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West Coast Labels

Lake Forest, CA's Best Choice for Quality Label Design & Printing

West Coast Labels is Lake Forest's premier choice for quality custom, pressure-sensitive labels, stickers and decals in any size, shape, color, and quantity. Our labels are designed by marketing and branding experts and manufactured in a top-of-the-line printing facility. We have the expertise to work with a wide variety of businesses, including those from health and beauty, food and beverage, manufacturing, and pharmaceutical/nutraceutical industries. In our span of more than four decades in the labeling business, we've provided eye-catching, professional and highly durable labels at affordable prices to thousands of satisfied customers. We are proud to remain the best value in labels in Lake Forest today.

About West Coast Labels

West Coast Labels is a family owned, local label printing company with more than 40 years of industry experience. Our team of experts is passionate about our work and the positive effect that we have on our clients' businesses throughout the West Coast, including right here in Lake Forest. We have built our success on achieving exceptional results at reasonable rates with an unbeatable level of customer service. In fact, it is the primary reason we have such an impressive roster of loyal clients, including Trader Joe's, Biotene, True Natural Taste, Nasco Gourmet Foods, Episencial, and many others.

West Coast Labels specializes in offering Lake Forest businesses industry-specific custom label solutions, including but not limited to:

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Why Choose West Coast Labels

Experience - Knowledge - Value - Service

  • Over Four Decades of Experience
  • Professional Recommendations
  • Dedicated Account Executives
  • Personalized Customer Service
  • State-of-the-Art Technology
  • Cost-Effective Printing Solutions
  • High-Quality Materials
  • Versatile Print Options
  • Strict Quality Assurance & Control
  • Quick Turnaround Times
  • Superior Results

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Lake Forest's Premier Source for Comprehensive Label Printing Services

West Coast Labels team of label specialists has been manufacturing custom label products for businesses in Lake Forest since 1972. Our team consists of branding and design experts who will help you fully capitalize on your investment. They'll help you develop a label that not only functions well under a variety of environments but also leverages your brand and product proposition to make it stand out from the competition.

We offer four types of printing presses as well as a diverse selection of substrates, inks, coatings and varnishes, making it easy to provide our clients with a cost-effective printing solution to fit any labelling need. We can print pressure-sensitive labels in any size, shape or composition, and accommodate runs both large and small. Additionally, our dedicated account executives carefully manage each Lake Forest project to ensure exceptional results of the highest quality that fully meets the requirements of our clients. Our projects are completed quickly and delivered on time. Keep reading to get an overview of our industry-specific label printing services.

Pharmaceutical & Nutraceutical Packaging Labels, Lake Forest, CA:Custom Labels for Vitamins, OTC Medications, Supplements & More

Lake Forest Warning Labels
  • Labels meet FDA's stringent standards
  • Variety of presses to respond instantly to client changes
  • 175 line screen capability
  • Up to 8 UV colors and 4-color process
  • Special adhesives and coatings
    • Temperature-resistant coatings
    • Sun-resistant coatings
    • Water-resistant coatings
    • Repositionable adhesives
    • Laminating for extra protection
  • Capable of expertly managing a large number of SKUs and quantities
  • Maintain detailed records of specific label versions and revisions, which ensures that duplicate part numbers are not created
  • Create customer-specific job specifications to facilitate label orders and to improve quality control

Beverage Labels, Lake Forest, CA: Custom Labels for Wine, Spirits, Soft Drinks, Juices, & Bottled Water

Personalized Beverage Labels
  • Unmatched industry expertise
  • Offer special adhesives that protect your label from clouding up in water or ice baths
  • Our labels pass the necessary testing for wine labels
  • High end materials and techniques available for wine and champagne bottles:
    • Hot foil stamping
    • Spot, matte and shiny combination varnishes
    • Premium grade specialty paper
  • Can create a "no label" look, ideal for water bottles
  • Cost-effective solutions for both short and long runs

Food Labels, Lake Forest, CA: Custom Labels for Meats, Poultry, Dairy, Packaged Foods, etc.

Nutrition Label Makers
  • FDA-approved adhesives and inks for direct and indirect contact with food
  • Presses have different capabilities for cost-efficiency
  • Variety of label options for food packaging:
    • Cold and heat sensitive labels
    • Freezer-grade adhesives
    • Thermal chromatic inks
    • UV varnishes for wet foods
  • Runs of all sizes (as small as 500, as large as a 1,000,000)

Produce Labels/Stickers, Lake Forest, CA: Custom Labels for Fruits & Vegetables

Fruits, Vegetables Crate Labels
  • Cost-effective, high-quality labels for fruits and vegetables
  • Fast turnaround times
  • FDA-approved adhesives, inks and substrates
  • Special coatings available for scuff-resistance
  • Inventory management program available for large runs

Health & Beauty Labels, Lake Forest, CA: Custom Labels for Soaps, Cosmetics, Shampoos, Conditioners, Dental Care Products, Lotions & More

Lake Forest Cosmetic Labels
  • Up to 12 inks and custom color matching capabilities
  • 1000s of inhouse die sizes to accommodate bottles and containers of various shapes and sizes
  • Specialty adhesives, coatings and inks
  • Various stock materials to accommodate rigid and flexible/squeezable packaging
  • Ability to produce a wide variety of labels:
    • Transparent labels
    • Multi-panel labels
    • Piggyback labels (instant redeemable labels)
    • Water-resistant labels
    • Chemical-resistant labels
    • Sun-resistant labels
  • Exceptional quality control
Industrial Labels, Lake Forest, CA: Custom Labels for Industrial Equipment, High-End Waxes, Cleaning Products, Chemicals & More
Industrial Equipment Label
  • Labels can be designed to perform well in a warehouse or out in the yard
  • Special adhesives for chemical resistance
  • Laminations and coatings help prevent fading when exposed to the sun for long periods of time
  • Highly durable labels for industrial use
  • Stickers, labels and decals can stick to metal and painted surfaces
Promotional & Advertising Labels, Decals, Stickers, Flyers & Inserts, Lake Forest, CA
  • Fully customizable for any promotional or advertising need
  • Visually striking and highly functional
  • Ability to produce:
    • Promotional labels
    • Advertising stickers
    • Invoice stickers
    • Piggyback labels
    • Fluorescent stickers
    • Company logo decals
    • Flyers
    • Shelf-talkers
    • Sheeted inserts
    • POP stands and inserts
  • Four types of printing presses to accommodate runs of any size
  • Highly regulated printing process for consistent results
  • Full array of paper, film, foil and specialty stock
About West Coast Label's Printing Equipment & Capabilities

With our exceptional design and print production team and state-of-the-art printing presses, we have the capabilities to meet the pressure-sensitive labelling needs of any Lake Forest business, no matter what industry they work in. Here is a broad overview of our state-of-the-art printing equipment and capabilities:

Pre-Production

  • Mac Pro Workstations
  • Mac OS X Server
  • Latest versions of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign
  • Latest version of QuarkXPress
  • Integris Digital Matchprint
  • B&W and Color Laser Proofs

Printing & Production

  • Thermoflex Digital Platesetter
  • Cyrel Fast Chemical-Free Developer
  • Esko Nexus Workow (flexo)
  • Esko Backstage Workflow (digital)
  • H.P. Indigo ws4500 Digital Press
  • Nilpeter 2400 Flexo Press
    • 12 Colors (8 UV, 4 Rotary Screen)
    • Foil Stamping
    • Roll-to-Roll
    • Roll-to-Sheet
    • Film/Paper Converting
  • Mark Andy 2200 Flexo Press
    • Large Format Printing Capabilities (up to 13 Inches)
    • 6 UV Flexo
    • Laminating
  • Nilpeter 2500 Flexo Press
    • 8 Colors (UV)
    • Film/Paper Converting
    • 2 Die Cutting Stations
  • Webtron 750 Flexo Press
    • 6 Colors (UV/Water-Based)
    • Roll-to-Roll/Roll-to-Sheet
    • 4 Die Cutting Stations
  • Webtron 650 Flexo Press
    • 5 Colors (UV/Water-Based)
    • Roll-to-Roll/Roll-to-Sheet
    • 4 Die Cutting Stations

Finishing Department

  • Table Top Inspect and Rewind
  • Arpeco Inspect and Rewind
  • Shrink Wrapping
Lake Forest's Label Printing FAQs

What is your process for handling new label orders?

All of our new Lake Forest clients are assigned a dedicated West Coast Labels account executive and receive expert advice on their label order. Before providing a free and accurate quote, we determine what printing method and materials will help you achieve your marketing goals and give you the best return on your investment. Once your order is placed and confirmed, we process your artwork through our comprehensive preflight process. Then we generate laser proofs or digital matchprints for your review and changes. Once your proofs are approved, we put it into our production schedule. When we run your job, you can count on us to run samples first in order to inspect color matching, registration, etc. Then, as we run your job, we will supervise the quality of your labels throughout. Once complete, we inspect your labels, rewind them, and pack them. Finally, we confirm your preferred delivery method and deliver your labels.

What's the difference between digital and flexographic printing?

Digital printing involves direct digital output, which means transferring your approved artwork directly to the press using direct-to-plate technology. This allows for an incredible degree of formatting freedom and makes it ideal for short printing runs. Flexographic (or flexo) printing can employ UV inks or the more common 4-color process, but generally requires that a plate be created for each color application. While requiring a more involved start-up process, it offers our Lake Forest clients the ability to print on a wide variety of substrates, offers a fast turnaround time, produces labels of extremely high quality, and provides a fast and cost-efficient method for producing large quantities of labels. To determine which printing method is best for your labels, call and speak with one of our label printing experts today.

Do you manufacture eco-friendly labels?

Yes, we do! We can manufacture eco-friendly labels with Fasson's Tree-Free face stock (made from a combination of sugar cane, cotton liners and bamboo pulp) or 2 Mil Clear EarthFirst PLA (a polylactic/corn-based) film stock.

West Coast Labels Lake Forest - 92630, California (CA)
Area Code (714, 949)
What Our Clients Say:

Laclede has been doing business with West Coast Labels for over 11 years. The staff at West Coast Labels has always been there to make sure that all of our orders were shipped on time. West Coast Labels has come through for us on many occasions and i can depend on them to take care of all of our needs. I greatly appreciate the service West Coast Labels has to offer.


There are hundreds of printing companies out there but we've been a WCL customer for 10 years. I appreciate the assistance, concern and that 'extra-something' to workin with me even though I am not a 'biggee' customer. Pennies saved on one job cannot buy the long-term benefits . . .

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