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Abrasion Resistance – label definitions

Abrasion Resistance refers to the resistance level of labels to damage caused by friction. Some labels may need to be durable against rubbing, scuffing, and scratching 

Acetates – label definitions

Acetates are a type of transparent film used in label facestocks

Adhesion – label definitions

Adhesion refers to the force required to separate a label from the liner

Adhesive – label definitions

Adhesive in the label industry is the substance that holds the label and substrate together

Application temperature – label definitions

Application temperature is the temperature of the label material at the time of application

Applicator – label definitions

An applicator is a machine that automatically applies labels to a substrate or product

Backing – label definitions

Backing or backing paper (also known as release liner) is a sheet that supports the label until it is applied on a substrate or product

Barcode – label definitions

Barcode is a series of vertical lines that represents data that is readable using optical scanning devices

Bleed – label definitions

Bleed refers to ink and/or print that extends to the edges of the label. The label surface must be larger than the actual size of the artwork/design

BOPP – label definitions

BOPP, also known as biaxially-oriented polypropylene, basically a polypropylene (PP) stretched in two directions to flatten it. It is non-toxic and highly resistant to solvents and acids

Butt Cut Labels – label definitions

Butt Cut Labels are labels that are separated by a single cut in the backing paper

Chemical Resistance – label definitions

Chemical resistance is the resistance level of the label to certain chemical substances

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