Application Oriented Label Suggestions
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users facing difficulty in fulfilling a particular Labeling
Importance Of Labels
To most of the people, Labels are just a pieces of sticky
paper, but labels (and tags) have countless retail and
non-retail applications. Many of them require a dedicated
end-use, which makes labels among the most technical
subject of the print sectors. Label Converters, therefore,
tend to be problem solvers, offering a Consultancy type
service for a diverse range of Customers.
The importance of labels in our daily lives is Self-Evident.
Retail labeling informs us about the contents, nature
or purpose of Packed Product, which play an important
role in the overall marketing of consumer products.
Industrial labels and tags incorporate bar codes and
other data to aid the logistical storage and tracking
of manufactured products.
Computer data processed labels play vital roles in the
office or factory, while form/label constructions have
many uses, from mail order documentation to medical
Various Label types vs Applications
There are many different types of labels, each designed
for different applications.
Paper: An inexpensive, White paper with a permanent
adhesive backing. An attractive solution to applications
requiring a short-term-use label in a clean and dry
Polypropylene: A white plastic film with a very
aggressive adhesive backing. An excellent product for
permanent labels being used indoors.
Polyester: A very durable, white film with a
permanent adhesive. Resistant to a wide variety of petroleum
based chemicals and mild solvents. A good choice for
applications that require very long lasting labels.
Destructible Vinyl: A fragile, white, vinyl
film with a very strong adhesive. If attempts are made
to remove the label it will break into small pieces,
making the removal of a complete label virtually impossible.
A good choice for security labels where tampering or
removal of labels is not allowed.
Basic Construction of the Label
vis a vis Precautionary Measures
Note: Self-Adhesive products
have a limited Shelf Life. Store in a cool or dry place.
Press firmly when applying.
Self Adhesive Labels on Reels
It is important, when anticipating the use of any form
of self-adhesive label, to be aware of the variety of
details affecting ones choice, and the reasons why these
decisions must be made.
The initial selection must be of: Label Size, Face Material
and Adhesive, however, the choice of any of these factors
could, and probably will, depend on the following points
- The environment in which the finished label will
- The surface on which the label will be attached.
- The expected 'life' of the label.
- The type of information to be added.
1. Face Material
This is literally the material of the label made of.
For the majority of retail as well as industrial labeling
needs, it will be Chromo Paper. Although there are many
synthetic products, such as Polyethylene, Polypropylene,
Vinyl and Metallic Foil, which are not much in common
Most face materials are described by their weight in
'Grams Per Square Meter' (gsm), for example 60 gsm.
2. Backing Paper
Usually a 'Glassine' material that has the two fold
purpose of supporting the labels in a roll or fanfold
stack and having the properties to allow any label to
be removed with ease, regardless of the adhesive type.
The backing paper can be in a selection of colors ranging
from white to blue but in most circumstances this will
not be a decision one will need to make. If, however,
you are intending to overprint the labels using a 'Thermal
Transfer' printer a 'craft' or 'yellow' color backing
paper will be required, so that the machine can differentiate
between label and backing.
In general terms there are two descriptions for adhesives;
'Permanent' and 'Removable'. Both types are intended
to adhere securely to a surface, permanently in one
case and in the other to be peeled off when desired.