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Can I print white on a clear label?

Yes, that is not a problem at all. We print white ink on clear labels just like we do on any other label material. Depending on the look you are after, you need to include several layers of white ink in your design. If you want to find out more about white ink printing and how to order clear labels with white ink, read on!

Rectangular clear label applied to a pink gin bottle

Printing white ink: what is it all about?

White ink is magical in the world of sticker and label printing. Not only can it be used by itself, it also perfect for creating a base for vibrant colour. Let's have a look at the options white ink printing gives us:

Transparent white

Depending on the label material used, printing colour directly onto the material generates different effects. When working with a transparent background, we can create a so-called stained-glass look - a semi-transparent coloured effect, even in white.

White ink underprinting

If you do not want a stained-glass look, we use white ink to dilute the effect. This is called white ink underprinting because we print white ink underneath the colours you want to appear opaquely, aka not have the effect. White ink is therefore essential for colour label printing as it functions a neutral canvas for creating stunning colours.

Opaque white

Of course, this logic works just as well with white ink. When we print two layers of white ink, we can create a beautifully vibrant white look on your labels. Even tiny details like small text is not a problem at all.

Clear eco friendly labels applied to three different honey jars

How to order clear labels with white ink?

If you have used design software like Adobe Illustrator before, you can create your own white layers where you want white ink underprinting. Our preferred file format for that is a vector, to make sure that the white layers translate correctly.

If you are not sure how to go about it, give our free online design tool Graphic a try. Simply browse our pre-made templates and designs until you find one you love, or create your own from scratch.

When checking out, let us know which parts of your transparent labels you'd like to have white printed behind and which you want to have the clear effect. And that's all you have to do. Printing labels has never been easier!

And that is all you need to know about white ink printing on clear labels. Are you ready to see the result for yourself? Then head over to our clear labels page and see what we can do for you.