When looking for a company that prints waterproof beer labels, several key factors must be considered. 

Here’s what you should look for:

  1. Label Material: The first thing to look for is the label face sheet material. Paper labels tend to break down when exposed to water for a long time. Film labels, on the other hand, are more resistant to moisture. There are also different film materials you can choose from, such as polypropylenes, polyester, and polyolefin.
  2. Quality and Durability: Ensure that the company offers high-quality printing services using advanced technology and materials that can withstand exposure to moisture, condensation, and other environmental factors.
  3. Waterproof Materials: Check that the company uses specialized waterproof label materials such as vinyl, polypropylene, or polyester that are specifically designed to repel water and prevent smudging or fading when exposed to liquid.
  4. Customization Options: Look for a company that provides a wide range of customization options, including label size, shape, color, design, and finish. Your beer labels should reflect your brand’s identity and stand out on the shelf.
  5. Adhesive Strength: Ensure that the adhesive used on the labels is strong enough to withstand exposure to moisture and humidity, keeping the labels securely attached to the beer bottles or cans.
  6. Application: This is only possible if the application is done correctly. Labels must be applied appropriately so no “lift” (i.e., wrinkles or bubbles) in the label would allow moisture to seep in. Star Label Products can also assist with identifying the best way to apply your labels.
  7. Experience and Reputation: Check the company’s reputation and experience in the printing industry. Read customer reviews and testimonials to gauge their reliability and the quality of their work.
  8. Sample Request: Request samples of their previous work, especially waterproof labels they have printed for other beverage companies. This will help you evaluate the print quality and durability of their labels.
  9. Turnaround Time and Pricing: Inquire about their turnaround time for printing and delivery, as well as the overall cost of the labels. Compare prices with other printing companies to ensure you are getting a competitive rate.

Benefits of Using Waterproof Labels:

  1. Moisture Resistance: Waterproof labels are designed to resist water, moisture, and humidity, making them ideal for beer bottles that are often chilled or submerged in ice buckets.
  2. Long-lasting: The durability of waterproof labels ensures that they remain intact and legible even when exposed to wet conditions, preventing labels from peeling off or becoming illegible over time.
  3. Professional Appearance: Waterproof labels have a high-quality finish that enhances the product’s overall look. This professional appearance can boost your brand image and attract customers.
  4. Protection from Condensation: Condensation can occur when cold beer bottles are removed from the refrigerator and exposed to warmer air. Waterproof labels prevent smudging or disintegration caused by condensation.
  5. Label Performance: Using waterproof labels ensures that critical information, such as branding, product details, and government-mandated warnings, remains visible and adheres to regulations.
  6. Marketing Advantage: Having labels that can withstand various environments, including outdoor events and parties, can give your beer a marketing advantage, as the branding will remain intact and eye-catching.
  7. Product Differentiation: Waterproof labels can set your beer apart from competitors, as they offer a premium and polished look, which can be particularly beneficial in a crowded market.

When dealing with beverages like beer, often served in cold and wet environments, opting for waterproof labels can be a wise choice to maintain label quality and brand presentation throughout the product’s lifecycle.