How To Choose The Right Material for Your Blank Label

Choosing the right blank label for your business, personal, or school needs can be challenging. You want a practical blank label that looks good. Oh and preferably a label that’s environmentally friendly as well! Does such a perfect blank label exist?

There’s no denying that the material of your blank label is important, just as the size and shape are too. When you choose the perfect blank label material for your business, it can really make an impact on how your business or product is received. Then there’s the practical side of things to consider, choosing a white paper blank label for items that are likely to get wet doesn’t make any sense.

So choosing the right material for your blank label is important. Which is exactly why we’ve created this article. Today, we’ll share all the different materials you can choose between for your blank label, and which material suits which practical use best.

White Paper labels

Let’s begin with the good old classic white paper blank label. This is the original blank label that can be used for all your general-use, product labeling, and address labeling needs.

This type of blank label can come in handy in the kitchen, for all your pantry labeling and organising. It’s worth noting though that this kind of blank label is not suitable if your items are likely to come in contact with water or heat (you’ll need a tougher label material for that!).

Avery white paper blank labels come in matt white, premium matt white, and textured linen. You can choose between a permanent adhesive option (super sticky) or a removable adhesive option (easier to remove if needed).  

Clear Labels

If you’re looking for a blank label to stick to glass jars, perfume bottles, or other clear products, our clear labels are clearly the label of choice!

This is a great blank label if you’re looking to create a high-quality, elegant look on your products. The transparent glossy label makes it look as though your logo has been printed directly onto your product’s surface.

Avery clear blank labels have a permanent adhesive and are also water, oil and dirt resistant. They’re tough too, are tear proof and are perfect for use on cosmetics.

Waterproof and Heavy Duty Labels

Speaking of tough, our waterproof and heavy duty labels are the perfect choice for products that are exposed to water, heat, or strong chemicals! Our polyester material is tear proof, waterproof, dirt, oil and UV-resistant so you can be rest assured they will deliver maximum performance.

These labels are unaffected by temperature variations from -20°C to +80°C and make a great blank label for outdoor applications.

Antimicrobial Film

A blank label that kills germs and bacteria? Tell me more! That’s right, our antimicrobial blank label is a transparent film that kills 99.99% of bacteria. This is the perfect label choice for high touch surfaces, such as your smartphone, door handles, communal desks and the like.

This hardworking blank label can be used in conjunction with regular cleaning and is both water and oil proof.

Kraft Brown Labels

Are you seeking a homemade, rustic look for your blank labels? Kraft brown could be the blank label for you! Made from 100% recycled paper, this is a great option if you’re after a more eco-friendly label.

Our kraft brown labels come with a permanent adhesive, and are the ideal choice for paper, glass, and plastic surfaces.

Coloured Labels

Want a blank label that grabs attention? Then you’ll definitely want to check out Avery’s selection of coloured blank labels! Coloured labels are a great option for packaging items that are ‘Fragile’, ‘Urgent’, or need to be transported ‘This Way Up!’.

From fluro green to aquamarine and everything in between, there’s a coloured blank label for everyone!

Metallic Labels

Want to elevate and add a premium finish to any product? Choose from our metallic blank label range for a little extra decadence!

Ideal for product labels, packaging labels and mailing out invitations for weddings, as well as other special events like Christmas and birthdays!

Removable Labels

Not looking for a long-term commitment? Removable blank labels are where it’s at! They’re sticky, but not too sticky, meaning you can easily remove these labels without leaving any residue behind.

This is a great option if you run a lot of sales in your business or for school items for the kids. Available in white matt paper and white heavy duty/waterproof. 

Eco-Friendly Labels

If keeping it ‘green’ is at the top of your list of label requirements, these are the labels for you. Our Avery eco-friendly blank labels will help you reduce your impact on the environment. These labels are recyclable, FSC® certified, and made with 100% recycled paper from well-managed forests.

At Avery, we are always striving toward better and more responsible solutions that combine ecological, social and economic goals and values ​​in a meaningful way - and which ultimately lead to a better future for our planet. If you’re interested in reading more about the steps we are taking towards more sustainability, click here.

FSC Labels

What’s FSC you ask? Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is an independent, non-governmental, not for profit organisation established to promote the responsible management of the world's forests.

Avery is now offering a wide range of FSC certified products ranging from addressing labels to indexing products, noting that we are trying to help organisations like the FSC to make a difference and stop the deforestation that is happening all over the world. So by purchasing your office products from an FSC certified manufacturer guarantees you're helping make a difference! Our FSC blank labels come in a variety of different sizes and shapes.

Wrapping it up

Blank labels come in a wide variety of different materials. The material you choose will depend on your label use, aesthetic, and environmental factors. Now that you have an overview of all the blank label materials available at Avery, we hope you’ll have no problem picking out the perfect blank label for your next project!