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Coated Paper

Coated Paper is paper that has been coated on the surface

Coated Side In (CSI)

Coated Side In means the inked side of a thermal transfer ribbon is facing inside. When using CSI ribbons, set up the ribbon properly so that it unrolls from the top. To tell where the inked side is, simply look for the matt side of the ribbon.

Coated Side In

How to set up CSI thermal ribbon

Coated Side Out (CSO)

Coated Side Out (CSO) means the inked side of a thermal transfer ribbon is facing outside. When using CSO ribbons, set up the ribbon properly so that it unrolls from the bottom. To tell where the inked side is, simply look for the matt side of the ribbon.

Coated Side In

How to set up CSO thermal ribbon

Coating

The coating is a material or a substance used to cover surfaces conducive for decoration and/or protection from harsh environmental conditions. It also provides a printable surface

Continuous Label Rolls

Continuous Label Rolls are labels in one long strip and are not cut to size. If a printer has a cutter installed, it can cut individual labels to the desired size

Core Size

Core Size is the diameter inside of the core, usually made from cardboard. Our standard core sizes are 26mm, 41mm, and 76mm

Corner Radius

Corner Radius is the curvature of the corners of a die-cut label

Desktop Label Printer

Desktop label printers are designed to fit your space and budget needs. They are often compact, simple to operate, and can be more cost-effective than Industrial label printers. Desktop label applications include courier/shipping/logistics labelling, product/asset labels, barcode/retail price labels, wristband/fabric tags, and more.

Die

Die is a device used for imparting or cutting a desired shape, form, or finish to a material. It is also used in label converting to cut only the face material or for punching out shapes from the label

Die Cut Labels

Die Cut Labels are cut to a custom shape using a laser. The cut is made completely through the backing paper. With Kiss Cut labels, the label shape is entirely cut out. So the labels are provided individually in sheets (not on rolls).

Die Cutting

Die Cutting is the process that uses dies to cut labels to a particular shape

Digital Printing

Digital Printing is a method of printing that creates graphics and texts electronically. It utilizes a print engine to automate printing

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