Label Glossary

Product Types

 

What is a Destructible Label?

A destructible label is designed to be extremely difficult to remove. A one piece removal is not possible and instead the material breaks apart in very small pieces. It is used to deter defacement of the label in areas where people are inclined to try to remove the label.

What is a Domed label?

A domed label is a self-adhesive label to which a layer of liquid resin is applied to. The liquid resin forms and hardens to the label providing a doming effect and 3D appearance.

What is EverGlow®?

EverGlow® is a photo-luminescent safety guidance system which offers a non-electrical solution for illuminating escape routes and emergency exits. It absorbs ambient light and immediately glows in the dark when regular lighting fails.
Commonly used in hospitals, schools, factories, offices, public transport and aircraft to name a few, it offers a more cost effective alternative to traditional electric powered signs.

What are Flap Laminate Labels?

A flap-laminate label is made up of a self-adhesive material with a clear self-laminate flap attached to the base material. It allows the user to write on the base material and then seal it with the clear laminate flap. This creates a protective seal against liquids, weathering and solvents.

What is a Membrane Switch?

A membrane switch is a keypad or keyboard which creates a man/machine interface with your end product. It comprises of an overlay with a printed circuit underneath. Once the keypad is pressed it sends a signal through the printed circuit underneath which is then registered by the product.

What is NFC?

Similar to RFID, NFC (Near Field Communication) engages over a wireless link but over a shorter distance and is used to transfer single points of data at a time. Primarily targeted at the consumer level, NFC is now common in modern smart phones and can be used for contactless payment and device automation functions.

What is RFID?

RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is a technology for identifying components using radio frequency waves through the use of a smart tag and accompanying reader.
The benefit of the system is that it does not require a line of sight such as barcodes and the reader can detect multiple RFID tags in a single pass over an extended range.

What is a Tamper Evident Label?

Tamper evident labels are designed to leave behind evidence of a label after the label stock has been removed. Commonly a “VOID” marking will be left behind after the label has been removed.

 

Product Finishes

 

What is Back Splitting?

The backing liner of the label is slit or split, this makes it easier to remove the label from the liner.

What is Embossing?

Embossing is a process in which a machine is used to give a label a raised surface. This is commonly used for buttons or on the outside trim of the label.

What is an Over Laminate?

An over laminate is a clear material that is placed over the surface of the label to provide protection against harsh environments. The laminate helps preserve the label and offers additional durability.

 

Printing Types

What is Digital Printing?

Digital printing is a modern method of printing using laser & jet printing. Designs are sent to the digital printer using any PDF type software. Digital printing allows you to print multiple colours that would be difficult to print using other machines, with a fast turnaround.

What is Flexo Printing?

Flexographic printing or Flexo Printing is a process where a flexible relief plate, applied to a cylinder, is used to transfer ink onto a substrate.

What is Screen Printing?

Screen printing is a printing process where ink is passed onto a substrate through a woven mesh which supports a blocking stencil.

What is TT Printing?

Thermal Transfer Printing is a printing process which melts a coating of a ribbon onto the substrate.