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, 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:


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.

Custom-Made Can Labels

Do you need a custom-sized label to fit your specific can products? We have a large collection of non-stocked made-to-order sizes which can be ordered in boxes of 500 sheets. You can have these custom-made in any material too, to ensure your label is exactly the perfect fit for your branding and company image.

It is very simple to order one of our made-to-order sizes, simply head to our custom-made-to-order label page, and select your size, labeling material, and quantity. If you cannot see the size you need on our list, give us a call at 03301118484, or email us at, and we can look at getting you a quote for your own personalised cutter which you can use for all future purchases with us

Alternatively, we have Roll Labels

Roll labels are labels that are supplied in a roll form, with multiple labels printed on a continuous roll of material. Roll labels can be used for a variety of purposes, such as product labeling, barcode labeling, and packaging labeling.

Roll labels can be made from a variety of materials, including paper, polypropylene, and more, depending on the application and intended use of the label.

So why use a roll label? 

  • Cost-effective: Roll labels are typically more cost-effective than other labeling methods, especially for larger quantities of labels. This can be particularly advantageous for canning operations that produce large quantities of canned goods.
  • Customisation: Roll labels can be produced in a variety of sizes, shapes, and designs, allowing for a high level of customization. This is particularly important for canning operations that may have unique branding and label designs that they want to incorporate into their products.
  • Durability: Roll labels can be made with durable materials and adhesives, making them resistant to moisture, heat, and other environmental factors that can affect the quality of the label. This is particularly important for canned goods that may be exposed to harsh environments during transportation and storage.
  • Easy to apply: Roll labels are designed to be easy to apply, especially when using a label dispenser. This can help to save time and increase efficiency in the labeling process, which is particularly important in high-volume canning operations.
  • Regulatory compliance: Roll labels can include all the regulatory information required by law, such as the product’s ingredients, nutritional information, and any other information that may be required by law.
  • Branding: Roll labels can help to enhance the branding of a canned product. The labels can be printed with custom designs and branding to help distinguish the product from competitors and create a memorable visual identity.
  • Consistency: Roll labels can ensure consistency in label design across all cans, helping to maintain a cohesive brand image and prevent confusion among consumers.


Custom Printed Can Labels

Do you need your can labels custom printed? We have a print service available for you to use. All you have to do is select the following options:

1. Shape

2. Print type (either in colour or black only)

3. Material 

4. Quantity

We will have your design printed onto our labels. If you are unsure of lead times, get in contact with one of our helpful staff members via our website live chat and email: Or give us a call on 0330 111 8484.

You can also email your artwork to our above email address if you are having trouble attaching it to your order. 

What sizes and materials do we suggest for your can products?


Suggested Material = Waterproof Polyester

Suggested Sizes = 101 x 89mm, 205 x 90mm, 205 x 120mm

– Suitable for Digital Laser Printing & Litho


Labelling Materials for Can Products


Waterproof Polyester Labels

Waterproof labels are good for cans because they can withstand exposure to moisture, which is a common issue in canned products. When cans are exposed to water or moisture, the labels can become damaged or detached, which can compromise the integrity of the product and affect its shelf life.

In addition to their durability and moisture resistance, waterproof labels can also provide a high-quality, professional look and feel to the product. They can be printed with vibrant colors and high-quality graphics, which can help the product stand out on store shelves and attract customers.

Matt White Paper Labels

Matt white paper labels are generally less expensive than other label materials, making them a cost-effective option for manufacturers who produce large quantities of canned products. Matt white paper labels are also easy to print with a range of printing techniques, including digital and offset printing. They also provide good ink adhesion, which ensures that the label remains legible and attractive over time.

Metallic Silver and Gold Labels

Metallic labels can create a shiny, reflective surface that can enhance the appearance of canned products. This can be particularly effective for products like gourmet food items or luxury beverages. Overall, these labels can provide a high-quality, premium look and feel to the product. This can create a perception of high value and quality among customers, which can help increase sales and brand loyalty.

How to Order

We have our suggested stocked waterproof products, however if you would prefer something different read through our Label Materials and Made-To-Order section. Once ordered you can use our free templates (if you struggle with templates visit our YouTube channel for tutorials, alternatively we have a Lay-Out Service).

We also offer printing solutions whether you would like these on sheets, or rolls for larger quantities with extra finishing options.