Shrink Sleeve Labels & Shrink Bands

As a value-added packaging distributor, we offer one of the widest selections of cost-effective shrink sleeve labels, shrink bands, and other industry-leading packaging solutions at the lowest price per packaged unit. Our knowledgeable SPS packaging specialists expertly guide you through the product selection process, ensuring that you receive the ideal solution for your application, requirements, and budget. With over 50 years of experience, we are your one-stop solution for all your packaging needs, including eco-friendly and customizable options to enhance your marketing and branding initiatives.


Shrink sleeve labels and shrink bands are made from film materials, such as PVC, PLA, and PETG. They form-fit to jars, bottles, tins, and other containers using heat instead of adhesive.

Shrink sleeve labels and shrink bands are ideal for many industries and applications, including:

  • Food and beverage
  • Pet care
  • Home and personal care
  • Pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals
  • Automotive
  • Hardware
  • Retail

Contact our SPS packaging specialists to learn more about using shrink sleeves and bands for your packaging application.

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We carry shrink sleeve labels and shrink bands in many types of materials, including:

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is one of the most common shrink sleeve label materials. This high-density film shrinks at low temperatures and is easy to control during the shrink process. The excellent clarity, print quality, impact strength, and scuff-resistance make PVC a popular packaging option.

  • Shrink rates up to 64%
  • Cost-effective
  • Low shrink initiation temperatures
  • Controllability during the shrink process
  • Excellent clarity and print quality
  • High impact strength for weather-resistance
  • Scuff-resistant properties

Polylactic acid or polylactide (PLA) is a corn and plant-based biodegradable thermoplastic. This material has recently gained popularity because it’s biodegradable, made of renewable resources, and compostable. As a shrink sleeve or band, PLA features low shrink initiation temperatures and is FDA approved for direct food contact, making it especially appealing to the food and beverage industry.

  • Shrink rates up to 72%
  • Made of renewable resources
  • Biodegradable
  • Compostable
  • Low shrink initiation temperatures
  • FDA approved for direct food contact

Polypropylene Terephthalate Glycol (PETG) is a high-density film lending a high strength ratio and excellent clarity to shrink sleeve label and band applications. In addition, PETG is the most heat-resistant material, offering a high-gloss finish and excellent scuff-resistant properties to maintain your product’s visual appeal. Surface pasteurizability and recyclability round out the many desirable features of PETG.

  • Shrink rates up to 78%
  • High strength ratio
  • Excellent clarity
  • Most heat- and scuff-resistant shrink band
  • Highest gloss
  • Surface pasteurizable
  • Recyclable

Which shrink sleeve label or band material is right for you? Contact our SPS packaging specialists for personalized guidance.

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Shrink Sleeve Label and Band Solutions

Choose from our wide range of shrink sleeve labels and shrink bands, including:

Partial body shrink sleeve labels 

Our partial body shrink sleeve labels cover only a portion of a container. Also known as belly bands, these graphic-friendly solutions shrink to provide a customized and contoured method for displaying sleek graphics that adhesive labels cannot match.

Full-body Shrink sleeve labels

For a 360˚ packaging solution, choose full-body shrink sleeve labels. This seamless option shrinks to fit your entire product upon heat application, lending the opportunity to refresh old packaging and enhance shelf appeal. These shrink sleeves feature UV protection and allow you to include the cap in the shrink sleeve or package the cap separately using a shrink band.

Multipack shrink sleeve labels

When you need to bundle multiple products into one, our selection of shrink sleeves makes excellent custom multipack packaging solutions for 2-packs, 3-packs, or promotional packs. This packaging option works well for club store packs, buy one get one (BOGO) free promotions, and gift with purchase promotions.

Preform shrink bands

Heat converts plastic tubing and partially shaped “preform” bands into a tailored fit for your bottle or container without the need for a custom design. Preform shrink bands secure lids, caps, and closures with tamper-evident seals, performing especially well on reverse-tapered containers and those without shoulders. 

Cut & ramper-evident shrink bands

Our selection of cut and tamper-evident shrink bands are ideal for food, beverage, and pharmaceutical applications, helping to ensure your products are safe. Print your band with warning messages or safety-seal text, and add tamper-evident and easy-open vertical or horizontal perforations.

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Shrink Sleeve Label & Shrink Band Options

We offer the flexibility to choose from many customizations and options to ensure your shrink sleeve labels are compatible with your equipment, processes, and branding requirements.

Application options 

Manual – Manual shrink sleeve labels are best suited for short runs and sampling prototype applications, applying manually to containers before shrinking.

Automatic – Automatic shrink sleeve labels are compatible with conveyors and other equipment designed to slip shrink sleeves over containers and apply heat to form-fit them.

Color Options

Clear – Clear shrink sleeve labels lend transparency to your product, especially when pairing this packaging solution with a clear container.   

White – White shrink sleeve labels are designed with an opaque film, allowing any unprinted area to appear white.


Perforation options

Vertical – Vertical perforations are often used on safety seals and pair well with horizontal perforations to create a user-friendly removable tamper-evident shrink band.

Horizontal – Horizontal perforations allow consumers to remove part of a shrink sleeve label or tamper-evident shrink band while leaving the remaining label intact.

T-Perforation – A T-perforation creates an easy-to-remove tamper-evident shrink band.

Custom printing options

Digital printing – Digital printing uses liquid toner rather than print plates for an economical solution to custom printed shrink sleeve labels. This option is ideal for shorter volume runs.

Flexographic printing – Flexographic printing uses flexible polymer print plates to create vibrant prints using a modern letterpress technique. This option is ideal for large volume runs.

Gravure printing – Gravure is an intaglio printing method using metal cylinders etched with ink cells that hold ink. This high-quality printing method is reserved for extra-long runs.

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Your Trusted Packaging Partner

We’ve earned a reputation as a trusted packaging partner because we’ve provided superior selection, quality, service, and price since 1970.

  •  Selection – With five decades under our belts, we’ve developed critical partnerships with the industry’s leading suppliers, bringing you one of the largest selections of packaging solutions.
  • Quality – We carry only the highest quality solutions from reputable vendors with long-standing reputations for quality and innovation.
  • Service – Our highly skilled and knowledgeable team of SPS packaging specialists is here to find the right solution for your unique application requirements and budget.
  • Price – We’re committed to offering high-quality and affordable packaging solutions, always providing the lowest cost per package unit.

Whether you need shrink sleeve labels, shrink bands, or another packaging solution, trust us to deliver The Whole Package. Contact our SPS packaging specialists to learn more about the advantages of partnering with seasoned experts like us.

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