It may seem like an oxymoron that your labels are not sticking. There are many reasons why labels are not adhering to the surface. Even different materials can stick to surfaces differently. Sticker Mountain has narrowed these materials down to the most durable and commonly used, helping you stay on track with the best possible outcome. Here are the top 3 ways to get your label to stick to your product.
1. Have a dry surface
Although the labels are waterproof, you will want to make sure that your bottles, jars, or containers are dry when putting the labels on. Our labels have an activation period, meaning that the longer they sit on the container, the more aggressive the adhesive becomes. When working with beverages, foods, cosmetics, and even supplements, double-check that the outside of the container is completely dry and has no material on the area where the labels will be applied. Each industry has a different approach to the labeling process. The most common method is filling the jars and containers with the product and then proceeding to the drying process. Once the container, jar, or bottle dries, the labels are then applied to them. This ensures that the surface is clean and dry and leaves no residue.
2. Surface consistency
It is imperative that the surface is smooth and consistent all the way around. Some of the more prominent examples would be applying a label to a grilled pan vs and flat surface pan. The grilled groves will not allow the label’s sticky surface to apply to all of the spots. A less obvious example is if the container has a slight bubble in the glass jar or plastic container. We would assume that all containers have perfect cylinder shapes, however sometimes in the production, they develop an uneven surface and little divots in the jars, leaving a gap for the labels to not stick.
3. Correct measurements
Accurately measured labels are a crucial component to being well-fitted labels. When your labels are smaller than
the container, they may not accurately approach any of the curved parts of a bottle, jar, or container, and can leave odd gaps. Second, the label will not hang over the edge, ensuring it will have an entirely flat surface to adhere to.
These are the top 3 ways to get your label to stick to your product. Although there can be more reasons, these are the most common situations. To avoid these issues, make sure you fill first, measure correctly, and are applying to smooth surfaces. At Sticker Mountain, we have chosen the most durable and highly aggressive materials, so you don’t have to worry about loss in quality. No matter the situation, we will STICK with you from beginning to end, making sure you have the right label for the proper containers.