. This includes choosing the right type of printer and paper stock.

Finally, make sure to test out your labels before you print them in bulk. This will ensure that they meet your quality standards. By following these tips, you can create labels that effectively promote your brand.

What about eco friendly labels?

First off to ensure we are looking after the environment we use the FSC to track exactly where our paper is coming from, but most importantly have you seen our linerless labels?

Linerless labels remove all of the plastic backing behind traditional labels. Instead a pressure sensitive adhesive goes onto the back of our labels, the accompanying printer ensures a smooth print, into your hand to then apply wherever you need. Take a look for yourself on our linerless labels page.

Have you seen our buying guide? It’s full of answers to questions you’ve asked or didn’t think of asking. Here’s the topics for printed labels:

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