Glossy Labels: Strenghts and Weaknesses

Most products have a fair number of both strengths and weaknesses, but glossy labels have barely any disadvantages. Unless you plan to write on your label (where a matte finish would be far more suitable), or you don’t like the shiny quality a label’s surface, you’ll enjoy the positive aspects of using glossy labels:

• Glossy stock holds the ink well and prevents it from smudging.

• Glossy labels are good for all kinds of surfaces: metal, plastic, paper, etc.

• Images and colors on glossy labels are always brighter than on any matte label.

• Glossy varnish/lamination makes the label more durable and resistant to wet marks.

• Glossy material makes a sharp and vivid contrast between words and images.

• They don’t fade.