Stretch Labels Printing Knowledge
Stretch Labels

Stretch labels are used to label and decorate products such as beverages, food, personal care products, chemicals and cleaning products. They are similar to shrink labels in that they allow 360 degrees of print area on the label around the container. The label is constructed of a stretch film material that has elasticity to it. The label is stretched over the container and released when it is in the proper location. Once released, it will fit snug and form to the contours of the container. The stretch sleeve label does not need any glue or heat to enable it to stay in place.

The labels are available on clear or opaque film and can be reverse printed. They are supplied on rolls and a perforation can be added between labels if desired. The stretch labels can be supplied for manual, semi-automatic or automatic labeling applications.

The application process does not cause any fumes and it does not contaminate the container with glue. The application of the label is a very clean process and very environmental friendly. The stretch label is moisture proof and is easy to remove from the container at the time of recycling due to the absence of glue. Although stretch labels will not work for all applications, they are gaining popularity worldwide.


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