Elevate Your Brand with Custom Labels for Every Need

Discover the perfect blend of quality, innovation, and customization with our diverse range of label materials and finishes at Thames Label & Litho. In the labeling industry in Canada, a variety of materials and finishes are used to create labels that meet both aesthetic and functional requirements across different industries. Here’s an overview of common materials and finishes:

Types of Label Materials:


  • Standard Paper: Economical choice suitable for indoor applications.
  • Coated Paper: Offers enhanced durability and moisture resistance.
  • Recycled Paper: Eco-friendly option for sustainable packaging solutions.

Synthetic Label Materials:

  • Polypropylene (PP): Durable, tear-resistant, and waterproof. Ideal for products exposed to moisture or outdoor conditions.
  • Polyethylene (PE): Flexible and resistant to chemicals. Used for squeezable containers and products requiring flexibility.
  • Polyester (PET): High clarity and strength. Commonly used for durable labels requiring resistance to abrasion and harsh environments.

Vinyl Labels:

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC): Flexible and durable. Used for applications requiring resistance to moisture, chemicals, and UV exposure.

Specialty Materials:

  • Metallic Foils: Adds a premium look and feel. Often used for luxury products or promotional labeling.
  • Security Materials: Includes holographic and tamper-evident materials to prevent counterfeiting and enhance product security.
  • Thermal Transfer Labels: Utilizes heat-sensitive materials for variable information printing, commonly used in logistics and inventory management.

Label Finishes

  • Gloss: Provides a shiny and reflective surface, enhancing color vibrancy and visual appeal. Suitable for product branding and promotional labeling.
  • Matte: Offers a non-reflective surface with a smooth finish. Reduces glare and fingerprints, ideal for labels requiring a sophisticated or understated look.
  • Satin: Combines aspects of both gloss and matte finishes, offering a subtle sheen. Provides a balanced finish suitable for various applications.


  • Glossy Laminate: Adds durability and moisture resistance, enhances color saturation, and protects labels from wear and tear.
  • Matte Laminate: Provides a soft, non-reflective finish while offering protection against scratches and abrasion.

Embossing and Debossing

  • Embossed: Creates a raised texture for a tactile effect, adding a premium look and feel. Commonly used for logos and brand elements.
  • Debossed: Creates a recessed effect, adding depth and elegance to labels.
  • UV Coating: Provides a high-gloss finish and enhances color vibrancy. Offers additional protection against fading due to UV exposure, suitable for outdoor applications.

Specialty Finishes:

  • Textured Finishes: Includes textures like linen, leather, or wood grain for unique labeling effects.
  • Soft Touch: Offers a velvety feel, enhancing tactile appeal and perceived quality of the product.

Environmental Considerations:

  • Eco-Friendly Options: Increasing demand for labels made from recyclable materials or using sustainable practices, such as biodegradable films and water-based adhesives.


These materials and finishes cater to a wide range of labeling needs in Canada, ensuring labels not only meet functional requirements like durability and readability but also contribute to brand aesthetics and consumer appeal.


Labels with Thames Label & Litho

Whether you’re looking to elevate brand visibility, ensure product durability, or achieve a specific aesthetic appeal, Thames Label & Litho have the ideal solution tailored to meet your unique needs.

Versatile Materials: From durable synthetics to eco-friendly options, choose from a wide selection including:

  • High-grade Paper for cost-effective solutions.
  • Synthetic Materials like Polypropylene (PP) and Polyester (PET) for durability in any environment.
  • Vinyl for flexibility and resilience.
  • Specialty options such as metallic foils and security materials for added sophistication and protection.

Custom Finishes: Elevate your brand with our selection of finishes:

  • Glossy for vibrant colors and high shine.
  • Matte for a sophisticated, non-reflective look.
  • Satin for a subtle, elegant finish.
  • Protective Laminates for durability and scratch resistance.
  • Embossing and Debossing for a tactile, premium feel.
  • Specialty Textures like linen or wood grain for unique branding opportunities.

Innovation and Quality: Benefit from cutting-edge technologies and rigorous quality control processes that ensure your labels are not only visually striking but also durable and compliant with industry standards.

Sustainability: Embrace eco-conscious labeling options with our range of recyclable materials and environmentally friendly practices, supporting your commitment to sustainability.

Customer-Centric Service: Enjoy personalized service from initial consultation to final delivery, ensuring your labeling needs are met with precision and efficiency.

Transform your product packaging into a compelling brand statement with labels that reflect the quality and uniqueness of your offerings. Partner with Thames Label & Litho and let our expertise in label materials and finishes elevate your brand’s presence in the marketplace.