Most of the time when you’re using labels, you want them to stick permanently. However, when you need labels that stay put for a short amount of time and then remove cleanly, removable labels are the way to go.
Working with top-grade suppliers like 3M, at Coast Label, we use only the highest-quality materials and adhesives to manufacture removable labels that will solve your unique application challenges. Read on to learn more about removable labels and what Coast Label can do for you!
What is a Removable Label?
A removable label is a label that can be peeled off after application. It does not leave behind any residue and will not destroy the surface it was applied to. Additionally, the face stock of the removable label won’t tear when being removed. Removable labels can stick to most surfaces but may not stick well to rougher surfaces, such as brick or concrete.
One thing to note with removable labels is that over time, the adhesive will form a stronger bond with the surface. Whether you need the label to be removable after a day, a week, or several months, the amount of time you plan to leave the label in place will determine the specific adhesive needed. Our application specialists can help you engineer removable labels with the correct adhesive for your specific needs.
Best Uses for Removable Labels
In general, removable labels are pricier than permanent labels. Because of this, you probably only want to purchase removable labels when you actually need them. Removable labels are best used for the following purposes:
- Temporary markup of a product, such as a price reduction, product information, energy labels on appliances, and areas of a product that need to be protected until purchase.
- Ease of transfer, such as file labels in an office, seasonal decor, or parking passes.
- Promotions and sales, such as use-now coupons.
- Reusability, such as when customers reuse the container their product came in. Using removable labels allows customers to remove the product labels without destroying the container.
Types of Removable Labels
Removable labels are used across a variety of industries. Here are some of the most common types of removable labels:
- Shipping labels and packing slips
- Temporary labeling of office files
- Specimen collection and testing
- Medical care, such as surgery and hospital stays
- Pharmacy labels
- Inventory management
- Retail labels and coupons
- Price tags
- Labels for reusable containers
- Barcode labels
- Name tags
- Promotional stickers
When Not to Use Removable Labels
Removable labels work well in a variety of circumstances. However, there are certain conditions that will cause your removable labels to fail. Removable labels should not be used in the following circumstances:
- In the presence of moisture
- In extreme heat
- In the presence of corrosive materials
- With exposure to UV light
Removable labels will peel easily off rough surfaces, but depending on your application needs, they may fall off before you want them to. Additionally, ultra smooth or curved surfaces can present a challenge for reusable labels. If your surface is rough, smooth, or curved, and you need the labels to stay put for a while, you might consider a different kind of label.
Custom Removable Labels
At Coast Label, we take pride in the degree of customization we’re able to offer you. Your removable label needs will be as unique as your business. From size to shape to color, we can produce about any kind of label you can imagine. We have a vast collection of die cuts from our many years of business. Plus, our special plotter cutter lets us manufacture unique custom shapes.
We work with you one-on-one throughout the label design process to be sure your removable labels will stick when they should, come away cleanly when it’s time to remove them, and remain legible throughout the entire process.
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