Manufacturing Capabilities

ID Label is a leading manufacturer of preprinted bar code labels, and we service our customers out of our facility in the Chicago land area. Bar codes, sequential and random numbers, variable text, and colors can be produced on our full line of digital printing systems with multicolor and lamination capabilities. Short or long runs from 1 label to millions of labels can be printed on paper, polyester, vinyl, Kimdura, Valeron, Kapton or retro-reflective materials. For added protection our labels are varnished or laminated with clear polyester, polypropylene, or lexan. ID Label can deliver bar codes of various sizes, density, orientation, and all popular symbologies meeting today’s complex industrial standards. All labels are verified during production to ensure complete satisfaction. Since 1994, our mission has been to provide the finest products available with zero defects. We accomplish this through our state of the art multi-color digital presses, knowledgeable sales team, and outstanding customer service.



ID Label has 11 variable information presses including a high-speed water based inkjet systems mounted on a 13-inch 4 color flexo press and a UV inkjet system mounted on a 10-inch 4 color flexo press. See below for more details on our capabilities.

Long Run Variable Image Bar code Printing

Our water-based variable imaging system’s are attached to our 10” and 13” flexo presses capable of 350 feet/minute printing 1 color black for sequential and variable (database) numbers and bar codes, graphics and logos. The imaging system can print on thermal transfer, EDP, and non-adhesive backed paper, as well as various film materials, adhesive and non-adhesive backed. In addition to the Variable Imaging System, we can varnish, laminate and print color-coded borders, bars, tinting and logos. We have turn-bar equipment which offer 2-sided printing capabilities. Our finishing capabilities include:

  • Rolls – 1 or 3 inch core stock, custom sizes available
  • Fanfold
  • Sheet
  • Booklets
Applications Include:
  • Sequential and variable labels (numbers and bar codes)
  • Pallet ID/License Plate labels - LPN
  • Freezer adhesive labels
  • Removable adhesive labels
  • Color-coded borders, bars, logos with variable imaging
4-Color Digital Printing

Our 10-inch multi-color digital presses are capable of printing 4 colors with lamination and die cutting to any size on rolls or sheets, all in one pass. Each press has registration capabilities so we can run a job through multiple times adding additional colors for color-coding. Bar codes, sequential and random numbers, variable text, color bars, borders, tints, graphics and logos can easily be incorporated. We inventory a multitude of top coated papers and films for almost any application requirement.

Applications Include:
  • Laminated, preprinted labels for harsh environments
  • Rack and bin location labels (magnetic and pressure sensitive)
  • Long-range retro-reflective labels
  • Hanging signs for warehouse applications
  • Vertical beam labels
  • Extreme heat resistant labels for printed circuit boards (Kapton/Polyimide materials)
  • Outdoor/Indoor durable asset labels
  • Void polyester and destructible vinyl tamper evident labels
  • Product ID labels
  • Laboratory specimen/vial tracking labels
  • Mirror image car window labels
  • Security labels
Long Run Harsh Environment Variable Image Printing

Our UV Variable Imaging System’s attached to our 10-inch flexo press is capable of 300 feet/minute printing 1 color black for sequential and variable (database) numbers, bar codes, addresses, graphics and logos. The imaging system can print on thermal transfer, EDP paper, and non-adhesive backed paper, as well as various film materials, adhesive and non-adhesive backed. This UV system requires NO lamination and is perfect for outdoor applications or any application where the integrity of the image is crucial to surviving a harsh environment. This system is ideal for printing long run, high-density bar codes with mil sizes as low as 6.6 mil. Our finishing capabilities include:

  • Rolls – 1 or 3 inch core stock, custom sizes available
  • Fanfold
  • Sheet
  • Booklets
Applications Include:
  • Sequential and variable labels (numbers and bar codes)
  • High volume asset labels and tags
  • Outdoor labeling applications
  • Large run library labels
  • Tote labels
  • Freezer adhesive labels
  • Removable adhesive labels
  • Color-coded borders, bars, logos with variable imaging
8 Color Digital Printing

Our Multi-Color Digital Press is capable of printing up to 8 colors with lamination and die cutting to any size on rolls or sheets. The press is ideal for short-runs of labels that combine visual branding such as color logos and product illustrations, and automatic product identification such as bar codes, lot codes, part numbers, sequential and random number and variable text. We inventory a multitude of top coated papers and films for almost any application requirement.

Applications Include:
  • Laminated, preprinted labels for harsh environments
  • Rack and bin location labels (magnetic and pressure sensitive)
  • Vertical beam labels
  • Outdoor/Indoor durable asset labels
  • Void polyester and destructible vinyl tamper evident labels
  • Product ID labels
  • Short run product labels
  • Quality inspection labels (pass/fail labels)
Custom Blank Label Converting

ID Label has the ability to provide short to medium run labels for custom applications. We specialize in solutions that require polyester, polypropylene, retro-reflective, Kapton, Valeron Tag, freezer grade adhesive paper and more. We inventory a multitude of top coated papers and films for almost any application requirement.

Applications Include:
  • Piggyback Labels - Blank
  • Flood Coated Labels - Blank
  • Product ID Labels – Blank or Preprinted Logo
  • Retro-Reflective Labels – Blank or Preprinted Logo
  • Polyester Labels –Blank or Preprinted Logo
  • Polypropylene Labels – Blank or Preprinted Logo
  • Kapton Labels – Blank or Preprinted Logo
  • Tag Solutions – Blank or Preprinted Logo
  • Continuous Roll Stock
Other Services

In addition to our label converting capabilities, ID Label offers a range of Value Added Services including:

  • Make-N-Hold Programs – Inventory programs provide on demand delivery and multi site access to stock labels.
  • Assembly Services - Complete sign/label or magnet/label assembly for small and large projects.
  • Data file Design and Manipulation Services – Engineered to meet your needs and deadlines.
  • Sign and Placard Manufacturing - bending, drilling and cutting of various materials plastics.
  • "Kitting" Services – Label and Ribbon packs, as well as preprinted label sets for numerous location "roll out" programs.
  • Installation Services – Complete installation of warehouse labels, signs, floor location marking and more.
  • For a more detail on our complete offering of services, please see the Services section of our website.

    Stock Materials

    ID Label offers a multitude of top coated papers and films, as well as tag and non-adhesive backed paper for almost any application requirement. Below is a partial list of our stock substrates, laminates and adhesives:

    • Substrate
      • Polyester – Label and Tag Stock
      • Polypropylene – Label and Tag Stock
      • Kapton - Label and Tag Stock
      • Vinyl - Destructible
      • Retro Reflective
      • Piggyback – Paper and Polyester
      • Paper – adhesive and non-adhesive backed
    • Laminate
      • Polyester
      • Polypropylene
      • Lexan
    • Adhesive
      • Acrylic – Permanent, Freezer Grade and Removable
      • Rubber-based
      • Void Tamper Evident

    ID Label will also custom engineer a paper, film or adhesive solution for your application. Contact one our account managers today to discuss application and our solution.