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Polypropylene

Polypropylene is almost similar to polyethylene but more durable and has higher temperature resistance

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC, Vinyl)

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC, Vinyl) is a versatile plastic that is durable and highly flexible. Its excellent resistance to various chemicals and solvents makes it ideal for industrial and outdoor applications

Portable Document Format (PDF)

Portable Document Format (PDF)  is a format used for digital documents where the elements of the page (texts, images, tables, etc.) are transferred with the page. It is advisable to send label designs in PDF 

Pre-Press

The Pre-press stage involves preparing and setting up the label design

Pressure Sensitive Labels

Pressure Sensitive Labels are labels that stick onto a surface without requiring a great deal of pressure

Print Resolution

Print Resolution is the degree of sharpness and details that the eye can distinguish

Release

Release is the removal of face stock from the liner

Release coat

Release coats are usually made out of silicone which allows a material to be released from the release liner

Removable Adhesive

Removable Adhesive is a pressure-sensitive adhesive that allows labels to be removed easily without residue or damaging the label

Resin Thermal Ribbon

Resin Thermal Ribbons prints permanently when used on a durable substrate (e.g. label surface). It is the most expensive, among the other types of ribbons, but has superior durability appropriate for extreme applications. Different varieties of Resin ribbons have different properties, providing resistance against heat/scratching/rubbing, chemicals (including alcohol, gasoline, bleach, sulfuric acid, etc.). They are typically used for outdoor, textile/fabric, industrial, automotive, and other harsh environmental applications.

Right Edge Leading

Right Edge Leading is when the text or graphics is oriented to the right. See Roll Direction Chart

Roll OD (Outer Diameter)

Roll OD (Outer Diameter) is the diameter of the whole roll

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