There are many different label materials used in printing, each with its own unique properties and characteristics. Here are some of the most common label materials:
Paper labels are the most commonly used label material. They are cost-effective, easy to print on, and come in a variety of finishes, such as matte, glossy, and semi-gloss. Paper labels are suitable for a wide range of applications, including shipping labels, product labels, and barcodes.
Most Popular: Semi-Gloss Paper, Thermal Transfer & Direct Thermal
Polypropylene labels are highly durable and resistant to tearing, making them ideal for applications that require a high level of durability. They are commonly used for outdoor signage, barcode labels, and product labels.
Most Popular: BOPP White
Metallic foil labels are made from a thin layer of metal foil, such as aluminum. They are highly reflective and eye-catching, making them ideal for product labels and packaging. Metallic foil labels can be printed on using a variety of printing techniques, including hot stamping and digital printing.
Most Popular: BOPP Metallic
Clear labels are made from a transparent material, such as polyester, polypropylene or vinyl. They are commonly used for product labeling, especially on glass or plastic containers. Clear labels can be printed on using a variety of printing techniques, including digital printing and flexographic printing.
Most Popular: BOPP Clear & PET Vanish
Polyester labels are highly resistant to water, oil, and chemicals. They are commonly used in industrial applications, such as labeling equipment, chemicals, and electrical components. Polyester labels can be printed on using thermal transfer printing.
Vinyl labels are highly durable and weather-resistant, making them ideal for outdoor applications. They can be printed on using a variety of printing techniques, including inkjet and thermal transfer printing. Vinyl labels are commonly used for bumper stickers, window decals, and product labels.
These are just a few examples of the different label materials used in printing. The choice of label material will depend on the specific requirements of the application, such as durability, resistance to weather and chemicals, and the desired appearance.
The importance of "Roll Direction"
Label roll direction refers to the direction in which the labels are wound or rolled on a roll of labels. There are two common label roll directions:
"Inside wound" or "right-hand wound" (RHW) labels have the loose end of the label roll on the inside, and the outer edge of the label roll is on the outside. The labels unwind in a clockwise direction.
"Outside wound" or "left-hand wound" (LHW) labels have the loose end of the label roll on the outside, and the inner edge of the label roll is on the inside. The labels unwind in a counterclockwise direction.
The label roll direction is important when using label applicators or label printers, as they may be designed to work with a specific roll direction. It's important to check the roll direction when ordering labels to ensure they are compatible with your equipment.
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No specific roll direction required.
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