The production of a cardboard label, also known as a hang tag or price tag, can be carried out using different printing methods, depending on the design, the image to be conveyed and the quantity required. We have screen printing, offset, hot stamping, rotary flexography or digital printing systems available to meet all customer requirements.

If the hangtag is designed in full colour, offset printing is used to achieve full colour prints on white cardboard. If the quantities are small, less than 5,000 units, they are printed digitally. When the cardboard label design is simple and the backgrounds are coloured, metallic, fluorescent or special, printing systems such as stamping or screen printing are used.

Offset or indirect system, is the fastest and most economical printing method currently developed. It is called indirect because the printing is produced through a rubber blanket that receives the ink from the photosensitive plate where the images have been engraved and deposits it on the material to be printed, fed in a rotary way.

The background of the paper or material to be printed in offset printing must be white or light, as the inks do not cover. Offset inks are transparent and by screening the 4 basic colours (four-colour process), all colours can be achieved, except those with a metallic appearance for which special metallic inks will be required. Close examination of any printed material will show how tiny dots blend together to produce this amazing effect.

Screen printing is a direct printing and consists of transferring an ink through a mesh stretched on a frame, the passage of the ink is blocked in the areas where there will be no image by means of an emulsion or varnish, leaving free the area where the ink will pass, its inks are opaque and the background to be printed can even be dark, the amount of ink to be deposited can be technically graduated by calculating the relief that we want to achieve by working on the silk of the printing screen.

The printing system is repetitive, that is, once the first model has been achieved, the print can be repeated hundreds or even thousands of times without losing definition. The mesh, attached to a frame to keep it taut, is placed on the support to be printed and the ink is passed through it, applying moderate pressure with a squeegee, usually made of rubber.

The print is made through an open weft canvas, framed in a frame, which is emulsified with a photo-sensitive material. By contact, the original is exposed to light to harden the image-free parts. By washing with water, the unexposed part is diluted, leaving these free parts on the canvas.

The support to be printed is placed under the frame, into which the ink is placed and spread over the entire canvas by means of a rubber ruler. The ink passes through the mesh in the part of the image and is deposited on the paper or cloth.

It is the most versatile system, although the most expensive and the least fast, as it is necessary to dry the ink in each colour before applying the second one. The inks to be used can be matt or glossy and the embossing can even be heat-swollen.

For metallic engravings, foil and a metal engraving with the figure to be engraved are required. Hot foil or stamping engraving, metallic or matt-coloured, on cardboard of any colour, including black. It requires a metal cliché with the design and a thermal foil tape that is applied with pressure and heat controlled by a special machine. For gift/decorative ribbons, it is engraved in the same way as above but continuous. Note: Embossing on any flat surface is achieved in the same way and by the same means as heat embossing but with a negative metal cliché and no foil.

With a negative metallic engraving, a relief of the desired design or text can be highlighted with pressure.

The shapes of the labels are obtained by die-cutting the sheets with the variants included in the die, being only possible to obtain labels without die-cutting when they have four sharp-edged corners.

Once the sheets have been die-cut, the only thing left to do is to finish the labels with the holes, slits, eyelets and threads requested by the customer to facilitate their placement on the garment.

After printing, the labels can be finished in many ways:

Straight or blunt edges or with die-cutting.
With round holes, rectangular holes or different shapes.
Climbing, creasing, laser cutting.
Embossing or dry embossing.
Matt, gloss or soft touch (velvet) lamination.
Heat-applied film printing
UVI screen printing with 3D effect.
Eyelets and rivets.

For a quotation, bearing in mind that our minimum order quantity for this product is 5,000 units, it is preferable to show the design or the label and list:

The dimensions of the label.
Type of cardboard to be used.
The dimensions of the colours if it is hot stamping or screen printing.
Indicate the finishes to be used.

Why choose Adenea for your branded cardboard labels and price?

We have enough experience to advise you in the whole process of creating labels and reinforcing your brand image. That’s why our experience helps us to create the best labels and solutions for you.

Quality in our results

We have always been committed to working with the best materials to achieve results that match the brands that work with us.

We always want your brand identity to be well reflected in your labels.

This is also why we select only quality materials. Don’t worry if you only sell physical or digital, we can offer you solutions adapted to your characteristics.

Experience in the sector

Having worked with so many brands and for so many years gives us a great knowledge of the sector. This way you will know that we are able to adapt to you in the most prestigious way possible.

We will find all the details that best represent your brand and strengthen that ecosystem.

Commitment to our clients

It becomes necessary to walk this path together and communicate in a fluid and clear way. By going hand in hand with Adenea you will be committed to protect the environment.

Ecology in our products

Media pressure has forced brands to take care of the environment. And it has become obligatory to work with brands that do not create polluting or harmful waste. If this is your case, don’t forget that with us you will be able to remain caring for the planet thanks to our materials.

It is almost obligatory to take this into account, as the textile sector is one of the most damaging to nature with its waste. On the other hand, it is important because the followers of our brand will value it and compensate enormously, as well as the planet.

Don’t forget that we can advise you whenever you need it.

Contact with us

We have multiple ways of communication, because we have our telephone (963667444) where our qualified group will be responsible for knowing the details for that first contact. But we also have a physical location (C/ Ministro Luis Mayans 35-1, 46009 Valencia) and, if you prefer, an e-mail address (

Get ready to continue taking care of your brand image thanks to Adenea!

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