Structure of Labels
Labels have 3 basic elements, Facestock, adhesive and liner
Figuring out the right structure of labels you need can be a little confusing. There are many types of applications and configurations. Buying requires knowledge of the terms and configurations available to you. If you take a few minutes to review the following, we hope you will have a clearer understanding of the elements involved in making decisions about your label requirements.
Parts of a Label
What kind of face stock is best for your application?
Will the label have to be typed or written on?
Will the material be going through a label imprinter, if so what type of imprinter machine? Also, will the label be subject to abrasion, cleaning solvents, etc.? Does the face stock need a varnish or clear lamination?)
Tell us what the label is being applied to: Wood, Corrugated boxes, plastic bags, flat plastic surface, plastic jars and jugs, glass jars, metal surface, irregular surface, paper products, car bumpers, small diameter products, clothing, inside window, direct food product, automobile tires, not known, outside drums, other. Maybe its for high temperature applications.
What kind of adhesive is best for your application? Answer the following questions to help us determine your needs.
How long will the label need to be on the item? (1
year, 5 years, more?)
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