Ticket, tag and self-adhesive label manufacturer since 1849.

Our game-winning service and technical expertise meets targets, satisfies demands and overcomes challenges that is respected worldwide by game-changers large and small. Be one of them.


Established in Scotland, 1849

Smith and McLaurin Ltd, the UK's leading label manufacturer, was established in Scotland during 1849 by Richard Smith & Peter McLaurin. We are a leading manufacturer and global supplier of pressure sensitive label, ticket and tag products. Since 1849, we have earned a reputation for innovation in the labelling industry, particularly in the digital, wines & spirits and eco-responsible labelling markets. Our knowledgeable team will work with you as your trusted adviser and guide you to selecting a suitable face material, adhesive and liner to meet your final application(s). 


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The AdaptEco range allows our customers to benefit from using sustainable label materials from recycled and renewable sources as our FSC® certified paper is from FSC® mix materials. If you are looking for a solution which makes your label removable to allow the rest of the packaging to be recycled or remove avoidable plastic in your packaging, our AdaptEco sustainable label range has a solution for you.


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The AdaptDigi range is a rapidly growing range of HP, Xeikon and Inkjet certified, digitally printable label, ticket and tag materials, tested and approved by our extensive digital-ready customer base. This range includes standard and modified commodity products, to suit any application.

Wines & Spirits

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The AdaptVivant range is perfect for most wines, spirits and gourmet food applications. The range boasts a variety of face materials which incorporates uncoated, textured, laid, woven and wet strength grades in combination with any adhesive liner.


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The AdaptUltra range has been developed by our in-house technical department in response to unique customer requests, feedback, general market trends and the overarching company ethos of, "If you want it, we’ve got it, or we will make it for you."


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The AdaptLabelStock range presents you with the opportunity to enjoy an unlimited choice of self-adhesive labelling solutions. This range includes standard and modified commodity products to suit any application.

2-Side Thermal

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The Adapt2ST range involves 2-Side-Thermal (2ST™) Technology which involves direct thermal printing technology that utilises dual thermal printheads within a single printer to print effective variable information on both sides of specially treated thermal paper rolls and labels.

Our People

Our Core Values

At Smith & McLaurin Ltd, our core values and guiding principles form the foundation of our business. We constantly aim to provide exceptional Service, through which we gain the Trust of customers and together with them develop Innovative solutions to meet their customers’ needs. Discover more about the key touchpoints included in our customer journey

Our Purpose

To make our customers and our people feel valued, confident and positive

Our Core Values

Service, Trust and Innovation

About Us

Our USPs

Our success is built on offering our customers unique constructions of our face materials, liners and adhesives. Benefit from low minimum order quantities & flexibility in our manufacturing processes.


We offer you flexibility in our materials to meet your exact application & requirements.


We can develop unique material(s) for you to trial in your manufacturing processes & applications.

Our Guiding Principles

We Always...

Aim, above all else, to be a trusted advisor, valued in long term relationships with our customers.

Listen closely and take the lead in communication.

Consistently check that we are delivering for our customers, obtaining feedback and acting on it.

Respond to customers with speed, visibility and rigour.

Do what we say we will.

Consistently look after our customers personally and uniquely.

Are honest, positive and committed.

Contact Us

  1. Cartside Mill, Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, Scotland, PA10 2AF
  2. 01505 707700
  3. info@smcl.co.uk