Use labels to amend existing packaging
Opaque labels are a quick and affordable way to amend existing packaging. They contain a block out layer to stop printed designs from showing through from underneath the label.
So if you need to amend your existing packaging to suit a customs export requirement, or have switched ingredients due to supply chain disruption, opaque labels help avoid wasting your existing packaging, all while benefiting from short lead times.
See how our customers use Opaque Labels
Amend pre-printed product packaging with opaque labels
Many of our customers amend or update existing product packaging, whether it be a tub, tin, bottle or box, by over-labelling with opaque labels. Labels benefit from comparably shorter lead times and lower minimum order quantities, helping to provide flexibility to your packaging supply chain.
Updated contact information cover-up labels
Discreet opaque cover-up labels can blend in to the design of your printed promotional materials, or other items which display your contact details, in situations when your contact details have become outdated. This provides a professional stop-gap ahead of your next redesign.
Opaque Over-labelling for exported products
International brands use opaque labels to meet country-specific legal requirements in situations where order volumes don't warrant bespoke pre-printed packaging. Instead, packaging is tailored to each market's requirements by over-labelling with additional information and translations.
Opaque Barcode and Price Change Labels
It's vital for price information and product barcodes to be correct, so when over labelling with the correct versions you should always use opaque labels. This ensures that the old barcode can't interfere with the scanning of the new barcode, and customers aren't confused by seeing the old price.
Sustainable Sourcing: We purchase materials from suppliers who meet sustainable sourcing accreditations.
Reducing Consumption: We optimise production layouts and machinery set up to reduce waste material and ink.
Protecting the Environment: We don't send any waste to landfill, it is instead goes to a local energy recovery facility.
Custom Opaque Label options include...
Paper Opaque Label Materials
Our most popular opaque label material is paper, a cost effective solution for a diverse variety of situations where existing packaging requires amendment.
Custom Shapes for Containers & Bottles
We're experienced in providing custom shaped opaque labels for bottles and containers, and can provide them to be suitable for your automatic label applicator.
Custom Waterproof Opaque Labels
Crown Labels provide a range of synthetic opaque label materials, suitable for applications in which protection from water and liquid exposure is required.
Full Colour Digital Print and Variable Data
Our industry-leading digital label printing capabilities are perfectly suited to full colour opaque labels. Variable data and unique codes can also be printed.
BS5609 Compliant Opaque Labels
For industries such as chemicals, long-term durability of opaque labels is required. We stock a range of opaque labels which have BS5609 approved adhesives.
Food Production Metal Detector Friendly Labels
We supply food, pharmaceutical and packaging companies with metal-free opaque labels. These are suitable for use in production lines where metal detectors are used.
How to get custom Opaque Labels:
Crown Labels are a UK label supplier, manufacturing in South Yorkshire.
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We've been manufacturing custom labels for over 30 years, including the opaque labels you've been reading about on this page.
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