Create Canning Labels That Make Your Products Shine

Make your product stand out on shelves and pantries with creative custom canning labels, whether you own a manufacturing company or you sell canned foods as a hobby.

Include ingredients, nutritional information, expiry date, and even a product photo. Your labels will play a big part in how people recognize and identify your product from others. Canning labels are also a great way to personalize homemade food items. Put labels on jams, jellies, pickles, and even preserved seafood.

Here at PrintRunner, you can choose from different label formats such as cut-to-size, sheet, and roll. We also have a wide variety of options for size, lamination, and color, and our easy-to-use online design tool has several features so you can easily personalize your label. Order quantity ranges from 25 to 100,000 pieces, while printing turnaround time takes between 2 to 6 business days depending on the format. All labels come with a complimentary file check before printing!



Design Personalized Canning Labels With PrintRunner

Check out grocery aisles and you will surely find hundreds of canned food brands on the shelves. With the tough competition, your brand needs to rise above and catch the attention of potential customers. This is where canning labels come in. Here are some easy ways you can customize your canning labels for your brand:


1. Decide on a label format

Choose from sheet, roll, or cut-to-size labels depending on your business need. The minimum order quantity for each is as follows: 25 pieces for cut-to-size, 25 sheets for sheet labels, and 250 pieces for roll labels. Our roll labels are rolled on a standard 3” core which fits most label dispensers.


2. Determine the size of your label

Your canning label depends on the size of your packaging. PrintRunner offers labels in a variety of dimensions up to 17”. To determine the size of your canning label, measure the diameter of your packaging, and choose the corresponding label size from our product calculator.


3. Select the shape you want.

You can opt for standard label shapes like rectangle, square, circle, and oval for a more traditional look. If you’re looking to make your products truly stand out and be unforgettable, try arch, hexagon, heart, starburst, and custom shapes.


4. Choose your material.

Canning labels are available in two materials: paper sticker, premium sticker, white vinyl, and BOPP. White paper sticker comes with three (3) types of finishing—gloss, matte, and high gloss while premium sticker only has gloss and matte. White vinyl sticker is waterproof and UV-resistant and comes with a high-gloss finish that makes designs pop. BOPP is oil and water-resistant, making it the best option for refrigerated canned products. All canning label materials are self-adhesive and stick to almost any smooth, dry surface.


5. Design your label.

Upload your artwork or create a label design from scratch using our beginner-friendly online design tool. You may add text, insert shapes and lines, and even upload images to create a truly unique canning label. All orders come with a complimentary file check – we’ll send a preview for you to review before we start printing.



Canning Label FAQs

Yes, our labels adhere well to almost any smooth surface and can be used on can lids.

Only the matte white paper sticker is writable. It doesn’t have any gloss coating, so you can use ballpoint pens and markers to label your products with ease.

Our 2” and 2.5”’ round labels and 3.25”x2” horizontal rectangle labels are the preferred options for pint-sized cans and mason jars. For those who prefer putting labels on the lid, our 2” round labels are the perfect fit for regular mouth lids while the 2.5” option works best for wide mouth lids.

The preferred file format is PDF, but we also accept JPG, JPEG, PSD, PNG, TIF, TIFF, EPS, AI, Publisher, DOCX, DOC, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, TXT and CSV files.

Maximum file size is 100 MB.

Artwork should be in CMYK color mode with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.

Keep small fonts at 8 pts. and thin lines at 0.5 pt. to avoid technical issues during printing.

You can save a design or project that you are working on as long as you are logged into your PrintRunner account.

If you’re on the product page, just click the Need a custom quote? option at the bottom of the product calculator to get started. You can also call us at 1-888-296-5760 or use our website’s Live Chat feature to get a custom quote.


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Canning Label Materials


White Paper Sticker - Gloss
Self-adhesive sticker paper with a gloss finish. Not waterproof. Can be written on with a permanent ink marker or ballpoint pen.

White Paper Sticker - Matte
Self-adhesive sticker paper with a matte finish. Not waterproof. Can be written on with a permanent ink marker or ballpoint pen.

White Paper Sticker - High Gloss
Self-adhesive sticker paper with a mirror gloss finish that is also UV-resistant. Not waterproof. Not recommended for writing on.

White Premium Sticker Paper
Our most popular paper label. Ideal for most indoor applications. Optional gloss or matte lamination adds oil & water-resistance to the label face. Not recommended for writing on.

White BOPP (Indoor)
Polypropylene label that is oil & water-resistant. Great label option for products that require exposure to water, oil, moisture, or refrigeration. Not recommended for writing on.

Clear BOPP (Indoor)
Polypropylene label that is oil & water-resistant. Gives a "no-label" look. Great label option for products that require exposure to water, oil, moisture, or refrigeration. Not recommended for writing on.

White Vinyl (Outdoor/Indoor)
UV-resistant gloss laminated vinyl self-adhesive label. Our thickest and most durable sticker material. Best label for outdoor exposure.

Silver Metallic BOPP
Polypropylene label that is oil & water-resistant. Makes any color look metallic. Can withstand exposure to water, oil, moisture, or refrigeration. Not recommended for writing on.

White Vellum Texture - Estate #8
Warm white adhesive paper with a tactile paper feel. Optional matte UV coating adds scratch and moisture-resistance to the label face. Writable without any additional coating applied.

White Laid Texture - Estate #4
White adhesive paper with a subtle linear texture. Optional matte UV coating adds scratch and moisture-resistance to the label face. Writable without any additional coating applied.

Cream Laid Texture - Estate #9
Cream colored adhesive paper with a subtle linear texture. Optional matte UV coating adds scratch and moisture-resistance to the label face. Writable without any additional coating applied.

Download Blank Print Templates

Set up your print file with correct trim and folding lines by downloading a blank template for your preferred design software. 

Final Dimensions
Description
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2" x 2"
Square
2" x 2.7" Arch
Arch
2" x 3.5"
Rectangular
2" x 4"
Rectangular
2" x 6"
Rectangular
2" x 2.3" Hexagon
Hexagon
2" Diameter
Circle
2" x 2"
Rounded Corners
2.35" x 2" Heart
Heart
2.5" Diameter
Circle
2.5" x 1.5"
Oval
2.5" x 2.5" Starburst
Starburst
2.5" x 2.5"
Rounded Corners
3" x 4" Arch
Arch
3" x 3"
Rectangular
3" x 4"
Rectangular
3" x 3.5" Hexagon
Hexagon
3" x 6"
Rectangular
3" x 7"
Rectangular
3" Diameter
Circle
3" x 2"
Oval
3" x 2"
Rounded Corners
3" x 3"
Rounded Corners
3.5" x 3" Heart
Heart
3.5" x 2"
Rectangular
3.5" x 3.5" Starburst
Starburst
3.5" x 2"
Oval
4" x 4.6" Hexagon
Hexagon
4" x 2"
Rectangular
4" x 3"
Rectangular
4" x 4"
Square
4" x 6"
Rectangular
4" x 9"
Rectangular
4" Diameter
Circle
4" x 2"
Rounded Corners
4" x 3"
Oval
4.25" x 5.5"
Rectangular
4.7" x 4" Heart
Heart
5" x 7"
Rectangular
5.5" x 4.25"
Rectangular
5.5" x 8.5"
Rectangular
6" x 2"
Rectangular
6" x 3"
Rectangular
6" x 4"
Rectangular
6" x 9"
Rectangular
7" x 3"
Rectangular
7" x 5"
Rectangular
8.5" x 5.5"
Rectangular
8.5" x 11"
Rectangular
9" x 4"
Rectangular
9" x 6"
Rectangular
11" x 8.5"
Rectangular
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