Label Printing Terminolgy

 
  • BACK ADHESIVE – Adhesive is on the back of the label. If this
    label is being applied to a window, it will go on the outside of the window.
  • BACKSIDE PRINTING – Copy is printed on the liner of the label.
    This printing method is used to offer coupons or convey additional
    information to the customer.
  • BLEED – Ink extends to edge of label.
  • CORES – The inner diameter of a roll of labels. The standard
    finishing is coreless. 1″ and 3″ cardboard cores are available upon request.
  • EMBOSS – An image is pressed into the material to raise it above
    the normal level of the material.
  • CORES – The inner diameter of a roll of labels. The standard
    finishing is coreless. 1″ and 3″ cardboard cores are available upon request.
  • EXTENDED LIFE DURABLE DECALS – Labels are manufactured to
    withstand harsh environments and rugged applications. Lasts between 3-4
    years.
  • FACE ADHESIVE – Adhesive is on the front of the label. If this
    label is being applied to a window, it will go on the inside of the window.
  • FOUR COLOR PROCESS PRINTING – The use of four ink colors (Cyan,
    Magenta, Yellow and Black) to create an image, such as a photograph.
  • LAMINATION – Clear plastic coating which provides extra shine and
    durability.
  • MACHINE APPLIED – These labels are set up to meet the
    requirements of the machine that will be applying them.
  • OPAQUE – A darkened adhesive used as a “cover up”. Restricts copy
    from showing through the face stock.
  • PERFORATION – Liner is perforated between the labels allowing
    them to be easily torn from roll.
  • PRESSURE SENSITIVE LABEL – A self-adhesive label. Labels are
    easily applied to a surface by pressure.
  • REVERSE – Image is created by the label stock color showing through the ink coverage.  Label stock color shows through ink creating type that is reversed.
  • SINGLE – Labels are individually cut and stacked.
  • SPOT COLOR PRINTING – The use of one ink for each color printed.
    Separate plates are required for each ink color being applied to a material.
  • STATIC CLING – Labels have no adhesive and adhere to glass or
    more smooth surfaces with static electricity.
  • TINT – Label stock is “flood coated” to match a specific color.
  • SQUARE CUT – Also know as Butt Cut or Kiss Cut. These labels are
    cut exactly to size with no excess liner around the label. Order any size
    from 1/4″ x 1/2″ up to 12″ x 24″.
  • WEATHERPROOF – These labels can withstand heat, cold, water, and
    sunlight for up to 1-1/2 years.