Writeable Matte Finish
These labels are finished with a matte lamination that can be written on with a permanent marker for more versatility.
Finished on Rolls
We will finish your Matte Labels on rolls, which also makes applying and storing your label inventory easier.
Choose Copy Position
Working with a label applicator machine? Just choose the direction your artwork needs to come off the roll, and we’ll take care of the rest in printing.
Custom Shapes & Sizes
Custom sizes and shapes are free. When it comes to creating your custom shaped die, our laser die cutting process means you can get creative!
Best for Indoor Use
These labels are meant for indoor use. We have Matte Sticker options too, if you need an outdoor durable option.
More About Matte Labels
The smooth matte finish of these labels provides unique ways they can enhance a design and stand out on shelves when labeling products or used as packaging stickers. These labels are safe to be used as food labels for items already in packaging, and work great as beer labels or for beverages of all types. With a water-resistant application, these labels will hold up strong in wet, cold, or dry environments (yep, even freezers! These labels work great for ice cream, yum).
Matte Labels are printed on the same material as our Glossy Labels, they just get a different lamination treatment. The laminate is also permanently applied, making these a 1 layer label when finished. They are always printed with a back-facing adhesive so they will have a traditional application feel.
We use a full color digital printing process, making it possible to have as few or as many colors as you want - there are no color fees if you need more in your design! Our printing process also makes it possible for us to print with a lot of detail, including font sizes as small as 5pt when you need the fine print in your labels for ingredients, weights, or other important information your customers care about.
Cutting with lasers also means rounded corners, which has the added benefit of helping to prevent peeling once your labels are applied. Depending on your designs, we are able to cut tighter corners in many cases. If you want us to cut tight corners for your Matte Labels, let us know in the Additional Comments box in your cart. Our Art Team will take a look at it and let you know if we can cut tight corners with your designs (in some cases adding tighter corners can cut off part of your designs, which we can prevent with our default corner radius).
- Our typical corner radius is 1/8" (0.125"
- Our tight corner radius will be 1/25" (0.04")
- Check out the page for How to Print Labels for tips and recommendations for setting up your label artwork files for the best results.
Application Tips for Matte Labels
If you package a variety of options in the same packaging (coffee bags, beer cans, juice bottles, for example) and want a more versatile option for your labels, Matte Labels are great for this! Since these labels can be written on with a permanent marker (ball point pens don't work all that well), you can leave space in your designs to add in unique information about flavor, quantity, color, and more!
They can be applied to most surfaces, and we recommend starting with a clean, dry one to avoid debris from sneaking under your labels. However, the strong adhesive these labels have will stick to surfaces that still have some moisture or water droplets, like beer cans coming off the line waiting to get labeled.
Please note, our labels will apply best to smooth flat, or smooth curved surfaces like bottles or jars. They are not meant to be stuck to heavily textured or sphere-like surfaces, which can give them a bit of a wrinkly application.
Still not sure if Matte Labels or Glossy Labels are the best option for you? Check out our Matte vs Glossy Labels page to see these products together, or all of our custom labels to see what's going to be the best fit for you!