Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Which type of labeling paper is the most professional looking for jar candles and product packaging?   Waterproof?  Thickness?   I am so bad at this.  Thanks for any help!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On jars the thinner works best and really no reason for waterproof unless you're also making bath products.  If you go to labelsbythesheet.com you can choose from a huge variety and buy a small quantity at a time until you decide if you want white, clear, kraft, black, or whatever shape in a label.  For clamshells I use Name Badge labels, Avery are expensive but you can find them also online fairly cheap.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good to know!

I went to their website but could not see my labels with my art work. Did I miss something? I’m hesitant to order without seeing the finished product.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This depends so much on your branding.

 

PF candles and many others use kraft paper type. https://pfcandleco.com/

 

while other national brands simply use gloss paper or clear if their budget is bigger. 

 

If the candle will not be in the shower, waterproof if not necessary. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For my candles I use photo gloss white labels because I put photos on my labels so the color is clear and true. What I also like about them is that they have a resistance to moisture, not waterproof, but water resistant. I get them from labelsbythesheet.com

 

I also use kraft labels for my beer soap to make them look more country and rustic. 

 

Really, the label you want depends on what you will use it for, what look you are going for, etc. If you are printing your own labels like I do the type of paper will also play a role.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Labels serve a couple purposes.

Identification - candle, type, weight, scent

Branding - Name of Company and design. Think of the labels as the personality identifier. 

 

I would use a paper label for a candle, the plastic type for bath and body might not work with glass and heat.

Gloss or matte or kraft doesn’t really matter as long as you get a label that sticks. Trust me you do have to test this as

not all labels are created the same with adhesives.

I would recommend proprinting or laser printing. Inkjet is water soluble so damp hands could mess up the label.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/4/2019 at 9:07 AM, kdes7 said:

Which type of labeling paper is the most professional looking for jar candles and product packaging?   Waterproof?  Thickness?   I am so bad at this.  Thanks for any help!

My general approach is to buy glossy whenever it's available in the style I want. Nice and shiny. Exudes quality. Now if you need a "rustic" look, there are plenty of choices. Kraft paper and many others are available for the rustic candle maker.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/4/2019 at 4:37 PM, NightLight said:

Inkjet is water soluble so damp hands could mess up the label.

In general I agree, but I get good results with inkjet and high gloss paper.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...