At DRG Technologies, we understand the importance of creating durable and visually appealing cannabis product labels. In previous blog posts, we have discussed current trends for marijuana labels and packaging, how to conform with regulations for marijuana labels, and even how to create stunning cannabis tincture labels. In this article, we will focus on the key elements involved in creating long-lasting cannabis product labels.

How to Choose Long-Lasting Cannabis Product Labels

Choosing the right combination of material, ink, and adhesive is crucial for producing labels that can withstand various environmental stressors. By carefully considering these factors, you can ensure that your labels remain intact, legible, and visually appealing throughout the product’s lifecycle.


When it comes to selecting the material for your cannabis product labels, you have two primary options: film and paper. Each material type has its own unique characteristics and advantages.

Film labels are available in transparent options and offer greater flexibility and weather resistance. They are particularly suitable for products that will be exposed to moisture or harsh environmental conditions. However, it’s important to note that film labels tend to be more expensive than paper labels. Within the film category, there are sub-categories to choose from, including vinyl, polypropylene, polyolefin, polyimide, polyethylene, and polyester, each with its own specific properties.

On the other hand, paper labels provide a vintage look and are generally less expensive than film labels. However, paper labels have lower weather resistance capabilities, making them more suitable for indoor use or products that won’t be exposed to excessive moisture or extreme temperatures.


Selecting the appropriate ink is essential for ensuring the longevity and visual appeal of your cannabis product labels. The choice of ink will largely depend on the material you have selected.

Water-based inks are suitable for uncoated paper labels, although they can also be used on coated paper if a primer is applied before printing. These inks are less durable than other types unless a topcoat is applied to enhance their longevity.

Solvent-based inks are best suited for non-porous substrates, including film adhesive face stock. They offer rich colors and deliver strong label or package markings. If you’re looking to achieve vibrant and long-lasting prints, solvent-based inks are an excellent choice.

UV-curable inks utilize light waves that react with photoinitiators in the ink solution to cure or dry the ink. This curing process ensures fast-drying prints and provides excellent durability. UV-curable inks can be used on most label types, making them a versatile option for cannabis product labels.


The adhesive used in your cannabis product labels plays a vital role in their longevity and usability. There are three main types of adhesives to consider: permanent, removable, and repositionable.

Permanent adhesives create a strong bond wherever they are applied and are suitable for most label applications. However, they can be difficult to remove and may cause damage to the surface when peeled off.

Removable adhesives offer temporary adhesion that allows the label to be removed without damaging the label or the application surface. It’s important to note that the performance of removable adhesives may be affected by temperature, so it’s crucial to consider the intended storage and usage conditions of your products.

Repositionable adhesives allow labels to be removed after application for a short period and then reapplied. They are ideal for applications where labels need to be hand-applied or require frequent adjustments. Repositionable adhesives offer flexibility and versatility in label placement.

Choosing the Best Combination for Your Cannabis Product Labels

Selecting the most suitable combination of material, ink, and adhesive for your cannabis product labels depends on the specific product and the environmental conditions it may be exposed to. It’s important to carefully consider the unique requirements of your cannabis products to ensure that the labels can withstand the intended usage conditions.

At DRG Technologies, we specialize in creating high-quality and durable cannabis product labels. Our team of experts can guide you through the process of selecting the best combination of materials, inks, and adhesives to meet your specific needs. We understand the importance of compliance with regulations and industry standards, as well as the significance of creating visually appealing labels that effectively represent your brand.

By leveraging our knowledge and expertise, you can ensure that your cannabis product labels are not only long-lasting but also visually striking. Our extensive experience in the industry allows us to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and innovations in label design and manufacturing.

We offer a wide range of materials, including film and paper options, to suit different product requirements. Whether you need transparent, weather-resistant film labels or vintage-inspired paper labels, we have the right solutions for you. Our selection of inks includes water-based, solvent-based, and UV-curable options, each tailored to provide excellent color reproduction and durability based on your chosen label material.

Additionally, our adhesive options cater to various needs. Whether you require a permanent adhesive for strong and long-lasting bonding, a removable adhesive for temporary applications, or a repositionable adhesive for flexible label placement, we can recommend the most suitable adhesive solution for your cannabis product labels.

At DRG Technologies, we take pride in our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. We understand that every cannabis brand is unique, and we strive to provide personalized solutions that align with your specific requirements. Our team will work closely with you to ensure that your labels not only meet regulatory guidelines but also reflect your brand identity and enhance the overall appeal of your products.

To get started on creating long-lasting and visually appealing cannabis product labels, we invite you to contact our team at DRG Technologies. Our experts are ready to assist you in choosing the best materials, inks, and adhesives for your label needs. With our industry knowledge and dedication to excellence, we will help you achieve labels that stand the test of time and effectively represent your brand in the competitive cannabis market.

Contact us today to learn more about our services and discuss your cannabis product label requirements. Together, we can create labels that make a lasting impression and elevate your brand to new heights.