Package Labeling

I make shaving creams which are sold it tubs.  I have a professionally made label for the lid but use labels I print myself for the side with the name of the product, weight, ingredients and company name and information but they are "weatherproof" not "waterproof" and in using the product in the container that some customers do, the label gets damaged from the higher pH shaving cream that spills on it while they lather.  I want to make a label for underneath the container with the information listed above on my new laser printer.  Are underneath labels something that are acceptable to the FDA?  I can't afford to have professional labels printed for every scent I offer.  Thanks for any information you can provide.



  • chemicalmattchemicalmatt Member, Professional Chemist
    A pressure-sensitive label underneath the container is fine. FYI, I have printed alkali and waterfast labels from a certain coated substrate label media made by Avery in the past. I can't remember what they were called, but they were a pain to work with.
  • Thanks Matt!  I have been looking at Avery labels and the surface under the tub is concave so that should help.  When you say they were a "pain to work with" what do you mean.  Were they hard to work with your hands, peel from the sheets, properly attach, print properly?  I need to resolve this issue and decide on the proper option before purchasing labels that gives the best results without spending a ton of money and keep my customers happy with the appearance of the packaging which unfortunately has been an issue with the labels I selected from Online Labels.  Thanks for your help!
  • Back again!  I happen to have an old Brother P-Touch label maker that I use to make a "Tester" label for samples in my store and I decided to rub some of the shaving cream on them and found that the laminated service protected the label from any damage from the pH of the product so I began looking again and found a bunch of options for small label printers.  The P-Touch uses laminated surface to print on so I am looking through all the available brands to see what I can find that is similar to any of these that will work for this purpose.  If you have any experience with any of these I welcome your input!  Thanks!
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