Freezer Label Materials

Label material or face stock is the base material upon which the information is printed on the label. Depending on the shape and material of the product that needs labeling, you will need different types of labels stocks.

Freezer labels typically fall under two categories of use: ‘dry conditions’ and ‘wet conditions’ For DRY, we use paper material specifically meant for cold/dry exposure. For WET, we use synthetic material (polyester/vinyl) specifically meant for cold/wet exposure, ie. condensation, frost, etc.

Here you can download our PDF catalog of label materials with detailed information about each material we offer:

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Four basic types of label materials are:

1. Paper

Paper is the most common type of label stock. It is low costing and can easily be die cut into your preferred shape, but it has no moisture, chemical, tear and UV resistance. Some of the paper materials we offer are: deep freeze paper, glossy paper, laminated high gloss paper, matte paper, paper labels on rolls with UV varnish, semi-gloss paper.

2. Polyester

Polyester, commonly known as PET, is a synthetic material with high resistance to moisture and decay. We offer clear polyester, gold polyester and silver polyester materials.

3. Polypropylene and Polyethylene

Polypropylene (PP) and Polyethylene (PE) are synthetic materials. PP is mostly used for application on rigid containers (such as glass, PET) because of the rigid nature of the polypropylene film. On the other hand, polyethylene is ideal for non-uniform, flexible packaging because it can stretch in all directions. However, it’s not as tear-resistant as PP.

4. Vinyl

Vinyl (PVC) is a very durable material that’s resistant to chemical solvents, moisture, tearing and UV exposure. Note that it’s minimum application temperature is +10° C. It is available in transparent and white color, with a glossy or matte surface.

You can read a more detailed description of each of these label materials in our PDF catalog.

Popular Label Stock for Freezer Grade Applications

For products that are typically stored in the freezer, we offer the following custom made freezer proof labels:

  1. Freezer Paper – With adequate all temperature adhesive and proper lamination, freezer paper is commonly used for all types of deep freeze applications, such as meat and seafood labels, ice cream labels, etc.
  2. Freezer Poly materials – Ideal for cryogenic conditions, especially freezer vinyl.
    • Freezer Vinyl
    • Freezer Polypropylene
  • Freezer Polyester

You can also order blank freezer labels from us. Blank sheet labels with freezer adhesive are a great solution for do it yourself shoestring budgets where small quantities and multiple varieties play a major factor. We offer these labels with freezer adhesive coated on laminated paper, polypropylene on rolls, vinyl or polyester stock.

For details about each of these freezer label materials, and to find out which label face stock is ideal for your product, contact our printing specialists at