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Label

An adhesive Label is consists of four layers: topcoat, facestock, adhesive, and liner that is cut into desired shapes

Label Dispenser

Label dispensers allow for easy, automatic removal of labels from its liner (or backing) while rewinding what remains of the material. It works on paper, acetate, polyester, vinyl, and a lot more substrates. Label dispensers have three types namely manual, semi-automatic, and fully automated.

To use a manual label dispenser, the operator will need to rotate the label roll to separate the label from the liner. A semi-automatic uses a sensor to turn the labels which lets the operator remove and apply the label. Lastly, fully automated dispensers are a part of label applicators that systematically dispense and applied the labels.

Label Length

Label Length refers to the measurement of the label that is aligned with the line of the feed

Label Orientation

Label Orientation is the specific orientation of a label. It is crucial, especially when using a label applicator to ensure that the labels are in the correct position

Label Rewinder

Label rewinders enable automatic winding of labels into a neat, uniform roll during thermal printing process. Labels would be in disarray as they come out of the printer without a rewinder. When choosing what label rewinder to buy, consider the core size, label width, and roll diameter.

Label Stock

Label Stock is any material, paper or film, used for labels that have adhesive on one side and print on the other 

Label Width

Label Width refers to the measurement of the label that is across the line of the feed

Lamination

Lamination is a process of stacking materials together to enhance strength and appearance

Laser Printing

Laser Printing is a printing process that involves scanning a surface to copy an image. The copied image is then printed onto a material

Left Edge Leading

Left Edge Leading is when the text or graphic is oriented to the left. See Roll Direction Chart

Liner

Liner can be paper or film that supports labels until the application

Logistics Labels

Logistics Labels are labels used for supply chain applications such as distribution and delivery of packages

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