our story

The mr story began in 1976 in a small factory in Hawke’s Bay when John Single purchased a commercial print shop.


John found there was an increasing demand for self-adhesive labels. Supermarkets were becoming the new way to shop & new packaging requirements for meat exporting companies required labels for pre-packed meat. For these reasons, John decided to specialise in self-adhesive labels.


From those early days the business has grown to become one of New Zealand’s premier suppliers of high-quality self-adhesive labels & print. To this day, labels are still produced on-site at our factory in Hastings. John’s daughters Abbie & Jo now own the company & have upgraded mr labels print capabilities to better service our customers requirements.


Being based in one of New Zealand’s premium wine-growing districts, it’s only natural that we should have an association with the wine industry. We are also the supplier of choice for many small artisan producers, such as cottage industries or farmer’s market retailers. We provide a full range of self-adhesive labels to New Zealand industries, including food & beverage, meat processors, bakeries, confectionery, cosmetic, pharmaceutical & general manufacturers.


With our expert knowledge & key print partners we can produce any order, you name it we can print it. When you deal with mr, you deal with a small friendly team who really stick by our products (excuse the pun!). Being %100 locally owned means we can make decisions quickly, with fast turnaround times & excellent pricing. We have built our reputation on producing the highest quality work, backed by our exceptional customer service.

Abbie & Jo - Directors
Mark - General Manager
Chanté - Graphics & Prepress