As the spice industry continues to grow, so does the need for labels to fit the small size jars. Most spices are sold in small quantities and in small jars. As pictured here, the eye dropper jar is common in the bitters business. Just a few drops of this very potent formula are needed to add just the right character of flavor. So the eye dropper bottle is the perfect match for this product.small-bottle-labels

A very common label size for these small jars is 3.8125″x 1.625″ which enables the label to wrap around the entire bottle. Typically we would produce a preprinted white film label with a permanent adhesive on the back, 4 color process CMYK image on the front and a permanent clear gloss lamination. We would finish these on a 3″ core with the matrix removed allowing for easy label removal and application onto the bottle.

Common issues:
These products are usually kept in a bar area where moisture and cleaning chemicals may impact the label. Both moisture and chemicals can discolor and fade four color process labels unless they are protected.

The bottles and jars are so small that labels can pull off of the jar and not stick properly.

Solutions:

The clear permanent laminate goes over the face of the label protecting the image from chemicals and water. This laminate does add a mil thickness to the label which could cause the second issue to be worse.

To prevent the label from pulling up off the jar, the overall mil thickness of the finished label must be checked. If a 4 mil label is used and a 2 mil laminate is placed over the label for image protection, the label will be so thick that it will retain “memory” from tension and try to stay flat. If the label is made from a 2 mil thick substrate, and then a 1 mil laminate is placed over the label, the label will be much more flexible.

Another option in running these labels is the finishing process. Label material is fed through the press on rolls. The labels are then finished on rolls. If the label can be run in the direction of the curve in the original roll so it will come off the finished roll with the same natural curvature of the bottle, then the natural “memory” of the material will transfer to the jar the label is placed on.

In this example, in order to do this, this label would have to come off of the finished roll 1.625” wide x 3.8125” deep. The label should wrap right around the bottle and remain there permanently.

When planning the design of a product label and the process in which the labels will be applied, whether by hand or by machine, it is critical to keep in mind these issues to prevent costly disasters in a product launch. Can you imagine putting labels on thousands of products and packaging them to go to customers and upon delivery, all the labels have fallen off or are stuck to the inside of the shipping carton?

A little planning and working with a quality label provider can prevent this type of disaster from happening on your product launch. Give us a call on your next custom label run and let us add our expertise to your product labeling. We look forward to helping.

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