What is a trade customer?
We mainly supply labels to other label producers, commercial printers and print management companies who are looking for a quality trade label manufacturer. Our practise is not to work with brands or end users directly.
Baker Labels has been established for 50 years and has become the leading trade label printer in the UK. We are a family business with a family ethos at the centre of how we operate. We pride ourselves on being forward-thinking, well-respected innovators, consistently growing and investing in the latest print technologies.
Our customers expect us to produce labels and packaging of excellent quality with fast turnarounds. We strive to go beyond expectations. Our aim is to never say no to an enquiry, therefore many label printers come to us when they don’t have the equipment or capabilities to complete a job. We solve customers’ problems for them quickly and to a very high standard.
We can offer our trade customers:
- Digital, Inkjet & UV Flexographic print (covering short, short to medium & the longer run requirements). Read more about our print capabilities
- Spot or overall gloss, matt or satin varnishes
- Digital silver and digital invisible ink
- Special effect lamination
- Sequential numbering, variable data and variable images
- Hot foil & embossing / debossing
- Digital embellishments – no tooling costs
- Digital background pattern varnishes in gloss or matt finishes
- Environmentally friendly options.
- Competitive lead times
- White label packaging
- Unquestionable trade ethics
Our expertise in label production covers every type of label you might need. We print both digitally and conventionally and have extensive finishing capabilities for embellishments. Labels can be supplied to you on reels, sheets, fan folded or singles. Below are a few examples of markets we frequently produce labels for but because every order is bespoke, we can do what ever you require.
Although we do not offer a design service, our skilled in-house Studio team work with the artwork designs our customers send us to ensure they are perfectly prepared for the presses.
Labels in the wine, beer and spirits industry are creative hot spots for designers. Our extensive high-end embellishment capabilities allow our customers to seriously push the creative boundaries, giving their products an edge to stand out on the shelf.
We can create stunning labels in different materials, including sustainable labels, waterproof labels, metallic labels or foil labels. You can order any size or quantity, with bespoke finishing to add to the consumer experience.
Pharmaceutical labeling requirements are stricter than those for other products. In fact, pharmaceutical products require extra steps administered to ensure consumers get the right information. The label must remain in place on the container and be legible across its lifespan, including distribution, storage and use.
This will mean producing labels that have strong adhesive strength and are resistant to a number of extreme environments including water, UV light and cryogenic temperatures.
We can provide accurate serial numbering, barcoding and tamper evidence mechanisms to labels.
In the competitive industry of health and beauty, packaging is key. Managing consistent colours across a range of products no matter the size, substrate, finish and use of the label produced, is something you can count on Bakers for.
We also offer extensive finishing capabilities to add a premium luxury feel; peel and reveal options; quality print on a wide range of materials for print and finish. This includes a range of sustainable label options.
Labels that are required to endure extreme conditions, particularly over a long period of time without fading, flaking or falling off require durable materials and a permanent adhesive. We can produce what ever you require and can advise on our suitable range of substrates and laminates.
We are experts in producing labels for small vials such as vape products that not only need to look good for the consumer but also need to hold a lot of regulatory content printed in a very small area. Available options to consider would include:
Multi layer peel and reveal, tactile triangle, serial numbering / bar codes, holographic foiling, fluorescent and uv invisible ink.
No matter the product, we can produce the labels you require. Any shape, size, quantity and finish to suit the packaging they are being applied to. All markets from food and drink to household and gardening; mechanical and industrial to toys and electronics.
Read more about sustainable options
Security and Brand Protection
For products that require layers of security and brand protection we can provide a range of features using outstanding print quality and versatility including:
- Digital Electroink invisible yellow and blue for invisible texts, codes and shapes only visible under UV light
- Microtext that, to the naked eye, appears as a thin line or decoration
- Variable data and images
- Tamper evident material
Bar Code and Asset Labelling
Bar codes are almost standard on most product labels. QR codes and bar codes can be created in-house. Standard static codes plus full variable, consecutive and random are all possible.
Asset labels can be personalised with business or organisations name, logo and sequential numbering/barcode and then applied to your property, equipment or fixed assets.
HP Smartstream Mosaic and Collage
Similar to variable data printing, but on a whole new level. Rather than using a database to swap out variable text and images, HP Smartstream Mosaic and Collage transforms artwork randomly. The result? Every single label can be unique. Using one or many vector PDF files or “seed files”, the software generates a large number of file variations by scaling, rotating, and transposing the images. This creates variable image assets which are then printed on one of our HP Indigo digital presses.
Label Finishes and Effects
At Bakers we have a extensive label embellishment capabilities.
Our experienced team can advise you on what can be achieved with your designs to add value and impact regardless of budget.
Environmentally Friendly Labels
Discover the options available in print processes and materials options to help you make the best decision for environmentally friendly labels and packaging.
Why You Can Trust Bakers As Your Trade Label Printer
White Label Despatch
We recognise the importance of a confidential service. Your customers are your customers and you can count on our integrity as a trade label printer, for over four decades, to avoid any conflicts of interest.
All orders are delivered to customers under plain cover or with your own branded delivery notes if requested.
Leading Distributer of Label Materials
Bakers are also the leading independent distributer of self-adhesive and non-self-adhesive label materials in the UK.
Offering a comprehensive range of both branded and non-branded label products, we are a “one-stop shop” for the roll label printer. If your customers require samples of materials from the huge stock we carry, we can send them for next day delivery.