Printing labels with unique finishing has never been so easy

If you are printing labels, you need more than just a good design and the right materials to produce a label with great appeal. The other decisive element is the print finishing technique. Find the best process for enhancing your custom labels and discover the specific characteristics to render your product truly unique. And in case you need suggestions about printing labels… we’ll be happy to help!

Label made with hot foil stamping

Hot Foil

With hot foil printing, or simply hot stamping, you can work on intensity and brightness of the colours but especially, confer glossy and metallic effects to specific parts of the design to create unique colouring and consistency. Print finishing techniques consists in applying a thin layer of metallic foil, called Hot Foil, to the label by using heat and pressure. You can let your imagination go wild in the choice of different shades available to find the one most suited to your needs. The warm tones of Ducal Gold are perfect for achieving a classic style whilst Glossy and Matt Gold are ideal for adding emphasis to certain details of the label, thanks to the golden elegance and reflective nuance. The peculiarity of Copper and its orange-red tones is recommended for labels with strong personality. Finally, with Glossy and Matte Silver, you can embellish your labels with silvery effects in a range of reflectivity to achieve a more modern feel.

The Hot Foil print finishing technique comes in:

  • Matte gold
  • Glossy gold
  • Ducal gold
  • Copper Matte silver
  • Gloss silver
Label coated with protective varnish

Protective varnish

Protective varnish - a colourless coating applied on the final printed job - helps preserve the intense and brilliant colours of your labels from sun exposure and friction. You can choose between a high gloss finish - recommended for increasing the colour saturation and simultaneously ensuring a good degree of protection - or a matte finish to add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your label. Natural materials are coated with a water-based varnish that does not alter the colour or texture of the paper, whilst for lustrous materials, the use of a glossy protective varnish that does not alter the appearance of the material is recommended.

Labelado cares about your satisfaction and the quality of its products, hence why a protective layer of varnish is applied to all labels to ensure a greater endurance over time.

You can choose between:

  • Protective Matte Varnish
  • Protective Gloss Varnish
Label made with matte lamination


Plastification, or lamination, is a print finishing technique that allows you to protect your custom label. This very thin film in plastic material is applied to the printed material to add a good degree of protection and a touch of gloss or opacity to your finished product. Lamination’s main advantage is protecting the label surface from any spillage of the product (wine, beer, and so on) that could ruin the label. You can choose between different types of finishes: glossy to increase colour saturation on the label; matte to give the label an elegant and refined look; or a soft-touch lamination to render the label velvety (like a peach), being great for beauty products.

You can select to add to your label:

  • Gloss Lamination
  • Matte Lamination
  • Soft Touch Lamination
Label made with high build gloss varnish

High-Build Gloss Varnish

High-build gloss varnish is a printing process that allows you to highlight some of the design elements of the label, creating a three-dimensional effect with a glossy finish. To obtain this result, high-build gloss varnish is used to create top precision varnishing on certain printing details, be it in large format or small dimensions. This finishing is recommended for both visual and tactile embellishing, giving prominence on the label to elements such as the name of your brand.

Label made with gloss spot varnish

Gloss spot varnish

Gloss Spot Varnish is a finishing technique that highlights certain details on the label and increases the saturation of colours without creating an embossed effect. The details are highlighted thanks to UV exposure, a step in the varnish application process. The result is irresistible to the touch and bright in appearance, perfect for capturing your customer’s attention.