Candle Label Considerations
The candle label is the first thing that shoppers see when they are deciding which candles to buy. It’s what you use to sell your product, and it needs to be more than just a pretty graphic. If you’re looking for some tips on how to make sure your candle labels are effective, read on!
Include Valuable Basic Information
It is a great idea to include the standard pieces of information on your candle labels, such as ingredients and weights. But there are also some other details you might want or need for certain products that vary from one type of product label over another:
- Product name
- Company name and logo
- A unit of measurement (in this case, candle weight)
- Contact information/website
Once you’ve covered all of the bases, it’s time to add some candle-specific details. The following information will help consumers decide which product is best for them and their needs:
- Candle scent
- Type of wax used
- Projected burn time (hours the candle will last)
- Container specifications
Make Sure Fire Safety Details are Included
While candles aren’t as closely regulated, there are some label standards in place. As the major trade association representing UK candle manufacturers and suppliers; British Candlemakers Federation (BCF) notes that every product should include three fire safety rules included on its packaging:
- The first rule is to never leave unattended flames or lit wicks where they can hurt someone – even if you think it’s out of their view!
- The second suggests keeping children away from anything with an open flame due to ease-of-access concerns for small hands following through with this instruction could cause injury so please keep them supervised at all times!
- Lastly, ensure these products don’t come into contact with fabrics like carpets etc.
Not only are the fire safety rules and graphics a good start, but it is also important to include some form of manufacturer instructions for burning your candles properly. Candles will require EN 15493 or BS EN 15494:2019 “Product Safety Labels” depending on what type you use- this allows customers with specific needs about their particular product selection to be informed as well!
When you’re running low on space to label your candles, it’s time for some creative branding. You can use the size and shape of these items in order to create an engaging product that people want more than ever before!
While the side of your candle is a great spot for basic product info and special design elements, you can include fire safety information on an additional label applied to its underside. The bottom surface also allows branding as long as it survives in this space- even if there’s no lid!
Choose the Right Lable Material and Adhesive for Candles
As a candle brand, you want to make sure that the labels are safe for use with your products. That’s why it’s so important not only what type of material they’re made out of but also how close proximity someone will have their hands or other surfaces come into contact with any part near an open flame while burning these candles!
The temperature range needed by our customers can vary depending on which product we sell-and because each item requires different levels of protection against extreme high temps (815°C), finding just the right adhesive becomes crucial too.
Failing to consider the appropriate materials and adhesive can lead you down a slippery slope. For example, if your candle labels are made of thick biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) but applied with acrylic adhesives it is likely that they will prematurely fail after being heated in an oven or used for outdoor exposure without protection. Additionally, different surfaces create unique challenges when deciding on what type of inkjet printer best suits them – even something as simple as wax vs glass jars requires consideration since their surface energies vary greatly!
Invest in the Best Labels for your Candles
Your product may be different from the next, but there are still key factors that need consideration. It can be difficult to know what will work best for your specific needs without help from an expert in this field; however, you’re not alone!
If you’re looking to start a candle business, it’s important that the label is well designed and informative. You want your customer to be able to quickly identify what they are buying from across the room. Price Stickers offers high-quality labels for candles of all shapes and sizes! Get in touch with us today if you have any questions about our products or services. We look forward to hearing from you soon!