screen printed bottles for craft brands

The Universal Packaging Advantage

Applied Ceramic Labelling (ACL)

Applied Ceramic Labeling (ACL) is a screen printing process in which paints are applied directly to glass bottles and cured at high temperatures. The paints bond with the glass through this process resulting in a permanent label that is scratch and water-resistant.

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Beautiful Design Options

ACL printing provides elegant design options impossible with traditional paper labels, like 360 degree wraps and using the glass itself as a graphic element.

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Durable Ceramic Label Decoration

Unlike paper labels, Applied Ceramic Labels (ACL) are screen printed on the bottle, eliminating the risk of scuffing, giving a smooth, refined look.

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Start to Finish Packaging

Complete bottle packaging solutions from glass bottle selection, custom bottle design to label design & screen printing, custom Vinoseal closures & cartons.

Premium, Innovative Packaging Solutions

We partner with craft brands to drive growth by providing premium, innovative packaging solutions.

Universal Packaging has been supplying packaging solutions to beverage companies since 1985. Over the years, we have invested in innovative technologies & the latest in screen printing techniques to become one of the largest bottle screen printers in North America.

Applied Ceramic Labelling for Wineries

For Wineries

We have partnered with wineries for over 30 years, fulfilling their packaging needs from start to finish; from beautifully printed bottles to glass delivery.

Screen printed Applied Ceramic Label for Cadee Distillery Medusa Select Reserve American Whiskey Spirits Bottle

For Distilleries

We provide distilleries unique packaging choices combining the latest in decoration techniques with high quality glass sourced from around the world.

Screen printed Applied Ceramic Label For Nokomis Craft Ales

For Breweries

Offering a range of beer glass (growlers, howlers, 500ml pressure tested). Combine bottle choice with a screen printed label for a true work of art.

Screen printed Applied Ceramic Labels for Cideries - Picker's Hut Apple Cider

For Cideries

We offer glass bottles specific to our cidery partners needs with options for both glass and a wide selection of screen printed label treatments.

What Our Customers are Saying

Thank you to our Craft Brand Partners

BNA Brewing

Jill Jarrett

“Working with Universal has truly been a pleasure. I say this with real sincerity. Who knew the process of ordering growlers for our business would be so fun! Even though I know how many people they work with, they always make me feel like the most important customer. Partner even. Universal will work with you to make your vision a reality.”

Dry Fly Distilling

Don Poffenroth
co-owner and co-founder

“Dry Fly Distilling is now in our 10th year, all of which have had us partnered with our number one vendor, and friends from Universal in Vernon BC. Team Universal delivers packaging perfection to us on a consistent basis. They work hard to keep us on the cutting edge of packaging innovation. The best thing I can say about Universal is that I completely trust that everything I get from them will be without worry or stress. They make packaging easy, and that is saying a lot.”

Old Town Cellars

Stephen MacKay

“Switching to screen printed designed bottles has elevated the look of our packaging and brand while allowing us to move forward with our overall goals. We have positive feedback every day on the look of our packaging from guests and peers within the industry. It is and has been a pleasure to work with the Universal Packaging team over the last few years and we look forward to many more creative designs.”

A TO Z Wineworks

Debra Turner Hatcher

“Universal Packaging has been a great partner to work with in developing our floral Riesling bottle. We were particular about color and they worked to get the exact hues we envisioned. We also wanted to put a bee on the sloped neck of the hock bottle, surely not easy, but they accomplished it giving the bottle the final, stand-out touch. They are a five-star partner.”

J. Bookwalter Winery


We have had a very favorable response to the packaging and the early sales indicate a higher take away rate than last year. We love it and so do our customers.


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