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Finish

Finish is a surface appearance of a face material that can either be glossy or matte

Flexographic Printing

Flexographic Printing uses flexible, raised rubber or plastic plates with inked images that are then transferred on the material used

Floodcoat

Floodcoat is a label that is covered in a single, solid color from edge to edge

Food Contact Adhesives

Food Contact Adhesives are adhesives that meet standard regulations set by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for direct food labeling

Four Colour Printing (CMYK Printing)

Four Colour Printing (CMYK Printing) uses four colors mixed in different combinations to create a huge range of colors. The colors are applied as tiny dots which then combine to create the visual effect known as full-color printing.  The four CMYK colors are cyan, magenta, yellow, and black

Freezer Adhesive

Freezer Adhesive is a type of adhesive designed to withstand cold environments (below freezing point) without peeling

Full bleed

Full bleed is the term referred to when the ink and/or print covers all four edges of the label

Glassine

Glassine is a translucent, glossy paper with silicon coating that is water, air, and grease resistant

Gloss

Gloss Finish has a high sheen and gleams when reflected by the light

GS1

GS1 is a not-for-profit organization that develops and maintains global standards for business communication. The best known of these standards is the barcode, a symbol printed on products that can be scanned electronically. As the largest supply chain system in the world, GS1 Standards help businesses speak the same language across the globe

Hang Tag

Hang Tags are labels that hang for product identification

Head Leading

Head Leading is when the top of the text or graphics in the label comes off the roll first. See Roll Direction Chart

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