Following on from our previous blog post, which was about our experiences of supplying customers with waterproof labels for cosmetics and beauty products, today's post covers a similar theme and a common question, which label materials are suitable for food packaging?
We supply an eclectic mix of food businesses across the UK, who use our labels as part of the packaging of their products. From our experience, it's another growing market, especially "cottage industry" style home-based businesses, creating a range of foods including sauces, drinks and snacks. Glass jars and bottles are still one of best ways to package certain food and drink products. Also, plastic-based packaging such as bottles, trays and containers are also low cost and more flexible alternatives. Good quality labels play an important part in the overall packaging of a product. They can be the main focus, for example, a large round bold design label on the jar of a fruit preserve or an integral part of securing the packaging, for example, to seal a clear plastic container for popular products such as coleslaw and chilled dips. Food packaging also plays a major part in a consumers decision-making process, a recent study conducted by Which? magazine revealed that food packaging can even convince people that food tastes better! If a label is a major part of the packaging, it not only needs to look good but also retains its adhesion to the product when put under stress or when in contact with water. So if you've been slaving over a hot stove for hours on end perfecting your grandma's legendary hot sauce, needing multiple loaves of organic bread all night or meticulously decorating dozens of vintage style cupcakes, show off your creations to the best of their ability by completing your packaging with high quality Polyester and Vinyl labels. We recommend polyester and vinyl labels as they provide a permanent and waterproof solution for food packaging. They help to create that polished and professional look of commercially printed packaging labels. We can supply matt, gloss or clear labels, to help compliment your packaging. Visit our website for more details: www.flexilabels.co.uk. We also offer label design and printing service, where we can produce labels to your exact requirements. Visit our portfolio to view examples of our previous work: www.flexilabels.co.uk/category/customer-spotlight Whether you're producing food on a small scale to sell at your local farmers market or have plans to be the next Levi Roots, choosing the right label materials from the start can help you to create the right impression and hopefully reflect the quality of the food behind the label!