Kraft Paper Labels

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Recycled, tearable label roll, keep out of water.

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File Formats Accepted: ai, eps, svg, pdf, psd, tiff, tif, jpg, png, jpeg

About Kraft Paper Labels

For a more natural look and feel to your product labels, go with our Kraft Paper option!

Our Kraft Paper Labels are printed on recycled material (made from brown, unbleached natural fibers like wood pulp) and then finished with a scuff-resistant, UV-cured varnish for added durability and protection for your designs. This means these paper labels will hold up strong while looking great! 

Kraft Paper Labels have the look and feel of a brown paper bag with a varnish that gives a sophisticated but rustic charm. These labels have a distinct, natural appearance that adds a touch of warmth and authenticity to your product packaging. The earthy brown color and textured surface of these labels make them an ideal choice for handmade or organic products. By using custom Kraft Paper Labels, you’re also sending a strong, eco-friendly message to your customers!

Compared to other label materials, Kraft Paper Labels are also a more economical packaging option. We offer a minimum of 125 labels per design, with a maximum size of 11” x 14”. And because we love all the shapes, the custom cutting for any shape is free!

Your labels will come finished on a roll without perforations and can be easily applied by hand or a label applicator. When using a label applicator, we offer 4 rewind positions for the label rolls—top first, bottom first, right-side first, or left-side first. Your applicator will indicate which of these directions you should choose. The final product is a one-layer label with a back-facing adhesive for a traditional feel during application. 

Plus, our full-color digital printing process makes it possible to have as few or as many colors as you want—we don’t charge extra color fees! You’re free to print the full rainbow (or just your brand palette.) 

Full transparency: The Kraft material does have a greater impact on how colors look, even with our white ink backup. The materials may muddy the colors slightly in comparison to our white materials. If your product is highly color-critical, it could appear slightly less punchy once finished.

The quality of our label printing allows us to print small details clearly, including font sizes as small as 5pt. Just think of the fine print on your labels for ingredients, weights, legal disclaimers, or other important information your customers should know! 

Laser cutting also means rounded corners, which has the added benefit of preventing peeling once your labels are applied. See our artwork setup tips if you need tight corners!

Kraft Paper Labels work best indoors. They are not waterproof and can be torn if needed. The label surface is writable with a permanent marker, so you can customize additional details and simply write it on your label. 

  • We have a fast print turnaround – our custom matte labels can be printed and shipped in 2 business days after you approve the proof.
  • Need help with your order? We have real, live humans behind our phones, emails and chats to answer any questions about our products or your orders.

We’re here to make your custom Kraft Paper Label experience the absolute best, with the highest quality materials, speedy printing, and outstanding service (with help from real people!) 

Applications & Uses for Kraft Paper Labels

Having an identity crisis? Put a label on it! You can use Kraft Paper Labels for SO MANY things:

  • Any label needing a more natural look
  • Homemade products like jellies and canned goods
  • Organic products
  • Anything eco-friendly!
  • Tamper-evident labels on body care or organic food products—they tear!
  • Blank flavor labels (because you can write on them with permanent marker!)
  • Custom return address labels 
  • Unique gift tag labels
  • Gussy up generic retail bags

Our Kraft Paper Labels are best used indoors and kept dry as they are not waterproof.

Need one label for all the flavors? Kraft Paper Labels are great for this! These labels have a writable surface so you can add unique information or product details about flavor, quantity, or color. Permanent markers work best—just remember to leave some blank space in your design.

For best results:

  • Apply labels to clean, flat surfaces.
  • For indoor use only
  • Surface is writable! Use a permanent marker to add additional details
  • Go ahead and stick it!

Just Don’t: 

  • Kraft Paper Labels are not outdoor durable. But our sticker options are! 
  • Labels cannot be perforated. If you need your rolls to have perforations between the labels, you will need to order our sticker product.
  • You are not able to print on these labels (like running them through an inkjet printer)
  • Don’t do anything your mom wouldn’t appreciate, but that’s just generally good advice.

Ready to get started? Here’s what to expect when you order your custom labels. 

Step 1
Once you place your order, expect a snazzy email with a proof of your artwork within just 1 business day. And hey, don't be surprised if our creative wizards pop a few questions your way – it's all part of our mission to make your proof absolutely perfect. 

Step 2
Approve your proof! You will get an email notification once your proof is ready to approve - then you go into your account and click approve!

  • See something that needs to be changed in your proof? No problem! We're here to help, and can make some minor adjustments and revisions. After all, we're not happy until you're head-over-heels in love with your labels.

Step 3
Ready, Set, Print! Your order will be on the production line and ready to ship in just 2-4 business days. As soon as you give your thumbs-up to the proof, we'll hit the 'print' button faster than you can say 'labels'!

Step 4 
Final Stretch to Your Door! We've got it all under control from here. Your labels will be printed, cut, and ready to embark on their journey to your doorstep. Choose how fast they travel! Opt for Expedited Shipping at checkout, and you could be peeling and sticking in as little as 1 business day. Or, opt for more of a 'take-it-easy' approach and select Ground Shipping, and they'll be with you in 4 business days or more. Whatever you choose, we can't wait for you to see them!

Artwork Setup Tips for Kraft Paper Labels

Make sure your files are set up for success!

For the best possible product, we recommend the following for your art files:

  • 300 dpi resolution or higher for printing
  • Ensure your file’s color space is set to CMYK (otherwise colors may appear off)
  • Upload any of these file formats with a transparent background: AI, PSD, PNG, SVG, TIFF, PDF, or EPS
  • Vector or high-resolution raster art files are preferred for best results
  • There are some size limitations with our labels – our largest size is 11”x14”.
  • We require a ⅛” safety margin on sizes under 1”, but can do 1/16” on sizes above that size, surrounding your entire label so please keep that in mind when setting up your design. 
  • If you are looking to wrap your labels all the way around something (like a small tube or curved jar, etc) we recommend making the size about ¼” larger so that you can overlap the label. 
  • There may be specific requirements in your industry for labels! Please make sure you check those to ensure your labels are set up accordingly and include all necessary information.

Cutting Corners (Literally—We never cut corners figuratively):

  • Laser cutting also means rounded corners, which has the added benefit of preventing peeling once your labels are applied. Depending on your designs, we are able to cut tighter corners in many cases. 
  • To cut tight corners for your Kraft Paper Labels, let us know in the Additional Comments box in your cart. 
  • Our design team will let you know if we can cut tight corners with your designs 
  • Our typical corner radius is 1/8" (0.125"). Our tight corner radius will be 1/25" (0.04").

Need art help?

We offer graphic art support! Our design team is here to help ensure your files are set up for perfect printing. We can even make easy corrections if needed – the simpler the art, the more we can help.

Material: 55# 100% recycled natural kraft

Liner: 40# super calendared liner

Adhesive: A cold temperature emulsion acrylic permanent adhesive

Protective Finish: UV curable, ultra-low odor and scuff resistant varnish