Water-resistant Labels

Looking for a label that can handle the elements? Avery's water-resistant labels are your perfect match!

With a huge selection to choose from, these tough labels are the ideal solution for parcel shipping, heavy-duty product labelling, and so much more. Designed to stick around, these labels aren't going anywhere!

The heavy-duty adhesive is splashproof, oil, dirt and tear-resistant, so you can have 100% confidence that your label isn't coming off easily. Try our outdoor range, as these labels can withstand temperatures of -20 up to 80+.

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What Are Water-Resistant Labels?

Water-resistant labels are a type of adhesive label engineered to withstand exposure to water and other harsh conditions. As their name suggests, these labels resist water, making them a handy tool in different industries and situations where durability and longevity are needed.

The process of creating water-resistant labels is an interesting one. To begin with, the label material is selected. Generally, materials like vinyl and polyester are used dues to their inherent water-resistant properties. These materials repel water and are tough enough to withstand harsh environments.

The next step is the application of an adhesive to the material. In most cases, this adhesive is a strong, heavy-duty type that can stay put despite contact with water, oils, dirt, or even physical wear and tear.

There are a few key differences in waterproof vs water-resistant labels, even though they are often confused as being the same.

  • Water-resistant labels can handle moisture and light splashes but can't be fully exposed to heavy exposure. 
  • Waterproof labels can last for extended periods underwater without losing their adhesion or the readability of the printed information.

If you're looking for a bottle and jar labelling solution, Avery's water-resistant labels are a perfect choice. They'll stay stuck no matter what liquids you store or transport them in.

If you need shipping labels that can handle exposure to the hot and cold during transportation, you're in luck. Avery's water-resistant labels are the ideal solution for shipping companies and individuals who need labels that can withstand carrying temperatures

What is water resistant labels?

Water-resistant labels are designed to hold up when exposed to moisture. Unlike standard labels, they won't smudge, peel, or disintegrate easily when they get wet. These are ideal for products that might be stored in damp conditions or come into occasional contact with liquids.

What is the difference between waterproof and water resistant labels?

Water-resistant labels can handle some moisture but aren't meant to be submerged in water. On the other hand, waterproof labels can be fully submerged and still maintain their quality and adhesion.

Which is better waterproof or water-resistant?

It depends on your needs. If your product is likely to be submerged in water, go for waterproof. For general moisture protection, like outdoor exposure or refrigeration, water-resistant should be enough.

Do I want waterproof or water-resistant?

It depends on what you need. If your labels need to withstand more extreme conditions like full submersion, go for waterproof. If it's just about handling some dampness or splashes, water-resistant will do the job.

Does water-resistant wear off?

Over time, the water-resistant qualities can diminish, especially with heavy exposure to moisture or friction. Always read the manufacturer's guidelines for best results.

What is an example of water resistance?

A classic example would be a shampoo bottle label. It's designed to withstand splashes and steam in the shower but isn't meant to be submerged underwater for extended periods.

Does water-resistant mean waterproof?

No, water-resistant doesn't mean waterproof. Water-resistant offers a degree of protection against moisture but can't handle being submerged, while waterproof labels can.