Custom Blank Labels

Blank labels doesn’t have to mean basic labels. At Coast Label company we can help you test and develop custom blank labels using high-performance face stock and adhesives that are not available in the typical “stock blank” label company. For example, have a special shipping or carrying carton made of hard to stick to plastics? Let us work with you to develop a blank box label that you can imprint on demand and not have to worry about your labels falling off 2-hours later in transit. High temperature or ESD concerns, we’ll source the correct material to meet your specific project needs whether you need a high-performance polyester, acrylate, or even polyimide.

Blank self-adhesive labels can be configured to include a wide variety of colors, materials, shapes, and sizes. Get packaging labels that work for you and your process. And with a wide range of imprinting options including direct thermal, thermal transfer, inkjet, and laser.

Coast Label can also provide UL Recognized Component blank labels and compatible ribbons for clients who want their own semi-custom solution.

Blank Label Capabilities:

  • UL 969
  • Direct thermal
  • Thermal Transfer
  • EDP
  • Laser
  • Inkjet

Best Uses for Custom Blank Labels 

Custom blank labels are extremely versatile and can be used in a variety of ways. Here are some of the best uses for custom blank labels: 

  • Product labeling: Custom blank labels can be used to add branding, product information, pricing, and barcodes to your products. 
  • Office organization: With blank sticker labels, you can organize your office or workplace by labeling folders, boxes, shelves, containers, and more. 
  • Personalized labels: Custom blank labels are great for personalized products. Add your customer’s name or their desired message for a one-of-a-kind product.
  • Shipping and mailing: If you frequently ship packages, having blank sticker labels on hand is essential. You can print shipping labels on demand as orders come in. 
  • Promotional materials: Blank sticker labels can be used to print your company logo, website, or promotional message to hand out for marketing purposes. They can also be added to products for a temporary promotion or sale. 
  • UL 969 labels: UL 969 is a set of standards regarding the labeling and marking of certain products with important safety information. UL 969 labels need to be durable, legible, and resistant to certain environmental factors. We offer custom blank labels that will help you comply with UL 969. 
  • Direct thermal labels: Custom blank labels are perfect for direct thermal printing. Direct thermal labels can be quickly printed, making them perfect for shipping, logistics, warehouse, and barcode labels. 
  • Thermal transfer labels: Similar to direct thermal printing, thermal transfer printing uses heat to melt an “ink” onto the label. This provides a high-quality image that lasts a long time. Our blank label stickers can be customized to work with your thermal transfer printer.

When Not to Use Custom Blank Labels

While blank sticker labels work well in a variety of situations, there are some scenarios where they may not be the best choice. Here are some instances when you might want to consider purchasing pre-printed labels:

  • High-volume printing: If you need a large quantity of identical labels, it might be more cost-effective to order pre-printed labels. 
  • High-quality graphics: If your labels need high-quality graphics or intricate designs, you may be better off ordering pre-printed labels. Our top-of-the-line printing equipment will give you the high-quality printing you need. 
  • Limited time: If you have limited time or resources for designing and printing labels, using pre-printed labels may be more practical. 
  • Complex labeling requirements: If your labeling requirements are complex, involving variable data, barcodes, or sequential numbering, using custom blank labels may not be efficient. We have the right tools to help with your complex labeling needs.

How We Can Help You with Your Custom Blank Labels

As a premier custom label company, we can help you design a truly custom blank label. Here are some of the ways we can help you with your custom blank labels: 

  • Shape: At Coast Label, custom means your options are practically without limits. You can choose from just about any shape for your custom blank labels, whether you need rectangles with rounded corners, scalloped edges, or something more intricate. 
  • Size: While other blank labels leave you with a few standard sizes to choose from, our state-of-the-art equipment allows us to manufacture unique sizes for your blank sticker labels. 
  • Environmental factors: We can manufacture custom blank labels that resist extreme environments, including water exposure, heat heats, UV exposure, and chemical exposure. 
  • Adhesives: We offer a variety of adhesives for our blank sticker labels, including permanent, repositionable, and removable adhesives. We can even help you find a solution for hard-to-stick surfaces, such as low surface energy plastics. Our application specialists will work with you to determine the right adhesive for your application.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Custom blank labels are a popular choice for their number of advantages; however, they do also have some drawbacks. Here are some of the main advantages and disadvantages of custom blank labels: 


  • Flexibility: Custom blank labels give you the flexibility to create labels that meet your specific needs. 
  • Customization: You have complete control over the design and content of the labels. That means you can incorporate branding, elements, logos, and colors to make the labels unique to your brand. 
  • Cost-effective: Purchasing custom blank labels can often be more cost-effective than pre-printed labels, especially for small to medium-sized batches. 
  • On-demand printing: Custom blank labels allow for on-demand printing, meaning you can print labels as needed in the exact quantity you required. This reduces waste and ensures that you always have fresh labels on hand. 


  • Time-consuming: Designing and printing your own labels can be time-consuming. This may require more time and resources compared to purchasing pre-printed labels. 
  • Quality control: Depending on the printing equipment you have, the quality of your labels can vary. Without proper quality control measures in place, such as those that Coast Label relies on, there is a risk of inconsistencies in print quality, color, and accuracy. 
  • Initial setup costs: Depending on the printing method used, you may have initial setup costs associated with printing on your custom blank labels, such as purchasing printing equipment, software licenses, or investing in label design services. 

 …I have been a plant manager for over 12 years at two different Fortune 500 global companies…I do not hesitate to say your facility is one of the best manufacturing sites I have seen.

Archie Jackson III
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