Various types of materials used for making label sticker

May 31, 2019

Face materials are the top layer of the label construction, which we can print on. Below is a list of the main types of face materials. 


Cheermo has an extensive selection of materials to suit any number of labelling requirements. Please contact us for customized label solutions which can meet your needs with the right material type .

1.Matte Gloss Paper
Matte gloss paper materials have an extra coating applied to give it an extra glossy, mirror like finish. The glossy finish provides a nice smooth surface for the ink to adhere to giving a premium look to the label. The extra coating applied also provides the label with additional tear and moisture resistance. Cast gloss materials are a good choice for a premium look in beverage or retail applications.

2.Thermal Materials
Thermal materials offer you the ability to print variable information onto the label before application, such as pricing, product information, use by dates, and barcodes. Thermal materials can be either paper or film, the application determines which is best to use.
There are two methods of thermal printing which also impact material choice; thermal direct and thermal transfer. Learn about the differences between thermal direct and thermal transfer labels.

3.Synthetic Materials
Synthetic label materials can be PP, PE, PO or PVC based white or clear film materials. They provide excellent moisture and chemical resistance. The finishes are commonly glossy and provide an excellent surface for the ink to adhere to giving bright and dense colors. The matte finished materials are generally used in the logistics sector where the matte surface is better suited to thermal transfer printing. Synthetic materials are commonly used across multiple industries where moisture and chemical resistance is required. The conformability of synthetic materials makes them an excellent choice for small diameter containers and squeezable applications.