top of page
  • LinkedIn
  • Youtube
Variable Printing

Variable Printing

There's no limit to our capabilities.

Variable Printing

VARIABLE PRINTING LABELS FOR MULTIPLE INDUSTRIES

Variable Printing

S&N Labels utilises advanced printing technology to create variable printed labels

By pulling data from a database or spreadsheet, variable label printing enables you to customise data, images, colours, graphics, or text. As long as the labels share the same size and shape, each one can be distinct.

S&N Labels offers variable label options to suit your specific requirements and budget. We operate a variety of printing presses.

Whether you need to update a single line of text or require intricate variable label design options, you can rely on our seasoned team of label printing specialists.

If you require variable barcodes, graphic images, or data, we will collaborate with you to identify the optimal approach for incorporating variable data into your labels. We employ various in-line and off-line techniques to create labels with variable images.

 

Additionally, we provide both monochrome and full-color options. The outcome is high-quality variable labels at the most affordable price.

Variable Printing
Variable Printing
Variable Printing
Variable Printing
Variable Printing
Variable Printing
Variable Printing
Variable Printing
Variable Printing
Variable Printing
Variable Printing

Uses of Variable Printing

Whether you need sequentially numbered labels, multiple variations of the same label for different product types, or custom labels for a unique marketing initiative, S&N Labels has everything you need. The possibilities are limited only by your creativity. Potential applications for variable printed labels include:

Multiple SKU's

Sequential Barcodes

Track and Trace Labels

Serial Numbers

Product Identification

Promotional Labels

Date Labelling

Country-of-Origin Labels

 Benefits of variable printing for labels


Cost Savings: Customers can cut down on both the time and expense involved in design since there's no need to create a different design file for each variation.

Simplified Product Identification and Tracking: Variable printed labels simplify the process of tracking and identifying products or equipment. They can feature serialised product numbers, unique QR codes, or other distinctive identifiers, making it easier for you to manage inventories or equipment efficiently.

Variable Printing
Stock Labels

Facestocks

Gloss Paper Standard

Semi gloss is general labelling from food through to beverages. An over varnish is normally applied (gloss, matt or satin varnish). Paper is not water resistant → an over-laminate can be applied to protect material from moisture. Alternatively, opt for a polyprop label which is waterproof.

Gloss Paper Standard - High Gloss

High gloss (High Grade Semi Gloss) with a high gloss top sheet is high quality food and beverage labels. Also used for pharmaceutical labels. An over varnish is normally applied (gloss or matt varnish). Paper is not water resistant → an over-laminate can be applied to protect material from moisture. Alternatively, opt for a polyprop label which is waterproof.

Gloss Paper Wine - Cast Gloss

Has a top sheet of cast gloss (clay-coated) and is used predominantly on wine labels. Label will withstand ice bucket test and not disintegrate. The material is not waterproof.

Films - Clear - Gloss Clear Polypropylene

Used mainly for beverages → water proof and no label look.

Films - Clear - Clear Polyprop on Clear Backing

No look labels - clear top sheet and backing - used mainly in personal care and cosmetics. A much more expensive material

(top sheet+adhesive+backing) 

Films - Clear - Gloss Clear Polyethylene

Used mainly for the personal care and pharmaceutical market.

Used on products which are squeezed as it is flexible and has properties which allow it to stretch It has. Waterpproof and no label look.

Films - White - Cavitated White Polypropylene

Waterproof label → used mainly in the FMCG and FOOD Markets. Be wary of selecting large machine-applicated labels as the material tends to be flimsy. A less expensive alternative to gloss white polyprop. It also has a slightly pearlised look.

Films - White - Gloss White Polypropylene

Personal Care, beverage, pharmaceutical and waterproof labels.

Films White - Gloss White Polyethylene

Used mainly for the personal care and pharmaceutical market. Used on products which are squeezed as it is flexible and has properties which allow it to stretch. Waterproof and no label look.

Films - Metallised - Gloss Metallised Polypropylene

Waterproof substrate. Used mainly on personal care products.

Thermal Top Paper - Premium

Top coated direct thermal with good short term resistance to oils, fat, alcohol etc. Used for thermal transfer printers - print transferred by heat. Mainly used for scale labels where variable information is require to be printed on each label. (Poultry, Butchery and Dairy Labels)

Thermal Economy

Thinner, less expensive alternative to thermal top. Only used for dry applications. Used for simple print (i.e not full colour).

Gloss Metallised Paper

Paper coated with metallised foil. Use for simulating foil or giving a metallic effect.

Metallised Paper - Matt Foil Paper

Water-resistant and good for high-quality prints with metallised inks. Vinyl coated with aluminium.

Other Paper Facestocks - Semi Gloss Board

Suitable where applications does not require adhesive labels.

Other Paper Facestocks - Semi Gloss Two Layer

Two layers of top sheet → we print on the top layer. Used for promotional labels (Disney & Readers Digest). Once the label is applied - you can peel off the top layer and apply that elsewhere. Available in semi gloss | thermal | film.

Adhesives

Removable

Removable adhesive is a general-purpose adhesive used on containers where customers want the label to be easily removable. It provides very good initial tack.

Minimum Application Temp: - 15 ˚C

Service Temperature: - 30 ˚C to 80 ˚C

Acrylic

Acrylic adhesive, while having a lower initial tack compared to Hotmelt, provides excellent adhesion after 24 hours. It is used for products that are hot-filled, such as soups, sauces, and marinades. The adhesive is clear and adheres well to PET and glass bottles but is not recommended for HDPE milk bottles due to the orange peel effect. Acrylic adhesive is also suitable for intricate die shapes and reverse printing.

Minimum Application Temp: + 5 ˚C

Service Temperature: - 20 ˚C to 80 ˚C

Deep Freeze

Deep Freeze adhesive is specifically formulated for application at very cold temperatures, such as commercial freezers, which typically reach much lower temperatures than household freezers. This adhesive is necessary when labels need to be applied to already frozen products and has a high initial tack.

Minimum Application Temp: - 20 ˚C

Service Temperature: - 50 ˚C to  70 ˚C

Hi Tack Hotmelt

Hi Tack Hotmelt adhesive is designed for rough surfaces and contains 25g of adhesive, offering extra adhesion compared to Standard Hotmelt. It is predominantly used on HDPE milk bottles but is significantly more expensive than Standard Hotmelt.

Minimum Application Temp: 0 ˚C

Service Temp: -40 ˚C to 70 ˚C

Standard Hotmelt

Standard Hotmelt adhesive has a high initial tack, making it suitable for difficult applications, including rough surfaces and edges of tubs or containers. It can be used on a variety of surfaces and performs better in slightly damp environments. However, it should not be used for products that are hot-filled, as the labels will fall off.

Application Temp: 0 ˚C to  50 ˚C

 Service Temp: -20 ˚C to 70 ˚C