The Importance of Hand Sanitizer Labels: Tips on Getting It Right 

Hand sanitizer labels tell the user some valuable information, so it’s important to take time out to design them before they head to the printer. The last thing you want is for someone to have to squint every time they pull the bottle out. We’ll look at what to include, so the customer feels as informed as possible. 

Versatile, Durable, Waterproof Labels 

Hand sanitizer is meant to be portable, which means that it can end up in some fairly compromising positions. Whether it’s carted around in a purse for a year or pulled out in the car every day by rambunctious kids, durable, waterproof labels will be able to stand strong time after time. 

The good news is you’ll have no trouble finding a printer that can do this. The technology and expertise of professionals today make it possible to print according to your specifications. Labels can be made in nearly any material, size, or shape you need. 

The design versatility has been a handy feature for both personal and commercial interests alike. Regular households should be able to check everything from the percentage of alcohol in the sanitizer to the expiration date. Business owners want to provide security to their customers by offering hand sanitizer at frequently used touchpoints. 

For commercial business owners, the information on the label is an extra touch to help the customer feel like the establishment is clean and safe. This kind of attention to detail is unlikely to receive formal praise, but it can elicit a sense of goodwill. 

Or a business owner might use labels as a marketing tool as well as a precaution. They might make fresh or funky labels to help their business stand apart. For instance, printing the label in loud colors or featuring a graphic drawn by a customer that shows a virus being defeated by the germ-killers inside the bottle. We highly recommend incorporating personal branding on labels because it's often some of the best advertising a company can get. If people are going to check the label anyway, manufacturers might as well reinforce company values.

Customization Options 

Whatever the size of the bottle is, be it handheld or huge, you can get labels in a range of sizes and shapes. There are also options available depending on how the hand sanitizer will be labeled. For instance, if you’re just going to be labeling a few bottles (250 or less) for a special event, cut-to-size labels can be delivered in stacks, ready to stick on the bottles. 

If you’re going to label 25,000 bottles though, you might choose roll labels because they’re made to be applied quickly and easily. Roll labels are printed and wrapped, so they can be spooled around a label dispenser. This makes them easy to peel off and apply across bulk items. It’s an excellent option for larger businesses without much time to waste. 

For Your Consideration: Best Label Materials 

The material you choose for your sanitizer labels will have a lot to do with how it performs over time. If you’re using cut-to-size labels, you can choose from either paper or vinyl. Paper stickers are excellent for hand sanitizer that will be used infrequently and only indoors. They come in a variety of options, including matte and gloss. For more durable labels, choose vinyl. It will hold up not just against water but also UV rays and a number of other outdoor elements. 

If you’re choosing roll labels, a premium sticker would be a good choice for indoor hand sanitizer. Much like paper stickers, they can be made with either matte or gloss coatings, depending on how they are used. 

There’s also estate adhesive for roll labels, which is uncoated but can be coated if you want additional protection for the bottle. This option has a natural feel, which can make it more pleasant to use. For the most durable roll labels, opt for biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP). Not only can BOPP resist water, it can also hold its own against chemicals and oils as well. 

The pandemic has made everyone wary of germs, which is why hand sanitizer labels have become more important than people might have once considered. Not only do they need to be easy to read when people first receive them, they also need to adhere to the bottle long after they're purchased. The more consideration is put into what your bottles say, the more likely customers are to choose the brand.