Can Labels

Many products can be stored in a can, most commonly cider and beer and in the ever growing market for craft beer. But in more recent times juices and water is also becoming more popular in cans as well as some wines for picnics or festivals, this is largely due to its eco-friendly credentials. It is easily recycled and only takes 60 days for an aluminium can to be recycled, remanufactured and back into retail!

There isn’t much of a difference between bottle and can labels. Some cans are printed without have a printed label on them, this is called screen printing and is expensive on shorter runs. A custom can label will often cover the whole of the main cylinder surface of the can, allowing you to express the exotic flavours with the most creative artwork to entice your thirsty customers.

If you would like to test any of our quality materials, you can order a sample pack to get a feel of what material or adhesive works best for you:


Useful Information

Product name: The name of the product should be clearly displayed on the label.

Brand name: The brand or manufacturer name should also be included on the label.

Net weight or volume: The weight or volume of the product should be indicated on the label.

Ingredients list: A list of all ingredients used in the product, in descending order of predominance by weight, should be provided.

Nutritional information: In some countries, cans may be required to display nutritional information, including the number of calories, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrates, dietary fiber, sugars, and protein.

Allergen information: If the product contains any allergens, such as nuts or soy, this should be clearly indicated on the label.

Country of origin: The country of origin of the product should be displayed on the label.

Expiration date or best before date: The date by which the product should be consumed or used, or the best before date, should be indicated on the label.

Storage instructions: Information on how the product should be stored, such as in a cool, dry place, should be provided.

Instructions for use: If the product requires specific preparation or cooking instructions, these should be included on the label.

Labelling Materials for Can Products

Waterproof Plastic Labels

Waterproof polypropylene labels are ideal for can products because they are resistant to moisture, chemicals, and oils. This means that the label won’t smudge or peel off, even when the can is exposed to wet or humid conditions. Additionally, polypropylene labels are durable and can withstand the handling and storage conditions that canned products are often subjected to. This makes them a reliable choice for labeling canned goods, ensuring that the label remains legible and intact throughout the product’s lifespan.

For extra water resistance, we recommend a gloss laminate over the top to ensure that the print is as protected as the label. 

Semi-Gloss Paper Labels

Semi-gloss paper labels are an excellent option for canned products due to their affordability, printability, and aesthetic appeal. The semi-gloss finish provides a subtle shine that enhances the visual appeal of the label, making it stand out on the shelves. Furthermore, paper labels are printable using a wide range of printing techniques, including inkjet and laser printers. This allows for a high degree of customisation, enabling manufacturers to create labels with unique designs and branding elements.

A gloss varnish and gloss laminate are excellent options for lcan labels due to their ability to provide an extra layer of protection and enhance the label’s visual appeal. The gloss varnish provides a high level of glossiness, creating a luxurious and shiny finish that adds to the product’s premium look. Similarly, a gloss laminate provides a high level of glossiness, but it is thicker and more durable than a gloss varnish, making it a suitable option for products that require more protection.

Metallic Plastic Labels

Metallic plastic labels are a great option for canned products because they offer a unique and eye-catching appearance that can help products stand out on the shelves. The metallic finish of the label adds a premium look and feel to the product, making it appear more upscale and desirable to consumers. Additionally, plastic labels are waterproof and durable, ensuring that the label remains intact even when the product is exposed to moisture or rough handling.

Alternatively, if waterproof durability isn’t an essential part of your product. We also supply metallic paper labels which may be a suitable preference for your needs.


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What’s Required?

What Information Do We Require From You?

1. Do you require blank or Printed Labels?

We have to know whether you would like your labels supplied to you blank, or if you have your own custom artwork you would need printing. We will send you an artwork approval before we go ahead with the finished product.

2. What Shape do you need? 

We also need to know what shape you need. Everything we produce on rolls is bespoke, which means we can have whatever shape you require custom-made. Let us know if you require a Rectangle, Circle, Oval, or a Custom Sized shape. 

3. What Size do you need?

Let us know what size you require. We can produce any size that you may need. If you have a custom size, it is best to send us a PDF of your design so we can see each dimension.

4.  What Material do you need?

See what materials we recommend for canned products. However if you would like a different material for your specific needs, we can have these made for you. See our List of Label Materials so you can decide which one is best for you.

5. Which Adhesive? 

Which adhesive do you require? We offer

  • 1. Standard permanent
  • 2. Ultra permanent
  • 3. Low-Tack Peelable
  • 4. Ultra Peelable
  • 5. Freezer-Proof

6. Maximum Roll Diameter and Core Size? 

If you have a preference, let us know the maximum roll diameter and core size you require.

7. Quantity of Labels?

Finally, let us know what quantity of labels you need, and how you would like these to be split per roll.

How to Order

Enquire with a member of our team by either emailing us at, or by contacting us directly at 0344 272 0212.

Alternatively, you can fill out one of our easy forms found just below, and we will get a response back to you swiftly.