High quality label printing for household products in Cape Town, South Africa

Label printing for household products. Many of our domestic products contain chemicals which could be harmful if not used or stored.
Domestic product labels contain vital information and act as warning labels for safety and regulations and should not fade over time.
The label substrate and printing must be resilient in maintaining legibility and remaining in place when exposed to repeated usage, moisture, sunlight and chemicals for household products.
They also need to look good to generate sales.

Designing printing labels for household products

To create a label for different household products, the graphic design company must take into account the container’s shape, size, material (glass/plastic), and squeezability, as well as the substrate that should be used. The label can increase its shelf appeal through the creative application of different materials, printing and finishing options selected. Lebone Paarl Labels offers the production capabilities to bring your label design to life to spotlight your brand.

  • Clear labels on transparent glass or PET containers create a clean, modern no-label look which showcases the product inside the bottle.
  • Die cutting different shapes to add visual impact to the label’s design.
  • Overprinting on metallic ink or white ink to create an eye catching shimmer or opaque contrast.
  • Interactive packaging with a QR ‘quick response’ code to store URLs or other information for reading by a smartphone camera. It is often used to launch a website, send a text message, enter into a competition, download a file, and other marketing applications.
  • Digitally printed Individually unique labels for maximum customer and brand engagement

Types of Household Cleaning Products

Durability, compliance and shelf appeal are all important considerations when producing labels for household products such as:

  • Soaps
  • Detergents
  • Sprays
  • Polishes
  • Cleaners


All-Purpose Cleaners

These household products are designed to be used for general cleaning around the home, all-purpose cleaners come in two types:

Abrasive or non abrasive all purpose cleaners.

Types of Household Products Needing Labels

These types of label printing for household products can be broken up into two different sections. 

Specialty Cleaners

  • Bleaches
  • Drain Openers
  • Disinfectants
  • Glass Cleaners
  • Hard Water Mineral Removers
  • Glass/Multi-surface Cleaners
  • Metal Polishes and Cleaners
  • Shower Cleaners
  • Oven Cleaners
  • Toilet Cleaners
  • Sink, Tile, and Tub Cleaners

Furniture Cleaners

  • Carpet and Rug Cleaners
  • Floor Care Products
  • Dusters
  • Furniture Polish
  • Upholstery Cleaners

Our household Labels are quality guaranteed

A high quality label instils trust in the consumer that the household product they are buying is of a high standard. Embracing the rapid advancements in technology ensures Lebone Paarl Labels can reliably deliver labels of uncompromised quality, faster and more efficiently.  Clients can be confident their pressure sensitive labels are inspected according to stringent international  standards for perfect continuity, full brand integrity and functionality to Spotlight their brands.

Lebone Paarl Labels has installed the Tubescan digital strobe ++ for 100% label inspection detection of all print defects and accurate counting of clients’ labels. This is applied to every label printed at Lebone Paarl Labels to ensure our customers enjoy 100% satisfaction.

Lebone Paarl Labels is FSSC 22000, ISO 9001 and Mellow Colour ISO 12647

SABS Pressure Sensitive Food Labels
SABS Certified Pressure Sensitive Food Labels
Mellow Colour Pressure Sensitive Food Labels

Labelling for chemical safety and compliance on labels of products

Many departments and pieces of legislation are involved and apply to the labelling of chemical products in South Africa. The departments of Trade and Industry, Environmental Affairs, Transport, Labor and the South African Bureau of Standards interact in the administration of chemical management.

The Consumer Protection Act No. 68 of 2008 (CPA) requires that product labels have to show their contents and trade details as well as describe any hazards. For instance if there is a risk that the product has an unusual characteristic or danger that an ordinary consumer wouldn’t be expected to know about, the supplier is compelled to bring these warnings and instructions to the customers attention in plain and understandable language.

Is sustainability important for labelling personal care products?

As consumers become increasingly aware of the impact that packaging has on the environment, it’s crucial that household product designers and brand managers make design choices that consider every step in the product’s lifecycle.  Using a more sustainable label substrate could have a noticeable impact on your company’s carbon footprint and minimises your environmental impact. It further supports the  branding of “green” household products. These labelling material options are produced with reduced CO2 emissions, water and energy usage. They also consider sourcing raw materials from certified renewable and recycled content. 


Lebone Paarl Labels is Forestry Stewardship Council® Chain of Custody (FSC® CoC) certified. Our clients can include this green mark of approval on pressure sensitive labels (PSL) printed by us on FSC CoC certified substrates as an indication to their customers that they have made a printing responsibly choice. This is independent international verification that products printed can be traced back from their point of origin to responsible, well managed forestry, controlled and recycled sources. 


Contact our Lebone Paarl Label team to discuss the options available to you.

Adding security features to label printing for household products

Adding a feature on the labels at can assist in eliminating counterfeiting, whilst enabling supply chain track & trace and product authentication for brands. This may include variable images, text, numbers, barcodes, or colors onto the labels for distribution and warehousing tracking, security features or for personalised marketing campaigns.

Household product label printing options

Lebone Paarl Labels offers the versatility of both modern UV flexo and digital printing and finishing from its operation in Paarl in the Western Cape.

UV Flexo Self-Adhesive label printing for household products

Lebone Paarl Labels’ fleet of UV flexo presses combine excellent print quality, high productivity and flexibility. They are ideally suited but not limited to longer print runs of commercial petrochemical labels. Printing can be done on wide variety of substrates and finishing such as laminating, embossing, foiling and die cutting can be done inline in a single pass.

Digitally Printed label printing for household products

In digital printing, images are printed directly onto a substrate from electronic data without printing plates. It’s ideally suited but not limited to shorter print runs and labels requiring variable elements. Lebone Paarl Labels’ modern HP Indigo digital press offers flexible high-resolution printing of up to 7 colours that matches gravure printing. HP ElectroInk includes silver for metallic finishes and white for sleeves.

Digital printing allows for variable printing of unique elements such as text, images, barcodes, numbers and security features. Individually unique labels can also be created for maximum customer interactivity with HP Smartstream Mosaic and Collage. The inline spectrophotometer eliminates manual color calibrations and adjustments for perfect colour from the first label to the last one off the press.

Special Finishes in label printing for household products

Special finishes such as foiling, high built varnish, embossing, debossing and die cutting can be added in one pass to digitally printed labels on Lebone Paarl Labels’ versatile Abg Digicon finishing line.

Selecting durable substrates for household product labels

Packaging oils, lubricants and other chemicals poses unique challenges. The label material must be tested for enduring adhesion on specific surface types such as painted steel or moulded polyethylene drums, in a variety of conditions and under exposure to mechanical strain and contact with chemicals. 

Lebone Paarl Labels can assist you with the sourcing of suitable GHS compliant petrochemical label substrates that will stay functional for the life cycle of packaging with resistance to heat, solvents, chemicals, UV and water. These face stocks have passed BS5609 and the British Standard Section 2 and 3 label testing, including a three-month ocean exposure, as part of International Maritime Dangerous Goods certification.  This range of heavy industrial labelling stock include.

Polyethylene (PE) 

A tough, stretchy plastic film that is both water and temperature resistant. It is produced more optically clear than polypropylene and it is commonly used at Lebone Paarl Labels for the production of food product labels.

Polypropylene (PP) 

It is similar to polyethylene plastic film but is stronger and more rigid. It has a higher temperature and is also chemically resistant. It is tear-proof, waterproof and is resistant to fading. Lebone Paarl Labels uses Polypropylene (PP) in different variations of thickness for the printing of retail packaging labels in South Africa.


The technical team at Lebone Paarl Labels will assist you to select the most suitable substrate for your petrochemical label requirements.

Frequently asked questions about Household product labels

We realise we get asked a lot of the same questions about how to design and print wine labels and since we’ve been doing this

for almost fifteen years we thought we’d take a moment to answer the most commonly asked questions below.

Finding a household product label printer in Cape Town, Western Cape

The Lebone Paarl Labels team can assist you in the production of household product labels with recommendations and solutions that support legislative compliance. Located in Paarl, Lebone Paarl Labels is perfectly situated to print, finish and supply petrochemical labels throughout the Western Cape. They also service many clients across South African including the main centres of Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Bloemfontein.

What does it cost to print household product labels?

The cost of label printing depends on the volume of labels that need to be printed, as well as the type of substrate, printing and finishing processes used. For a free quote, please contact Lebone Paarl Labels at info@lpaarllabels.co.za.