Custom Tag & Label Design

The Best and Most Innovative Solutions

Product Design and Development

Welcome to the Design and Development department at Chicago Tag & Label. Our talented professionals work closely with you to create a functional and impressive design to suit your application. In addition to an experienced staff, our advanced technology and flexographic printing capabilities allow us to create a wide variety of complex and diverse products, from custom tags to integrated forms.

Whether you need retail hang tags or detailed manufacturing labels, Chicago Tag & Label caters to all applications and industries. We work closely with you to determine the right materials, sizing and durability for your label or custom tag design. What’s more, we always help identify areas where you can save some budget.


We provide comprehensive label and tag design services to meet your needs:

In-House Product Engineering
  • Our specialists offer product label design, layout, material and adhesive recommendations.
Printer Expertise
  • We are knowledgeable about printer compatibility and understand how documents are processed through different printer models. If you need a printer or software recommendation, we’re happy to help!
Printing Options
  • We offer flexographic 12-color spot printing and screening, UV inks and special coatings; all inks are water-based.
  • We utilize the Pantone/PMS color base and can customize or match colors.
  • We can print on the face stock, back of the product, as well as on the liner and underneath the label.
In-House Graphics
  • We offer digital product tag design and electronic proofing. All plates are made in-house, providing flexibility and efficiency if changes are required.
Material Research
  • Chicago Tag & Label stocks a wide variety of qualified materials and sources.
  • We offer the following adhesives: hot melt, permanent (standard, light-tack or aggressive), removable, repositionable, pattern adhesive placement and acrylic.
  • Since all of the products we manufacture are custom, our dies, slitting and perforation tools are customized to your exact product.
Custom Packaging
  • We offer a variety of finishing and packaging options, including cut sheets, rolls, fan-folded, carton size, quantity per carton, poly bags, loose wrap, shrink wrap, strung, padded or stitched. Whatever your job requires, we can accommodate you.
FSC® Certification
  • As part of our commitment to social and environmental responsibility and proper forest management, we achieved certification from the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®C102892). Using FSC®certified paper allows us to print the FSC® logo on your finished products. This tells your final users that you are being environmentally responsible in your choice of paper products.
Product Branding
  • We know how important it is to convey your brand logo and styling on every product, especially when it comes to clothing tag design. Chicago Tag & Label is able to print your corporate branding on products as required.


We take great pride in our technological prowess at Chicago Tag & Label, where we work hard to maintain our reputation as experts in laser cut-sheet products, barcoding of labels and tags, variable imaging and harsh-environment applications. Our engineers and designers have extensive experience in flexographic printing techniques.

Capabilities and benefits of our tag design services include:

Flexographic Printing
  • Diverse product offering on the same press structure: form labels, labels and tags
  • Diverse material, coating and adhesive options
  • High-speed production, positioned to maximize medium to large production runs
  • High-quality printing, copy and construction
  • Integrated IT programming of variable images and barcoding
Press Room Capabilities
  • Custom-engineered rotary presses with multiple functionalities
  • Presses engineered with multiple print heads — up to 12 colors, coating stations, die cut and pattern adhesive applicators
  • Presses process multiple substrates and materials up to 18” wide and 24” long
  • Variable barcode printing with 100 percent in-line verification and documentation
  • Complete finishing department, including stringing, booking and packaging
  • High-quality temperature- and humidity-controlled production facility
  • Product testing by our Quality Control team


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