Custom Printed Labels

Our core business is manufacturing custom printed labels to an huge breadth of clients from over 9,000 UK businesses.  The list below covers some (but not all!) of the sectors we serve with custom printed labels every year, and you can read customer reviews here and our recent label industry awards here.

Using a variety of top quality industrial label printing technologies we print thousands of different designs every month for hundreds of different customers.

If you are new to buying printed labels then you may find our page on tips for 1st time label buyers useful.

If you regularly buy labels and are looking for alternative suppliers, then detail on our offer for experienced packaging professionals is here.

Value added trade sellers from the industry seeking a quick & reliable trade digital labelling service will want to learn about our MeTra offer.

award winning Penlon labels

To achieve the best result, your design is crucial, and it is worth spending some time and effort to get this right.  We can help your business with artwork, specifying the right materials, matching colours to your other packaging and anything else associated with making sure that the labels you need do what you wish, and help you grow your business.

Embellishments are now a key feature to add into your label design to add true differentiation to your brand.  Enhancements and embellishments include:

  • penlon whiteSpot UV varnishes to enhance certain areas of the design
  • Metallic gold, silver and holographic foiling to add class and reflectance to the pack image
  • Superior laid and textured papers from the wine label marketplace to add elegance
  • Variable data and barcodes for marketing promotions and website links
  • Laminations including high gloss, super matte and extreme UV resistant films to add tactile features and contrasting reflections on the label
  • Unusual die cuts, multi layer labels and peel and reveal constructions to perform different functions and include more statutory data
  • Digital metallic‘ designs using silver metallic substates and clever designs.

As an example of how embellishments can enhance your brand and increase sales, read about our award winning labels for Penlon Brewery which won us the Digital Printer of the Year award in 2015.


Xeikon cheetah CX3

Our hi-spec Xeikon digital presses print runs from 1 to 1 million digital labels and, with free press proofs so you can try before you buy and a minimum order value of just £150, it’s little wonder that we are the UK market leader in printed labels.

We also print longer runs anuv flexod more complex constructions and designs using the very latest HD UV flexo technology together with variable data, 8 UV colours and complex constructions and finishes.  Complex variable barcode label design including top quality UV flexo print are a speciality of Mercian Labels.

With over 45 years experience of manufacturing self adhesive labels , we have printed billions of labels for thousands of UK businesses and are are trusted time and time again to deliver labels to businesses on time and to the highest BRC and  ISO9001 quality standards.


Call us today on 01543 431 070 to discuss your requirements or contact us for free samples, prices and advice.