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Question The best self-adhesive for labels

Discussion in 'Product and Supplier Referrals' started by Ingvild Oline, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. Ingvild Oline

    Ingvild Oline New Member

    Dec 14, 2018
    Oslo, Norway

    I am looking for the best possible materials for the stickers my company produce.

    We are making name label stickers - usage is labeling clothes, shoes, food containers, water bottles, toys etc. We use Roland large format printers and Summa cutters. We are looking for a self-adhesive material that will adhere to plastic, steel, porcelain etc., and withstand cleaning in the dishwasher as well as microwave, oven and freezer.

    Because our stickers are used for labeling clothes as well as assets, the material has to withstand cleaning with detergents in the washing machine up to 60 degrees. The material has to be free of toxins and with no harmful substances, and it needs to be safe for use by children and in connection with food. If possible we would like something that is not PVC. Ideally, we want a material that will adhere directly on to fabric as well, also during/after washing (heat transfer vinyl is not interesting).

    As you can see our demands are high. Does anyone on Signs101 forum know about a manufacturer that has the kind of material we are looking for? Or if there is a supplier that has the ability to develop what we are looking for?

    Answers much appreciated.

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  2. 2B

    2B Very Active Member

    May 5, 2011
    No, all the points you listed can NOT be fulfilled by a single product.
    Regardless of the printer used.

    BigfishDMBigfishDM can offer advice on what media you can start looking into
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  3. ddarlak

    ddarlak Trump Hater

    This thread literally made me laugh out loud....
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  4. Ingvild Oline

    Ingvild Oline New Member

    Dec 14, 2018
    Oslo, Norway
    Thank you so much for your help.

    I'm glad that I could bring some laughter into your life.
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  5. Jburns

    Jburns Active Member

    Jan 19, 2009
    Paint or a dye can be pretty durable for all the conditions listed
  6. boxerbay

    boxerbay Active Member

    Nov 25, 2010
    Darkside of the Moon
    I need one widget that does everything and cures cancer and feeds all the kids in the world and stops all the wars. anybody have any idea? haha.
    cups and hard plastics - you need a pad printer
    fabrics - silk screen
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  7. ddarlak

    ddarlak Trump Hater

  8. Emd2kick

    Emd2kick Member

    Jan 18, 2018
    New Jersey
    Most of the requierements you want are printed on different types of equipment. You will never be cost effective on high runs against flexo label printers, close your doors now and choose a new line of work.

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