When I started taking my products to shops, the feedback I received was that they did not like my labels. One woman (who owned a very lovely shop) was horribly snooty about my packaging. I was very disappointed and hurt, and it set me back for a long time, but in a funny way she did me a favour. It made me focus on how the packaging looks to my customers who see only the creams and serums in a shop, without me there to explain the benefits of the cream.
So I opted for having my labels printed for me. My own printer was rubbish, so I went to a local printers. The stickers were ok but not oil proof. They also charged a lot of money and I had to cut the labels myself (they printed onto A4 sticker sheets). I went with a printing service from a well known supplier of other soapy things and they were worse than the ones I printed myself! So after searching the web for ages, I found a website called Discount Banner Printing. At first, to be on the safe side, I only ordered one set of labels. There was a small minimum order (which is monetary based rather than number of labels based) and they came really very quickly. I loved them, and so I ordered a set of labels for each of my products (other than the soap).
Then, I re-branded. And of course, rebranding meant that all my products needed new labels, so I went back again to Discount Banner Printing. They have the best labels, I feel, for people like myself, who need professional quality labels that look great and are oil proof not squinty (yes, I got squinty labels once too). Each label is individual, no cutting or trimming, just peel the label of the roll and hey presto, a pretty looking jar.
I know there are many many crafters out there who are looking for labels (I often get asked where I get mine done) so I thought I would share my source with you. Here is the link to Discount Banner Printing and here is a wee picture of my newest labels from them - (nice labels, shame about the photos).
(P.S. I never did go back to the lovely shop with the horrible owner, I don't think we would work too well together xx)