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Multi Layered And Booklet Labels: Everything You Need To Know

Labels are used on products to tell you what’s inside or how to use them. They’ve come a long way over the years, and there are so many types of labels and labelling machines out there. One type of label that is becoming increasingly popular is multi-layered and booklet labels. These are commonly used on products with small surface area or where a lot of information is required. We’re delving into the details of these type of labels, and how they work with advanced labelling systems.

What Are Multi-Layered Labels?

Multi-layered labels are a clever way to put more information on a product without using a huge label. They work by the customer peeling back a layer to reveal more information inside, giving a small booklet on the surface of a product. They are commonly used for foods, pharmaceuticals, and beauty products. Any product which has a small space to apply a label, and requires additional information, can benefit from a multi-layered or booklet label.

The How-To of Multi-Layered Labels

Making these labels takes careful consideration. First, designers create the various layers required for the label, compiling all the relevant information and graphics. Then, these layers printed into the folding booklet. This when the labelling machine enters the scene, expertly applying these layers onto a product. It is important to think about where on the label the adhesive will go, and how the additional layers will open up.

Booklet Labels Explained

Imagine if your label could flip open like a tiny book, that is exactly what a booklet label does. There are various types to consider, such as a single multi-layered label which has just one additional layer to peel off and reveal more information below. For more space, accordion labels could be used. These open out in a zig-zag shape to uncover additional information such as multiple languages, ingredients list or nutritional information. As well as accordions, there are more traditional booklet type labels which feature a tiny book on the label itself.

Labelling Machines And Multi-Layered Labels

Labelling machines can apply multi-layered labels quickly and easily, helping keep your production line moving fast. You need to make sure your labelling machine is capable of handling the various layers without causing any issues. Some labelling machines are suited to just single labels, while others have the capacity to apply labels with multiple layers. For example, a print and apply labelling machine may struggle to print information onto a booklet label, but a fully automatic labeller can apply these kind of labels with no problems. 

Benefits Of Multi-Layered Labels 

These special labels aren’t just about looking the part; they come with many practical benefits too. Multi-layered labels save space while providing all the necessary details for your product. Booklet labels can help prevent information overload by keeping things minimal on the product surface. If you have a product which is subject to regulations and you are required to display a lot of information on the label, then a multi-layered label may be the solution for you.

For more information on booklet labels and the labelling machines that can handle them, speak with our team