Labels for Clamshell Packaging


So many options for labels for clamshell packaging.

Clamshell packaging is used in a wide variety of applications. From fresh produce and bakery goods to deli meats and cheeses. Transparent plastic is a popular choice because it allows consumers to see the food before buying it.

Clamshells come in many sizes and the hinged lid and closure keep food fresh while often safely sealing the contents with a tamper-evident label.

Labels for Clamshell Packaging

Top Reasons to Use Clamshell Packaging

In addition to seeing your food and the convenient storage container, here are some other great reasons to use clamshells:

  • Keeps Food Fresh: Clamshell packaging keeps the freshness of deli products, produce, ready-made meals, bakery goods, and other fresh food items.
  • Affordable and Eco-Friendly: Consumers these days are very concerned with reducing their impact on the environment. The recyclability of clamshell packaging is a big selling point.
  • Improves Food Safety: Safety tabs, shrink wrap, and c-wrap labeling as a tamper-evident seal all provide excellent food protection.

The 3 Best Labels for Clamshell Packaging

Below are three ideal product label solutions that fresh food retailers can use on their clamshell packaging:

Clear Film Labels – Reduce material and ink cost. 

Clear film labels are transparent. This allows consumers to see the product without a bulky label getting in the way.  The patterns, graphics, and cutouts on clear film labels are easily visible and can be eye-catching on the shelf. They also reduce material and ink costs. If you combine clear film labels with APR-approved adhesives the package can be recycled without removing the label.

Direct Thermal Labels – ideal solution for variable data labels

With direct thermal labels, you can print variable information on-demand. This includes:

  • code dates
  • pricing
  • product weights
  • nutritional information
  • cooking instructions

Direct thermal labels are an ideal solution for short-term applications such as deli meats, bakery, pasta salads, cheeses, and ready-made meals.

All-Temperature Adhesive Labels

If your food products require refrigeration or freezing then you will need all-temperature adhesive labels are a great solution. These are designed to be kept at cold temperatures and resist moisture.  All-temperature adhesives often have high tack, which works well on clamshell containers and other low surface energy surfaces.

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