SCREEN PRINT LABEL MARKET Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Screen Print Label Market is segmented by Type (Shrink Sleeves, Linerless Label, and Wet-Glued Label), End User (Fashion and Apparels, Food, Beverages, Cosmetics, and Personal Care), and Geography. The market sizes and values are provided in terms of value (USD million) for all the above segments.

Screen Print Label Market Size

Screen Print Label Market Overview
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Study Period 2019-2028
Base Year For Estimation 2022
CAGR 2.12 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America
Market Concentration Low

Major Players

Screen Print Label Market

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Screen Print Label Market Analysis

The screen print label market is expected to reach a CAGR of 2.12% over the forecast period. One of the growing uses of the screen label process is in the area of product security. Microscopic taggants are blended into coatings and applied via screen printing onto labels and other packaging products. Such taggants, when scanned, deliver proprietary brand information and are aimed at foiling counterfeiters. The usage of product security will follow a positive trend in the coming future.

  • Abrasion and moisture-resistant properties and smooth ink coating drive the market over other printing process. The ink film thickness is so appropriate that this process excels in applications where properties such as resistance to weather (outdoors), moisture, abrasion, and chemicals, are needed. This property makes a natural fit for beverage labels.
  • Additionally, the single greatest advantage that screen printing has over all other production printing processes is in the volume of ink that can be laid onto a substrate. UV letterpress can deposit ink as thick as 2 to 3.5 microns; UV offset is 1.5 to 2.5 microns; gravure is 2 to 5 microns; and UV flexo can lay down from 3 to 8 microns. However, the UV screen has an ink thickness ranging from 4 to 30 microns and beyond. The thickness of the ink provides screen-printed inks with opaque properties than in other printing process for labeling.
  • Moreover, the adoption of screen-printing silicon ink is driving the market. With new fabric availability in the market, ink suppliers are stepping up to the plate to offer new, enhanced products that enable decorators to use their skills fully. Silicone inks are highly based on cutting-edge silicone polymers for delivering the ultimate stretch and feel on the latest performance fabrics. The inks have been innovatively designed, which brings out the strengths and benefits of silicone chemistry to the textile screen printing operation. In the future, the trend will focus on its usage of high-density silicone ink for 3D heating press transfer labels in applications other than apparel.
  • Expensive solution for printing with many colors challenges the market growth. The alternative to lower the cost is a digital printing solution, which provides a better option when printing with many colors. Moreover, fine text may be difficult to screen print due to the thickness of the ink, whereas digital or flexographic printing is a good option for fine imagery.
  • The two biggest problems the epidemic created for print label companies were productivity growth and remote customer service. The consistent demand throughout the epidemic's early stages put enormous pressure on the manufacturing capacity of the labeling companies, stressing the necessity for automation throughout the different stages of the product life cycle. Furthermore, the Russia-Ukrain war has an impact on the overall market.

Screen Print Label Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Screen Print Label Market according to our research experts:

Fashion and Apparels to Hold Significant Market Share

  • With the increasing value of the apparel market worldwide, the demand for screen print label technology is increasing. Label manufacturers are continuously thinking of innovative ideas for clothing labels and novel materials, finishes, and other methods of designing. Clothes labeling is considered critical for the brands promoting consumer protection agencies to have stringent apparel care labeling requirements. Additionally, independent organizations such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) have their labeling requirements that the companies must follow if they wish to receive certification.
  • Screen-printed fabric labels for the apparel industry achieve excellent detail on custom complex designs. It is comfortable for baby clothes, t-shirts, and lingerie apparel. Firms manufacture printed satin labels using rotary printing and screen printing techniques. However, RFID and fabric-based labels have emerged as a serious challenge for the market as they offer additional industry advantages and may create challenges for future opportunities.
  • Printed labels on cotton sheet fabric look and feel like a cotton linen sheet. These are typically used for logos with larger sizes, e.g., 2.75" x 2.5". With washing, edges fray to give a vintage appearance. A label with numerous colors and a difficult logo can be achieved with a silkscreen print on organic cotton.
Leading Importers of Apparel, in USD Billion, Global, 2021

North America is Expected to Drive Technology Innovation

  • The screen print label manufacturers in the United States experience most of the demand from the food, beverage, and apparel segments. Various players, locally and globally in the region contribute to the market's growth through innovations, partnerships, etc.
  • Furthermore, the demand for custom silkscreen printing is increasing. This silkscreen printing process allows printing any graphics, company logos, legends, or labels the customers would like directly onto their finished products.
  • Screen printing enables printing on substrates of any size, shape, and thickness. The greater thickness of the ink that can be applied to the substrate with screen printing, which is generally not possible with other printing techniques, enables the creation of effects like braille, glitter, scratch-offs, and raised text. This is another significant factor influencing the growth of the market for screen-printed labels.
  • California-based Fabri-Tech offers custom silkscreen printing where their printing capabilities allow for multiple colors, varying fonts, or anything else that customer requires in design. Fabri-Tech uses its silkscreen label printing methods on various substrates, such as paper, PET, PC, PMMA, PP, PS, ABS and PU plastics, rubber, and different metals.
Screen Print Label Market - Growth Rate by Region

Screen Print Label Industry Overview

The screen print label market is fragmented in nature, as the market is highly competitive and consists of several major players. Furthermore, players invest in new machinery to gain market share through their unique addition. Key players are Fort Dearborn Company, Mondi PLC, etc.

In August 2022, in direct response to customer demand, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD), a marketing, packaging, print, and supply chain solutions provider, said that it had doubled its capacity for direct thermal linerless label production by almost 40%. At its facility in Monroe, Wisconsin, RRD recently added a second linerless press, positioning it to offer a cutting-edge and easily accessible labeling solution that satisfies increased production and sustainability demands.

Screen Print Label Market Leaders

  1. Fort Dearborn Company

  2. Autajon Group

  3. CCL Industries Inc.

  4. Mondi PLC

  5. Ahistrom Munksjo Oyj

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Screen Print Label Market News

  • September 2022: Screen revealed that it is working on the Truepress PAC520P, a high-speed inkjet system for printing onto paper-based substrates with water-based, food-safe inks for applications in flexible packaging.
  • September 2022: Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials introduced a direct thermal (DT) linerless label platform to accommodate variable information labels used in e-commerce, food delivery and pickup, quick-serve restaurants, weigh scale, transportation, and logistics applications.

Screen Print Label Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Abrasion and Moisture Resistant Properties, Along with Smooth Ink Coating

      2. 4.2.2 Adoption of Screen Printing Silicon Ink

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Expensive Solution for Printing with Many Colors

    4. 4.4 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Industry Attractiveness - Porter Five Forces

      1. 4.5.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Shrink Sleeves Label

      2. 5.1.2 Linerless Label

      3. 5.1.3 Wet-Glued Label

      4. 5.1.4 Other Types

    2. 5.2 End User

      1. 5.2.1 Fashion and Apparels

      2. 5.2.2 Food

      3. 5.2.3 Beverages

      4. 5.2.4 Cosmetics and Personal Care

      5. 5.2.5 Other End Users

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Latin America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles*

      1. 6.1.1 Fort Dearborn Company

      2. 6.1.2 Mondi PLC

      3. 6.1.3 Ahlstrom-Munksjo Oyj

      4. 6.1.4 Autajon Group

      5. 6.1.5 CCL Industries Inc.

      6. 6.1.6 Coveris Inc.

      7. 6.1.7 Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH

      8. 6.1.8 3M Company

      9. 6.1.9 Gallus Ferd. Rüesch AG


**Subject to Availability

Screen Print Label Industry Segmentation

Screen printing allows for printing on substrates provided of any shape, thickness, and size and also for printing the front and back sides of a clear label. These labels are widely used on bags, luggage, and garment, along with their application in beverages and cosmetics.

The Screen Print Label Market is segmented by Type (Shrink Sleeves, Linerless Label, and Wet-Glued Label), End User (Fashion and Apparels, Food, Beverages, Cosmetics, and Personal Care), and Geography. The market sizes and values are provided in terms of value (USD million) for all the above segments.

Shrink Sleeves Label
Linerless Label
Wet-Glued Label
Other Types
End User
Fashion and Apparels
Cosmetics and Personal Care
Other End Users
North America
Latin America
Middle-East and Africa

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Screen Print Label Market Research FAQs

The Screen Print Label Market is projected to register a CAGR of 2.12% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

Fort Dearborn Company, Autajon Group, CCL Industries Inc., Mondi PLC and Ahistrom Munksjo Oyj are the major companies operating in the Screen Print Label Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2023-2028).

In 2023, the North America accounts for the largest market share in the Screen Print Label Market.

Screen Print Label Industry Report

Statistics for the 2023 Screen Print Label market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Screen Print Label analysis includes a market forecast outlook to (2023to2028 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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