Pharmaceutical Labels

Pharmaceutical labels are the printed information on the packaging of a medication. They provide important information about the medicine, including the name, dosage, route of administration, and any special instructions for use. Pharmaceutical labels are an essential part of medication packaging and are required by law to be accurate, complete, and easy to read. They play a crucial role in ensuring that patients use medications safely and effectively.

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

1. Drug name: The name of the drug, including the brand name and/or generic name.

2. Strength: The strength of the medication, typically expressed in milligrams (mg), micrograms (mcg), or other appropriate units.

3. Dosage form: The form in which the medication is taken, such as a tablet, capsule, liquid, or injection.

4. Route of administration: The method by which the medication is given, such as orally, topically, or intravenously.

5. Manufacturer information: The name and contact information of the company that produced the medication.

6. Expiration date: The date after which the medication should not be used.

7. LOT number: The identification number assigned to a specific batch of medication.

8. Storage instructions: The recommended storage conditions for the medication, such as temperature and light sensitivity.

9. Warnings and precautions: Any warnings or precautions associated with the medication, such as potential side effects or drug interactions.

10. Instructions for use: How the medication should be taken, including dosage instructions and any special instructions for use.

It’s important to note that the specific information required on a pharmaceutical label may vary depending on the type of medication and the regulations in the country where it is being sold.

Labelling Materials for Pharmaceutical  Products

When it comes to choosing label materials for pharmaceutical labels, it’s important to consider the specific needs of your product and the regulations that apply to your industry. Here are some factors to keep in mind when selecting label materials:

Durability: Pharmaceutical labels must be durable enough to withstand handling, transport, and storage without fading, smudging, or peeling. Look for label materials that are resistant to moisture, chemicals, and abrasion.

Adhesive: The label adhesive must be strong enough to adhere to the medication packaging without falling off or causing damage when removed. The adhesive should also be safe for use with the medication and meet any relevant regulations.

Print quality: The label material should be compatible with your printing method and produce clear, high-quality text and graphics. It’s important to choose a label material that won’t smudge or bleed during printing.

Compliance: Depending on where your product will be sold, you may need to meet specific labeling regulations. Make sure to choose label materials that comply with any applicable regulations, such as those related to material safety, environmental impact, or FDA-approved labeling.

With this in mind, the following selection of materials is commonly used for this product:

Waterproof Plastic Labels

Waterproof polypropylene labels are an excellent choice for pharmaceutical labels for several reasons. First, they are resistant to water, chemicals, and oils, which ensures that the label remains readable and intact even when exposed to harsh conditions. Second, they are durable and can withstand extreme temperatures, ensuring that they remain legible throughout the product’s lifespan. Third, they can be printed with toner that is resistant to smudging and abrasion, especially if applied with a laminate over the top of the label.

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

Transparent Labels

Transparent plastic labels are a popular and practical option for pharmaceutical products for several reasons. First, they allow consumers to see the product clearly, which is especially important for products with unique shapes, colours, or textures. Second, they provide a sleek and modern appearance that is both eye-catching and professional. Third, they are versatile and can be printed with a variety of designs, fonts, and colours to meet the branding and regulatory requirements. Fourth, they are durable and resistant to moisture, oils, and chemicals, ensuring that the label remains intact and legible 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. 

Fluorescent Coloured Labels

Fluorescent-coloured labels offer several benefits when it comes to labeling pharmaceutical products. Firstly, the bright and vibrant colours help to make the product stand out and attract attention, which is particularly useful in retail settings. Secondly, they can help to communicate important information such as warnings, dosage instructions, and expiration dates in a clear and concise manner. Thirdly, the high visibility of fluorescent colours can help to reduce the risk of errors, such as picking the wrong product from a shelf or confusing products with similar packaging. Lastly, the use of fluorescent colors can help to create a consistent and recognisable brand identity, which is important for building trust and loyalty among consumers.

If you would like regular colours printed on your labels, then we would have these digitally printed on top of the label for you.

Semi-Gloss Paper Labels

Semi-gloss paper labels are an effective way to improve the visibility of pharmaceutical products. Firstly, the semi-gloss finish provides a smooth and slightly shiny surface that reflects light, making the label easier to read and the product more noticeable. Secondly, semi-gloss paper is a popular and cost-effective material that is widely available and easy to print on, making it a practical choice for pharmaceutical labeling needs. Thirdly, semi-gloss paper labels are versatile and can be printed with a variety of designs, colours, and fonts to meet the branding and regulatory requirements.

A gloss varnish and gloss laminate are excellent options for pharmaceutical 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.

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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 pharmaceutical 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.