Weatherproofing Considerations for Label Printing
When choosing a new label, it's usually a last thought as to whether need it to be weatherproof or not, and if so - what level of weatherproof? The need for weatherproofing helps determine the type of label materials that are used in production so it's best considered early in the design process.
While your label (hopefully) won't need to withstand a tsunami, it will probably need at least some protection against the sun and rain at a minimum. Weatherproofing also depends on the type of product you are packaging and how it's stored, transported and used.
The Right Label for the Job
At Kiwi Labels we produce many different types of labels with various weatherproofing features. Depending on your type of product, your labels can be exposed to a range of hazards including sun, rain, chemicals, scuffing, spills and more. All these things can potentially make them unreadable. We work with clients to understand their label requirements and ensure the right weatherproofing is applied.
Destination, Purpose and Use
We make sure to understand where you label is going, the purpose it serves and how your product will be stored or used by the end consumer to ensure your label is fit for the job.
These usually include considerations like:
- Where is your label going?
- How will it be transported?
- Will it be used indoors or outdoors?
- Will it be out in the elements, sun and rain?
- What's the purpose of the label?
- How long does the label need to last?
- Who will be using your label and when?
With labels made of weatherproofing materials, there is no need to spray your labels with harmful chemicals and you can rest assured your labels are durable in the case of scuffing, ripping or peeling.
If you are unsure what weatherproofing you need for your label printing, please get in touch with us. We are experts in label printing and can advise on the best solution for your labelling job.