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labeling-101Whitlam Group has the means to print your product on a wide variety of materials and films. The following is a list of some of the most popular label stocks. If you don’t see what your labeling needs require, give us a call and we will find the right material for you.

White Polyester

This material is available in a gloss or and matte finish. This is an excellent material for outdoor use due to its dimensional stability and its ability to withstand harsh weather conditions and exposure to chemicals. This material can be used on thermal transfer & laser printers. It comes with a permanent pressure sensitive adhesive in standard and heavy coat weight for your more difficult surfaces. This is also available with a removable adhesive for temporary identifications.

Clear Polyester

This material is available in a gloss or matte finish. This is an excellent material for outdoor use due to its dimensional stability and its ability to withstand harsh weather conditions and exposure to chemicals. It comes with a permanent pressure sensitive adhesive in standard and heavy coat weight for your more difficult surfaces. This is also available with a high temperature resistant removable adhesive for paint masking application.

Metalized Polyester

This stock is available in either chrome, mirror-like finish or a brushed finish that resembles stainless steel. This is an excellent material for outdoor use due to its dimensional stability and its ability to withstand harsh weather conditions. Useful for fleet markings, heating & air-conditioning units or anything else that spends a lot of time outdoors. It comes standard with a permanent adhesive.

White Polypropylene

– This material is available in a gloss or matte finish and can be printed on via thermal transfer printers. This is an excellent material for decorative packaging applications due to its flexibility and is a more cost effective alternative to polyester. It comes with both permanent and removable adhesives, depending on the application.

Clear Polypropylene

This material is available in a gloss or matte finish. This is an excellent material for decorative packaging applications due to its flexibility and high degree of clarity. It comes with both permanent and removable adhesives, depending on the application.

White Vinyl

This is the standard material used in bumper stickers and is useful when you need a low-cost label that can be used outdoors. It comes standard with permanent and removable adhesives.

Clear Vinyl

A frosty-clear material that is useful when you want to create window decals. By printing your decal as a mirror image, it can be placed on the inside of a window so that it’s legible from the outside.

Clear Static Cling Vinyl

This is a clear stock that does not use an adhesive but sticks via static electricity. Often used for “Oil Change/Next Service Due” decals, this stock makes a great movable sign at point of purchase displays. It is best when applied to glass, metal and other smooth surfaces.

Paper, Fluorescent

This is a brightly colored uncoated stock that is available in red, green, pink and orange. It’s useful when you need a paper label that stands out. It comes standard with a permanent adhesive.

Paper, Foil

Available in either silver or gold, bright or dull foil, it is often used as a decorative label popular with florists, artists and those seeking to give their labeling applications a “classy” look. It comes standard with a permanent adhesive.

Paper, High-Gloss

This is a very glossy coated white paper stock that comes with two different permanent adhesives. One permanent adhesive is a rubber base system for general purpose labeling applications that need a quick stick feature, and the other is an acrylic cold temperature adhesive that is FDA approved for indirect food contact applications. This can be used on prime label applications. It’s also available with a removable adhesive for temporary identifications.

Paper, Litho

This is an uncoated, white, matte paper stock that is suitable when you want a material that won’t smear if you were to write or type on it. Typical applications include sheet feed laser printers, and computer pin fed shipping labels. It comes with permanent or removable adhesive.

Paper, Semi-Gloss

This is a coated semi gloss in appearance, white stock that comes with two different permanent adhesives. One permanent adhesive is a rubber base system for general purpose labeling applications that need a quick stick feature, and the other is an acrylic cold temperature adhesive that is FDA approved for indirect food contact applications. This can be used on the packaging of seafood, poultry and other meat products. Also useful when bar coding is needed. A removable adhesive for temporary identification is available.

Paper, Tag

This is a white 8 or 10 pt. tag stock, coated on both sides and does not have an adhesive. This can be used for our scratch-off cards and also ID/Membership cards. Both sides of this stock can be imprinted.

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