If you are looking for durable labels that can be used outdoors, no matter the weather, then waterproof labels are perfect for you. But what happens after you have placed your order? What is the best way to apply these sticky labels? Here are 5 tips for applying waterproof labels to products:
1. Make sure the surface is clean and dry before you start.
It’s important to clean the surface before applying your labels, especially if you want them to be waterproof. Even if you think you are working with a clean surface, you want to get rid of tiny dust particles before you start – think of applying a protective foil to your phone screen. Use a microfiber cloth and an alcohol-based cleaner to prepare your surface like a pro.
2. Peel the backing off of the label and place it in the desired position
Then carefully peel the backing off of your label, being careful not to touch the adhesive side. Once the backing is removed, place the label in the desired position on your product. You can still reposition your label on your product or surface until you are 100% happy. Just be careful and down apply pressure just yet.
3. Align the label correctly and gently press it into place
Make sure the label is aligned correctly before gently pressing it into place. Start applying pressure from the center of your labels outwards. Circle labels tend to stick quicker and easier than other shapes. But no matter the shape or size, starting from the center will keep you in control.
4. Use a credit card to remove air bubbles
Once the label is in the correct position, use a credit card or similar object to smooth out any air bubbles. Gently run the credit card over the surface of the label and push the air towards the edge of your label. Be careful not to move the label itself or tear the film. This will help ensure that your custom label adheres properly.
5. Wait 24 hours before putting the product in water
It’s important to wait at least 24 hours before exposing your product to water, as this will give the adhesive time to set and bond with the surface you have applied them to. Once the adhesive is set, your waterproof labels are ready for action!
By following these five tips, you can ensure that your waterproof product labels are applied properly and will stay in place. Are you ready to try it out for yourself? Or do you have even more tips? Let us know in the comments below.