About Colognia press

We have been producing self-adhesive labels for 27 years and we are sticking to it. During this time we have grown into one of the largest printing houses in the Czech Republic with a wide range of products.


Our product portfolio includes a wide range of self-adhesive labels, flexible packaging, shrink sleeve packaging, laminate printing, and bespoke reel prints.
You can also take inspiration from our sector-divided portfolio for better orientation.

Industry solutions

We supply our products to a wide range of customers. Each industry solution has its own specifics and special needs. The experience gained over the lifetime of Colognia press is our unique contribution to the professional cooperation we enjoy with many diverse clients.


We use the best machines in the world, operated by true masters of their craft. And it shows in our quality. 

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Wash-off labels

A sophisticated solution for a returnable beverage container system.

Wash-off labels are eco-friendly while also having a wow effect. They magically peel off in water without any chemicals. They are transparent – it looks as if there is no label on the product. Unlike traditional paper beer labels, "invisible" wash-off labels are designed to promote your unique brand image. Although the label can be easily removed in water, you are not constrained by limited options in design or quality.

Benefits of wash-off labels

  • You can also have transparent material printed
  • The label is really easy to remove during the wash cycle, without the use of any chemicals
  • You can use a variety of finishing processes: hot stamping, cold stamping, rotary screen printing, traditional and special varnishes

Method of production and printing

Wash-off labels are printed on HD-quality flexographic machines. We can print up to 10 colours. You can enrich your label with a range of finishing that will ensure your product is not overlooked. We offer hot stamping, cold stamping, lamination, and special full and partial varnishes. Attractive elements in the graphics are highlighted by rotary screen printing. 

We can also print on adhesives. If you are using the reverse side of the label for necessary text, you get more space for your graphics. Or do you want to hide a competition code on the back of the label to boost your marketing? It is up to you.


Wash-off labels satisfy even the most demanding clients. They are mainly used in systems of returnable beverage packaging. They are ideal for both premium beers and soft drinks. An important feature is their transparency. Your design can look as if it is written or engraved directly on the bottle.



Wash-off labels are made from a clear material that has been specially developed for the requirements of returnable bottles. Their properties allow trouble-free peeling without the use of chemicals. If the necessary temperatures are right, the label simply peels away in a water bath and comes off with the adhesive and ink as a roll. The bottle is left clean and ready for further use.

Wash-off material

Specially developed to meet the requirements of returnable bottles. Transparent version. Their properties allow trouble-free peeling without the use of chemicals. If the necessary temperatures are right, the label peels away in a water bath and comes off as a roll. The bottle is left clean and ready for further use.



Print quality

Quality is our alpha and omega. We are able to satisfy even the most demanding needs, thanks to the possibility of printing in up to 10 colours and to countless types of finishing. Let your product shine.

Washing-off without chemicals

Specially developed product – an alternative to traditional paper labels. When removed in water, it comes off easily and leaves the bottle clean. No effort, no chemicals, no problem.

Transparent look

Compared to standard paper beer labels, the ëinvisibleí wash-off label stands out from the crowd. You have the opportunity to differentiate yourself and impress people with a new design. No compromise in design and quality.

Printing width

We can handle materials up to 440 mm wide. This allows us to print multiple productions side by side. This makes production more time and cost efficient.


Hot or cold embossing, holographic elements, lamination and special varnishes, the use of rotary screen printing, and much more. Thanks to a range of finishing equipment, our variety of finishing options is really wide. Feel free to contact us with any enquiries, we will be delighted to discuss printing options with you.

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I am happy to tell you more about wash-off labels

Lucie Doušová

Lucie Doušová

Sales Manager

Do you need advice with regards to technology, finalization or anything else?
Call +420 321 752 111 or contact our experts.

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