7 Design Variables To Consider For Custom Labels

There are many reasons why you might wish to acquire custom labels as part of an organising system. It could be for your kitchen, your pantry, your office, a workshop, or your garage. Whichever reason applies, and whichever type of organisation system you have used, the fact that you can acquire custom labels means that you can have them made to just about any specification you require.

Many people will be more than happy to purchase the standard label as it comes and use them for whatever they need them for. At the other end of the scale are those who want the maximum level of personalisation in the sense that every aspect of the custom label’s design is done to their preferences.

You might be thinking that a label, even if it is a custom label, is an extremely simple item and could not possibly have more than one or two ways of being made to look different to any other label. Well, your thinking would be erroneous, which we are about to prove by explaining seven design variables for custom labels. Also, bear in mind these are not all possible variations.

Variable #1 – Material: The reason this is first is that it heavily influences all the other variations including whether a variation is possible or not. Examples of custom label materials include standard vinyl, clear vinyl, foil paper, gloss paper, and polyester.

Variable #2 – Finish: Highly influenced by the material, as each material lends itself to different finishes being applied to it. For basic uses, you might be happy with a standard matte finish. However, for those who want something to look different from the norm, glossy, shiny, or even reflective finishes might be your choice.

Variable #3 – Shape: There are few limits as to the shape you can have your labels. Square, rectangular and circular are the standard shapes, but if you want hexagons, cloud shapes, or just a random shape, request this when you place your order.

Variable #4 – Colour: Just as there are plenty of shape options, there are even more choices of colour. The colour can relate to the background of the label,  it can apply to the font, or you can choose colours for both of them.

Variable #5 – Graphics: We come to a variable that takes the options to an even greater number given that the possible graphics you might choose to have on your custom labels is almost limitless. The caveats are it cannot be overly complex and must be capable of being reproduced on your chosen material.

Variable #6 – Font: Assuming you want your custom labels to be pre-printed, then you will need to choose the font or fonts you want the text to have. The normal rule of thumb is to keep the fonts simple rather than too artistic given that you presumably want the label to be able to be read without any difficulty.

Variable #7 – Size: Our seventh design variable is the size of your custom labels. This can either be a single size for all your custom labels, or it could be that you want a variety of sizes. This would suit scenarios such as pantry or office organisation where the labels will be used on containers and items of differing sizes.