Food and Beverage Labels
Many companies are discovering the successful formula for marketing their new products - printing their own bespoke food and beverage labels.
We work closely with all types of small and medium-sized businesses including specialist artisan producers, farmers and tea or coffee suppliers to produce high-quality food and beverage labels. With our assistance, they now offer great looking packaging for their great tasting food. Using the latest digital printing technology, we create bespoke food and beverage labels to an unrivalled standard.
When it comes to food and beverage labels, our vast range of sizes, shapes and materials means we can produce high-quality custom shaped food labels and stickers to compliment any bespoke packaging. Need a beverage label? We've got you covered too.
If you're still unsure, speak to our team or request a sample of your food and beverage label.
Adhesives and finishes
Food and drink labels are available in self-adhesive paper, white or clear waterproof vinyl or metallic gold or silver vinyl in gloss and matt finishes. Which you choose would depend largely on the product and the finish you need. In general, a glossy or uncoated paper is the most cost-effective choice, but we have many other choices of stickers and labels if you’re looking for something special. Digitally printed in the CMYK colour model.
We can incorporate variable data to your food and beverage label designs to include unique barcodes, ingredients and serving suggestions, which encourages the customer to buy your product.
A label can make or break a product, a quick tour of the internet will find you plenty of extreme examples, but even the slightest ill-judged colour scheme or combination can put potential customers off. Don't leave it to chance, get a short run tester pack of just 25 labels and be sure everything looks good in the flesh before you dive in.
How many consumers read food labels?
Surveys have shown that around 70% of consumers consult the label for information. This figure may only include those that look just for certain information or from time to time. Surveys have shown that around 70% of consumers consult the label for information. This figure may only include those that look just for certain information or from time to time.
What are the rules for food labels in the UK?
In the UK, food labels have to be clearly legible, permanently stuck on or integrated into the packaging, not designed to mislead and must be clear to see and easy to understand. More information here.
What needs to be put on food labels?
Food labels in the UK must clearly show a number of pieces of information like name, description, net amount, contact details, ingredients, best before or use-by date and some products need additional information like country of origin and storage conditions.
What are food labels?
Food labels or stickers are a way to inform the consumer of all the necessary information about the product and its uses and also an opportunity for you to make your produce more appealing.
What can be put on the nutritional information panel on food labels?
Certain data is mandatory and some is voluntary on the nutritional information panel of most prepackaged food. This data includes amounts of fat, saturates, carbohydrates, sugars, protein, salt and energy values in calories.
What are food stickers made of?
Generally, most food labelling is made of paper because it's cheap and versatile and it also has less environmental impact. More robust materials are usually only used where the product will be stored in non-standard conditions.
When were food labels first required?
The labelling of food goes back to when there was first some sort of package to label. In the UK, legislation to standardise food labelling was introduced by 1943. In the years since, the regulations have been expanded to include nutritional information and ingredients listings among others.
Where do you buy food stickers?
You can print food stickers and labels with a good laser printer and the appropriate paper but your label is your product's and company's face to the world so it's worth getting the job done properly. At Handy Labels we have a decade of experience you can rely on.
Why are food labels required?
In the past, food labels simply identified the contents of whatever packaging they were in but as standards improved and accuracy became expected, the quantity of the information increased to the point that today they give as much information as you could need.
How big do food labels need to be?
The regulations require the labels and therefore the expiration date, nutritional information and other mandatory information to be clear and easily read so the sizes of the label should accommodate this while bearing in mind the size of the product itself.