Pressure Sensitive Labels

Pressure Sensitive Labels, Two Rolls

Custom Pressure sensitive labels are ideal for food and beverage, nutraceutical bottles, spray bottles, automotive products or any other type of shelf worthy product. Pressure sensitive labels are the "workhorse" of the industry, by some estimates 80% of the label market is made up of pressure-sensitive labels. Midwest Label Supply has extensive experience with many types of specialty inks and adhesives and can print on a variety of substrates including paper, film and foils. Pressure-sensitive labels can utilize paper, film and foil as their essential mark materials and can be utilized with a wide scope of inks. It just takes light or moderate strain to apply (or stick) them to an item surface. They can be stripped off and adhered onto an item utilizing a hand or machine-applied strategy.

What are Pressure Sensitive Labels used for?

Pressure sensitive labels are most commonly thought of when manufacturers are considering how the label will be applied to the packaging of a product. Often times pressure sensitive labels will be applied to the packaging through an automated or semi-automated process. Such as a cylindrical beer or soda can or bottle label applicator. You will find pressure sensitive labels on a broad variety of products. At MLS custom pressure sensitive labels are manufactured for wine labels, cosmetic labels, medical labels, beer labels and more.

Labels for automotive products can be designed to withstand weather and toxic conditions. Large food labels run well on Midwest Label Supply's 20-inch Arsoma presses for high-end process work.

Custom Pressure Sensitive Labels

Midwest Label Supply offers print on demand custom pressure sensitive label printing. We are able to do short-run or long-run applications. We can also do variable printing for batch or 1 labels or mass customization applications (e.g. Give someone a Coke campaign). Our "tailor-made" paper and laminates can absorb water from 300 grams per M2 to 7,500 grams per M2. The sizes vary from 10mm x 10mm to 1200mm x 2000mm sheet sizes and 10mm to 1000mm discs diameters.

MLS printing and converting can provide both non-woven or paper based products carrying the HiSorb and Unisorb brand names respectively.

Pressure Sensitive Label Finishing

Along with providing a vast array of printing options for pressure sensitive labels, we also can do a variety of finishing options. Some examples include die cutting such as the Coors Mountain label. We can provide overlaminate for UV protection, limiting abrasion and moisture protection. Lastly we can slit the labels onto roll sizes that fit your custom needs.

Pressure Sensitive Food and Beverage Labels

You'll see our custom pressure-sensitive labels on an expansive scope of items from food and beverage to industrial equipment to cold wet ice cream shelves. Our specialty is low volume specialty products. We have a fine eye for the print craft and we hope our customers do as well. We work with a variety of specialty products that need to stand out on the shelves.

Below is a video of our die cutting, splicing and roll-to-roll finishing at work:

Our labels have been used with a variety of bottle and cylindrical label application machinery including:

  • Zap Labeler
  • Bench Max
  • Herma Labeler
  • Joysun
  • Dispense-A-Matic

We like to work with customers to achieve the most automated and replicable label application possible.

Custom Pressure Sensitive Options

Our labels consist of a variety of options including material stock, adhesive, and finishing options.

Face Stock

For material stock midwest label supply deals with over 50 material options to include but not limited to paper, gloss, semi-gloss, vinyl, transparent and more. Our materials allow us to achieve applications including fine wines, beer bottles, craft beers, and smaller bottle applications like pills and oils.


Most of the products we manufacture labels for use some variety of permanent adhesive. We know colder, wetter or outdoor applications can require a more stringent adhesive. Just let us know what you are working on and we will make sure we have the right adhesive for the job.


For finishing options we offer die-cutting, laminations such as matte and UV protection and we are able to slit a specific roll size to make sure your labels are applied to your product in the right spot coming off of the applicator.

MLS's food packaging pads have a market advantage in that by design they are versatile enough to be produced to:

  • Any color
  • Patterned/embossed
  • Printed
  • A variety of sizes
  • A variety of shapes or folded
  • Single or double sided polythene coated
  • Slit reels

All of which can be produced with a wide range of special film or foil coatings laminated to a variety of base materials. We also have the capability to add serialization and variable data options to our labels. One example of this is the Coke can campaign which had different names on the cans.

Recently the Company has developed the capability to produce a specialist laminated product with integral boneguard protection for use in vacuum packing both in chilled transit or storage of either the whole carcass or primal cuts. This has additional absorbent and perforated qualities.

MLS printing and converting is a Milwaukee based pressure sensitive label manufacturer, contact us today with your custom label needs.

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