How to Apply Your Label Perfectly

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For any label to shine, it needs to be properly applied. Below, Avery’s experts share their tips and tricks to help you perfect the process.

Preparation Tips

  • Make sure the surface of the product is a neutral temperature – this will help the adhesive stick.
  • Use isopropyl alcohol and a rag to clean and dry the product’s surface. Removing any dirt of dust helps make a stronger adhesive bond.
  • If the product rolls, try sandwiching it between two objects to stabilize it for a more controlled application.

Alignment Tips

  • After removing the label liner, holding the label by the outer edges will help you avoid contaminating the adhesive.
  • If you’re applying the label to a bottle, look for a vertical seam. The seam can be used as a guide to help alignment.
  • If you’re applying the label to a flat surface, look for an edge. Aligning the corner of the label with the product’s edge (pivoting slightly if needed) will help you calibrate.

Application Tips

  • If you’re applying a label to a bottle or jar, start by applying pressure to the center, moving outward. This will help prevent creases.
  • If you’re applying a label to a flat surface, start with an edge, “rolling” the remainder of the label on to avoid wrinkles.
  • Once the label is flat, press firmly from edge to edge (for flat surfaces) or center to edge (for curved surfaces). This will help rub out any bubbles for a smooth application.

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