Take a more sustainable approach with our range of biodegradable labels. We offer a choice of affordable sustainable materials which are ideal for your eco friendly labelling needs. We print everything in-house, so we have complete control of quality and delivery ensuring you get the perfect result and an amazing customer experience.

Biodegradable Labels - The Future for Sustainable Brands .

Our range of biodegradable labels are an ideal labelling solution for anyone looking to reduce their impact on the environment. Combined with our extremely eco-friendly dry toners used in the printing process, our biodegradable labels are great for use on packaging or as general use stickers. Find out more about each option below.

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What are biodegradable labels made from?

Just like all labels our biodegradable materials consist of three main layers. The material, the adhesive and the backing paper. We offer one paper material and three film options.

All materials have a compostable and biodegradable adhesive which is permanently tacky when dry making them ideal for product packaging. The adhesive is carefully formulated to include a high content of renewable (non-fossil derived) materials and is certified to European compostable packaging standard EN13432. The adhesive is food safe so it’s an ideal option for scenarios where the labels are likely to meet any edible products.

The Biodegradable Recycled Paper is our most popular eco option. The 80gsm paper is made up of 100% post-consumer paper meaning it is CO2 neutral. In short this means no trees have been cut down to create the product. Paper that has already been used is re-formed into a new recycled paper.

For more specialist products we offer white, clear and metallic film options. These have a semi-gloss appearance unlike the paper option which is matte. All our film materials are still fully biodegradable/compostable and certified to European compostable packaging standard EN13432.

The only part of each label that isn’t compostable is the backing paper which you peel the labels off from. This is formed of clay coated kraft paper which also contains silicone. This can be recycled by using a specialist process which “washes off” the silicone or other release agent, allowing the pulp to be recycled. Only specialised recyclers can do this, and you would need to check with your recycling authority. Sticker Gizmo is Certified Zero Label Waste to Landfill, so all our label waste is recycled in this way.

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What can Biodegradable Labels be used for?

Biodegradable labels can be used in most environments excluding anywhere they are likely to get consistently wet or fully submerged. They are sticky enough to be used outside however they aren’t likely to last as long in the elements. They are splash proof, so a little bit of water isn’t an issue.

They are ideal for use on biodegradable packaging as they won’t need to be removed. Most labels are temporary and are disposed of after a product has been used which is another reason why more and more brands are switching to biodegradable alternatives. As a brand Sticker Gizmo is always trying to lower its impact on the planet which is why we offer a range of biodegradable products at competitive prices. The environment is more important than ever and it’s time to help it one label at a time.

If you’re not sure whether a biodegradable label would be suitable for you then why not order a free sample? Our free samples are a great way of getting a closer look at our amazing print and material quality while also giving you the freedom to test each material on your own products. We also offer a custom sample service where we can print a design of your choice. This can be very useful if you are about to launch a new product line and need to see a finished product before ordering more labels.

If you still aren’t sure if a biodegradable option would work for you or if you have any other questions about the materials, please contact us.

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Low-Cost Price Guarantee

We want to offer you the best price possible and regularly check our competitor prices to make sure we are doing this.

Sometimes it is hard to do a direct comparison as there are so many different variables when it comes to printing.

Our guarantee to you is:

Existing standard production orders

If you find within 14 days of you placing your order what seems to be a comparable price from a competitor website, which provides instant online prices, which is more than 10% less than the price you paid with we will refund the difference.

New standard production orders

We will price match less 10%.

Minimum Order

Unlike most of our competitors we do not have a minimum order value.

However, depending on what you are ordering you will need to order a minimum quantity of labels or stickers per design and this amount will be shown when you get your price.

Volume Discounts

Our prices are extremely competitive regardless of the size of your order as we understand you don’t always need to order large quantities which helps reduce waste.

However, we offer extremely attractive volume discounts which will be shown when you get your price.

So, if you can, it is always better to order more less often to save money!

You can spread any order with the same specification over multiple designs allowing you to benefit from our generous volume discounts and making it quick and easy to place your order.

Delivery & Production

Delivery - The time it takes for you to receive your order after we have dispatched.

United Kingdom

Delivery is free and sent by DHL on a tracked anytime next day service. Express production orders are sent tracked on a pre 10.30am next day service.

International Orders

We deliver to most EU countries (see below) and the cost is calculated at checkout. Orders are sent Delivery Duty Paid by FedEx on a tracked service which will take between 5-7 days.

International Countries: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

Production - The time it takes us to print your order.

Standard Production - Free

We dispatch your order in a maximum of 6 working days.

For example, if you placed an order on Monday it would be dispatched on the following Monday. This is the maximum time it will take to dispatch your order and usually orders are dispatched quicker. If you have a deadline then please contact one of our team as we always try to help.

Express Production - £50.00

Orders place before 1pm will dispatched next day.

For example, if you placed your order on Monday before 1pm it would be dispatched on Tuesday.

Express Production is available on selected materials and print ready artwork must be provided at the time of placing the order. Click here to see our express production materials.

Specialist Materials - Free

For certain specialist materials the production time can be a slightly longer and it may take up to a maximum of 10 working days for your order to be dispatched.

You will be informed of this before you place your order.

Click here to see our specialist production materials.

Custom Production

We offer several custom production options including:

These options are only available by request so please call the Sticker Gizmo team on 0800 781 2481 or email us at [email protected]

Any delay in providing or signing off your artwork can delay your order and you can learn more about our design and artwork process by clicking on the Free Artwork & Design button.

Artwork and Design Service

At the time of placing your order you have the choice of uploading, emailing, or using our design service.

Artwork Requirements

If you are providing artwork, then please refer to our detailed help document which you can download here

It is especially important that your artwork is of good enough quality otherwise your labels or stickers may be compromised. If we feel your artwork needs improving, we will contact you before we print, and make any changes for free but this may delay your order.

Standard Production

You need to provide and approve your proof within 24 hours of placing your order. Any delay in doing this or if your artwork is not print ready may delay your order.

Express Production

Your print ready artwork must be supplied with your order before 1pm on the day of ordering. You will then receive a digital proof by email which must be signed off before 4pm.

Any delay in doing this or if your artwork is not print ready may delay your order.

Design Service £30.00 ex. VAT

Great design and print optimised artwork are the key to the perfect product!

We understand that creating your perfect design or optimising it for printing can be difficult and time consuming which is why we offer a low-cost design service for our customers.

We are a very human business so you can speak directly to one of our experienced graphic designers who can either create something from scratch or can help you bring your ideas to life.

To use our design service, first you need to place your order and then complete the design brief request.

Once you have completed and submitted this one of our designers will be in contact via email or phone to work with you to create your artwork.

Once you have approved your design your order will be printed and dispatched within a maximum of 6 working days. This is the maximum time it will take to dispatch your order and usually orders are dispatched quicker. If you have a deadline then please contact one of our team as we always try to help.

We do have a “fair Use” policy so reserve the right to charge for complex or multiple designs. In this instance we would provide a fixed fee quote for the design work and would refund your order in full if you decided not to proceed.

The design service is not available for Express Production orders.