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Silver metallized paper foil labels

Our goal to provide you with the most current and highest quality pressure sensitive label materials available, combined with custom label dielines (a dieline or "label die cut" refers to the exact size the label is cut to by a die– a cutting tool you could visualize as similar to a cookie cutter.

We are continually researching and testing new label substrates to provide you with the best materials for your custom labels and stickers. Below is a list of our most frequently used products, including custom film labels. Many of them are available with multiple adhesive options.

If you have any questions about choosing a material for your custom labels and stickers please contact us. Our customer sertvice team can assist you with the right material selection for your needs.


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Paper labels

Paper is the most commonly used and least expensive label material. Available in gloss, semi-gloss, or matte surfaces and with adhesives that can handle everyday use and conditions to freezer temperatures.

We have a paper label option for all custom labels and stickers. Paper labels can be protected with varnishes or if your label will see a lot of abuse or moisture, a laminate option. We have paper options for both our flexographic and HP digital presses warehoused and ready to meet your strict delivery requirements. Paper is often used for vitamin and supplement labels, food labels, beer and spirits labels, and general use labels.

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Film Labels

Film stocks are an excellent choice if your label will be exposed to water, chemicals, or harsh conditions. Our film stocks are available in clear or white and some materials even offer a silver or chrome option. If your container is squeezable, we have a custom film label stock that will work for you. We use unique and proven varnish and laminate options to protect our film labels as we do for our paper label options.

Please visit our Simply Textured™ page for information on our exclusive textured film label solution. With 8 textures to choose from, Simply Textured™ is a truly unique label for brands looking to stand out on the shelf. Free printed samples are available today!

Read about BOPP labels, one of our most popular and versatile film label materials.

Our Customer Service Team can help you determine how best to protect your labels based on your product, container and end use. We offer film options for both our flexographic and HP digital presses. Film labels are most often used for cosmetic or health and beauty products or in industrial applications.

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Specialty & Estate label materials

At Advanced Labels we know wine, spirit and beverage labels and that means we know specialty and estate paper label materials. These papers differ from regular paper in their well-defined patterns and textures and subtle colors. Our wine label materials are available with multiple adhesive and liner options, including Ice Breaker, our incredible waterproof paper label.

Working with you and your bottler’s specifications our team can help you choose the right paper for your job and label design. We offer a broad selection of wine label stocks that can be used on both our flexographic and HP digital presses. You may have seen an estate paper label on a fancy Washington or California wine at the store, but our customers also use it for their spirits labels, coffee and tea labels, and for custom special occasion labels. The best way to get an idea of what these papers can do for your labels is to touch and feel them. Contact us today for samples of what we have to offer.

Looking for something else? Advanced Labels also offers many specialty materials from static cling to kraft paper to tamper evident materials. If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, contact us and one of our Account Managers will help you find it.


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Eco-friendly Options

At Advanced Labels we take our commitment to the environment seriously. We are excited to offer a number of recycled, 100% Post Consumer Waste (PCW), and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper options for both our flexographic and HP digital presses.


For our customers who are looking for something a little different, we offer a tree-free “paper”. Made from a combination of mineral powder and a small quantity of non-toxic resins, this material requires no water and very little energy during a state-of-the-art manufacturing process. In addition, it is degradable and will break down under the proper environmental conditions of high heat, moisture, and UV light. It is water resistant and tough enough for some film-type applications but offers the soft look and feel of paper.


There's more to discover than materials

Maybe you’re looking to add a little shine to your labels. Foil embellishments can help your labels pop with that little something special. We have a broad selection of hot stamp foils and cold foils at our fingertips. From simple gold or silver to bright spring green and holographic patterns, Advanced Labels has what you’re looking for. Whether your labels are printed flexographically or on our HP digital press, we can help you take your labels to the next level with foils.


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When all is said and done, your labels need to be protected. If you need a little more protection than what a flood varnish might offer, we have a number of gloss and matte laminate options. Some are even thermal transfer imprintable. Our Account Mangers can help you decide what will work best for your label application. Whatever your needs, Advanced Labels has you covered.


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