Backside Printing

Some designs for backside printed labels can cause adhesive or applicator dispensing problems. Please follow these guidelines when designing backside graphics for your labels. 

  • All copy and graphics must be kept within the copy limits. There is a 1/4" of no ink area around all four sides of label
  • Use reverse type, images, and heavy graphics sparingly. Heavy ink coverage impairs adhesion.
  • Minimum point size is 5 points sans serif for positive and 7 points sans serif for negative (reverse type). Convert type to outlines.
  • Screened type should be no smaller than 10 points
  • Minimum line weight is 1/2 point (.0069")
  • Avoid designs that include a large solid block of graphics/images (no larger than 1"x1")
  • Avoid large, bold text
  • Avoid gradients & borders
  • Backside printing can be done on both standard and special shapes
  • Only include 1 color on backside (Black or choose from PMS solid coated colors).

If you have any questions about whether your design is feasible, please contact us  and we will review it with you. 

If art files are too large to send via email, you may upload them to our FTP site. 

Upload artwork

username: cppnews

password: upload

Craft beer labeling technology demo

As this video shows, we design labels that adhere to anything: even a cold, wet can. If you have a product that needs a label, we'll find a solution that sticks.

Century Printing helped us bring our bottle labeling up to current industry standards. We wouldn't work with any other label printer!


Donald Williams Craft Beer Owner

Great adhesion, after working with Chris and his team, our labels look fantastic and save us money.


Adam Shifflett Owner, Three Brothers Brewing

All of my customers are using labels from Century Printing and Packaging. They look amazing, are made with high quality materials, and stick on great even when the bottles are wet.


John FleckBottle Works LLC

We were having huge issues labeling our bottles given the extreme humidity in Hong Kong. Century solved our problem after months of trying other company labels. Not only that, the labels look great, stay on despite the Hong Kong heat and humidity and customer service at Century is excellent.


Simon PeschBrewmaster, Hong Kong Beer Co.

We were very pleased with the labels you provided for our  Toad the Wet Hop Ale  project. The color, size and feel were right on our specs. Additionally, they performed flawlessly in regards to adhesion and durability. Thanks for help in making the project work!


Since our partnership, there haven't been any complaints. This company defines great customer service. It's great to work with an organization that exceeds beyond their capability. Century Printing gives great results on their products and offers a wide variety of sizes to choose from. My experience with Century Printing has been inviting, warm, professional and accommodating.  Century Printing has a great team that's willing to make sure each customer gets 100% satisfaction. Great Job and keep up the good work.