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Metallic Labels (Metalized)

Metallic Labels (Metalized) is the addition of metallic paper or film, ink, or foiling to achieve a polished look

Offset Printing

Offset Printing uses thin, fine grain aluminum sheets as plates which entail the use of water and rollers to transfer ink onto the material

Outside Wound

Outside Wound is when the label is facing outside of the roll and the liner is on the inside

Overcoat

Overcoat provides extra protection to the prints and surfaces from moisture, scrapes, and chemicals

Overlaminate

Overlaminate involves enclosing printed or non-printed materials inside a laminating pouch

Pantone Matching System (PMS)

Pantone Matching System (PMS) is a distinct color-matching system that utilizes a standardized number used by designers across the globe to design and print

Perforation

Perforation refers to the protrusion of each label that enables the liner to be easily ripped apart. It is used for hand application while non-perforation is for machine application

Permanent Adhesive

Permanent Adhesive is a type of adhesive applied with pressure. Once applied, it will be difficult to remove

Piggyback Labels

Piggyback labels, also known as peelback, are essentially two labels stacked on top of each other. It consists of five layers: the facestock, adhesive, release liner, another adhesive, and backing sheet

Pigment

Pigments are fine particles that when dissolved in water, gives color or opacity

Polyester

Polyester is a transparent film that has excellent resistance to moisture, oils, and other chemicals

Polyethylene

Polyethylene is a tough, elastic film that is suitable for low-temperature conditions but has good moisture resistance

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