Performance for Food Labels That Adhere and Help Products Sell

Custom Food Labels

High Quality, Custom Food Labels

Label material matters.  Food labels must be carefully matched to end-use requirements, often requiring performance across a range of temperatures (hot-fill, frozen foods), handling options and uniquely shaped containers. If not, labels can wrinkle upon application or lift when product is on a retail shelf escalating costs and brand damage. We spend time up-front to smartly select adhesive and materials so that the final “on-shelf” and “in-home” performance of your products is flawless upon application to get it right the first time.

On-time, Attention-Getting, High Quality Labels

On-time deliveries are crucial to sustaining positive supermarket partnerships. Our 97.57% on-time shipment record stands on its’ own. Food product sales rely heavily on shelf appeal and are often a visually-based, impulse purchase.  Professional, custom food labels grab attention and convey positive product attributes like freshness, quality and taste.  Label attributes of high-quality labels include precise color matching and consistency, image fidelity and material selection.

FDA Compliance. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines provide direction on label size, placement and required food label information. Understanding and following these additional food label requirements are essential to avoiding delays and unnecessary costs.

How we can help. Columbine Label has a rich heritage successfully working with a variety of food manufacturers. We understand the specific performance requirements of custom food labels and will put our knowledge and expertise to work for you.   We pride ourselves on thorough communication and commitments made – and stand behind our word.

Our Food Label Applications: A Few Examples
(we have more, call us if you don’t see yours here)


Salsa. The salsa market is popular, highly competitive and regionally defined by Texas salsa, New Mexico salsa and even salsa from New York City. To help sell salsa products, we focus on precision color matching, correct application and if the product is hot-filled, on the proper adhesive.

Honey. This sweet food product has a lot of special label requirements. Consider that honey containers are squeezable, have a novelty shape and inevitably have honey dripped on the bottle’s label. Our experience in labeling honey products is your advantage.

bbq sauce

Barbecue sauce / Hot sauce. Open any refrigerator and you’ll likely see at least one bottle of barbecue sauce and one bottle of hot sauce; they are highly subjective choices. The only place you see a shelf full of these products is the grocery store. In the crowded field of barbecue and hot sauces, your bottle’s label has great sway. Consistent color, straight label placement and the durability to withstand shipping and storage are essential labeling requirements.


Shrink Sleeve. Food manufacturers are embracing the 360-degree super-sleek look of shrink sleeve labels that conform snugly to the shape of your container. Resistance to moisture, abrasion and overall durability is another big plus for food labels. Our shrink sleeve capability provides a premium looking label option that stands out on the crowded shelf. Please call us to learn more about shrink sleeve label options.